FREE ATC Kit Instructions
Welcome! Either you are familiar with these Free Artist Trading Kits or you stumbled across this while looking elsewhere on our website. These free ATC kits can be found at any OnOurTrail.com approved ATC Trade Displays which can be distinguished by Top Hat Tom hanging nearby! Each kit is filled with upcycled and recycled art materials that we are aiming to divert from landfills and give new life. Our goal is to get people creating and exploring various art materials to get the feel of what they like and don't like. So we designed different crafts to help you explore and try new things on a very approachable format: 2.5" x 3.5". The standard trading card size.
Kits will be distinguished by an 'S#' to indicate which kit it is. This indicates what materials are in them and generally what sort of instructions may included.
They will either have a "D" for "Drawing Focus" or "C" for "Collage Focus".
We have discovered people hit three key groups: One or the other, or both! So we try to keep the skills within these. For 2024, we may try experimenting with different crafts so please make sure to check back here for updates on the newest kits. We will be using our website more this year to communicate so sign up for the newest info!
Currently the two locations you can pick up free kits are:
1) Who Gives a Scrap!
810 Arcturus Dr, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80905
2) The Next Us
525 N Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903
Kits at these location will have a QR code on them to take you to their page that includes instructions and a short video to follow. We were finding that the amount of printing and time being consumed to prep the instructions was far too costly (and painful) so we have opted to use digital means to save paper.
*BELOW ARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR 2023 KITS AT WGAS*
We will be removing and replacing the items below in this upcoming month. Feel free to skim through them to see what you can expect or if it's something you'd like to try!
Another means of obtaining free kits is to have a location near you install a Trade Display near you! Each location will have different kits available monthly they are kept up.