Green Kid Crafts Subscription Box Review – January 2015
Green Kid Crafts is a monthly subscription for children ages 3-10 that focuses on eco-consciousness, science, and creativity. My younger son absolutely loves doing crafts, so we will definitely be trying any kits we can find that promise to teach him something as well!
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The Subscription Box: Green Kid Crafts
The Cost: $19.95 a month
The Products: 3-4 activity kits centered around a theme each month.
Ships to: US and Canada (Canada is $8 shipping)
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This month’s theme is rainforest science! This is the back of the theme card. It gives some information about the topic of the month (I always make my son read it to me), a URL for their online extras, and the theme spoiler for the following month.
Our first project was to create a rubber ball! All supplies were included except water and measuring spoons.
Before we started, the instructions had warned us that we would be creating a ball out of natural rubber, such as grows in the rainforest, and that it would not look as good or bounce as high as the rubber balls one finds at the grocery store. They were right about that! We tried to bounce it too soon and it just thudded down on the floor hard. At least we had a great laugh over that.
Once it dried more, it bounced okay. The important thing, though, is that my son learned about natural rubber and where it comes from, learned that it’s a major industry in the Brazilian rainforest, and had some fun making it. It was also very easy to do and surprisingly low mess.
The next project was to create a terrarium! All supplies were included except for a glass of water.
This one turned out great! My son made a little green snake and painted it with the clay and paint they provided. Once we were finished, we set it near a window and could see the water cycle begin (condensation / evaporation). His class recently learned about the water cycle, so this was very well timed. I love that this project was fun and educational!
The final project was to make a rainstick! All supplies were included for this one.
Here’s the finished product! It has a really cool rainstick sound for a tube full of beans! I was able to let my son do this one mostly on his own, and he really loves creative projects like this one.
Green Kid Crafts always includes a sticker that you can award your child when they have finished their projects. My six-year-old especially loves collecting stickers!
Verdict: I was very happy with the quality and quantity of the projects this month, much more so than last month. I thought that this month’s theme was also more eco-centric. The projects were all perfect for my son (age 6), and he could have done it mostly by himself, although we like doing our projects together usually. I still have two small complaints for this month that I had last month as well. Everything is organized into little plastic zipper baggies, which is great for organizational purposes, but not very eco-friendly. I’d love to see them start using paper or compostable plastic baggies! Secondly, I wish they would use the box in one of the projects or activities so as to reuse it. On the whole, however, we had a lot of fun doing these projects, and my son definitely learned something. That makes it a great value to me!
What do you think of Green Kid Crafts?