Crafting It Forward Subscription Box Review – July 2015
Crafting It Forward is a children’s crafting subscription service that sends the materials needed every month to create one or two crafts. They also send a mailing label so that when the kids are done crafting, they can package their crafts and send them to a children’s hospital or senior care facility for other to enjoy. They also have the option to sponsor a child, so that every month your child receives a box, a child with cancer also receives a box to enjoy. This box has so much heart – I got teary-eyed just reading the FAQ!
The Subscription Box: Crafting It Forward
The Cost: $19 / month for one crafter, $24 / month for 2, $31 / month for 3, optional $8 / month to sponsor a child (shipping and taxes not included)
The Products: Materials and instructions to create 1-2 crafts plus a mailing label to send completed crafts to a children’s hospital or senior care facility
Ships to: They appear to ship everywhere, but shipping costs are not listed on their website without actually entering credit card info and signing up.
CIF sent us this box for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
This month’s crafts are Bug Catchers and Finger Puppets! Fun! These are the instructions that were included. My nine-year-old son completed these crafts under my husband’s supervision, which means the quality of the instructions instantly became irrelevant. I will never understand what it is about men and instructions!
These are the supplies that were included. The only items not included were scissors and a hot glue gun (plus glue). I think regular glue would have worked just as well with these crafts.
This is the shipping label that was included. The Max Love Project is an organization devoted to helping children with cancer thrive via diet, whole-body wellness strategies, and integrative medicine. My son’s completed crafts will be sent to children with cancer.
Here are the completed crafts! I think they turned out great, even though the instructions were summarily ignored. I love the bug catcher – it will be perfect for catching fireflies this summer!
CIF sent this little form for my son to fill out and include with the care package. He doesn’t want anyone to know it, but my son really does have a sweet heart.
And lastly, this is our package, all ready to go! We sent it out on Saturday. I really hope the children enjoy it.
The Verdict: This is an amazing subscription service. It’s really a beautiful and meaningful way to engage your child in the concept of helping others. It’s also a great way to introduce him or her to the idea that there are children in the world who are far less fortunate without overexposing them to too much in the way of depression and anxiety. It’s easy for the little guys to get overwhelmed! As a parent, it can be tough exposing them to the harsh realities of life at a healthy pace. What I love about this subscription is that it empowers your child to help right away! It is very well worth the cost, whatever the shipping charges may be.
What do you think of Crafting It Forward?