The craft kits from Crafting it Forward aren’t like the rest of the kits out there. Sure, they’re branding is perfection. Their crafts are expertly curated. Your kids will be kept busy for a nice chunk of time. But there is so much more than just easy kids crafts.
Crafting it Forward kits arrive at your door and come with two crafts for you kid to do. Fun, bright-colored supplies come with easy to follow directions. The kids will love the crafts and you will love the amazing graphic design of all their inserts. It’s crafts done right, not cutesy. My son LOVED getting to paint this bug catcher. He spent days on it, letting each coat dry before adding more color. And when it was done, I helped him hot glue the wings and antennae on. He was able to do most of the craft himself which he loved.
And I love that the crafts promote continued or creative play. Crafting a bug catcher meant that he could go on backyard expeditions. And these adorable finger puppets lead to an elaborate imaginative story that he could act out with these two characters. But it also led to something else. From the very beginning, we knew that these crafts would not be staying with us. The purpose of a Crafting it Forward kit is to engage your child in the act of creating something with their hands and then teach them what it means to give. The finished crafts are sent to a child that could really use a smile. They may be in a children’s hospital, a Big Brother type program or other child care facility. Often my kids make crafts only to tear them right apart. These kits are a great way to teach your kids about other people and understand why receiving this kit might really make another child’s day. The address of a child is included in the kit so you can easily send on your finished crafts. There is also a fill-in-the-blank note for your child to send along with it.When the crafts were done, and we had played with them for a while, we packed them up in the box and got it ready to take to the post office. We knew that in a few short days, a child would get the package and a smile. My son and I talked about what kind of bugs that child would find. And if they would name the finger puppets. Crafting it Forward is a fantastic way to begin a discussion of doing for others. They sent me a box to try out and I wanted to share it with you because it is such an amazing concept. I hope you will consider purchasing a craft kit from Crafting it Forward for the kids in your life! Let’s share the love and teach our kids to do the same!
The content of the kits change every so often so your kit may arrive with different crafts than those seen above. You can find out all the details right on their website, www.craftingitforward.com.