Kids n’ Craftz is a new monthly subscription box that sends a collection of crafts aimed at kids aged 3-11.
Each box will be centered around a different theme and consist of 4 individual arts & crafts projects. All of the required materials will be provided, along with detailed instructions and tips for completing each one. Kids n’ Craftz offers 3 different box options based on the age of your child: TodBox (ages 3-5), KidBox (ages 6-8), and BigKidBox (ages 9-11). For every box sold, they donate $1 to help start and maintain art programs at schools in third world countries.
Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate and/or referral links.
Subscriptions are $29.95/month (plus $6 shipping) or less with multi-month subscriptions. — For a limited time, you can get FREE shipping on your first box with coupon code “FREE“!
Let’s see what’s in my June 2018 Kids n’ Craftz “KidBox”!
Everything was sent in a super colorful box with the Kids ‘n’ Craftz logo on top.
A peek inside!
An enclosed card welcomed us to the Kids n’ Craftz family.
All of the crafts were packaged individually with their respective materials and instruction sheets.
Build a Computer (Technology)
The theme for June’s box was “STEAM” and our first project was to build a computer using the provided computer “parts” and a sheet of cardboard. Your child was to cut out all of the components and glue them to the cardboard following the order listed in the instructions. Plenty of facts about computers were included as well.
Carefully installing the RAM… (All of the parts had “faces” and she was sad when we had to cover them up with the keyboard. Ha!)
Drawing her favorite website to paste on the “screen”. — Butterfly videos on YouTube!
The finished product! Such a fun way to introduce kids to the inner workings of a computer. 🙂
Marble Race Track (Engineering)
We honestly weren’t too sure how to execute this project, as the instructions weren’t very clear. We knew we needed to use the Wikki Stix to create a track for our marble to follow, but we didn’t exactly know how to get it to move through it. After playing around with things a bit, we realized that holding the track in our hands and tilting it back and forth was the best way to get the marble to follow the paths. A good lesson in problem solving! 😉
Go marble, go!
The girls were especially proud of our “M” arch — even though it didn’t serve much of a purpose. Shhh.
Fun With Mona (Art)
This simple project required your child to get acquainted with the real Mona Lisa and then use the included printout to create their own version of the famous painting. A washable black marker was provided.
Nice hair, Mona!
A new classic?
Science of the Earth, Sun, & Moon (Science)
Using the provided blue, yellow, and white Model Magic, your child was to build their own lunar/solar eclipse display.
Mixing blue and yellow to make green clay to represent the seven continents.
Connect 4 (Math) – Bonus Craft
June’s bonus craft was a math-themed “Connect 4” game. Boards were included for addition, subtraction, and multiplication. The goal was to get 4 in a row by taking turns rolling the dice and adding, subtracting, or multiplying the 2 numbers together and placing a chip on the corresponding sum. First person to get 4 chips in a row is the winner.
Before playing, you needed to color in all of the chips using two different colors. We went with blue and pink.
The girls played the addition version and really enjoyed it! They’re in kindergarten, so it was great practice adding up all the different number combinations. The only hiccup was the fact that we ran out of chips halfway through the game and had to substitute other objects to finish it up.
We really enjoyed our first Kids n’ Craftz box experience! All of the projects were very appropriate for their age and held their interest the entire time we worked on them. It would have been nice to have additional chips for the math game, but other than that we had no complaints. 🙂 — Remember, for a limited time, you can get FREE shipping on your first box with coupon code “FREE“!
What do the stars mean?
★ = Crummy ★★ = Just Okay ★★★ = Good ★★★★ = Awesome ★★★★★ = Extraordinarily Awesome