Little Loving Hands is a monthly subscription box that contains a hands-on craft idea for children to make while learning about and supporting a philanthropic cause. One very unique and noteworthy aspect of this box is that the crafts your children create are sent to the highlighted charity — you get to spend time crafting with your kids without accumulating too many crafty items.
The box arrives neatly packed with all needed materials. The décor reinforces the charitable inspiration of the box.
This month’s Spotlight Organization was The Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health, a charity that provides a convenient home-away-from-home for families of sick children undergoing treatment at NIH.
More info on the Spotlight organization is provided on the card, in case you want to do even more to help.
All the materials in the box. Along with the craft materials, a prepaid envelope is provided for shipping the completed craft to the Spotlight charity.
This month’s craft is a hand-stitched search and seek activity bag. The recipient children will search for objects hidden among the beans, as viewed through a plastic window, using clue cards to tell them what to search for.
Instructions are included to keep your craft on track.
Reinforcement questions review the purpose and importance of the Spotlight organization and the kids’ contribution.
The kids get a certificate of achievement evidencing their contribution. One of the cards has the kids recreate the logo of the Spotlight organization and fill in its name,
This particular craft was great for both our kids. The stitching was simple, and both kids could pick out items to include in the search. There was an optional activity – dying the beans – that we skipped, because we were at Grandma’s house and didn’t want her to have a conniption.
The finished bag is cute and a self-contained activity. The best part is that you don’t keep it, but send it away to help kids in need.
We think this box has a really great concept. It teaches kids about charity, while providing a great activity and opportunity for learning and growth. Also very cool is the sending away of the completed crafts — an anti-clutter measure that is much-appreciated in our craft-intensive home. The kids loved creating something for other children who are in need!
The Description: Pre-packaged children craft kits where the end product is used to contribute towards supporting a philanthropic cause. Within each kit, you will receive all the materials needed to create a craft project that is sent back to the spotlighted organization in need as well as documents and other fun items to reinforce how, why, and who the children have helped.
The Price: $25.00 per month