Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Kiwi Crate

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Recently I signed up for a a monthly service for the boy from a company called Kiwi Crate. I learned of the company via friends on Facebook. When I read the description of their service, I decided to give it a try. Basically, you pay a monthly fee and they mail you a box each month with craft supplies in it around a certain theme, based on your child's age and gender. Our first box was around the medieval theme.

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First, I put the box down on the floor and let LM explore it alone while I fed the animals. He had pulled everything out, but was taken by this wooden spoon that was in the box. So, I set about figuring out what that was for. It turns out it was part of a catapult you were to build. Then, they supplied things to fling from said catapult. Let me just say LM LOVED this catapult. He loved putting it together, but mostly he loved shooting it off - full of little pom poms and a big pom as well as a ping pong ball. He giggled uncontrollably over it. It was too cute.


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Those shoes are toast, by the way - had to get bigger ones last weekend. Oy!


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We played with the catapult, no kidding, for an HOUR.

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Notice the shoes came off - not only because they were small, but because he'd rather be barefooted.
Maybe he's my child after all. ;-)

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Then, we put together the medieval hat, dyed the "flag" and put together the mask. When Daddy arrived home a bit later, we had to show him all the fun, too.

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The hat...

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...the supplies for dying the silk...

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In went the silk into the Kool-aid water!

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You can see in some photos that a bit of it splashed out of the bowl and onto his feet. 

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He was so excited to show Daddy what he could do with this catapult thing.

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Then he wanted Daddy to do it, of course!

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Look out belowwwwwww!

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Daddy tried on the mask, of course.

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So LM did too...for a split second.

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And Daddy looked particularly stunning in the hat, don't ya think?
You add the silk to the hat, but ours was still drying on this night.

LM liked the whole box, but by far his favorite was the catapult. And, we've played with the contents for several days in a row. I love that we can do that, but that when they are spent we can feel no obligation to save them - we can just recycle them and look forward to the next box!

I give Kiwi Crate a big thumbs up, and so does the Little Man.

See you soon.

1 comment:

  1. You do come up with some great ideas...I know via facebook friends, these activities not only teach but give you and Sam a lot of one on one times with Luke. He is a lucky kid to have such caring parents.

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