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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
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.