Green Kid Crafts Subscription Box Review – August 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
COUPON: Through October 31st, get your first box free (just pay $4.95 shipping). No coupon needed, just use this link
The Products: 3-4 activity kits centered around a theme each month.
Ships to: US and Canada (Canada is $8 shipping)
This month’s theme was Ocean Science! My seven-year-old is REALLY into marine biology, so this was a big win for him!
Our first project was to build a fishing game! All materials for the game were included except scissors. I didn’t realize this when I took the picture, but there were extra supplies included for a bonus project!
Here’s our completed fishing game. The pole is a pencil with a washer covered in velcro tied to it, and the fish are fabric with eye stickers. My son was totally excited about this because he had a similar game when he was a little tyke. I love that the box is getting re-used!
Our second project was coral reef postcards! All supplies were included for this project except a little water.
These are the completed postcards. Pretty! But better than the postcards was the process. I’ve spent about six years telling my son to not blow bubbles with his straw, but for this project, he finally gained my permission. He mixed the paint, blew bubbles in it, and then smashed some of the bubbles with the postcards. The result does look a little reefy, I think.
Our final project was to build a mini-aquarium! All supplies except water were included for this project, and again, there are some supplies pictured that were for another bonus project.
Here’s our completed aquarium. The balloons are supposed to be fish, but air got into the balloons (which are partially filled with water), so they don’t swim right. I also think the color tab added too much color, so it’s hard to see the little shells and stuff on the bottom. My son likes it, though, and that’s what matters.
Green Kid Crafts always includes a sticker to reward your child for their achievements with that month’s box. The boys both love collecting emblems of achievement!
The verdict: We have been getting Green Kid Crafts for about nine months now, and I have to say, I think their choice of themes is really spot on for this age group. Most of the time the projects are quality, and they are always fun for my son and I to do together. It is convenient to get the supplies all separated out, but I wish they wouldn’t use plastic baggies with a name like “green kids.” On the other hand, I love that they have been sending extra supplies for bonus projects lately! I think this is a subscription that could last a child the whole month, which is fantastic!
What do you think of Green Kid Crafts?