Guest Review: Crafter’s Crate
May 13, 2015
Crafter’s Crate Review
Today’s review is about Crafter’s Crate. They were founded by a husband and wife to get kids excited about reading and to grow & nurture their imaginations. Originally made just for girls, the team found that so many brothers were sneaking into their sister’s crates that they began making boxes that were more inclusive. Their target age group is 5-10 year olds. Their classic crate is $24/month. However you can save money by signing up for a 3, 6 or 12 month subscription (the yearly subscription brings the rate down to only $17.50 per month). You can also purchase a “Sibling Crate” which will provide twice the activities & crafts and is an additional $9.95 per month.
Crafter’s Crate is offering PWC Mom and RhubarbandBlackberry readers a special discount. Just use promo code PWC10 to get $10 off your first box!
Crafter’s Crate has kindly sent us this box free of charge for review purposes.
Your first box will include a map that you can put monthly stickers on for your current crafting adventure. This month a drink single was also included!
The team writes a new activity and adventure book every month. This month’s theme was “The Great Safari Race”.
Inside the activity book are games and puzzles to do. The Craft-A-Long book includes a theme-related story with instructions on how to do your crafts for the month. I’m going to post two photos for each craft. One showing the items as they arrive and the second showing all of the parts laid out.
The first craft for this month is to make a pair of elephant ears that you can wear. Everything you need is included in your box.
The next activity is to make a pair of safari binoculars.
This month there is a game! It’s called “Distract the Crocodiles” and looks adorable and fun to make & play.
The last craft is a Spiderweb Kindness card. After your children have made it, they are supposed to put it somewhere prominent to remind them to always do random acts of kindness.
I think this is a really cute subscription box. With a yearly subscription bringing the cost down to $17.50 per month, I think it’s a great value, too. There are so many things to do with just the one month, I feel it will keep children entertained for more than just a few hours. And with the game, you can play that over and over again. Both boys and girls would enjoy it as well.
Author Bio: Rhubarb has lived in Prince William County for almost 16 years and is the mom to three wonderful young men. She is a sometime author and is active in her church. To relax she enjoys finding seashells on the beach and snorkeling for them in the ocean. Her new website and blog Rhubarb&Blackberry: Musings of a Landlocked Mermaid is a work in progress and is more fun than she could have imagined. Her current obsession is subscription boxes (beauty, food, home & lifestyle) and she hopes to launch her own branded items sometime this year.