Gramma in a Box is a monthly subscription for kids (from a real Grandma!) that sends homemade cookies with frosting and sprinkles along with two easy candy crafts to make at least 15-20 edible treats.
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It already looks yummy and interesting from here!
A little welcome note from Gramma is included in the box. For the month of May, we’re making Butterflies and Caterpillars Cookies and Candy!
Flip the card and you’ll find a list of all the items in the box, as well as items you will need from your home. There is a note at the bottom on how your kids can keep things clean while they do this month’s project from Gramma in a Box.
Also included is a card that says you can get your first box for only $1.
Everything in the box!
There are three recipe cards with a list of ingredients and step-by-step instructions, plus all the allergen information.
This month’s box focuses on the life cycle of the butterfly, so our first project is Marshmallow Caterpillars. For this project, we used the mini-marshmallows and melting chocolate in purple and white.
I absolutely loved the notes in red – they really highlighted what to watch for, including saving some of the goodies for the next project.
An adult should melt the chocolate first, then transfer it into a small bowl. Then, the kids can start with the project by moving the marshmallows from the bag and arrange them the way they want their caterpillars to look like.
The melted chocolate will be used to stick the marshmallows together. This may be a bit messy but that’s what the wax paper is for.
The melted chocolate will act like a paste!
It’s okay if the mallows are coated with extra chocolate. They don’t need to be perfect!
The next project is making a hibernating caterpillar or the pupa stage. For this one, we’re using the leftover melted chocolate from the first project, a large bag of marshmallows, pretzel rods, and sprinkles.
Here, you will need the pretzels to act as the branches of the leaves. The marshmallows are quite big, which means that you’ll be able to insert the pretzel sticks in the center.
Now dip the marshmallow into the melted chocolate until it is coated then add the sprinkles for the finishing touch!
We also tried putting bigger candies to decorate our pupas.
These look really yummy!
The final project is Butterfly Cookie Decorating! For this, we received three plastic tubes filled with icing in three different flavors, as well as plain butterfly cookies.
Snip the ends of the plastic tubes so you will have an opening for the icing to go through, but be careful not to cut it too big. While I’m here can I say that these cookies were totally delicious? Because they were! Our oldest child got really really into decorating these cookies, using a toothpick to create tiny details.
We let the kids create their own butterfly designs using the frostings and sprinkles, and here’s the result! You need to let these dry for 15 minutes before arranging them on a plate or wrapping them in plastic to give as gifts.
To make this box more enjoyable and educational, you can also explain the life cycle of the butterfly to your child.
You can bring them all together, mix them in different serving plates, or just arrange them individually. We served them in wooden plates and they looked amazing! Afterwards, the kids enjoyed munching on them too!
It’s our first Gramma in a Box, and I’m quite impressed with the subscription’s concept. Any grandparent who entertains grandkids once in a while will find it useful, as well as families who want to get their kids started on hands-on activities in the kitchen when grandma is far away. The cookies and pretzel sticks are delicious! They’re homemade so they do feel like they came from grandma! My oldest children – ages 9, 7, and 3 – each absolutely loved participating in this box, it was a fantastic Saturday morning activity, and I didn’t have to deal with any baking. Plus we got to talk about the butterfly lifecycle, so this box was educational, too! One of our favorite kids’ craft boxes – we just had so much fun!
What do you think about Gramma In A Box?