Green Kid Crafts Subscription Box Review – March 2015
Green Kid Crafts is a monthly subscription for children ages 3-10 that focuses on eco-consciousness, science, and creativity. My younger son and I are both crafting enthusiasts, and if he can learn a few things about science and the environment while he’s at it, that makes me very happy!
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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 was The Science of Sound! Anything having to do with music is always a bit hit at our house! The info card Green Kid Crafts sends is great because it is full of facts, online resources, and a spoiler for next month.
Our first project was a kazoo! All supplies were included, and the instructions were clear and easy to follow.
This was my seven-year-old’s favorite project this month! We wrapped some wax paper around one end of a tube and held it in place with a rubber band. We also poked holes in it to see if they would alter the pitch when covered. My son then decorated it with stickers. I don’t think the holes really affected the pitch much. I couldn’t get a kazoo sound from this, but my son could do it really well!
Our second project was making maracas! Again, all supplies were included.
For this project, we put dry beans into a plastic egg and closed it. Then I held the egg between two spoons while my son wrapped it with tape. I actually has a really good maracas sound!
This project actually made two different rhythm instruments – ankle bells and finger cymbals! All supplies were included for these things as well.
This is the finished set of ankle bells. My son just strung beads and jingle bells onto a platic sting and we tied it off. It turned out very cute, but doesn’t make much noise. We tried tying it on his elbow and were able to hear it a little better.
Hooray and a hearty congratulations to Green Kid Crafts for re-using parts of the box for something! I was so pleased! We cut out the box tabs and used adhesive stickers to stick bottle caps into the foldable box tabs. These also turned out great, but do not make much noise. My son tried out everything together. He was a one man band!
The final picture is of this month’s sticker. My boys love collecting stickers!
Verdict: We regularly enjoy Green Kid Crafts, and I think it’s a wonderful value. I am thrilled that they finally reused part of the box in one of their offerings. I still think separating everything into plastic bags is kind of poor form for a subscription that celebrates eco-friendliness. I wish they would get rid of those and just package everything together, or separated by paper of some sort. Otherwise, we had a good time with this box and really enjoyed the results of the projects.
What do you think of Green Kid Crafts?