I’m not artistic, is this kit for me?

Yes! You do not need to be an artist to be creative. No experience is needed. We have put together some guide notes, so take a look at the images. 75% of people we worked with through community arts did not believe they were creative. And yet, they all created amazing pieces of artwork. 

Our kits have been developed with many individuals and families. Some people had limited use of their hands, vision loss, and tremors; or found it difficult to concentrate, or remember things. Some people were confined to bed, or living with terminal illness that weakened their muscles and movement. And yet each person created fabulous artwork. 

Never force yourself or anyone else to do art. You could begin with the idea of just looking. Focus on enjoying the experience of looking. How you feel is what matters most for becoming inspired and taking those first steps. 

For hundreds of years people have been trying to define ‘good art’. There is no right or wrong about this. The important point is to give it a go, to stimulate your brain, and have fun with it. 

What sort of things can I create with the kit? 

In the Merry Christmas Kit you will find materials and guide-notes for making at least 6 paper craft Christmas decorations per person, more than 20 felt garland items, 6 cards, a cracker each and much more. The Very Merry Christmas Kit contains all the above plus watercolour paints for step-by-step help for painting your own watercolour cards and wooden decorations, plus a beautiful Christmas wreath making kit. People tell us they often find the kits inspire imagination for making unique decorations or cards.

How many people is the kit for? 

The kits are for 1 to 2 people. Initially these were made for family carers to do with a person they care for. The kits are also used by people who live on their own, who make something for themselves, and something as gift for others. However, we know families also enjoy making these items together around the table, and we can supply more materials for this. See extra costs per person. 

Is the kit for children?

The majority of our kits are for adults and families. Please let us know whether the kit is for anyone aged 10 years or under. We can change a few items to be for children. Many adults also like the children’s activities, so there is something for everyone. We recommend these kits are for ages over 3 years old. 

Can I order more than 1 kit?

Yes. Each transaction is for one kit, so please just order again for your second, third, or more kits. We are doing our best to keep the postage and packaging costs low, and this works best per kit. 

For group orders (schools, care homes, hospitals, offices and community organisations) please get in touch by emailing karrie@creativityincare.org

How much extra cost is it per person? 

The basic kits have enough materials for 1 to 2 people.

The Merry Christmas Kit is £17.50p for each additional person 

The Very Merry Christmas Kit is £23 for each additional person.

Each kit takes a few hours to prepare the materials, making the basic kits worth around £80 to £100 per kit. However, we contribute a lot of enjoyable staff time to ensure the kits are affordable. Get in contact if you need to chat with us about the costs.

How much is the postage and packaging?

The Merry Christmas Kit for up to 4 people 

Standard £4.50
Standard tracked £6.14
Priority £6.97
Priority Tracked £9.20

The Merry Christmas Kit for 5 to 8 people
Standard £10.99
Standard Tracked £12.55
Priority £17.85
Priority Tracked £20.00

The Very Merry Christmas Kit for up to 2 people
Standard £4.50
Standard tracked £6.14
Priority £6.97
Priority Tracked £9.20

The Very Merry Christmas Kit for kits for 3 to 4 people
Standard £10.99
Standard Tracked £12.55
Priority £17.85
Priority Tracked £20.00

You can order several kits on separate transactions. If we can reduce your postage and packaging costs, we will let you know and refund the difference .

The kits are delivered by Royal Mail.

You can also pick up kits by appointment from our Invergordon office.

How long will it take to receive my kit?

Our aim is to prepare, package and post the kit as quickly as possible. Priority kits will be around 3 days. Standard kits are around 5 days.  If we have to wait on stock we will contact you. 

Do I need to provide anything myself to make things?

You will need your own scissors. When making our prototypes we use the same glues and materials as we provide in the kit, and that we use in our workshops, so we know these work.

Can I get a refund?

We do our best to ensure the items are well prepared, wrapped and labelled. If for any reason you do not wish to use the kit after opening the box, we will arrange a return of the kit and refund your payment if items have not been used. If there are any other problems with the kit, please get in touch on our contacts page, so we can find a creative resolution or refund.

I have a question which isn’t listed

Please contact us at: hello@creativityincare.org and we will be happy to help