The paint by numbers kits that we know and love today started back in the 1950’s. The concept was actually created by an artist named Dan Robbins. He was working for a company called Craft Master at the time and was tasked with coming up with new craft ideas that would be popular with the public.
He got the idea for paint by numbers after seeing a paint by numbers painting in a Italian restaurant. He thought it would be a great idea to create a kit that would allow people to create their own paintings.
The first paint by numbers kit was released in 1951 and was an instant hit. It wasn’t long before other companies started releasing their own versions of the kits.
Today, paint by numbers kits are still popular and are a great way to relax and unwind. They’re also a great way to get creative and produce a beautiful piece of art.