Appleseed Lane is a fun new subscription box designed for kiddos 4-8 years old. The box focuses on age-appropriate science projects and related crafts. Each month features a different theme, with projects relating to it. All of the materials needed are right in the box, including a cute little illustrated booklet that explains the science behind the experiments in a kid-friendly way.
The box that I received for review was “Halloween Science”. Fun! I love holiday-themed boxes!
My box came with three different experiments, a bonus craft, an illustrated booklet, a badge chart, and a collectible sticker (badge).
There were easy, straight-forward instructions for each project, as well as illustrations (always helpful!).
Monster Slime – An ideal project for Halloween! Just mix the glue with the packet of borax and some water… Add the eyeball, and BAM! Monster slime! You can also add green food coloring to make it more “authentic”. 😉 Materials included: glue, borax powder, stirring sticks, and of course, an eyeball.
Slime Container – When you make monster slime, you’re gonna need a place to store it, right? Right! That’s where this handy-dandy slime container comes in. I’d say this one is more of a craft project than science, but whatever, it’s cute. You just tape, cut, glue, and draw, then before you know it, you’ve got yourself a little Frankenstein slime cup! Materials included: tape, container, foam sheets, face shapes, corks, glue dots, and a marker.
Critter Soap – This one brings me back to my youth (way, way back in the 80’s). I remember having a plastic “ice cube” with a fake roach in it. I thought it was the most brilliant thing ever. I mean, no one ever fell for it, but still… It was neat. This soap isn’t made to fool anyone (I don’t think), but it’s just as cool. Easy too — just melt the soap (pictured on the left, kinda hard to photograph), pour into the mold with your critter of choice, let harden, and make suds with bugs! Materials included: soap chunks(?), soap mold, plastic bugs, stirring stick.
Bonus – Glowing Ghost – This is such a cute idea! You basically put a glow stick inside of a balloon, blow it up, draw a face on it, cover it with cheesecloth, and hang it up. So easy! Materials included: balloon, glow stick, cheesecloth, string, and marker.
As a brand new box, I think Appleseed Lane is off to a great start! The projects were super cute/totally kid-friendly and the instructions were easy to follow. I really like that they include the nicely illustrated book to further explain the science behind some of the projects. Definitely a nice touch!
Appleseed Lane is $23/month, or less with a 6 or 12 month subscription. For a limited time, you can get your first box for only $18 when you use the promo code “EXPLORE” at checkout. SPOILER ALERT! — If your kiddos are into solving mysteries or playing detective, you just might wanna sign up for November’s box! 😉
Also — From now until December 6th, with every subscription/gift you buy, Appleseed Lane will donate a box to the Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless on your behalf!
Giveaway time!! Appleseed Lane has kindly agreed to offer one of my readers one free month of science-y goodness (aka a free box)! To enter, just click the image below and do as the Rafflecopter says! 🙂 Good luck!
Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate links.
I wish I could pick something crafty that I liked/like to do, but I would rather read a book! I did sort of like making friendship bracelets
When I was little, my mom taught me to sew. I make pillow cases and aprons all the time! Now that I’m older, its developed into a few better projects…you can only use so many pillow cases:) My little one is getting super into crafting and painting now, I love it!
I loved play dough and paints! the messier the better!
I loved to sew and use my easy bake oven! Today I do a lot of baking with my daughter – well she will mix things and eat the ingredients while I try and get it all together before it’s all gone!
I love this idea! I struggle with coming up with ideas to teach the concept to my children. How much fun to tie in creativity and science!
I loved making macaroni necklaces!