Seedling is a company that offers a wide range of engaging activities and projects for kids ages 3 through 12. While not a subscription service, I still thought they would be fun to check out.
Seedling currently has over 350 products and are always adding new ones. Each kit is designed to encourage exploration and open-ended play. They believe that there is no “right” or “wrong” way to complete the project and that it’s all about enjoying the creative process.
I was recently sent 3 different Seedling projects for my girls and I to work on, so let’s check ’em out!
Seedling Design Your Own Butterfly Wings – First up is the butterfly wings kit, in which your child can decorate their very own pair of giant fabric butterfly wings. The kit includes wings, 6 craft markers, glitter glue, and instructions. My girls LOVE butterflies, so they were excited to start this one right away.
Evie really impressed me by fully coloring in every single spot along the edges of the wings. She was really into it!
Meanwhile, Chloe was a little less meticulous on her side. 😉
I would normally include a photo of the completed wings, but this is about as far as we’ve gotten so far. Seedling also makes a point to state that it’s okay not to finish an entire project in one sitting. Point well taken. 🙂
Seedling Design Your Own Glowing Light Globe – This is my personal favorite of the 3 projects we received. It’s a light-up globe that you get to design yourself using the included markers. The project is recommended for children 6 and up, so I decided to get a little creative with how to handle it for a pair of almost-3-year-olds.
I knew they weren’t old enough to come up with a cool design on their own, so I decided to cover the globe with a ton of little star stickers. This way, they could scribble all over it and once it was (mostly) filled in, I’d peel off the stickers to reveal a neat star design beneath. Clever, right? Okay, not exactly Pinterest-worthy, but still…
It took a LOT longer than I anticipated for them to fully color the ball, and it also took me a lot longer to peel each one of those stars off when they were done. After a while of scraping them off, it felt like I was continuously sticking little needles under my nails. Ouch.
Thankfully, the end result actually turned out pretty well. The light inside changes colors and the globe looked really pretty all lit up.
I like how their choice of using only blue and green markers made it kinda look like the earth. Neat!
Seedling Make Your Own Mermaid Doll – This project was also intended for older children (5 and up), but I figured we’d try to make it work anyway. That is, until I read the instructions and saw that like 90% of the project involved sewing. Whoops! Needless to say, this is going into the craft stash for another couple years.
I did let the girls take the doll itself out of the box and play with it a bit though. They really enjoyed putting her un-sewn hair on her head (and each other’s).
Magic Butterfly – Seedling also sells fun novelty items like this magic butterfly. While I didn’t take photos of it in action (it moves too fast!), the girls thought it was super neat. You just twist the lower wings of the butterfly until the attached rubber band is tight, then lay it flat inside of a book. When the book is opened up, the butterfly “flies” into the air! You can also release it right from your hand too, which is what we did. Neat little toy!
Overall, I was really impressed with our Seedling projects. While a couple were a little too advanced for a 3 year old, I’d still totally recommend them for older kids. Though with a bit of tweaking (as in the globe project), you can still make some of them work for little ones.Browse more Kids Boxes in my Subscription Box Directory
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