Green Kid Crafts is a children’s subscription box that delivers educational, do-it-yourself STEAM projects sent to your door every month — using only sustainable materials.
Each box features a different theme and provides all the hands-on materials needed to inspire creative and educational fun. You’ll receive up to 6 individually packaged STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) kits developed using eco-friendly materials. Boxes will also include a 10-page STEAM magazine/activity book relating to the current month’s theme.
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Green Kid Crafts offers two different age-based subscriptions: Discovery Box (for children ages 5-10+) and Junior Discovery Box (for children ages 2-4), as well as Sibling Boxes (two sets of each project kit).
Subscriptions are $19.95/month, or less with multi-month commitments. (Sibling Boxes start at $37.95/month.) — For a limited time, you can save 30% on your first box with coupon code “CYBER30“!
Let’s see what’s inside my “Robot Workshop” Green Kid Crafts Box!
Everything was shipped in a green and white box with the Green Kid Crafts logo on top.
A peek inside!
Green Kid STEAM Magazine
The 10-page STEAM magazine revealed this month’s theme — Robot Workshop! Inside were games, additional activity ideas, and more. All of the project instructions were included in the booklet as well.
Project #1: Art Bot
The first project had us building our own little “art bot”. Materials included a Hexbug Nano robot, stickers, markers, tape, cup, empty box, and recycled paper.
The first step was to place stickers on the plastic cup to give the art bot a pair of eyes.
Next, we took the tops off of all 3 markers and taped them to the cup with the tips sitting just past the mouth.
We cut the top off our Green Kid Crafts shipping box and placed a blank sheet of paper on the bottom.
The Hexbug was then switched on…
…and placed beneath the art bot. He “drew” a lot slower than we thought he would, but it was still fun to watch!
Project #2: Hexbug Habitat & Maze
For the second project, the booklet suggested building a habitat or maze for your Hexbug out of Legos, wooden blocks, or whatever you have handy. The girls built a small structure with a tiny doorway, a couple overpasses to go under, and a wide arch. It was neat seeing how the little guy could find its way back through the tiny doorway within seconds. Clever lil’ dude! 😉
Project #3: Magnet Bot
The third project had us creating a magnet bot to navigate through a maze. Materials included a strong magnet, metal tin, glue dots, craft sticks, stickers, maze printouts, and the empty Green Kid Crafts box.
The first step was to decorate the metal tin with the robot stickers provided.
Next, we added on arms using craft sticks and glue dots.
We then placed the paper maze on top of our box lid that was cut off earlier. To make the robot move, the magnet was held beneath the cardboard and slowly dragged along the surface to guide the robot to the finish line.
Project #4: Magnet Science
The fourth project had us experimenting with magnetic attraction using the magnet included in the third project. We did this by placing various magnetic items inside the art bot cup (including the metal brads for project #5) and seeing how we could make them move around inside using the magnet.
Project #5: Glide Bot
The final project was to make a cardboard glide bot. Materials included a plastic straw, suction cup, gliding string, metal brads, stickers, tape, and beads.
To begin, we cut out 6 pieces of cardboard using the rest of our empty Green Kid Crafts box: a head, a body, 2 arms, and 2 legs. Each piece was connected to the body using the included metal brads.
Our robot was then given a bit of personality using the stickers provided.
Next, we attached 2 pieces of the plastic straw to the upper back portion of the bot using sticker tape. Once in place, the green string was thread through each straw creating a loop at the top for hanging.
A plastic bead was added to each end of the string with a knot at the bottom to prevent them from slipping off.
We hung our new bot friend in the window with the suction cup…
…then pulled on the strings to watch him glide up and down!
Once all of the activities were complete, we had officially earned our “Robotics Expert” badge!
My kiddos and I had a lot of fun with the “Robot Workshop” Green Kid Crafts box. The girls enjoyed building the robots and exploring the different ways they can move. The Hexbug Lego maze was a big hit and I have a feeling I’ll be seeing that lil’ guy scurrying around the house a LOT in the coming days. 😉 Remember — for a limited time, you can save 30% on your first box with coupon code “CYBER30“!