For the water color kit. You are going to need a set of water colors that will fit into the box/receptacle that you chose. I had a set of Prang water colors the semi moist kind that come in the cute little box. Imagine my delight when I realized you can totally take them out. So I just removed the blue, red, yellow, black and brown. It also had green, orange and purple/violet. Next I needed a water holder, that wouldn't leak all over my paints. I found a tiny "paint" cup that came with a huge paint pallet where you could store the paint. I bought the lil cups and the pallet from the Dick Blick catalouge a long time ago. I'm sure you can still purchase them. If not there are other cool items you could use just look around. Last time I used holes and twist ties to hold my drawing utensils this time I wanted to try something else. It was suggested to me to try elastic, but alas I lost the piece I had planned to try with. I came up with little "pockets" made from felt and hot glue. For the easel I just cut a groove out of a section of wooden chop stick, I sure do have enough of those laying randomly around. I also found a little red pouch from Walgreens that used to have first aid stuff in it but makes an awesome water proof "portfolio" perfect for the small size of the water color/ thick drawing paper for this kit.
Materials I used ( You can use whatever is most useful to you)
- plastic first aid kit (pocket sized)
- section of wooden chop stick
- old paint brush
- a tiny clasp for necklace looks like a barrel with two small loops one on either end
- hot glue gun and sticks
- felt (lets the door open for bad pick up lines)
- water colors (in whatever colors you like. I chose primary colors , black , and brown, My kit wouldn't fit all of them.
- tooth picks ( I like to use weird things as paint brushes)
- Eye make up applicators (again I like to use weird things as paint brushes. For cool texture tie some pine needles together and run them through water, water colors and onto paper)
- water color/ thick drawing paper
- fine grade sand paper
- a knife to cut the groove for easel