My girls love craft projects! Even Esther (age 1) will sit and color for a good portion of school time every morning. I sometimes find it hard to come up with enough to keep them busy. When I came across Shirley's Prepackaged Crafts, I knew we had to try it out. We were sent a kit to review, and have another to give away. :)
A kit from Shirley's Prepackaged Crafts includes craft materials (aside from scissors, crayons, etc) for 12 preschool age projects, mailed right to your home. These are absolutely perfect for Julia to do while I am helping Lucy with her schoolwork. Our kit focused on the color red and the shape trapezoid, both of which appeared in various projects. Julia worked on coloring, cutting, gluing, and more. She was proud of her creations and enjoyed showing them off. I liked that the kit includes a list of books to read relating to the themes, as well as some snack ideas. The crafts were very relevant to the month/ season, and fun to do.
While we received two kits, Lucy (age 6) chose not to do some of the projects because they were too simple for her. These were right on Julia's level (age 4), and challenged her but kept her interested. Having some sample activities posted on the website would have been helpful in determining the age and skill level appropriate for the kits. I would also like to see a greater discount for families ordering multiple kits. The papers are not intended to be copied, and the kit does contain some consumable items (a brad fastener, swatch of fabric, popsicle stick, etc). They are definitely worthwhile, but pricey if you bought several of each. Right now Esther is too young for one anyway. :)
I am looking forward to ordering a few more of these for Julia. It was so nice to have a box of ready to go crafts on hand. Instead of spending time searching the internet, printing things out, and gathering supplies, I could focus on my day and feel prepared for those crafty moments whenever they struck! Not only were we creating fun projects, but I felt good about the shape/ color/ cutting lessons involved as well.
Are you interested? If you'd like to order a kit, use the code (one little word) for $2 off your first order. Keep in mind that each kit needs to be ordered by the 15th of the previous month (ie order December before November 15th) and is no longer available after that point.
Shirley is giving away a January box to one of you! To enter, leave a comment letting me know you've done one of the following (one comment for each entry, with a total of three possible):
- follow my blog or email subscribe
- like Shirley's Prepackaged Crafts on Facebook
- tell me your favorite easy holiday craft!
The giveaway will close on November 19th at midnight and the winner will be contacted by email. Happy crafting!
*Giveaway closed. Congrats Erika!*