I’m back with Part 2 of my hobby starter gift ideas. This time, I’ve gathered ideas for little gardeners, illustrators, and rock hounds. Enjoy!
Chalkboard Plant Markers :: Home Stories A to Z
Flower Planting Kit :: Let’s Explore
Plant Care Apron :: Sew Liberated
Shredded Paper Seed Starters :: MADE
Good Growing: A Kid’s Guide to Gardening (Klutz Books)
Green Thumbs: A Kid’s Activity Guide to Indoor and Outdoor Gardening by Laurie Carlson
Grow It, Cook It (DK Publishing)
Roots, Shoots, Buckets, and Boots by Sharon Lovejoy
The Family Kitchen Garden by Karen Liebreich, Jutta Wagner, & Annette Wendland
Supplies & Kits:
Kid’s Big Tool Set (garden rake, spade, hoe, leaf rake) – Toysmith
Kid’s Mudd Gloves – Gardening With Kids
Kid’s Wheelbarrow – Radio Flyer
Wrap it up in a colorful Tubtrug, plastic watering can, kid-size wheelbarrow, or plastic planting pot.
Drawing & Cartooning
Fabric Journals :: A Beautiful Mess
No-Sew Colored Pencil Roll :: small + friendly
Rustic Pencil Holder :: Strawberry Chic
Adventures in Cartooning by James Sturm, Andrew Arnold, & Alexis Frederick-Frost
Art for Kids: Cartooning by Art Roche
How to Draw a Happy Witch by Joy Sikorski
How to Draw Animals (Usborne)
How to Draw Fairies and Mermaids (Usborne)
Make a World by Ed Emberley
Supplies & Kits:
Blank Comic Books – Bare Books
Wrap it up with a big piece of easel paper, ready for doodling!
Easy Drawstring Bag :: The Purl Bee
Geology Learning Kit :: Live Your Art
Nature Explorer Bag :: Chez Beeper Bebe
Geology Rocks! 50 Hands-On Activities to Explore the Earth by Cindy Blobaum
If Rocks Could Sing: A Discovered Alphabet by Leslie McGuirk
If You Find a Rock by Peggy Christian
Rocks and Minerals by DK
Rocks and Minerals – Peterson Field Guide
Supplies & Kits
Collection Display Box – Home Science Tools
Mini Me Geology – all kinds of kits, supplies, etc.
Rock and Crystal Excavation Kit – Geo Central
Rocks and Minerals :: imaginechildhood.com
Load the supplies in a plastic tote, basket, or small backpack.
Phew! That’s a long list of ideas for creating a custom hobby starter kit for your favorite kiddos. Here’s a link to Part 1 (sewing, cooking, and photography), in case you missed it!