I love crafting, but sadly don’t always seem to have a ton of time to devote to it with 2 small kids. I’ve got a sewing machine that’s begging to be dusted off and used! I do, however, always find some time to help Grady get his craft on. He’s only 2, but he loves to draw and paint. I sometimes get stuck thinking about what to do with him, so I’m super excited to have found Green Kid Crafts. They do all the work of planning and gathering supplies – so hopefully I’ll get some time to do my own crafting!
Green Kid Crafts is a monthly subscription service that delivers craft kits right to your doorstep. They’re perfect for your little ones between the ages of 3 and 8 (although you can always use your own discretion – Grady’s 2 and we had a blast). Each monthly box comes with 3 activities based around a central theme to help your kids get creative, build up their self-esteem, and enjoy nature! For each activity you’ll find all the materials and instructions you’ll need – plus suggestions for more activities you can do to expand your learning.
Not only are the boxes “green” because they involve nature, but Green Kid Crafts is also a green, mom-owned company! Instead of having a central location, they utilize a “virtual office” where their team members work all across the US. How neat is that?! Green Kid Crafts is also certified carbon neutral, is Green America Approved, a member of 1% for the Planet, and has won numerous awards and designations for its responsible business practices. You can also read more about their “eco ingredients” – including compostable and recyclable materials.
Grady received the Nature Discovery Box and he was so excited when he opened it. He loves getting boxes in the mail! Since he’s only 2, he definitely needed my assistance, but an older child could complete the projects independently. We started with the Pine Cone Bird Feeder -a project I’ve been meaning to do with Grady, but just never remembered to grab a pine cone outside. He loved it! Eric helped him spread the peanut butter on and then he rolled it around in the bird seed (I used a craft tray to contain the mess). We hung it up outside and have been periodically going to the window to see if any birds stop by. Nothing yet – but it’s been COLD and snowy in PA. We have lots of squirrels, though, and I’m sure they’re loving the treat, too! We still have the other 2 activities to do (the Sun Print and the Naturalist Kit) once it warms up enough to spend some time outside exploring. He’s been enjoying using the field bag and magnifying glass inside though. He likes to put his things in the bag and carry it around like he’s going on a journey. Very cute!
We can’t wait to do the other activities and we’re looking forward to ordering another box once we finish. I’m thinking I’ll wait a few more months so he’ll be a little bit older and won’t need my help *as much.*
Have you ever subscribed to a monthly craft kit? I think the idea is awesome and I LOVE the natural aspect that Green Kid Crafts has put on it!
BUY IT: You can purchase subscriptions boxes in month-to-month, 3, 6 and 12 month durations starting at $19.95 including shipping from the Green Kid Crafts Website. You can purchase subscriptions for gifts, too!
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Although I was sent a complimentary item for review purposes, I was not paid or enticed to write an awesome review for this product! All opinions expressed are 100% mine! Logo and product photos are curtesy of Green Kid Crafts. Link is an affiliate link. Happy shopping!