I am a very uncrafty person, and don’t even have a craft board on Pinterest I’m so put off/fearful/unpractised/useless at things that involve glue, scissors, tape, materials, sticking and assembling.
Fortunately my son does a lot of craft at school, which lets me off the hook a bit, but there’s still room for more creative play, especially with holidays coming up.
So when I was contacted by Ellie Crate to see if I would like to try some kits out, I was quite excited. It meant I wouldn’t have to shop for anything or figure out how to do anything since the kits contain everything (I even had crayons and sticky tape in mine), plus clear instructions with images. The only thing I had to use of my own was a scissors.
The online store has tens of craft sets to choose from, and they’re always updating. There is also a good mix of materials – you can choose sets with beads, paper, foam, scratch art and fabric. The sets also have wide appeal – there’s everything from fairies, princesses and sealife to pirates, monsters and animals. There are also themed sets for occasions such as Halloween and Christmas.
My little dude and I sat down for some crafting and three things happened:
– He had fun
– I had fun
– He created really cool things such as a snowglobe and a bookmark
Each set is well priced – an average of R45 each, and you can become a member of Ellie Crate where you pay a nominal monthly fee and get a crate shipped to your child each month (shipping is free). The sets are suitable for kids from around 4 to 7, and depending on the age and stage, parental help might be needed.
I think they would make brilliant stocking fillers, birthday gifts and even take-home party gifts for something different to sweets (moms will love you for it).