Green Kid Crafts Box Review + Coupon – September 2016
Green Kid Crafts is a monthly subscription for children ages 3-10 with themed projects and experiments focusing on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math)
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The Subscription Box: Green Kid Crafts
The Cost: $19.95 a month plus $4.00 shipping to US and $15 shipping to Canada (cheaper with loner subscription commitments)
COUPON: Use code JOY60 to save $12 off any subscription!
The Products: numerous project kits centered on a specific theme
Ships to: US and Canada
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This month’s theme is “Weather Science.” The card shows all the month’s projects and on the reverse side listed some interesting information about Meteorology. Fun Fact: It’s so cold in some parts of Russia that milk is sold in frozen blocks instead of liquid form!
Each month Green Kid Crafts sends a badge to add to our badge sheet. This month we received Meteorologist Expert.
Project #1: Cloud Finder
This project was easy to make. The different cloud varieties were printed on the reverse side of the directions, so you had to be careful to read them all before cutting them up! You then glued the cloud variety pictures on the provided cardstock frame and attached a popsicle stick handle. Then you can take your cloud viewer outside and match the clouds in the sky to the picture to figure out which kind they are.
Project #2: Windsock
Unfortunately this project didn’t quite work out. After decorating a piece of fabric with crayons we rolled it up like a cylinder sealing it with glue dots. The problem was the foam strip that was supposed to be at the top of the windsock wouldn’t stick to the glue dots and therefore kept detaching from the fabric as seen in the photo. Ribbons were added to the bottom to blow in the breeze.
Project #3: Weather Station
This project was the one my son enjoyed the most. He attached Velcro dots to cardstock pieces and then stuck them onto a large felt rectangle. We added a pipe cleaner as a handle so it can be hung up in his room. This weather station allows him to observe and record the weather each day just like he does in school during morning meeting.
A card was included with ideas for other projects you can try at home that are weather related. We actually did the Storm Saucer project this summer swirling dish soap, food coloring and milk in a shallow dish. We had seen this project on Pinterest and my son really liked it.
Verdict: My son’s favorite project this month was definitely the weather station and I like that it’s something he can keep in his room and use repeatedly. I enjoyed spending time with him and teaching him about weather in a project-based manner.
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