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.
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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 October 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 called Three Little Monsters. I love that they include a little rhyming story to go along with the crafts. This time we read our story last and the kids could use their creations as props during our story. I love that October's box has a monster theme, I don't think it's too holiday specific or scary, and to us, monsters are fun!
The directions were 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.
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The first craft in the box were these monster paper bags. We received one large yellow bag and two small bags in purple and orange which was perfect for me, my daughter and my son. This was fairly easy since all we had to do was peel off the fun mouth, horn and eyeball stickers to give our monster a face. Then we used the black, green, orange, and purple sizzle paper and glue to give our monsters hair. We stuck our hands in and made our monsters talk, which was silly and fun.
When we were done playing with them, we used the tissue paper from our box to stuff our bags and make them stand up. How cute are they? I also really like that they used a lot of the materials that they used for packing our box with like the sizzle and tissue papers.
The next project we made were these monster headbands using mini feather boas in lime green. We cut a white pipe cleaner in half and secured one end of the boa to the bottom of one end of the included plastic headband and then we wrapped it around a few times before securing the other side.
The last step was to wrap our black pipe cleaners around the top and add the little white paper circles to the top. There were already small holes cut into our paper eyeballs for us so we just slid them on and then made a little circle at the end where our pipe cleaner came out to finish them off.
They gave us enough to make two headbands. So cute and simple and a fun way to dress like a monster! The feather boas did shed quite a bit though, I'm still finding little green feathers everywhere. Oh, and that's her best monster face in case you're wondering.
The next activity I decided to do with just my daughter instead since I felt it might be a bit too messy for my two-year-old. We were given 10 small squares of paper and three bottles of paint in blue, yellow and pink. They also gave us a cup full of googly eyes in assorted sizes. The first step was to add a few drops of paint to our square.
They also gave us six monster-colored paper straws to use to create our blow art. All we had to do was take a straw and place it close to our paper and blow the paint drops around until we created a little monster blob. We worked on top of placemats so sorry if the photos are a bit chaotic! It was fun to see what happened as you angled your straw different ways and experimented with different distances from the paper. They all turned out really cool and I felt like it was a very relaxing experience watching the paint spread. Older kids should definitely enjoy this activity.
The last step was to add googly eyes to our monsters. I loved that they included various sizes so that we could create a lot of different looks.
Our final activity involved recycling our box to make a monster art gallery. We glued our mini paintings to the included piece of orange paper and then flipped our box so that the lid opened to the bottom and placed our paper inside. Then I set up the mini easels (so cute!) and we displayed our favorite monsters there in the front. This was so cute and a fun way to recycle our box!
Verdict: This was such a fun We Craft Box full of lots of unique monsters! It felt like a really good mix of activities starting with our paper bag monsters, then making headbands and finally getting to paint and create blow art which was new for us! My kiddos love monsters so these projects really appealed to them and the story to go along with it helped to bring their monsters to life as we read. The blow art was definitely my favorite activity and since we had a good amount of paint leftover and plenty of straws, we can definitely recreate this activity on our own sometime. I also really appreciate that we used every single thing in our box and that they find a way to recycle both the box and the packing materials which makes it feel like such an eco-friendly craft box! I think that this month's experience was very fun and that the value is definitely in the experience itself, so to us, it was worth the cost of the box which is $24.95 + free shipping. It provided some quality family bonding time as we crafted together!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the November 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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