Not planning to use your NSW Creative Kids Voucher for in-person classes? Instead, you can use your $100 voucher & order an art pack or craft kit that your children can use at home. It’s a great option if you’re looking for kids activities to do while you’re in lockdown as many of the kits are free. (We also have a list of 75 ideas for family fun during a lockdown if you need it!)
Each year, parents, guardians and carers can apply for a Creative Kids Program voucher with a value of up to $100 per calendar year for each student aged 4.5 to 18 years old enrolled in school. In usual times, the NSW Creative Kids Rebate can be put towards the cost of registration, participation or tuition fees for creative and cultural activities such as music lessons, language classes, coding and digital, visual and performing arts with registered activity providers.
Due to COVID-19, Service NSW is enabling families to use it to purchase arts and craft kits from registered providers. The Creative Kids program allows vouchers to be used for arts and craft supplies that include an instructional program/lesson plan to guide children or young people on how to complete an activity or develop creative skills. These kits will be great to use in the school holidays or in the lead up to Father’s Day when kids want to make homemade creative presents.
The following are registered providers for NSW Creative Kids and offer craft kits and /or online classes that you can do at home.
A Little Spirit
A Little Spirit is passionate about the importance of creative expression as a means for children to explore themselves and the world they live in. Whether painting, drawing, papermaking or photo processing, A Little Spirit’s considered art kits are packed full of supplies to support your child on their creative journey. With art kits designed for preschoolers all the way through to senior art students, there is something for absolutely every age and stage. There are currently 10 different Creative Kids kits available including the innovative Nature Print Set and Sparkle Set. Kits cost $100 and are free with your Creative Kids voucher.
Art Mania Studio
Art Mania Studio in Wallsend has created three video workshops for kids with art kits so that you can create works of art at home, following the instructions on the video. The video workshop prices include 1 Art Kit. The following ones are particularly for children: Animal Suncatcher, Mandalas and Portrait Drawing. For $100 Creative Kids Rebare per child, you order the 3 free video workshops, includes postage. If your kids prefer to do their own art, you can instead purchase the Art Pack using your $100 Creative Kids Rebate with postage included. It includes paints, sketching pencils, canvas and sketch pad and mosaic materials.
Love Tie Dye? Order a Creative Kids Tie Dye Kit from Bright Crafts in Maitland. You can create your own unique designs or favourite patterns like tie dye spirals, stripes, targets, circles and mandalas.
Brilliant Kids Australia believes in bringing quality but affordable education to all children in NSW regardless of their background leveraging digital transformation. They offer a wide range of art, craft and STEM kits using Creative Kids Vouchers with free shipping NSW wide. They believe that a child from an outback town should have equal access to quality education as the one in the posh eastern suburbs. What differentiate them from other creative kids providers is the quality online learning platform that comes with art and STEM packages. Their STEM kits include Zoom online classes for a min Sphero, Smart Edison robots, Osmo learning tools, Nanoleaf Essentials Smart Bulb and Snap Circuit kits.
Want the absolute best value from your Creative Kids Voucher? Charlie Boots has a huge range of Creative Kids Workshops to suit all ages and interests; such as Tie-Dye, Customise a Champion Hoodie, POSCA Pens, STEM Models, Nanoblocks, Drawing/Paint/Sketching, Star Wars build + colour wooden models, Pouring Paints, Macrame, Calligraphy, Modelling Clay, Paint By Numbers and many more! All Charlie Boots workshop kits include free delivery throughout NSW so Mums and Dads don’t have to spend a cent. Charlie Boots is run by the Mum and Dad team based in Avoca Beach on the Central Coast. Clare & Aaron are parents to 4 kids of their own so have plenty of inside information (and messy product testing!) to know what kids are really looking for from their creative craft workshops!
Go to www.charlieboots.com.au to check out their amazing range of workshops.
Local craft supply company CleverPatch are now a registered Creative Kids supplier and have a variety of premium kids craft packs that you can order. These include Modelling, Papercraft, Tie Die, Weaving, Marbling, Drawing and Painting. Each kit comes with materials and instructions to make a number of different creations including an activity Booklet with step-by-step guides on how to complete each activity, templates to assist with completing the activities, videos showing you different tips and techniques when working with each of the craft kits.
You can also access assistance from the Clever Patch creative team if you are having trouble with any of the activities. As these kits are more than $100, you’ll need to pay the difference. The premium kits range from $141 to $200 including GST. However, it’s worth the cost, when you see how many activities kids can do from each of the kits.
If you don’t want to spend extra, you can purchase one of their new Value Packs. These Value Packs have been specially designed to explore a range of techniques in a budget-friendly way! These introductory level packs are a little smaller, but just as fun! Including your resources, guides and videos, these packs will help you bust boredom while learning something new! As an added bonus, your Creative Kids voucher also covers the cost of your pack, plus standard freight* with no more to pay!
Order a Creative Kids Kit from Craft Fun. Their Fleur Craft Kit encourages creativity, beauty and design. It contains four craft projects: A Fleur Wreath, Trinket Jar, Jewellery Box and Door Hanger. Each piece can be designed to accent any bedroom, home or space. Absolutely everything needed to create these beautiful pieces is included. The Fleur Craft Kit is free with a Creative Kids Voucher and includes free shipping!
Craft Kids located in Abbotsbury (Sydney) are dedicated to delivering a fun and entertaining way for kids to learn, play and create as they achieve a variety of learning outcomes. They stock three craft boxes. The Creative Craft Box , Crafty Craft Box and the new Slime & Paint Craft Box. In this new kit, kids can make five different types of slime. Bring on fun and messy play!
Each box provides children with a variety of craft activities all delivered in the one box. Clear easy to understand step by step instructions are provided with pictures to help guide your child along the way. This Craft Kids boxes are suitable for children 4 to 16 years of age and cost $100 with free shipping so there’s no extra cost.
Craft Nation is a kids craft store dedicated to providing your child with exciting hands-on craft. Our kids craft activity sets are not only fun and full of environmentally sustainable and safe products, but come with educational booklets to teach kids about different countries of the world including China, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Norway and Russia. The packs are each on sale for $25 so you can purchase multiple packs adding up to the $100 Creative Kids Voucher.
Create Hub Riverina
Create Hub based in Wagga Wagga enables you to customise your art kit. They have eight different kits to choose from such as the Junior Journal Kit, Card Making Kit, Tween Journal Kit, Glam Picture Frame Kit and more. You can choose kits to the value of the Creative Kids Voucher (generally 3 or 4 kits) and postage can be included using the voucher too.
Eckersley’s Art & Craft
Eckersley’s has a range of kits that you can purchase using your Creative Kids Voucher. These include a Fish Tank Kit, Monster Kit, Pouring Art Kit, Tropical Ice Cream Kit and Zebra Painting Kit. The kits cost $100 each. Please note that Creative Kids Vouchers can only be redeemed online at Eckersley’s Art & Craft.
Free in Spirit Creative
Choose from a variety of fun painting packs from Free in Spirit Creative in Shellharbour including a beginners watercolour pack, acrylic paint starter pack, rock art painting and tie dye kit, fabric paint and more to use up your Creative Kids Voucher. Once you’ve received your supplies, visit the website for handy tutorials to work alongside with
Georgina Hart Gallery and Studio
Georgina Hart Gallery and Studio in Seaforth offers three NSW Creative Kids Voucher kits: Drawing Wizard Kit, Combo Kit and the the Full Monty Kit. The Full Monty Kit includes two on-line tutorials showing kids how to paint a beach scene with acrylics and how to paint a sunset using watercolours. Georgina takes kids step by step through the process. The kit includes all the materials required to paint these two masterpieces with Georgina. Kits cost $100 each.
Hand in Hand
Hand in Hand in Sydney offers a Creative Kids Voucher Bundle Pack. This includes your choice of two preschool kits suitable for kids aged 3 – 6 and free shipping.
Hive Creative Kids
Hive Creative Kids in Charlestown offers a range of ArtBoxes which can be redeemed with Creative Kids voucher. Designed, crafted & hand packed by Hive Creative Teachers, these kits contains a unique themed collection of art materials with video tutorials (except small-world kits) hosted by Hive Kids Art Teachers. The kits range in price from $20 to $80.
Hola Nanu in Sydney offers a range of kits containing products to encourage children’s imagination, creativity and curiosity. These kits include Construction Zone, Dino World, Diggers and Trucks, Fun Bundle, Planet Love and Sensory Bundle. Kits cost $100 each with shipping costing extra.
Use your $100 Creative Kids Voucher to buy one of the Create at Home Boxes from Imprint Mastery in Kurrajong Heights Each Create at Home box contains everything your child needs to get creative at home. Choose from Brush Lettering Kit, Advanced Watercolours Kit, Tiny Artists Kit and Advanced Acrylic Paints Kit.
Kate’s Creations based in Newcastle can accept Creative Kids vouchers on all DIY craft kits. Choose from a variety of kits including a fairy garden kit, suncatcher kit, greeting card kit, jewellery kits, unicorn horn headband and lots more fun crafty kits. It’s a great opportunity to let kids find their passion and learn new skills.
Kids Write and Create
Kids Write and Create is led by dedicated teachers with over 15 years of experience teaching across a range of Sydney schools. They are determined to engage children in the writing process and foster a love of learning through fun and engaging activities. They believe that all children have the potential to learn and thrive and focus on building a positive mindset through Creative Writing. They offer two kits each $100 that are available to be redeemed using the Creative Kids Voucher. Postage to all areas of NSW is included so there is no more to pay! There is a Creative Writing Kit which provides all of the materials needed to plan, draft and publish creative stories. There is also a Wellbeing Journal Kit which provides children with an age-appropriate wellbeing journal, mindfulness activities such as colouring and self-reflection journal prompts. The team have structured questions that will help children to build a growth mindset and believe in themselves. The aim of journal writing as a means of Creative Writing is to allow children to achieve mental clarity and prioritise worries or fears.
KimBaker.Design based in Wagga Wagga has a range of watercolour art lesson kits that kids can do at home. These kits cost $100 each and include free postage in NSW.
Life of Colour
Life of Colour offers a range of Creative Kids Voucher kits, all of which are $100 so you won’t need to pay anything more. You’ll just need to add Creative Kids voucher number when you make your purchase. These kits were created in collaboration with a NSW early learning educator. Each of them comes with a fun activity sheet that will teach the kids new skills. The art supplies can be later reused for more educational creative fun. Kits include Story Stones and Hanging Mobile Kit, Library Bag and Card Making Kit, All About Rock Painting and Watercolour Flair.
Luna and Co Designs Creative
Luna and Co Designs Creative on the Central Coast offers a Creative Kids DIY Gold Art Pack. This contains five activities that are all substantial in size, and are fun, creative and will keep the kids busy for longer. Activities include air dry clay creations, decorate your own library bag, polymer clay kit and more. Shipping is free or you can pick up from either Kariong or Point Clare. They also have a Sensory Creative Kids DIY Craft Pack and a Teen Creative Kids Polymer DIY Pack.
Mess it Up
Mess it Up in Currans Hill in Sydney is offering a Take Home Kit ($100) full of art and craft supplies to help your child express themselves through art. This kit come with an instructional lesson plan and access to Miss Deonie, an art teacher for almost 15 years via email. She is available to assist with any questions you or your child may have as they work their way through the provided lesson.
The Seed Creative
The Seed Creative in Port Macquarie have an extensive range of art kits to redeem for the Creative Kids Voucher. These include acyclic painting, watercolour art, polymer clay, resin jeweller, and mixed media art. The kits each cost $100 and shipping is extra.
Seraphic Creations in North Rocks have put together a Creative Kids kit with enough supplies to keep kids busy for months. It includes pencils, acrylic paint set, canvas boards, brushes and more. The kit costs $100 so it’s free with your Creative Kids Voucher. You’ll just need to pay for shipping or do local pickup.
Speaking in Colour
Speaking in Colour located in Newcastle have put together a range of contemporary Aboriginal art activities kits. Be inspired by these creative activities like Aboriginal Weaving. Each creative pack is inclusive with a step by step guide and all materials required to make the item. Perfect for ages 2 – 12.
Splash on Peel
Splash on Peel located in Tamworth have put together a range of art kits. They include a Mega Art Kit, Mega Sketch Kit and Mega Paint Pour & Draw Kits. These are packed full of art supplies so kids can get creative and make lots of different art works. The kits are priced at $100 and you’ll have to pay the freight charge of $18.50.
The Little Cardboard Co.
The Little Cardboard Co. in Newcastle provides cardboard desks and play spaces to enable hands-on learning and fun. You can redeem Creative Kids Vouchers on specially designed kits which let kids decorate a cardboard structure. There are a range of kits to choose from including the cubby house, circus tent and little rocket. Kits costs $100 each.
Thinking Artz in The Hills district of Sydney offers a range of art kits. These include Budding Artist’s Pack, Tip and Pour Pack, Drawing Pack, Watercolour Pack and a Write and Design Pack. All kits come with original lessons and creative ideas written by experienced teachers, Sandra and Paula. Each pack costs $100, postage is free so you can use your Creative Kids Voucher and pay nothing.
How can I claim my NSW Creative Kids Rebate?
It’s quick and easy to claim a voucher. Creative Kids vouchers are available via the Service NSW website or you can go into your Service Centre and staff will assist you at the self-service kiosks. The vouchers can be redeemed with a participating provider at any time during the calendar year it was issued. The vouchers are valid for each calendar year so 2021 voucher will expire on 31 December 2021 but you can apply for a new Creative Kids Voucher from 1 January of each year.
If you’re not sure if you’ve used your Creative Kid Voucher, log onto Service NSW and look on the Dashboard screen under My Applications. If you’ve applied for Creative Kids and Active Kids, it will show there. Click in Applications to see your online applications and if a voucher has been redeemed.
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