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: $29.99 per month + free shipping. Save with longer 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 2021 Review
In each box, your project instructions and story will arrive on this pamphlet, complete with colored photos. They also include some information on sharing your creations on social media for a chance to win a free box. This month is all about some lovely ladybugs. The story is a cute rhyming tale that isn't too serious, but my kids like to turn their creations into the characters they've read about which makes it all the more engaging!
Project 1: Ladybug Masks
Our first project was to make some cute ladybug masks. They provided two foam ladybug masks along with some adhesive foam details and some elastic bands.
For some added pizzaz, they included two packs of sequins and several of these cool glue sheets to apply them with.
These were fairly easy to assemble since it was just a matter of applying the foam stickers to the right spots. They also included some googly eyes for our ladybug.
Next, it was time to embellish them with sequins. The glue sheets were really simple and unique - you simply stuck the sequin to the surface and peeled it up so that the glue would stick to them.
Here are our finished masks. Too cute!
Project 2: Sweet Love Bug Cards
Since I knew that these cards would have to dry before we finished them, we took a minute to get these cards set up.
HandyArt Little Masters Washable Paint, 2 oz. - Buy six 16 oz bottles here for $16.01
The rest of our projects all involved painting and they provided four bottles of paint in red, white, purple, and black along with a paintbrush. My only qualm here is that I wish they had provided two paintbrushes since the projects are meant for 2 kids, but fortunately we have an abundance of them so it really was no big deal to grab our own extra.
I painted each of their hands red and then they stamped them upside down on the cards. Since I knew we could probably get an extra card out of them, I grabbed some cardstock we had and let the kids stamp their hands a second time before cleaning them up. The paint washed off easily with soap and water.
Then it was time to let our handprints dry.
Faber Castell Connector Pens, 2 - Buy a pack of 50 for $13.00
To decorate our cards with the provided two of these connector pens in pink and purple along with some foam heart stickers in red, white, and pink that varied in size.
Wikki Stix Mini Play Pack - Buy a pack of 50 for $18.00
They also provided a set of Wikki Stix and some googly eyes. The Wikki Stix are wax strips that stick to each other and in this case, they are being used to stick our googly eyes to our cards and also to form a smile.
I cut the Wikki Stix into smaller pieces for them to stick the eyes on and they chose the length for their smiles. Then they got to work adding heart stickers for wings and other cute details. They actually spent a long time on these and even moved on to decorating their envelopes when they were finished.
I thought their cards were too cute! The one on the right is my son's and the red lines are his confetti.
Project 3: Love Bug Canvas Pencil Pouch
I was excited about this next project because it looked cute and is a pretty substantial craft worthy of gifting. They provided these two canvas pouches for us to decorate.
They also provided these two paper stencils and a little sponge stamper.
We picked out our stencils and then they creatively suggested using our Wikki Stix to hold our stencils in place, so I cut one up and we used them to stick the stencils to the bag. It worked pretty well! We had to slip a piece of paper inside the bag so that the paint wouldn't leak through to the other side. The instructions mentioned white copy paper, but we received two red pieces. I opted to use our white paper since I was worried the red might bleed when we used wet paint. Instead, I think we will turn these into envelopes for the extra cards we made!
I put some paint on a little palette (from home) and then the kids got to work mixing the colors and painting in their stencils. They were able to make pink and lavender, or violet as my son called it so that they had even more colors.
Then we set our bags aside to dry. They really turned out pretty nicely even though my son had a little trouble staying within the stenciled areas.
These little pouches made perfect gifts for their grandmothers!
Project 4: Egg Carton Ladybug Friends
Next up were some ladybug friends made from egg cartons. They also provided some circle stickers for us to cut in half to turn into our wings.
I cut up our egg carton until we had two sections of four and four individual carton pieces. The four smaller pieces were then painted with red and black to turn them into ladybugs. We let little brother get in on the action for this one! We set those aside to dry for the next day.
I cut the strip of circles in half for us to use as our wings. We could have used paint, but we opted to just grab a black marker to add some dots to our wings the next day.
Here are our cute little ladybug friends.
Project 5: Love Bug Caterpillars
This last project was a cute one and it had us making use of the leftovers from the previous projects. We used the two four-piece sections and painted them to form the body of our caterpillars.
When these were dry the next day we decorated them using our googly eyes, foam heart stickers, and some Wikki Stix for legs, antennae, and other details. This is such a creative way to make sure that nothing in our box goes to waste!
Their caterpillars turned out pretty cute, too!
Here are all of our finished projects together. We made 2 ladybug masks, 2 love bug pouches, 2 love bug cards, 4 ladybug friends, and 2 caterpillars. That's a good amount of crafting and some cute items to show for it!
Verdict: What a cute We Craft Box this month! I love that it had a great Valentine's vibe, but mostly just focused on love bugs and ladybugs so that it was more universal. There were a ton of crafts that provided two solid art sessions for us and honestly if you prefer shorter crafts, you could probably have stretched this box into a week's worth of activities! This month definitely has quite the mess factor with paint being involved for 4 of the 5 activities, but since I know this isn't always the case each month, we just took the opportunity to enjoy getting messy with a fun art medium! I love that they provided everything that we needed as well as a story to kick off our projects. The activities were creative, the materials were plentiful, and the instructions were fairly easy to follow, so I feel like the value for this $29.99 + free shipping box is definitely there!
To Wrap Up:
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