Little Loving Hands Subscription Box Review + Coupon – April 2016
Little Loving Hands is a monthly subscription with the tagline, “crafts for a cause.” Each month subscribers receive “a new box with craft materials designed to help your child learn about charitable giving.”
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Little Loving Hands
The Cost: $25.00 for a monthly subscription, $22.00 for a 6 month subscription, and $20.00 for a 12 month subscription. Single boxes from the past are also available here.
COUPON: Use code MSA20 to save 20% off annual subscriptions!
The Products: Each box contains a craft, educational information about the organization, all the items needed to complete the craft, a certificate of achievement for the child, and a collectable button. Every month there is a new organization and a new craft for kids to “create, learn, and donate to a worthy cause.” The purchase of this subscription can be submitted as a charitable tax deductible.
Ships to: U.S. and shipping is free.
Check out the Crafts Subscription Box Directory and the Kids Subscription Box Directory and make sure to add the Little Loving Hands to your subscription list or wish list!
Everything needed to accomplish the activity was included in the box. Little Loving Hands also included a prepaid envelope to send the activity back when completed.
Little Loving Hands came with a packet of printed materials to assist with the educational experience and craft. The graphics and information were well done and age appropriate for my 6 year old.
This card talks a bit about the designated organization for this project and the people the organization, Capital Area Food Bank, helps. My daughter and I talked about the various reasons some people in this country don’t get enough food to eat and what things (other than this craft) she could do to be responsible for what she has and to help others.
This insert provided directions and ideas for the craft. There was also a Pinterest page set up with additional hand paintings ideas for the bag. Little Loving Hands did a great job with the printed inserts!
I like the idea of the child getting to keep something indicating how he/she contributed. I think it may be even more fun to receive the card in the mail as acknowledgement that their craft was received.
I love the discussion questions and that Little Loving Hands includes other ways to continue the teaching!
Here is the finished product- it turned out really cute! Of course, with a little practice we could improve upon it but the first time doing anything is rarely perfect. My daughter was a bit upset that the hands didn’t come out perfectly. Oh well.
The only downside to the craft was that although the bag was good quality, the paint seeped through to the back (which of course we didn’t think about before starting) and onto the table. Once we realized what happened we put cardboard between the two layers. Also we used a Sharpie to write her name on the tag but the ink bled. It would have been nice to get a few pointers or warnings like these before starting the project. Maybe other people who work with fabric often understand these issues already but we didn’t. I still think the craft was a success though.
Verdict: We enjoyed making the Little Loving Hands craft and I love the idea of my daughter making something to give to others. I think this is an interesting way for kids to help others in need yet still have fun at the same time. My daughter definitely learned more about elderly persons and the purpose of a food bank.
The value here is subjective. The materials seemed to be good quality, the box, activity and information is well organized, and the idea for the bag is adorable. The cost of the box seems fair to me.
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