I am loving the new fad where one get’s a craft subscription delivered to the comforts of your home, without any hassles of running from shop to shop trying to locate the materials. The latest to join the bandwagon is Crafty Chimp
Crafty Chimp deals with subscriptions that are hands on, have art, craft and fun activities for kids aged 6 to 10. All materials and instructions are included. Each month is centered around a new and exciting theme, and once completed, the crafts become toys or keepsakes for your kids.
I received their sample box a few days back ..
– A starter kit with A pencil, sharpener, rubber, cello tape, scissors, brush & palette that came in a neat pouch.
– 2 fun activities & all materials and instructions included.
Create a family album with colorful embellishments. A perfect way to treasure your cherished moments.
Draw a tree with thumb prints of your family members. A perfect wall art that says together we make a family.
– An open ended craft material (Cotton swab) and inspiration to participate in their monthly Craft Challenge – Craft-a-thon.
We decided to try out the Family tree as my extended family was here to celebrate Lil P’s bday. This package had a canvas board, an instruction booklet & 6 colours from Faber castell.
I really Liked that the instructions were clear and carried pictures for each step. Also the idea in itself was also open ended. Sure we had to make a family Tree but it did not say that it had to look the same.The materials were simple enough to increase / decrease the complexity of the design.
Here’s what we made. I drew the trunk of the tree and Lil P managed the rest on her own. First we used a sponge (not included in the kit) to make the background blue. Then i used a paint brush and black paint to draw the trunk. Lil P and the rest of the family added their finger print leaves. We used markers to draw the swing & bird.
What I liked –
- Activities are age appropriate .. The idea is simple for a 6 year old to manage and a 10 year old can definitely improvise on it.
- Subscription cost at 700 Rs a month is a good deal.
What I would have liked to be different –
- It would have been nice to have a canvas that’s mounted on a frame instead of a flat board so that its ready to hang.
- The paints were a big flop for me. 4 out of 6 were already dry. Adding water helped, but it lost out on being a finger paint. I think the MFD was old.. But then again, it was not Crafty Chimp that was at fault here – The paints were in a sealed box.
- I would have liked a black sketch pen in their starter kit.
My Verdict – I give it a 8/10.
If you would like to know more about them.. Here are their contact details..
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Crafty-Chimp/482300925188256
Phone – 080 56 107115
Email – [email protected]
Website – http://www.craftychimp.com
Note – While I have received a sample box to review, I have not been compensated for writing this review in any way. All opinions and comments are my own.