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.
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Green Kid Crafts offers two age ranges – the Junior Discovery Box (ages 2-4) or the Discovery Box (ages 5-10+). This is a review of the Discovery box! Green Kid Crafts also offers a Sibling Discovery Box (ages 2-10+).
The June 2019 Green Kid Crafts theme is CANDLE SCIENCE.
The box itself is in green, with cute doodles on it, and all the items are packed neatly inside it.
The booklet provides essential information about the subscription and projects that you can work on.
The back of the booklet shows some shared photos from subscribers. You can also get featured in the next box when you share your photos or videos and use the hashtag #GreenKidCrafts!
The booklet has a table of contents and an introduction to Candle Science.
The booklet provided complete instructions and details about each project.
There’s a total of 4 projects for this activity box!
The booklet contains a lot of cool on-page activities for your kids to enjoy, like puzzles and mazes.
My son immediately grabbed his pencil and started finding the hidden objects!
He also solved the maze on the other page!
Another activity that my kids love is the build-a-story where they will fill the blanks to complete the story, and for this month, it’s all about beeswax!
There’s also this activity where the kids will use the Wikki Stix to connect the numbered dots.
Here’s the Candle Expert badge that we can stick to the badges’ sheet!
Everything in my box!
The box provided all the materials that we’ll be needing to complete all the projects, except for a pair of scissors. Also from home, we’ll need to use the microwave and refrigerator.
Project #1: Beeswax Candles. For the first project, we’re forming some beeswax candles.
Aside from the beeswax sheets, we also used the wicks and candle holders.
After placing the wick inside the sheet, with one end longer than the top of the beeswax sheet, roll the sheet to form the candle.
The shape and size of the candle will depend on how you roll the sheets.
Here are the three completed candles with their own stand. I really like how the blue one turned out!
Project #2: Waxed Yarn Bees. Next up is making some bee models using the waxed yarn, or popularly known as Wikki Stix!
My son started separating the Wikki Stix, then formed the parts that will make up the bee model.
The kids made a 2D bee model! It’s fun to play with these waxed yarns as their really flexible and can almost take any form!
Project #3: Wax Dyeing. Now, it’s time to use the crayons to color some wax! This is the most enjoyable out of all the candle projects!
The kids divided the wax into the cups first.
They added the broken crayons on each cup. One has red and yellow crayons, another one with red and blue, the third with yellow and blue, and the last one doesn’t have any crayons added on it.
We microwaved all the wax with crayons, stirred each until all the wax and crayons melted, and colors are incorporated.
Project #4: Make Tea Light Candles. After melting the wax and crayons, we poured each color on the holders with wicks and waited for each to solidify into beautiful candles.
We also formed layers of colors on each of the tea light candles!
The wax easily solidified when placed inside the refrigerator.
Here are our tea light wax candles! I like the layers, they all look pretty!
These little candles can be a nice gift to friends, we just need a nice box and ribbon to wrap them up!
We really enjoyed this month’s Candle Science!
This month’s projects are one of the easiest we encountered from the Green Kid Crafts box, but they’re really enjoyable as well! The products are also useful, and our favorite is the tea light candles that we can turn into a gift for family or friends (Grandma loved them!). They also love making more colors by mixing the available crayons. It’s really a great box that doesn’t just let the kids learn, but also develop their artistic skills!
Has your family tried Green Kid Crafts?