How awesome was that volcano kit I posted last week? We are still talking about it in our house which means I’ve answered just shy of 6,000 questions about lava since Sunday. Today, I’m unboxing Green Kid Crafts for round two and we’re making DIY Christmas ornaments!
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I don’t know about you, but I’m STOKED for Christmas this year. Maybe its that my daughter is four and super into it, or that we are going to wake up in our own beds Christmas morning (something we haven’t done in 10 years). Either way, we’ve got the Christmas spirit running through our veins and we’re accosting the world with our joy!
I’ll apologize in advance for the quality of the pics in this post. My daughter would NOT STOP MOVING the entire time we crafted – her excitement for creating things is represented as a blur, also known as every day of my life with a wild child 🙂
MAKING CRAFTS IS NOT MY THANG
If you follow along, you know I’m great at coming up with craft ideas but terrible at actually doing the craft. I’m super creative and artistic, but also doing a thousand things a minute, leaving zero time for craft idea follow through.
Cue tiny box of craft supplies, zooming into my life, making me best mom ever.
I’ve had DIY Christmas ornaments on the brain and Green Kid Crafts came flying in at just the right time (cape and all, because they are totally my super craft heroes). All I had to do was open the box, read a few instructions and get to crafting with my sweet girl.
WHO IS GREEN KID CRAFTS?
In case ya missed the earlier post, Green Kid Crafts helps kids discover and create through their Science, Technology, engineering, arts, and math kits. Boxes are broken down by age: Junior Discovery (age 2-4) and Discovery (age 5-10+) and cost only $17.95 per month!
I still can’t get over how affordable these boxes are. They come FILLED with crafts and experiments and tons of opportunities to learn about new things, like the Arctic (the box for which we found our beloved DIY Christmas Ornaments)!
You can grab monthly kits, purchase gift subscriptions or even one time boxes and books if that’s what floats your boat. They offer sibling discounts and free shipping throughout the US and Canada.
WHAT’S IN THE BOX?
Each box comes with a particular theme. So far, we’ve unboxed Volcanos, Rocks & Minerals, the Arctic (which we’re working on now) and Weather Science (which we’ll experience next).
When you open the box, you’re met with an insert, providing an overview of the activities included (in this case, Watercolor Snowflakes, Inuit Arctic Dance Masks, Northern Lights Cards, Beaded Snowflakes, and Arctic Animal Window Clings).
Each of the activities are conveniently separated in their own bags, so all you have to do is pull them out, read the instructions and get to discovering.
This is the magic guys. There’s barely anything you have to do except be a human who can open a bag of awesomeness for your kiddo (coffee optional!)
DISCOVERING THE ARTIC
This week, we unboxed the Arctic, which is totally fitting as I’ve been freezing since September. Our insert included lots of conversation starters and info about the Arctic, from mini animal cutouts with food and fun facts to online extras!
This box came filled with fun and educational activities, many of which we still have yet to explore. There’s an Ice Fishing Game, DIY Window Clings, Inuit Arctic Animal Masks and so much more!
We did the window clings first and while patiently waiting for those to dry, dove straight into “Snowflakes” also known as a Christmas ornaments craft in disguise!
DIY CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS (I’M OBSESSED)
We had a blast making these snowflakes. Green Kid Crafts sent us everything we needed to make two, including the beads, pipe cleaners and ribbon for hanging. The only thing we needed to have on hand were scissors (kid friendly obvs) and our imaginations.
Unlike the Volcano eruption which required parent guidance, this craft was the perfect busy activity my kiddo could do on her own. Of course, I loved it so much I got to crafting right along with her.
Didn’t they come out great? We dipped into our personal bead inventory to create the finished ornaments but totally didn’t need to. Green Kid Crafts sent plenty to make really beautiful and sparkly snowflakes.
I want to hang them on my Christmas tree and all over my house (just picture Buddy the Elf decorating Gimbels for Santa and that’s what my house will look like). And, we’re going to be making lots more to give as gifts because DIY Christmas ornaments made with love make grandparents swoon.
Best part? We still have an entire box of crafts and activities to explore. My Winter crafting schedule is happily filled.
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ONE LAST THING
If you want to check out our last box, you can watch the video below or check out this post. Otherwise, happy Green Kids Crafting, Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night! I’m seriously jazzed about this Christmas thing guys. Jazzed.
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