i confessed a few weeks back that i don’t do crafts with my kids very often. it’s hard to type that out twice, but sometimes the the truth hurts, yes? the thing is i’d like to do more more crafts, but i just seem to call it quits before i even start when i start thinking about things like the preparation and time it will take to shop for the best supplies, and so on (this is before i even get to thinking about things like cleaning up). i know. i know. just being honest here.
however, in the midst of my mother guilt i was introducted to kiwi crate. have you heard of them? kiwi crate is an award winning monthly subscription service. every month a box of wonder arrives at your doorstep. and, inside each box of wonder is everything you need to complete a craft and several activities (along with other fun things like stickers and their explore magazine).
i was super excited about trying kiwi crate in our home. and, i was hoping that my kids would be just as excited. i have a range of ages and a boy (or two) that just isn’t into crafts (as in each year a new teacher tells me, “well, he really doesn’t like craft time.”). so i wasn’t sure of the response i was going to get. but, when i pulled out the boxes, they could hardly wait to tear into them.
my 11 year old loved the doodle crate. she made the cute little canvas pouch, seen in the first picture.
and, the boys had fun working on the medieval castle kiwi crate. they got to design their own castle and customize it with stickers, felt and little characters. and, when i say the box includes everything you need . . . i mean everything – – like, even scissors.
the directions were super easy to follow. which is great for kids and parents!
and, most of all i loved seeing their creativity. it was fun to just let them go at it and not have to hover and make sure things turn out perfectly. honestly, it was a perfectly imperfect saturday morning crafting in spiderman costumes and pajamas.
honestly, i loved it so much i’m thinking a subscription would make a great christmas present. this totally took the stress factor away for me and made me just want to sit down and craft more! and, my littles agreed too – from age 11 all the way down to 3.
i love that kiwi crate offers several age appropriate crates for ages 3 all the way to 16. and, they just launched 3 new crates:
koala crate for 3-4 year olds. it’s perfect for pre-school aged children and encourages hands-on learning and fun.
tinker crate for 9-14 year olds are designed to help kids build their problem solving skills and to gain the confidence and curious curiosity tackle problems where there’s no right answer.
doodle crate is designed for girls ages 9-16. every crate inclues materials and inspiration for DIY projects.
would you like to do a little crafting with your kiddos?
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