So, it’s National Children’s Craft Day! Because I’m not the super crafty, creative mom I’d really like to be, I solicited some help from my friends at Kiwi Crate. Kiwi Crate is a subscription-based program in which your child can receive a monthly craft kit in the confines of a shoe box type package. Read more here at Kiwi Crate.
This clever company even segments the craft boxes according to age. My children are 6, 8 and 10, so the two younger ones enjoyed the Kiwi Crate (ages 5-8), while our older child excelled independently with the Doodle Crate (ages 9-16).
In this particular box, my 6- and 8-year-olds built race cars. Here’s a photo of the finished product. The box included stencils, balloons, two car bodies, and wooden dowels to make, decorate and then race the cars. They had a blast!
Our older daughter, who is 10, loved painting her own pencil case, using a unique pattern that was created with some washi tape. Here’s her at work.
If you check out their web site that I listed above, you’ll see the different subscription rates for one, three, six or twelve months of service. I would recommend this fun, creative option for parents who are stumped for both ideas and time! This will keep your children entertained and engaged, while giving the family some fun time together to work on a project.