Green Kid Crafts Subscription Box Review – September 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)
This month’s theme was Nocturnal Animals! I do the activities in this box with my seven-year-old son, and I have a feeling that some glow-in-the-dark action is about to happen!
Our first project was shadow puppets! These are the materials and instructions that were provided.
These are the completed shadow puppets! They are cool to play with on their own, but Green Kid Crafts included a pen flashlight (you can see it in the first picture, above) to use as a projector and project these shadows onto the walls. So cool! One thing I have to note is that there were supposed to be glue dots included with this project, and they were missing from this box. We used glue and it worked just fine, but it’s worth mentioning. Also I think some of these animals are not nocturnal.
Our second project was making a stuffed owl out of a sock! How funny! All materials were included for this project, as seen here with the instructions.
This is our completed owl which my son named Night Ranger. It made me have that song from the 80’s on my mind all night, but that’s ok because Night Ranger turned out beautifully! Plus if you take her out in the sun for a while she will glow in the dark!
Our final project was to build a lantern, and these were the supplies that were included. But, there was a second project on the back which we decided to do instead…
A glowing firefly! For this project, Green Kid Crafts included all the materials except the water bottle and the marker. It turned out really cute, but the glow stick they sent didn’t work. Bummer.
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: I have raves for months now about what a great subscription box Green Kid Crafts is for children, how they have great themes, awesome projects, great value, and how they are really educational. All of those things are still true, but we had some issues this month with the quality of the materials, and with missing materials. That hasn’t happened to us before, so I really hope that this was just a fluke. It’s such a great subscription I would hate to see it decline in quality!
What do you think of Green Kid Crafts?