Kelly Kits creator Kelly Hanson is a San Antonio, Texas native and married mother of three daughters. As
a Kindergarten teacher and art educator, Kelly started her own children in art
as babies. Kelly
currently teaches Kindergarten for a blended homeschool/private school model as
well as homeschooling her own children and running Kelly Kits.
first Kelly Kit started as a birthday gift for a friend’s daughter who was
turning two. The friend dreaded the unwrapping of more toys and junk, and she
wished she had more arts and crafts activities to do with her daughter. Kelly put together a convenience box of
premeasured art play activities with instructions.
idea was to create a “go to” source that a parent, grandparent, babysitter or
teacher could literally grab from and all that was needed was access to a
kitchen. The response from friends and others was overwhelming; Kelly knew she
was on to a great idea.
affording, and storing all the supplies it would take to do all the activities
that are included in a subscription is impractical for most families, so Kelly
knew that for the idea to be successful, the kits must possess all the
conveniences of a box of macaroni and cheese, and at a great price, too.
began to catalog all of her activities and the materials needed. A chance
conversation at church turned a friend into a business party, and Kelly Kits
the venture began to take shape.