We Craft Box is a subscription box for children ages 3-9 that delivers crafts to your door without all of the stress. It arrives every month with all the materials and instructions needed to complete 2-3 crafts based on a themed story. There are enough materials that a parent or sibling can also join in on the creativity.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
About We Craft Box
The Subscription Box: We Craft Box
The Cost: $24.99 per month + free shipping
The Products: 2-3 prepared seasonal crafts including photo instructions and enough materials for two children to share.
Ships to: the U.S.
We Craft Box June 2018 Review
The box included some information on their decoder challenge and also instructions for sharing your creations on social media for a chance to win a free box. Fun!
Our box began with a story about Becky Bear and her camping plans. It was a cute rhyming tale to really set the tone for the box. Unfortunately, my daughter (3 years old) was not interested in listening and wanted to get right to our crafting. But I thought it was cute and an older child might have more patience and self-control!
Inside of the paper were the directions for our three crafts. I liked that they were all on one sheet because we didn’t have to stop and flip through to get to the next craft, but that also made it a little difficult to keep track of where we left off since there was so much information on one page. I did like the pictures, materials lists and numbered instructions though!
Our first step was to make our bears: they instructed us to clear off an area and gather our materials.
These are all of the materials that were included for this project. No extra supplies necessary since our bear heads were already cut out for us and they included glue dots to stick everything together so we didn’t have to wait around for anything to dry. We each selected a large pinecone and then four smaller pinecones to use for our arms and feet, I stuck them on for both of us since they were the tiniest little glue dots I’ve ever seen and were tricky to work with. This was fine because I had my daughter get busy making the face for her bear. We used beans for our facial features and secured them with a glue dot.
Here are our bears completed. Very cute and simple! I also loved that we used such unique and natural materials.
Our next craft was to make our campfire ornament.
We received two of these wooden ornaments to decorate.
Pentel Oil Pastels, Set of 12 - Retail Value $2.25
We also received a set of oil pastels to use to add some color to our ornaments. This was a great choice because they went on very smoothly and covered more than another material might have. Plus I just have a personal love of oil pastels and the way they blend together. These were actually not as messy as others I’ve used either, which is great!
Elmer's School Glue, 1.25 oz. - Retail Value $0.59
We also received this set of star stickers and this adorable little bottle of white glue to decorate with. We used some of our leftover beans to turn our ornament into a collage of sorts.
Here they are in progress and afterward. You can see somebody went a little heavy on the glue. Oops!
While those were drying, we were able to move onto our third craft which was our actual camping scene. We did need to grab scissors and tape for this, but those were the only extra materials we needed the whole time.
The paper was really pretty- gray with little silver specks in it. A perfect color for a summer evening sky! Since it had been rolled up awhile we needed to use tape to hold down the edges in order to be able to work on it.
The directions for these little trees were somewhat confusing for me, but since they had pictures and I knew what they wanted them to look like, I was able to recreate it on my own.
After our trees were finished we made a tent by folding our orange piece of paper and adding some decorations to it with our pastels.
Next, we began working on our background with the mountains and clouds in the sky.
I love that we utilized every single piece of this box! We taped our camping scene inside the box everything came in and used the sizzle for the ground of our scene. Then we placed our little campfire ornaments and bears inside and it was complete. There were even a few extra baby pinecones to place in our scene.
Verdict: This was our first We Craft Box and I thought it was a really cute theme for summer. I enjoyed that it began with a story to get us started and that all of the crafts came together to make one large scene. My daughter and I had a great time working on this together and it was definitely a stress-free bonding experience, which I can always appreciate! She was proud of her creations and we had a lot of leftover materials that she has been using to make additional crafts since then. Overall, I’d say this was a great box for $24.95 + free shipping. The stress-free factor was huge for me because it really allowed us to just spend time being creative together and our finished product was really cute. Plus we got to add some new art supplies to our collection!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the August box.
Boxes are shipped on the 1st of the month and the cutoff date for that box is prior to that.
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