Green Kid Crafts is a subscription box that sends 5-8 themed projects made with eco-friendly materials to your home every month. The boxes contain hands-on explorations in science, math, technology, engineering and art that are intended to challenge children from 3-10 years of age.
July’s theme is Kitchen Science.
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We are back to the baggies this month and with these you can see all the products included. Each project comes in its own bag with any really large items just loose in the box. This month that was the mold. We also get a sticker each month with theme to add to our collection.
First up, we did the bubbling volcanoes. I was surprised when talking with my boys and the other kids at the house this day that only a few of them had done this experiment before.
This was one of those crazy hot days so I again had extra kids in the house. I thought the projects this month worked great for lots of people. We started with getting the supplies all set up and dissolving colors.
They started lightly with just adding one color and watching the fix. I was very excited that it did not just bubble up and over everything with a huge mess.
They then went and added a bit of all the colors.
And of course, if a little color is good then all the color is even better. They were loving how they mixed and blended together.
Our second project was the homemade soap.
We had lots of discussions on who was going to get which erasers and which mold. I’ve made homemade soap before but never thought of putting erasers in them but I think it’s a great idea. We will be doing this one again.
Of course everything is better with glitter and we used a lot of glitter.
All of the finished soaps.
I had to flip them over to see all the glitter and the erasers in there. What a great idea.
Our final project were the bath fizzy bath bombs. My youngest son and I worked on this one.
They sent one egg but we have some here so my son grabbed some extras so we could make more.
I’m thinking I should have had the other kids help with this one since my son and I had a bit of problems. We, at first, thought you were supposed to close the egg but then it exploded so we opened them up and used the mold as a holder.
Halfway through you are supposed to repack so we separated them into the egg halves and packed them in again.
This was when we set them out to dry. I’ve been doing some looking and I think we used too much water with them so they were fizzing up more then they should when made. They will still work but they are flattening out as they are drying. We did think it was fun and will try again with less water when we are mixing.
Green Kid Crafts sent another excellent box this month. All of the kids loved the interactions that were going on and seeing how things were working. This was a great month to do with lots of kids since they could all see and participate. My boys love sharing with other kids and I love the conversations we are all having. These boxes are great to have in the house for when we do have days we can’t be outside as much and we can learn and have fun.
Has your family tried Green Kid Crafts?