Kiwi Crate is great concept in kid's crafts. When you sign up for a monthly service ($19.95 per month), your child receives a crate every month with necessary supplies for 2-3 projects. The projects could be in art, science, crafts, imaginative play.
My daughter worked on a special Mother's Day crate to create felt flowers in a vase. The crate contained high quality supplies with detailed instructions to create the project.
The online pic of the finished project looks like:
My 6 year old completed the project completely on her own (with me reading directions), and her project looks like:
|Its very cute and she was incredibly proud!|
The crate contained all the necessary pieces and it would have been very simple to make the flowers much fuller. The pic above is as far as my little artist wanted to take them.
Back when I was doing all sorts of crafts with my oldest children, I probably would have thought something like this was unnecessary. I was creative and managed to come up with new ideas for projects all the time. Now that my poor 4th child follows the schedules of her older siblings, we just don't have enough down time for new and interesting projects. Signing up for Kiwi Crate would guarantee that we did something different like this every month. The excitement of getting a new project in the cute little green crate would be great for kids. And hard as it is for me to believe, its quite possible that their ideas may just be a bit more creative than something I could come up with on my own!
The product is geared towards children aged 3-7 and has won best toy awards. You can check out some sample project ideas on their website at www.kiwicrate.com.
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