Howdy Kids Box (from Howdy Baby Box) is a monthly subscription box that features kids (or baby) products ethically made in the USA by local and small owned businesses.
Each box will feature 6-8 premium, full-sized products chosen especially for children ages 2 through 6. (Howdy Baby Box is also available for younger kiddos, ages newborn through 24 months.) The sisters behind Howdy Baby/Kids aim to bring you ethically conscious children’s products by partnering with “strong mamas, women-owned businesses, and independent brands & makers in the USA”. Items can include children’s products such as clothing, accessories, care products, toys, and activity items specifically tailored to your child’s age and developmental stage. Both girl and boy options are available.
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Subscriptions are $60/month and a one-time gift box option is also available for purchase.
Let’s see what’s in my September 2021 Howdy Kids Box!
Everything was shipped in a brown box with a black Howdy Baby logo in the center.
A peek inside!
A 2-sided card revealed September’s theme — “Bee Sweet & Bumble”. The reverse side listed a few “Lessons from a honey bee”.
I loved how they embraced the “bee” theme, complete with black and yellow paper squiggles, bee confetti, and stickers. Too cute!
A 2-sided information card listed everything I’d find inside the box, along with photos and descriptions of each item.
What a cute tee! The vintage-inspired design features the phrase “Don’t Worry, Bee Happy” surrounding a bright orange bee hive with two little honeybees on either side. Rivet Apparel Co. designs and prints all of their shirts in the USA (Indiana, to be exact) using vegan, eco-friendly inks. This lightweight tee is made of 100% cotton and is suuuuper soft!
First, how freakin’ adorable are the mommy & baby bees at the top of this package? (My girls are 100% going to want to cut them out and store them in one of their 9358 journals/notepads. 😉 ) I’ve been on a green tea kick as of late, but this ginger lemon zest blend sounds absolutely delicious! It features a sweet & tangy blend of lemon myrtle, ginger, cane sugar, and pure honey. Yum!
Encourage honeybees to visit your yard next year by planting the seeds in this honeybee scatter garden. The bag contains a mix of 20 varieties of flowers noted for their beauty and ability to attract honeybee friends. Seeds include New England aster, dwarf cosmos, Chinese forget-me-not, purple prairie clover, purple coneflower, aspen daisy, California poppy, and more.
Aw, this takes me way back to my zine-making days, though mine weren’t exactly kid-friendly. 😉 In keeping with the theme of the box, the zine above is all about bees. It’s packed with 15 pages of games, craft ideas, jokes & riddles, bee facts, and more.
An eco-friendly alternative to plastic wrap, this beeswax food wrap by Freewheelin’ Market can be reused for up to one year! It was handcrafted in Dayton, Ohio using cotton, beeswax, pine rosin, and organic jojoba oil. To use, simply wrap your item as you normally would with traditional wrap, pressing to seal.
Don’t bee afraid to jot down all of your hopes and dreams — or maybe some doodles and a grocery list? — in this lined journal from I Got Crafts. The 5.8-inch x 8.3-inch book features fully lined pages with a flexible lay-flat binding to write with ease. Its natural kraft colored cover is adorned with a simple black outline of a friendly honeybee.
This cute bee-themed kit from Sister Bees LLC includes a collection of creative activities for the whole family: A sheet of bee facts, a tasty granola bar recipe, wildflower seeds to plant, a coloring page, a simple bee craft, and a beeswax-based bubblegum flavored lip balm. Fun!
Here’s my daughter’s completed bee craft. Awww! <3
Your kiddo will get unbee-lievably clean when they use this adorable honeycomb-shaped bar soap from Chubby Chico Designs. 😉 The bright orange bar is made with natural ingredients including coconut oil, olive oil, castor oil, and glycerin. I’m not 100% sure of the scent, but I’m guessing were going for “honey”. It definitely smells sweet!
Although both of my daughters think cartoon bees are incredibly cute, they’re still a bit leery around real ones. I’m hoping this neat book will help them see what awesome little creatures they truly are and that they’re nothing to be afraid of. Not only is it loaded with fun bee-centered crafts, illustrations, facts, and more — but the book itself can be crafted into a real beehive! How cool is that?
This DIY play dough kit includes a pre-mixed bag of organic wheat flour, sea salt, cream of tartar, and turmeric for color. Kids can help blend the mix with cooking oil and water, while grownups will be required to cook the dough on the stove like pancakes. Once cooled, the “dough-cakes” will be ready for sculpting fun!
The final item wasn’t listed on the info card, so I’m guessing it was a bonus item(?). Either way, it fits perfectly with this month’s theme. We received two packages of 100% natural honey sticks from Becker Honey — with 12 sticks in all. Judging by the different shades, I’d say these are variety packs. Their website includes clover, orange blossom, and local wildflower flavors.
My daughters had so much fun discovering all the neat products inside September’s Howdy Baby (Kids) box! I was truly impressed at the amount of items included and how it all fit perfectly into the “bee” theme. It was also nice to be introduced to so many small/independent businesses that I probably otherwise would have never known about. Wins all around! 😀