I don’t know about you guys, but I love when I find a high-quality monthly subscription kit. I love to save them for a rainy day, a sick day, or a super-crabby day when we need to breathe and switch gears.
Well, folks, I just found a new monthly kit: Kith & Kin Create, and it is pretty fantastic (In truth, my friend Melissa discovered these kits and shared the link with me. Thank you, MH!).
Disclosure: I received a free Kith & Kin kit in exchange for a review. I was not required to write a positive review. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I only share products that I believe others will enjoy.
The truth about some of those other monthly subscription kits
Here’s the thing about some of those monthly subscription kits: Most of the kits on the market are oodles of fun for kids, but not so exciting for parents. That’s wonderful when you are looking to tackle your to-do list without interruptions, but what if you like to be creative, too?
And, let’s be honest: How many of those monthly craft projects do you actually keep? In our home, they are out and about for a few weeks before they end up lost, broken, or recycled.
Kith & Kin Create: A New Monthly Kit that is Fun for the Entire Family
And that’s where Kith & Kin Create comes in, folks! Check this out:
- Kith & Kin kits inspire creativity and allow grown-ups to have fun, too.
- Kith & Kin seeks to provide families with projects that could be displayed in the home, or those that are useful.
Kith & Kin: A new monthly subscription kit for those who love to DIT!
While many kits on the market are of the DIY variety, Kith & Kin kits are DIT: Do it Together. Kith & Kin kits are designed for families, or friends, to do together. There are no age requirements and all completed projects are safe for all ages. Kits arrive jam-packed; there is no need to run out to the store to purchase additional materials.
Kith & Kin kits would be perfect for:
- Busy families who yearn for more creative time together yet are short on planning time.
- Homeschool families looking for fun art projects.
- Those who are interested in trying craft techniques at home.
- Teens looking for something fun to do.
- Grandparents and grandchildren!
- College students seeking to get creative.
- Kith & Kin would make for a fun birthday party, too!
- A perfectly fun and unique birthday or Christmas gift.
Want to see an example of a Kith & Kin kit?
We recently had the chance to check out a Kith & Kin kit for ourselves and we had a blast. Our kit arrived neatly packaged.
I love Kith & Kin’s beautiful instructions. Each step included both an image and text, so even the littlest member could follow along as I read!
The kit that we received included materials to make marbled clay bowls: clay (white, pink, and yellow), a small glass bowl for molding purposes, a rolling-pin, and the detailed instructions you see above.
On this particular day, Miss T was at school and I was home with the boys. T’s birthday is coming up and the boys thought she would like a bowl and some charms for her special day. Quickly, we got to work.
We warmed up our clay by kneading it, and then we rolled it out.
I loved that we were all working alongside each other. Clay is oodles of fun and, as I was working, I realized that it’s been years since I have used anything other than play dough!
We followed the instructions to roll the clay into thin strips.
Next, we braided different color strands together and squished them into a ball. This was fun for the boys! They squished and squeezed until the colors were to their liking. Then, it was time to roll it out once more and use the small bowl and a butter knife (the only tool not included in kit) to cut out circles. Gently, we pressed the circles into the bowl, one at a time, to make a bowl shape.
After the boys had created their respective bowls, we had some clay left over. I dug out these fun little cookie cutters and we used them to make small charms for Miss T.
Once we had cut out our charms, we used a toothpick to make a small hole in case T wants to wear them on a necklace.
We baked our goodies in a preheated 275-degree oven for fifteen minutes. Easy-peasy!
Honestly? This is the most fun we’ve had with an art kit in quite some time. I love that there was enough clay for everyone to use, and I love that we played together.
We made beautiful treasures that T will adore and we made memories that I will treasure for years to come. I’m looking forward to what Kith & Kin has in store for the future, that’s for sure!
Interested in Kith & Kin?
Kith & Kin currently offers four subscription options:
3-month prepay: $85.00
6-month prepay: $160.00
12-month prepay: $299.00
And check this out: For each subscription that remains active for one year, Kith & Kin donates a box to a child in need in the Atlanta area. Didn’t that just fill your bucket?
A special offer for My Little Poppies readers…
From now until the end of the year, My Little Poppies readers will get 20% off of their Kith & Kin order with the check-out code POPPIES.
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Cait co-hosts The Homeschool Sisters Podcast and is co-founder of Raising Poppies, a community for parents of gifted and twice-exceptional children. Cait is also founder of the Family Book Club at My Little Poppies, a fantastic community of book-loving parents and the Gameschool Community at My Little Poppies, a vibrant community of gameschoolers.
Cait is a contributing writer for Simple Homeschool. Her work has also appeared on The Huffington Post, The Mighty, Scary Mommy, GeekMom, and many others. You can find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram
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