Getting Creative with Design Bundles
The kids are back to school, things seem to be getting back to normal (ish) and the evenings are starting to draw in. The kids are not outside as much any more, so I am needing to find stuff for them to do inside.
The boys seem to have a fair bit of homework keeping them occupied after school. However, the little lady is getting noticeably bored with the ‘boring’ after school toys and games she has.
Thankfully Design Bundles got in touch asking us to take a look and try out some of their crafty delights.
For those that don’t know Design Bundles is a website with thousands of downloadable craft and design content. From colouring templates to website templates and everything in between. With prices starting from as little as $1 it is also affordable.
Starting out in 2016 Design Bundles as a way to provide graphics, templates patterns, illustrations, mock ups and craft files at affordable prices to its customers. Over the last four years it has grown it’s customer base to over 1 million users. There is a marketplace of over 150,000 products. They also have some wonderful design bundles which offer savings of up to 96% off the normal retail price.
If this isn’t enough, they pride themselves on discovering and using some of the best independent designers around to offer an outstanding service to all of its customer base.
It didn’t take us long to browse through the website and find some colouring pages, to begin with. The
little lady loves most crafty things but painting and colouring are always a go-to activity of hers.
Initially, she picked some alphabet colouring sheets. She wanted to have one so she could stick it on her bedroom door when finished.
Several hours passed and various revisits to the website. Before we knew it, she had painted, coloured and cut up some amazing creations.
Something for everyone
On one revisit to the site, she noticed an image she loved over at the deer head svg section. We decided that it would look fabulous printed onto a t-shirt via one of those printable transfers that iron on. This was quickly and easily downloaded for a future project.
At one point the middle boy joined in. He is very arty and any excuse to skip homework to do something more creative is usually jumped at.
It was lovely watching from the other side of the room as he explained and demonstrated different shading techniques when colouring to the little lady. He looked very proud of himself as she held up one of her masterpieces for his approval.
It isn’t just crafting stuff for kids. There is a lot of adult items on the site. Something that I noticed was some printable bunting.
We have a birthday coming up this month. So, as secretly as I could, I quickly downloaded a Happy Birthday bunting template and saved to the laptop for printing later in the month. We always decorate the house on a little person birthday and the little lady will love this style of bunting. As an added bonus, it will be hand-cut and linked together by one of her big brothers.
Not to be left out the teen was happy when we found some images he could use for an upcoming school project on America on the eagle svg page of the website.
Something for me
I am a bit old fashioned and tend to work from desk diary’s and notebooks. I can never find one that actually fits my needs and requirements. Keeping on top of everything we do as a family, plus my work commitments are some task. I was pleasantly surprised to see that they offer a range in planner templates.
These templates can either be printed at home. However, they are also formatted specifically to get printed professionally via Amazons direct publishing. The geeky part of me was particularly excited at getting my own note and diary style day book printed, resulting in having my own bespoke planning system.
One of the best things about Design Bundles is that it continues to grow. This means that almost any art or craft project is catered for. This is something we will go back to time and time again. The little lady is already eyeing up some downloads that will fit with her new topic homework, which has been sent home this week, laying out a whole terms worth of homework.
The bit that impressed me the most, was that there was something for all of us. With three kids of different ages, it was great to see content that was going to be useful either now, or in the future.
If any of you are into your crafts, I highly recommend heading over to the design bundles website and if you want some crafty inspiration for the kids, I can’t recommend it enough.
Grab some pencils and pens and go get creative!
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