Green Kid Crafts Subscription Box Review – May 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 Detective Science! It’s a really fun theme, but it’s a little unusual for GKC. Their themes usually have soemthing to do with the earth. No complaints from my seven-year-old, though!
Our first project was to separate out marker colors using chromatography! I don’t actually know how chromatography is used in forensic science. If anyone does, please tell me! In any case, these are the supplies we were sent; we had only to supply water.
We got really mixed results. On the left is a piece of paper that had a green mark on it, all of which rinsed out. In the middle is a piece of paper with a dot on it made by a Sharpie. I should have known that Sharpie ink would never budge! On the right is a piece of paper that had an orange mark on it. At the very top of the paper, you can see very lightly that it separated out into yellow and red. I think that’s what it is supposed to do.
Here are the supplies that were included for our second topic: Fingerprinting. All supplies were included.
I was impressed with this topic because they included three or four different ways to get fingerprints, including a method for lifting them off surfaces where they might be. Green Kid Crafts included this little detective notebook, and this is our attempt at ink fingerprinting. Fun!
Our third topic covered a few different ways to create secret messages. These are the materials that were included.
This is my son’s secret message! It’s actually a fairly terrifying Pac-Man scene! We made this message using the included secret message pen.
Green Kid Crafts also included a little Detective ID and lanyard for my son to fill out and wear duing his sleuthing. I hope you notice that he wrote that his special skill is “sea salt”! He kills me! That boy has a future in marketing!
I was so happy to see that this month Green Kid Crafts included a chart for their monthly stickers! Plus a very cute sticker of crime scene tape.
The verdict: We regularly enjoy Green Kid Crafts, and I think it’s a wonderful value. We had a lot of fun with this month’s theme! My son really got into it! He is still wearing his ID around the house. Continued use of the completed projects is an indicator to me that it was a great box.
What do you think of Green Kid Crafts?