Green Kid Crafts Subscription Box Review – April 2015
Green Kid Crafts is a monthly subscription for children ages 3-10 that focuses on eco-consciousness, science, and creativity. Crafting with my children is fun, but if they can learn about our planet at the same time, that’s excellent!
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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 Dinosaurs! Do you know any little boys who don’t like dinosaurs? I don’t! The info card Green Kid Crafts sends is great because it is full of facts, online resources, and a spoiler for the next month.
Our first project was actually three little projects, all about fossils! Green Kid Crafts sent us everything we needed for these projects except scissors and bowls.
I decided to switch things up this month and do the projects with my nine-year-old. These are the fossils he created. On the left is a piece of clay upon which he imprinted a dinosaur figurine’s shape and tracks. On the right is a dinosaur skeleton stuck in clay that he made with pasta shapes. I love that one! They both turned out great!
These are dinosaur tracks! I somehow failed to notice the paper (exact same color as the box), so he printed his tracks on notebook paper. For this one, he cut out a foot shape from a compressed sponge, wet it (to decompress), soaked it in some paint he mixed up, and then stamped it on the paper. Fun!
Our second project was making dinosaur eggs. It sounded like a strange concept to me, but it turned out pretty fun! All materials were included for this one as well.
Were real dinosaur eggs ever this colorful? For this project, we put two tiny dinosaur figures into two balloons and partially inflated them. Then we cut up tissue paper and soaked it in a glue and water mixture. We then adhered the wet tissue paper to the balloons (think paper mache’). The eggs are on a towel in this picture because they are still drying. When the eggs dry and harden, we can cut the balloon ties and they will retain their shapes. Plus, they will have tiny dinosaurs inside!
The final project was creating a dinosaur habitat shadowbox! I was really, really pleased to see this project in this month’s box because I have been complaining for months that a “green” subscription should definitely find a way to re-use the box! It makes me so happy that they finally did! These are the supplies that were included (minus the box).
Here’s the completed habitat! I think my son did a great job on this one. He cut off the lid to the box and drew in some mountains and plants. Then he made lava by applying glue and sprinkling red glitter over it. Finally, he added the dinosaur stickers. I think this will be a fun habitat for the boys to stage dinosaur scenes with all their tiny figurines!
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 so happy that they have started reusing the box in their crafts! I learned this month that it really is a good kit for the upper age range they suggest. My nine-year-old had as much fun with it as my seven-year-old usually does!