CREATIVE: Simple recycled paper bowl

04 November 2019
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Many of us nurture creative ambitions and relish the opportunity to flex our crafty muscles. It’s not only fun, but also a perfect excuse to slow down and relax. However, how many of us actually get making?

This simple project from XOXkit is a great way to get started, turning your old magazines or newspapers into a fab bowl. It’s not too tricky, so the kids can do it too!

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Click here to download the instructions.

XOXkit is an Australian-based subscription box full of supplies and instructions to complete two on-trend creative projects each month. The kit provides subscribers with the inspiration, knowledge, and all necessary materials to try new artistic techniques, perfect for crafting a new year filled with imagination and originality.

The kit is the creation of dynamic mother and daughter team, Donna and Sarah Sculley. They found a gap in the market when they were looking for sophisticated, adult-focused art kits.

“We’re both creative people in different ways, Sarah is an urban artist and I’m a creative all-rounder,” said Donna.

“Yet among our busy lives we both found ourselves looking for bite-sized opportunities to make things for fun, and enjoy the mindful focus that takes over when you’re concentrating on a hands-on project.

“We found one-off art kits but the results looked dated before we’d even made them, and we just couldn’t see how we’d use them in our homes, so we created our own!

“We’ve designed the outcomes from the monthly XOXkits to be on-trend, useable products that our subscribers will thoroughly enjoy making. From plaster of paris candle holders to gold foil prints, they give people all they need to make something beautiful that they are proud to display.”

Each XOX kit comes with two intertwining projects each month, with all the hard work taken care of. XOXkit do the researching, designing, sourcing, purchasing and testing, so all subscribers have to do is follow the easy enclosed instructions (or watch the video if needed), use the included high-quality tools and materials, and have all the fun of creating a beautiful finished product with none of the fuss.

“I have a little boy who loves being crafty, and the beauty of the XOXkit projects is that they’re simple enough to do with kids, but they also have extension options if people have the time and interest to take their blossoming skills further,” says Sarah.

“You can do an entire project in an afternoon, and afterwards there’s no excess materials that go unused – plus you’ve made a gorgeous creation that can adorn your home straight away!”

Sarah and Donna are bursting with energy and enthusiasm to take their Aussie subscription box and nurture creative spirit and collaboration nation-wide.

“Our goal is to build a community of XOXcrew who share their wins and fails as well as tips and thoughts on their own creative XOXkit adventures,” says Sarah.

“We also have some other creative projects on our blog to keep those creative juices flowing. The sky’s the limit!”

To find out more or subscribe to XOXkit, visit

For more downloadable activities, check out our downloadables page!

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Kids on the Coast/Kids in the City
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