I like to keep my kids focused on giving back during the holiday season. My kids make gifts for one another and their teachers, we send cards, and collect food for homeless shelters. When Little Loving Hands contacted me about writing about their crafting for a cause subscription kits for kids, I was thrilled. My kids and I have reviewed many different subscription kit services … [Read more...] about Little Loving Hands: Crafting for a Cause for Kids
My nine-year-old daughter Emma made this pom pom puppy for three-year-old Anna using a Pom Pom Puppies kit she bought with her own money. I think it turned out great! This book is a sequel to the Mini Pom Pom Pets book that Emma also saved up for. The puppies in this book are much larger than the pets in the other book, and Emma spent hours working on this one puppy. This kit … [Read more...] about Gifts Kids Can Make: Pom Pom Puppies
Emma turned nine years old this weekend, and one of her good friends gave her this Klutz String Art Kit. Emma was able to open the kit, read the instructions, and start making gifts for family members without needing any help from me. My favorite kind of craft kit is one where the kids can figure it out on their own, and this one was a definite hit! She made the whale above for … [Read more...] about Making String Art: A Great Activity for Third Graders
I find crafting to be an excellent way to spend time thinking, so I was excited to see Happy Heart Kid’s new crafty kits that focus on building social and emotional intelligence. We were sent their empathy kit to review, and my kids really enjoyed the activities that were included! Teaching kids empathy (and other social and emotional skills) can feel more than a little bit … [Read more...] about Social and Emotional Intelligence: Teaching Kids Empathy
We have reviewed a few subscription kits now, and the Peekapak Storytelling Adventure Pak we were sent to review this month was definitely five-year-old Lily’s favorite! Subscription kits are a wonderful way for parents to make room for kids to get creative without having to stock a household full of craft supplies. I think they are particularly helpful for working parents with … [Read more...] about Creative Fun with Peekapak!