What is CraftersCrate? Well, my daughter was dying to find out too!
CratersCrate Handmade by You is a 3 or 6 month subscription kit that is filled with well thought out and fun craft activities for your little crafter to enjoy. The box arrives at your doorstep filled with start to stop complete crafts that are targeted for crafters between 5 and 10 years old. My daughter is 8 and is a true crafter, so it was fun watching her reaction to a readymade box of things to do.
The Craft Crate box contains 4 complete craft kits for different skill levels and attention spans. My daughter was able to complete 3 of the four kits completely by herself, and 2 of those in just minutes. Even younger kids could fly solo on at least one of the projects but would likely need help with the rest. One of our kits was a Duck Tape Wallet which I was excited for but had my 12 year old try it as I knew my 8 year old would end up Duck Taped to the wallet for life! It was difficult even for him but was fun and showed how much thought CraftersCrate put into the diversity of the craft projects.
The Craft Crate kits themselves were a compilation of household items that are cheap and easy to come by for projects that are common on Pinterest and in family magazines. The cost of the monthly subscription is $24 per box. Huh? That’s what I thought too, a bit steep for me for the content of this particular box. It was fun yes, but was truly filled with things that you already have for free in your home. I would be disappointed spending over $70 for a 3 month subscription. But, what I would readily pay for is a CratersCrate Handmade by You book that had just the project information. It would be a great way to teach kiddos how to repurpose everyday things that we already have into fun projects for kids and a fantastic teacher gift!!