Green Kid Crafts Review
We received our first kit from Green Kid Crafts yesterday and what struck me most was the delightful simplicity of the activities.
This box was weather-themed so we received supplies and instructions for making a windsock, a weather station, and a cloud identifier. With materials of mostly paper and felt there was very little waste and to encourage reuse, there is even a fun little contest for kids to get crafty with the shipping box.
Sara, age 5 was most delighted by these activities while big bro, almost 7, wasn’t as captivated…but I should say he was also fairly wiped out after a day at school, a 40-minute bus ride home, a pesky foot cramp, headache, and tummy ache so the timing was not ideal to say the least… we’ll try again when he’s feeling better.
Here is Sara’s finished Wind Sock/Ribbon Dance Ring. The pictures tell the story of one very satisfied Green Kid Crafts customer.
Extend the Fun: In the spirit of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, we only ordered the kit for one child ($19.95 per month or $219.95 per year, additional cost is $10 per month to add enough supplies for a sibling) then challenged ourselves to create an additional activity set using only materials that we already have around the house. This month it was easy, we cut the Velcro dots in half to share them between my two kids and we have plenty of felt, ribbons, and paper mixed in with our art supplies. Finding a ring of some sort to use for the wind sock was a little tricky (the kit came with a lovely metal ring to tie ribbons on) but once we had the idea, I was thrilled to give new life to a couple of those silly plastic glow bracelets left over from Halloween. Two of those stuck together made a perfect sized ring then you simply tie ribbons (cut into approximately 24″ pieces) onto it and let the fun begin!
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