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Beating Bad Weather with Craft Kits from Seedling

Beating Bad Weather with Craft Kits from Seedling

Winter and spring seem to be in cahoots this year. One day will be frigid and snowy while the next is sunny and warm followed by rain and hail the next. My kids and I love getting outside when the temperature warms up, but the weather does not always cooperate. After a long winter of ups and downs, my toddler and kindergartener sometimes get a little antsy from being stuck inside all day. When recently offered the chance to review a Creative Cardmaking Kit, Design Your Own Superhero Cape, and Create Your Own Ice Princess Tutu from Seedling in exchange for my honest opinion, I eagerly accepted the opportunity.

About Seedling

Imagining a world in which creative play is the most valued part of childhood, Seedling designs nourishing play experiences that value process and encourage experimentation, decision-making, and social interaction. Loved by children and trusted by parents, the award-winning products from the company are specifically designed to help families put the child in control of the experience and to encourage kids to create their own adventures. Sold around the world in over 19 countries and translated into ten languages, Seedling products cross ethnic and cultural barriers.

Price and Design

Creative Cardmaking Kit

Recommended for ages 4 to 12, the Creative Cardmaking Kit comes with six colorful blank cards, six kraft paper envelopes, glitter glue pens, feathers, sequins craft shapes, and colored pencils. Little crafters can make dazzling personalized greetings to send in the mail to family and friends with the kit, which currently costs $19.99.

Seedling Creative Cardmaking Kit

Design Your Own Superhero Cape

Recommended for ages 4 and older, the Design Your Own Superhero Cape kit comes with a blue cotton superhero cape that measures 33 inches in length with 30-inch ties, craft glue, natural bristle paintbrush, foam and felt sheets, foam stars, glitter glue, and colored pencils. Currently priced at $39.99, the kit promotes creative confidence, problem-solving skills, creative and imaginative play.

Seedling Design Your Own Superhero Cape

Create Your Own Ice Princess Tutu

Recommended for ages 4 and older, the Create Your Own Ice Princess Tutu kit comes with two pieces of English tulle, felt snowflakes, satin ribbon, pompoms, rhinestones, craft glue, glitter glue, tape measure, elastic, and instructions. Little girls (or boys) can create a unique tulle skirt with the easy no-sew kit, which currently costs $49.99.

Seedling Create Your Own Ice Princess Tutu

Evaluation

My daughter is five, and my son is two. However, my son refuses to let his sister do anything that he is not allowed to do. Although Seedlings recommends all three activity kits for kids age 4 and older, my son was able to do both the Creative Cardmaking Kit and Design Your Own Superhero Cape with a little help. My daughter was able to make her own cards with supervision and designed her own tutu with just a little assistance.

While the weather was super cold a few weeks ago, my kiddos and I stayed indoors and made cards using the Creative Cardmaking Kit. The cards were colorful, and I love the supplies that came in the kit. I especially enjoyed making a peacock for my mom with the feathers. My son, who loves anything gluey and glittery, love squeezing the glitter glue onto his cards. My daughter had a fun time creating two cards of her own, one for her daddy and one for her grandma. I also appreciated the inclusion of the envelopes, which made giving the handmade cards extremely easy! I did not have to hunt for envelopes that fit.

Materials in Seedling Creative Cardmaking Kit Cards in Seedling Creative Cardmaking Kit

Using Glitter Glue from the Seedling Creative Cardmaking Kit More Glitter Glue from the Seedling Creative Cardmaking Kit

Love Card from the Seedling Creative Cardmaking Kit Making Cards with the Seedling Creative Cardmaking Kit

Six Cards from the Seedling Creative Cardmaking Kit

Although my son is only almost two and a half, he and I made a superhero cape for him one afternoon using the Design Your Own Superhero Cape kit while my daughter worked on her school work. My son loved squeezing the glue onto the backs of the stars and the other foam and felt shapes that I cut out for him. He told me what shape he wanted, and then I cut out each one for him. He wanted a duck, train, rocket, airplane and moon. However, once again, he especially liked the glitter glue. He had a blast squeezing the glue onto the cape and then smearing it around with the paintbrush. If he could have covered the entire cape in glitter glue, I think he would have! The glittery and gluier, the better! My only complaint was the shredded paper in the bottom of the kit, which was super annoying to clean up.

Materials in Seedling Design Your Own Superhero Cape Designing with the Seedling Design Your Own Superhero Cape

Gluing the Foam Stars of the Seedling Design Your Own Superhero Cape Spreading the Glitter Glue of the Seedling Design Your Own Superhero Cape

Working on the Seedling Design Your Own Superhero Cape Spreading More Glitter Glue of the Seedling Design Your Own Superhero Cape

Decorating with the Seedling Design Your Own Superhero Cape Finished Cape from Seedling Design Your Own Superhero Cape

My daughter loves all things poofy and glittery, so she was super excited for the Create Your Own Ice Princess Tutu kit because she wanted to dress up like a princess. The kit is pretty easy to follow. I cut and tied the tulle for her, and then she had fun gluing on the snowflakes, pompoms, and jewels. I did have to apply extra glue to the snowflakes and pompoms to make the pieces stick to the tulle well. However, my daughter loves her new handmade ice princess tutu.

Materials in Seedling Create Your Own Ice Princess Tutu Measuring for the Seedling Create Your Own Ice Princess Tutu

Tulle in Seedling Create Your Own Ice Princess Tutu Tying the Tulle of the Seedling Create Your Own Ice Princess Tutu

Undecorated Skirt of Seedling Create Your Own Ice Princess Tutu Decorating with the Seedling Create Your Own Ice Princess Tutu

Adding Pompoms from Seedling Create Your Own Ice Princess Tutu Gluing Decorations from the Seedling Create Your Own Ice Princess Tutu

Finishing the Seedling Create Your Own Ice Princess Tutu Finished Tutu from Seedling Create Your Own Ice Princess Tutu

Final Verdict

I previously reviewed the DIY Galaxy in a Jar kit from Seedling, so I was super excited to share the Creative Cardmaking Kit, Design Your Own Superhero Cape, and Create Your Own Ice Princess Tutu kits with my kids. My kids and I made dazzling personalized greetings to send in the mail to family and friends with the Creative Cardmaking Kit. My son and I had a blast decorating his very own superhero cape. My daughter absolutely loves her new ice princess tutu that she decorated by herself. I continue to be impressed with Seedling and recommend the online shop to other parents who are searching for creative ideas and activities to do with their kids to beat the bad weather!

For more information or to make a purchase, visit the Seedling website. You can also follow the company on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Image Credits

Beating Bad Weather with Craft Kits from Seedling © 2017 Heather Johnson
Seedling Creative Cardmaking Kit © 2017 Heather Johnson
Seedling Design Your Own Superhero Cape © 2017 Heather Johnson
Seedling Create Your Own Ice Princess Tutu © 2017 Heather Johnson
Materials in Seedling Creative Cardmaking Kit © 2017 Heather Johnson
Cards in Seedling Creative Cardmaking Kit © 2017 Heather Johnson
Using Glitter Glue from the Seedling Creative Cardmaking Kit © 2017 Heather Johnson
More Glitter Glue from the Seedling Creative Cardmaking Kit © 2017 Heather Johnson
Love Card from the Seedling Creative Cardmaking Kit © 2017 Heather Johnson
Making Cards with the Seedling Creative Cardmaking Kit © 2017 Heather Johnson
Six Cards from the Seedling Creative Cardmaking Kit © 2017 Heather Johnson
Materials in Seedling Design Your Own Superhero Cape © 2017 Heather Johnson
Designing with the Seedling Design Your Own Superhero Cape © 2017 Heather Johnson
Gluing the Foam Stars of the Seedling Design Your Own Superhero Cape © 2017 Heather Johnson
Spreading the Glitter Glue of the Seedling Design Your Own Superhero Cape © 2017 Heather Johnson
Working on the Seedling Design Your Own Superhero Cape © 2017 Heather Johnson
Spreading More Glitter Glue of the Seedling Design Your Own Superhero Cape © 2017 Heather Johnson
Decorating with the Seedling Design Your Own Superhero Cape © 2017 Heather Johnson
Finished Cape from Seedling Design Your Own Superhero Cape © 2017 Heather Johnson
Materials in Seedling Create Your Own Ice Princess Tutu © 2017 Heather Johnson
Measuring for the Seedling Create Your Own Ice Princess Tutu © 2017 Heather Johnson
Tulle in Seedling Create Your Own Ice Princess Tutu © 2017 Heather Johnson
Tying the Tulle of the Seedling Create Your Own Ice Princess Tutu © 2017 Heather Johnson
Undecorated Skirt of Seedling Create Your Own Ice Princess Tutu © 2017 Heather Johnson
Decorating with the Seedling Create Your Own Ice Princess Tutu © 2017 Heather Johnson
Adding Pompoms from Seedling Create Your Own Ice Princess Tutu © 2017 Heather Johnson
Gluing Decorations from the Seedling Create Your Own Ice Princess Tutu © 2017 Heather Johnson
Finishing the Seedling Create Your Own Ice Princess Tutu © 2017 Heather Johnson
Finished Tutu from Seedling Create Your Own Ice Princess Tutu © 2017 Heather Johnson

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