Koala Crate January 2016 Review + Half Off Coupon – Little Artist
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Koala Crate is a subscription for 3-4 year olds. Boxes are $19.95 and filled with a fun magazine and crafts. Koala Crate has a partnership with Highlights magazine, so there are fun articles and activities included in the box. My 3-year-old gets Koala Crate and he loves that he can do crafts just like his older brother. There are not many subscriptions that are appropriate for 3 year olds.
Koala Crate always comes in a little yellow box.
Koala Crate partners with Highlights Magazine to create Imagine Magazine. The magazine is filled with stories and games.
There are many activities in the magazine. There is a fun activity to paint with pom poms and how to make pictures in clay.
This month, the theme for this month is “Little Artist”.
Each activity has a key to let parents know how messy it is, how much grownup involvement is needed and what skills the child will learn.
Art Smock (Messiness: High, Grownup Involvement: Medium) I am not sure why this was put on the far right of the brochure, because this of the first activity you need to do.
For this activity, you need to write your child's name on the card and then let your child paint over the name. Your child can use the apron when painting the other projects in the box.
Here is the completed apron. The apron has velcro pieces to go around your child's neck and it ties around the waist. I was impressed that the fabric was so thick.
Abstract Sculpture (Messiness: High, Grownup Involvement: High) This project took the longest in the box. Your child paints the paper shapes, then makes a sculpture with them.
This is everything for the abstract sculpture. The green sheet is the little shapes you paint, before putting the sculpture together.
Once you put the shapes in the box, your child squeezes paint in the box with wooden beads.
Before the shaking…..
Your child shakes the box and lets the paint and beads cover all the shapes.
This is the finished sculpture. My husband had to help with the pipe cleaners, but I think the project turned out well.
Color Block Paining (Messiness: High, Grownup Involvement: High) This activity was similar to an old Kiwi Crate activity. You place paint tape on a canvas then paint the squares.
Koala Crate included paint, tape, ribbon, plate and a canvas.
I placed the paint tape on the canvas, then let T paint. He made purple and orange to go with the regular colors Koala Crate included in the box.
Once the canvas was dry, you peel off the tape and attach the ribbon. The canvas turned out beautiful.
Final Thought: This was the best box for my 3 year old. He loves to paint and create, so he had a blast! There is still paint tape left and the apron can be saved for future projects. If you want to subscribe to Koala Crate, or any of the Kiwi Crate subscriptions, use this link and my exclusive code MOM50 to save 50% on any line.
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