DIY Explorer Activity Kit

DIY Explorer Activity Kit @themerrythought Did you ever see the Child’s Activity Kits that Anthropologie used to carry? They are so incredibly adorable! I decided to make a little explorer kit of my own to give to Lincoln for Christmas. He may have seen it when he helped me with this shoot but I told him it was a blog project – luckily he said he really, really wanted one for himself!
DIY Explorer Activity Kit @themerrythoughtDIY Explorer Activity Kit @themerrythought I used a travel bar case that I thrifted to house my activity kit but you could use a normal small suitcase or briefcase instead. I filled it with some string, jars, scissors, pocket knife, pencil, notebook, canvas pouch, butterfly & moth identifying book, magnifying glass, binoculars, compass, flashlight and matches. Of course, you may need to change these items to make them age appropriate for younger kids. I super glued a wood cover (with some thin wood from Michael’s) with a drawing to the front of the case as a little cover. You might be able to paint directly on your case depending on the material.
DIY Explorer Activity Kit @themerrythoughtDIY Explorer Activity Kit @themerrythoughtDIY Explorer Activity Kit @themerrythought Give it to a little explorer and set them free!

xo. Caitlin

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11 thoughts on “DIY Explorer Activity Kit

  1. avatarpepperedthought

    This is incredible! I think it might be better than the original. I would love to include it in my Kids’ Gift Guide this year – do I have your permission to use an image, if I link it back to your site and give proper credit?

  2. avatarStefanie

    I’ve been collecting all the bits and pieces needed to make up such a kit for my wee grandson – including a lovely vintage pair of binoculars in original leather pouch. Now you’ve shown me how to put it all together.Thanks!