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If you aren't familiar, Little Passports is a subscription box that helps kids explore the world through fun and educational activities and is one of the best subscription boxes for kids as voted by MSA readers. They offer a range of subscription options, and have most recently came out with a Craft Discovery line for ages 5-8, featuring seasonally-relevant DIY craft kits with learning activities that trigger kids' curiosities about art, science, geography, and culture. With each kit, kids build their very own creation while learning about topics like how people express love around the world, nature exploration, cultural traditions, and more!
This review is of the new subscription line Little Passports: Craft Discovery (starting at $19.95). This box includes an instructional guide poster and craft supplies.
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Craft Discovery: Easter Egg Artist
As a mom of two boys, you can bet I am always on the lookout for fun family projects that inspire my guys to get creative, all while learning about new topics and places. While I love Pinterest and even coming up with my own ideas, sometimes I need some help. That's where the new Little Passports: Craft Discovery line comes in. With all the supplies needed to create a seasonally relevant craft, all the guesswork is eliminated and we are able to start right away. I was excited to do a first impressions review on this brand new subscription line, so find out what we discovered below.
"Easter Egg Traditions Around the World" Instructions and Guide Poster
Included in this month's Craft Discovery box was a large poster featuring different Easter egg traditions from around the world. Did you know that in Latvia, traditional Easter eggs are colored with natural dyes that come from boiled onion skins? We didn't either! Not only is this box a great resource of culture for kids, but adults as well! Along with the interesting customs were the illustrated and written instructions for this month's crafts. Well-written, and easy to understand, the crafts this month were pretty straight forward.
Project 1: Woven Basket
The first (and biggest) project from this month was a woven basket. Included for this project was a cardboard basket body, basket handle, needle, and yarn.
The first step in this project was to fold along the lines of the basket body. Once folded, we knotted the blue yarn around one of the basket flaps and trimmed the tail. Weaving in between all of the flaps, we continued until the blue yarn was gone. The boys and I all have experience with weaving, and found this pretty easy, but a little monotonous. Each of us took a turn and it actually went pretty quickly.
After the blue yarn was almost out, we tied the yellow yarn to the blue yarns tail and continued weaving. Once the yarn was about halfway up the side, we threaded the needle and attached the handle. Because the yellow yarn was so long, Charlie had a hard time doing this part, so I gave him a hand. Once the handle was attached, Hank took over weaving until the yellow yarn was almost out. Using the needle, he wove the end of the yarn into the weave, secured it with a knot, and cut off the extra tail. Cute!
Project 2: Egg Tattoos
The second project we received was a set of egg tattoos and a sponge. From home we needed to provide hard-boiled eggs, and a bowl of water.
Honestly, this was the project that the boys were most excited about. With the variety of tattoo designs, they didn't know which way to turn first, but finally decided to try a few of each. Though the instructions were very specific, and we followed them perfectly, the tattoos didn't come off very nicely. We did save a few of these tattoos to try again closer to Easter, so hopefully we can try our hand at it again with better luck.
Project 3: Egg Holders
The last project we received included 6 card-stock egg holders to place our fancy eggs in.
Easy to fold together, the boys made a holder for each of their eggs and set them out to display. They loved how the holders and basket coordinated with the egg tattoos, and had a really fun time working on these projects.
Honestly, it felt pretty good to be ahead of the game for once, and not be decorating Easter eggs the Saturday night before Easter. Because this is a tradition we already partake in, it was really interesting to read about how other countries decorate their eggs. Learning about these traditions has inspired my kids to want to try new techniques as well! Egg tattoos and basket weaving were new to us, and even though they didn't come out as perfect as the directions showed, we still had a great time.
Because I have previous experience with other Little Passports lines, I was really excited to check out this Craft Discovery box. As an educator, I myself have a love for learning, and try to instill that love into my kids, and find boxes like this a perfect way to easily incorporate that. All in all, we really enjoyed this Easter Egg Artist box, though would have liked to have been provided with a little more history or background on traditions. We found the supplies of decent quality, though did struggle a bit with the tattoos. At the $19.95 price, I would like to see maybe one more project included, but overall loved the supplemental aspect this box added to our at-home curriculum. Already excited for next month, we can't wait to see what this subscription line has in store!
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