So, I haven’t exactly done a lot of crafts with Bastien. He’s juuuuust leaving that stage where he puts everything in his mouth and is slowly starting to understand gluing and painting. I did a craft with him and the rest of his group at daycare and it was so cute but there was a lot of sticking the entire paint brush in the mouth, leaving a tongue coated in thick green paint (we did wreaths).
But I love to craft, and I think he will too. But where to start? When my friend told me about My Little Craft Crate, out of Toronto, I was sold.
The company will send you a box full of crafts every month in subscriptions up to 6 months or you can just order them as a one off. Instead of scrambling to buy crafting supplies and come up with activities, each crate comes with 3 crafts and one activity. What a great and easy alternative to screen time. Each crate also highlights developmentally appropriate learning skills.
I thought the Christmas Craft Crate would be perfect for over the holidays. There is a note saying that this should be for kids 3 and up, but I’m sure my one year old will be OK with (grand)parental supervision.
The craft was really fun, and a great way to pass the time. I just loved that the ideas were already in place and everything was there. I was interested in the idea of the craft crate before, but once I actually did the craft I was sold and loved the concept.