Mixed Reality Edutainment with a Social Purpose.
Mixed Reality Edutainment with a Social Purpose.

a traditional pencil drawing being brought to life with augmented reality

What is a Lit Kit?

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Lit Kits are augmented reality edutainment experiences for young creatives 13+. Each Kit brings analog tactility to digital Literacy and the spatial web to STEAM education.

Pairing paper and pixels through the magic of augmented reality, Lit Kits help young people transform passive media consumption into active media creation wherever they live, learn and play. Each Kit includes 2 analogue and one digital activity, a zine and collectibles with digital content guiding makers as they explore technology and create art.

Lit kit

mixed-reality edutainment

Collectable feature artworks from peers, pros and the public domain and take makers on a journey to media experiences past and future.

What we’re up to

Maker-kits currently in development focus on:

The Animated GIF

Artificial Intelligence

Augmented and Virtual Reality

What we're doing differently

unlike all other stem maker-kits on the market, lit kits are…

Immersive Experiences



creator tools


instructional guides

art supplies


workshop waste

Who we are

karen darricades, founder

Lit Kit Founder karen darricades is a multidisciplinary artist, educator and independent media producer. Lit Kit’s play-based STEAM activities are based-on 15+ years of media literacy education from her youth-serving non-profit arts organization Never Gallery Ready, winner of the Toronto Arts Foundation’s 2022 Arts for Youth Award. She sits on the Artist Advisory Board of the 3rd largest Augmented Reality platform, Artivive. When she’s not working directly with young people to foster digital literacy and creative play, she’s expanding conversations about the role of media technology as host of the #WeMakeMedia podcast: a podcast about how the culture we produce shapes media, and how that goes both ways.


Our multidisciplinary team of artists, influencers and creative technologists bring global experience from 3 continents to our product development and a dedication to supporting young people in building the future of media technology, for social good.

Liza Miller

Sales and Logistics

Justin Adam

Miniature massive Design, Creative, Web.

Ken Ogawa

Designer & Illustrator.

Gold bug interactive

App Development.

early adopters...

sign-up to be the first to have access to our kits + receive creative briefs for commissioned works to be featured in releases

Each lit kit features art made by youth selected from the 10,000+ works created with the support of NGR funders, partners and program hosts: