Every person is creative in some way. I fully believe that. I’m creative with my words, and I’m creative with my ability to help others be their absolute best.
But I’m NOT creative when it comes to more traditional outlets of creative expression, like drawing, painting, sewing, etc. This is especially tough to deal with when you have young kids at home and a Pinterest board that mocks you on the daily. I have pinned so many things and promised myself that I can easily get the supplies I need at Michael’s and do something fun and crafty with Darah.
You guys, the few times I have set foot into Michael’s have all been scary experiences. I’m like a frightened, lost puppy in that store. I’m always completely turned around and when someone offers to help me, I can’t even really explain what I’m looking for!
HOT. MESS. That’s me every time I try to get my craft on.
And that is why I am SOOO bonkers about the ItsySparks kit (mom…you remember asking for birthday gift ideas for Darah? Here ya go!!!). This is a monthly craft subscription service that I WILL be purchasing. Each kit comes with 4 fantastic activities that are age appropriate for your child. The crafts are easy enough that those without the crafty gene can actually complete them. They are cute. They are quality. And best of all, they come with A LOT of great ideas for ways that you can enrich the experience of that craft (related book ideas, outdoor activities, recipes, etc.). It is so comprehensive and SO, SO SO worth the $24.95/month (it’s only $20/month if you sign up for 6 months or more!).
Because I don’t have a craft room, or heck, even a craft bin in my house, I would spend more than $20 each month trying to buy all the items I would need. And don’t even get me started on the time it would take to prep each craft. Simply put, I would spend a lot of money and then never do anything. ItsySparks makes it all very doable.
And just in case you aren’t artsy just like me, but you are still trying to convince yourself that you could do this all yourself, let me just show you how much help folks like us need. Even with VERY DETAILED step-by-step instructions, I STILL messed up one of the crafts.
I was supposed to have Darah pour this dirt into a nylon stocking piece that was included so that our grass buddy we were making would have more of a shape. This is my face after I realized what I did:
We are hopeless, folks. But I’m happy to say that our grass friend still turned out really cute. Darah had a blast. It was actually really great bonding time together.
She wanted to do another craft that afternoon, so we worked on making a lei necklace.
Not only did we have an adorable final product, but I was impressed to see how much concentration Darah gave to the project, and how much hand-eye coordination she used during the process. Basically, it was an awesome experience. I can’t wait for next month’s kit!
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I received a complimentary kit for review purposes. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are strictly my own. This post contains affiliate links.