We Craft Box Subscription for Kids Review + Coupon – March 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.
COUPON: Use code MSA5 to get $5.00 off your first box!
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 March 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 The Butterfly Garden and it told the story of a butterfly and hungry dragonfly. I think this is always a nice way to get some added engagement from the kiddos!
The directions are detailed and include colored pictures that we were able to use for reference as we worked.
These markers are what we used for adding color throughout each of the projects in our box. The colors were bright and vibrant and perfect for our activities.
Crayola Glitter Glue in Purple – Buy a pack of 9 for $5.10
We also received this tube of purple glitter glue for decorating along with several sheets of scrap paper to protect our work surface.
Our first activity was to color in these mesh and wire insects. We received two butterflies and two dragonflies and got to work coloring them using the markers. Since they were mesh, it was handy to have the scrap paper underneath to keep our table clean…although you can probably tell from other photos that we aren’t usually so careful with our table.
They provided us with a sponge to dip into water and apply to our artworks essentially turning our marker into watercolor on our butterflies and dragonflies. It really helped to blend the colors together and created a tie-dye effect.
Then we used our glitter glue to add some details and faces and set them aside to dry.
The next activity was to color these two masks that we received. They included one butterfly and one dragonfly and since my son was napping, I decided to color his in for him and I found it to be pretty relaxing! My daughter, however, grew tired of it and she was only using one color. I think an older kid would definitely appreciate being creative with this one though!
They included two elastic strings for our masks. I simply slid them through the holes and then made sure the metal piece was flat against the face of the mask.
Here are my little butterfly and my dragonfly. The masks were a little tight, but the kids didn’t seem to mind wearing them for a bit. They are made out of a thick paper so I don’t see them holding up too well, but still fun for a day or two of entertainment!
Our next activity was to color in these four butterflies and dragonflies that were made of some sort of paper that was similar to a coffee filter, but maybe a bit thicker. We added lots of color to these before moving on to the next step.
Once they were colored with the marker, we used our sponge and water to wet the colors to try to get them to bleed and blend. They honestly didn’t blend as well as I had hoped they would, but they still created a cool effect when they were dry and it was a good way to test out this technique!
Now it was time to start making our flowers for our garden. This was probably my favorite activity and I was impressed by how many materials they provided, especially the number of coffee filters, which was more than enough to make the five flowers we needed. Each flower used four filters and we colored them with marker and then followed up with the wet sponge just like the rest of our projects.
At this point, we had a lot of materials drying! Our four mesh insects, our four paper insects and now we were supposed to have five sets of four coffee filters drying, but my daughter actually lost interest after coloring one coffee filter so we didn’t have quite that many. I can’t really say that I blame her because this was a LOT of coloring. In retrospect, I definitely would have divided the activities up a little differently. Also, ideally, we would have set these outside to dry in the sun, but it was a bit too windy for that!
The next day, when everything was dry, it was time to start assembling all of our pieces. Really, we were supposed to go back and add some more details to our dried paper butterflies, but at this point, I think my daughter was pretty much over coloring more butterflies. First, we used the ring from this styrofoam and the white pipe cleaners to create a mobile. Of course, we had to color the ring first, which my son was happy to do. (Sorry for the missing shirt! Apparently, prior to this, they were pretending to be rolling around in chocolate? Kids are strange!)
Our four mesh insects all had strings already attached to them so we slid them onto the ring through the opening. Then I poked the pipe cleaners into the top at three evenly spaced intervals and twisted them together to form our hanger.
They even provided this thread for us to hang our mobile with, which was more than enough!
With the mobile complete, it was time to assemble our flowers. They provided five of these really cool centers for our flowers that made it so easy to put them together and ensured they looked nice! I simply gathered the center of each coffee filter and pulled it through the holes until all four were in. Then I gathered the ends and tied a green pipe cleaner around them to hold them and mimic stems.
How cute is that? I never knew such a thing existed, but they will be great to use for making party decorations! Once the flower was ready I simply stuck it into the styrofoam circle to hold it in place.
Then I cut off the lid of our box and placed our styrofoam flower circle inside the base, using the green tissue paper that had been used for packing to place around it for some greenery. I really do love how we always use every single part of our box each month!
Lastly, we assembled our butterfly garden. I hung the mobile from the ceiling and then placed our garden of flowers underneath and added the paper butterflies around it. It’s definitely a great idea and it came together nicely, but it really did feel like a lot of coloring! I sort of wish they had provided maybe one more material for us to use instead of just the markers and sponge, maybe even just including a little spray bottle would have been cool to use on our paper butterflies for a different effect and to switch up the process a bit!
Verdict: This was a perfect springtime We Craft Box and I thought the materials and activities were certainly plentiful! I really loved those mesh insects and how beautiful they turned out. It was also great that they came together to create a mobile that we can hang up for decoration! My favorite activity was making the flowers because it was such a unique and foolproof way to assemble them. I think they only thing I would change is to maybe have the masks and the paper butterflies be the last things we did as extra activities because it really was a bit overwhelming at first with all of the pieces of paper we had drying. This might just be my experience though, having younger children! Overall, it was a great box and there was a lot to do and I absolutely love their creativity with how they utilize every material in the box! This box costs $29.99 + free shipping and for me, the value is in having someone else plan it out and send me the necessary materials so that I can just enjoy the creative bonding time with my kids!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the April box.
Boxes are shipped on the 1st of the month and the cutoff date for that box is prior to that.
Coupon – Use code MSA5 to save $5 off your first box!
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