We Craft Box Subscription for Kids Review + Coupon – February 2019
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: $29.99 per month + free shipping. Save with 3, 6, and 12-month subscriptions.
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 February 2019 Review
This pamphlet included some information on sharing your creations on social media for a chance to win a free box.
On the reverse side of the instructions, there is always a story, this one is called Love in the Swamp. We usually end up reading the story after we complete our crafts which is always fun since the kids have props to act it out with.
The directions are detailed and include colored pictures that we were able to use for reference as we worked.
Elmer’s Washable Glue Stick in Disappearing Purple – Buy 2 for $1.09
Crayola Chalk 12 ct. – Retail Value $0.99
The first craft in the box was to make Snappy Gator cards. They provided the paper, chalk, glue, eraser, stickers and packing peanuts and we just needed to supply some scissors.
They provided four black paper cards already folded and four pink sheets of paper cut into smaller rectangles. We first cut the pink rectangles to turn them into a tongue shape and then glued them inside of the card.
Then we drew a snout shape for the top of the card and cut that out.
We added some messages inside the card using the chalk.
Then we used the chalk and the eraser to add some texture and color for our gator’s face.
Next, we cut one of the ends off of one of the little white packing peanuts and glued them on to form our gator eyes. We could have also just used a little bit of water to get the tubes sticky, but the kids wanted to use the glue stick.
They also provided tiny black circle stickers so we stuck them on and our gator’s eyes were complete.
To give our gator cards some nice, toothy smiles we cut some more of the packing peanuts in half, but this time diagonally to give them a pointy shape. I wet the ends of them using a wet paper towel and stuck them inside the gator’s mouth.
The gator cards turned out cute and would make for some fun Valentine’s Day cards!
Nuudles Magic Sticks – Buy 24 for $7.99
The next project was to use the nuudles to make Chuck & Dimples who are the gators from our story. I love the idea of making specific characters from our story and even more so, I love that I was introduced to a new art material! I had never heard of these nuudles before, but they are a firm foam like material and when you wet them they get sticky and will stick together.
First, we had to cut the nuudles into various sizes for the body pieces. Then it was just a matter of wetting the pieces with a wet paper towel so that they stuck together the way we wanted them to.
I completed one and my 4-year-old daughter followed along and was mostly able to put hers together on her own. She needed a little help with the cutting though, especially with creating the triangles for the legs. But overall, it was fairly easy and fun to create these 3D gators!
We used the white peanuts and the black stickers again to create our eyes.
I used scissors to cut the front open to form a mouth, which was pretty tricky with the red one, but easy with the yellow since it was a bit softer.
Chuck and Dimples turned out pretty cute! The kids loved playing with them after we read the story and it was pretty adorable to see them playing with our creations and referring to each other as Chuck and “Timple.”
They included this paper stencil full of gator tracks that we used with the blue paper and chalk to make our own prints. I held the paper down while the kids colored it in.
They turned out pretty cute and I like that we can reuse these for other projects!
The next project was to make gator goggles. These were super simple and the kids loved this part!
They provided these foam stickers and all we had to do was put everything into place; the snout, eyes, and eyebrows.
Once the pieces were on, they decorated the goggles with the mini red heart stickers.
They had some fun pretending to be gators while we finished up the last part of our project.
Now it was time to create our swamp scene. They provided a nice sheet of black paper and these green grass and gator tracers that we used to decorate with. I held down the green piece and the kids filled in around it with the chalk.
Then we moved on to filling in our sky with some more chalk and used the eraser to clean it up a bit. When we removed the green piece we had this fun silhouette at the bottom.
They also provided several felt stickers that included some swamp animals and hearts as well as some shiny star stickers. We added them to our scene as the final touch to the background.
We used our box to display our scene and our gators. They had provided a little bit of blue sizzle paper as our water. I love that they always find a way to use each and every piece of packing material that they send, including the box!
All of our gators are together here! The best part was that the kids could use the goggles and our Nuudle gators to play with afterward in our swamp scene.
Verdict: We Craft Box is a box I can rely on each month to provide my family with a fun activity with little planning or clean up on my part, which is more time we get to spend together doing these activities. I think that they do a great job of creating projects that appeal to kids and I love that we always get to create some sort of animal or creature that we can use as a prop to go along with the fun stories they include. I also think it’s great that they find a way to utilize every piece that they send to you, including the box! This box costs $29.99 + free shipping and this is one of those subscriptions where a lot of the value comes from the fact you get all of the fun of crafting with each other, but none of the planning or stress that goes along with it and it’s delivered right to your door!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the March 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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