Gift Suggestion 2012 | Kiwi Crate Crafty Christmas

Over the next few weeks I'll be periodically sharing gift suggestions for memory keepers (photographers, scrapbookers, crafters, etc). Today I'm starting with something that's great for kids.

Earlier this year I wrote about Kiwi Crate and have totally become a fan. I love gifts that encourage creativity and self-expression. This holiday season they've got three specialty boxes available (not included in the monthly kit): Handmade Hanukkah, Gifts Made By Me and Crafty Christmas. I went with Crafty Christmas for Anna.

When my sister and niece were here last week the crate arrived while Anna was at school. Gabrielle helped Katie and I open it up to check out the fun contents - we'll be waiting until December to actually work on the crafts (will likely use it as an Advent activity).

This crate includes all the materials kids need to make festive decorations for the holidays:

  • Paint Swirl Ornaments–Kids swirl paints and create a set of 3 one-of-a-kind ornaments. These beautiful baubles are topped with a bow and a pipe cleaner hook—perfect for trimming the tree.

  • Gingerbread House–Kids create a wintery home and snowy scene, without the sticky mess (and sugary high) of a traditional gingerbread house. This project includes sturdy cardboard cut-outs, ribbons, pom-poms, tissue paper, and more. Inspiration cards are included, and creativity is encouraged.

Price: $19.95

Check out their other specialty boxes: Handmade Hanukkah, Gifts Made By Me

Gift subscriptions are available if you're a grandparent, aunt/uncle, friend, etc.

Information on their monthly subscription crates can be found here.

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