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Crafting with Kids

Sometimes I find things so absolutely awesome that I just have to share. And this is a really good one. Worth reading about. Promise.

Growing up, I had a friend named Sandra. I still remember the first day I met her – I can picture it – I believe it was first grade. We remained friends all through school. Sandra was that gal who was the best at everything she did. She was top of the class. Creative. Gorgeous. Kind. Friendly. Likable. Brilliant. Think along the lines of Steve Jobs’ brilliance. (Only she was incredibly kind to people around her. Ha.) Anyway, she went on to do some big things and recently started a company called Kiwi Crate.

Kiwi Crates delivers ready-to-create craft kits for kids… right to your home. You can sign up for a monthly subscription (which I do) or buy them individually. I am telling you – these are awesome. Colin looks forward to these each month and learns a lot from them. (They aren’t just craft projects thrown together, but rather educational, etc.)

I thought I would share a peek into a kit from Kiwi Crate. Now this one is NOT the normal monthly kit. (Those have themes such as color, dinosaurs, growing plants, etc.) This one is a special holiday kit called Crafty Christmas that you can get separately. And it is fabulous.

First, the package comes from Kiwi Crate addressed to your child. (That right there is cool enough for my son to love.) Open it up and you will find a perfectly presented treasure…


Come on – how cute is this??


And one of my favorite things? It tells on the bottom how involved/messy it is. So I can prepare accordingly…


The instruction booklets are so well done, with pictures, easy-to-read text and additional ideas or learning moments…


And talk about neat and tidy. Everything comes so nicely packaged…


So we have only done one of the projects in this Crafty Christmas kit – the colorful ornaments. THIS WAS SO FUN. Everything was provided and we had a ball doing them. Squirt in the paint…


… and spin around…


… resulting in the coolest ornaments ever and lots of talk of primary colors, etc…


Ours are now drying, but they provide everything to finish it off into the cutest ornament. Love love love. Look at that awesome color…


And? We haven’t even touched the other project yet. This is a glimpse at everything that you can make/get with this kit…


Fabulous, I tell ya. Fabulous. This would be an excellent Christmas gift for any child aged 3-7. You could give a subscription or just one or two kits. They have lots of options.

And, if you go HERE, you can get $10 off.  Woot!

By the way, here I am with Sandra at CHA last year – was fun bumping into her. (And, no, she didn’t ask me to post this. I am a huge fan all on my own doing. I just think the product is even better knowing that good people are behind it.)


(Love ya, Sandra. Congrats on the success!)

Have a good week, everyone!