I’m not a very crafty person, especially when it comes to kids crafts. I love doing fun stuff with my boys, but when it comes to coming up with fun kids craft ideas for Big Brother, I’m totally at a loss. I feel completely overwhelmed when I walk into craft stores. I don’t know where to start with all that stuff.
I swear I heard angels singing when I learned about Crafty Parent. Crafty Parent was designed for parents and caregivers like myself in mind. Crafty Parent is a monthly kids craft subscription. They provide all you need for 4 weeks of crafts, cooking projects, and fun activities.
The idea for Crafty Parent came from Jay Roberts, a stay-at-home dad who, in 2005, started looking for crafts for his two-year-old daughter. After a few months, he had assembled an impressive closet full of craft supplies, but had few instructions on what to do with them. He tried ordering craft kits online, but found that most of these kits turned out to be nothing more than foam pieces that needed to be glued together.
I was excited when I learned of Crafty Parent, and I was extremely impressed when I received my shipment from Crafty Parent. I had no idea of what to expect as far as craft choices and the quality of materials provided. When I opened the box and pulled out all the materials for the month my initial thought was, “Heck ya! I’ve got to subscribe to Crafty Parent and keep these packages coming!”.
The crafts and materials they send are quality. I estimate that I’d spend about $6-$7 for each of the crafts they sent if I went out and bought all the materials myself. Here is a description of everything you receive with Crafty Parent:
- Four crafts, supplies and instructions
- Four recipes for snacks and family meals
- Four activities that utilize everyday items
- BONUS: Occasional silly songs or kid-sized cooking utensils
Had I gone out and bought all the craft supplies myself I’d have spent between $24 and $28 for everything Crafty Parent provided. That doesn’t include my time, gas I’d use driving, and frustration I’d experience. Crafty Parent is only $29.99 per month!
The crafts, recipes, and activities are perfect from preschool age and up.
Subscriptions are available to purchase in month-to-month, 3 month, 6 month, and one year options. Crafty Parent is one of those awesome gifts that just keeps on giving. It is the perfect gift for grandparents, aunts, uncles, and parents who are looking for a great gift idea for kids.
CraftyParent.com is giving one reader a Starter Craft Kit (the same one I received) filled with one month of crafts, recipes, and fun activities!
Disclosure: I was provided with the above-mentioned product, by the company, at no cost to myself. The opinions expressed are honest and are entirely my own.