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
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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 September 2018 Review
The box included some information on sharing your creations on social media for a chance to win a free box.
Included on our instruction sheet was a story about Rocking Robots. I love that they include a little rhyming story to go along with the crafts. It definitely helps with engagement!
The directions were so clear and easy to follow. They included colored pictures that we were able to use for reference as we worked and since they each took up a 1/4 of the entire page we could fold them up and focus on just one craft at a time. This month they really emphasized creating unique projects.
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The first craft I decided to complete with my 2-year-old son. They gave us the materials to make our own robot masks. All we had to do was peel the backings off of the foam stickers and place them where we wanted them.
Once we added our stickers, we just tied on the included piece of elastic to turn it into a mask.
Here we are with our masks on. I helped my son a bit with his, but he had a lot of fun making it. We used the black marker to add some more designs to them as the last step!
Our next project was to make our own robots. First, I had to pop out all of the extra pieces to make the holes for the eyes, then I sprayed it with the spray bottle of acrylic paint using the box to catch the overspray. We let these dry overnight because I sprayed them pretty generously. I really loved the effect the paint had when sprayed!
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They gave us four sheets of colorful, real image gizmos to use for decorations and a tube of glue, but we had to provide our own scissors for cutting. They also gave us a small cup full of colorful squares, but somehow I missed taking a picture of those! You can see several of them scattered about in the photos below.
Mommy was nice enough to cut out a bunch of the gizmos for them while they were sleeping and our robots dried, so the next day, all they had to do was glue them on! The kids really enjoyed decorating their robots and added a few final details using the black marker.
I think our robots turned out pretty cool. Obviously, mommy helped a bit with my 2-year-old, but my 4-year-old was able to do this independently. Our robots were supposed to stand up, which would have been awesome, but they were much too top-heavy with all of the gizmos on them so I couldn't get them to work.
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We received two rolls of Washi tape (there are SO many Washi tape options out there! The link above was just a good deal that looked fun!) and two snap bracelets to design our own bracelets. I had to help a bit with my daughter, but then I ended up just cutting some pieces off and letting her add them as she wanted.
Here is her bracelet all finished! They were a little stiff to snap on, but I think they will definitely loosen up with use! This was pretty cool and definitely something that I think we will replicate with more Washi tape in other fun colors!
The last part of our project was to make a control board with a screen. Again I used our box to catch the overspray and then sprayed the black piece of paper and left it to dry overnight.
We folded the lid of our box backward to make the base and then used Washi tape to secure it. Then I glued on the large sheet of paper they gave us to form our panel.
Next, I used Washi tape to secure the black paper to the back and we had our screen. Now we just had to add some knobs and gizmos!
My daughter picked out the pieces and told me where to put them and I made sure they all fit nicely on the board. We took a problem-solving approach and I had her help me find pieces to fit in between the spaces. We came up with what to write together and used our black marker which showed up really well. She took the control board into the other room immediately to sit and play. So cute!
Verdict: This month was a bit different for our We Craft Box since it didn't all come together to make one big project, but instead, each project stood on its own and centered around our theme. My kids and I loved the robot theme and we had a lot of fun making the crafts. I did feel like there was a lot of prep work for me this month though, but fortunately, I read ahead and did some of it while the kids slept, such as spraying the papers and robots and also cutting out the gizmos and preparing our control panel box. This was fine with me because it meant that when we got down to the creating parts, I could just focus on assisting them and it allowed them to be a bit more independent in the creative process. I do like that we always recycle our boxes for the projects, which is great! This was a fun box and we enjoyed it, but this month, I'm not quite sure it's worth the cost of the box which is $24.95 + free shipping. The projects just weren't as in-depth and involved a lot of cutting and pasting instead of the usual approach of mixed media with more unique materials.
To Wrap Up:
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