Koala Crate is a monthly subscription box that encourages play based learning for kids between the ages of 3 and 4. Every crate is chock-full of play-and-learn activities that engage the natural curiosity and creativity of preschoolers.
Koala Crate is one of the boxes in the Kiwi Crate family. Other boxes include:
- Kiwi Crate has creative and educational projects for kids ages 5 to 8.
- Tinker Crate encourages hands on learning and experimentation in science and engineering for kids between 9 to 16+.
- Doodle Crate builds confidence and creativity in kids between the ages of 9 to 16+.
Cost: $19.95/month, $19.95/month (3 month sub.), $18.50/month (6 month sub.), $16.95/month (12 month sub.)
Shipping: Free in the U.S. and $6.95 to Canada.
Promo Code: SHARE30 - Save 30% off your first month!
This month's project is "Swirly Ornaments" and will require a grownup's assistance. It's high on the messiness scale and high in the grownup involvement.
The box includes supplies to make your own festive ornaments. It involves squeezing some liquid watercolours into an ornament. Give it a good swirl to mix the colours. Add a few drops of glitter paint and a marble, then swirl again (the marble helps to cost the inside). You have to set the ornament upside down for about an hour to let the extra paint and marble drip out. After 1 hour, turn the ornament right side up and let it dry overnight. After the paint has dried, slide in a cork, wrap a pipe cleaner around the neck and bend it into a hook. Tie on a ribbon and you're done!
The boys really enjoyed this project! They liked picking their colours it was very easy for them to do, although a bit messy. We made the mistake of adding too much paint into one of the ornaments and it took more than a day to dry, so that kind of sucked having to wait longer, but in the end they all tuned out nicely. Now they each have their own special ornament to hang on the Christmas tree for years to come!
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