I have mentioned before my children really love doing craft, they would spend all day buried in paper, glue and paints if they could. I am not a creative person though, I struggle with inspiration for their craft sessions, and speaking to friends I know I am not alone.
Little Crate was the inspiration of two mothers – three to four craft activities packed into a box, including colouring, painting, cutting, gluing, sticking and weaving a variety of textural and bright materials. It is designed for busy parents who don’t have the time to think of or prepare their own craft projects, but understand the importance of craft in childhood development. Each crate is themed, and includes everything your child needs to complete the projects from materials to glue, scissors and a step by step instruction booklet with pictures. The crate is mailed addressed to the child – once they have finished any off-cuts or leftovers you don’t want to save for later can be packed into the box and recycled or thrown away! All the planning is done for you – by two mothers who with 5 children between them know what kids like to create.
Miss 8 was handed her Little Crate this month which had a Great Barrier Reef theme. First up was painting her tropical fish in bright colours, gluing eyes and beautifying them. She then cut out strips of paper to weave her sea life mat, and wove a sea-horse, and stuck together her jelly fish. After painting her scuba diving mask she put it all together on blue tissue paper to create her own underwater wonderland.
The second part of her Little Crate was going fishing – she built her own fishing rod by threading twine through a button and attaching a magnet to her sea life, then sat fishing. A bonus star fish was painted at the end and stuck on her bedroom wall.
What really appealed to me with Little Crate was how creative it was, how much thought had gone into the box, and how I left Miss 8 to her own devices and she did it all herself. Miss 8 loved it – she loved the box addressed to her, the whole crafting process she completed on her own and showing me the final product which she was very proud of!
Little Crate is $29.95 per month for a month to month subscription that can be cancelled at anytime, and is ideal for 3-7 year olds. You can subscribe here, and browse all that Little Crate has to offer on their website.
Thanks to Little Crate, I have one Great Barrier Reef Little Crate to give away to a lucky child this month.
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