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Kid's Busy answer to every busy mother's prayers!

Posted May 12 2009 5:53pm
My kids LOVE art. They could be having the worst day and all I have to say is, "Let's do some art projects" and everything is okay in the world again. The frowns and tears are suddenly replaced with smiles and cheer (hey, that rhymed...yeah, it's the little things that amuse me, obviously).

So I was totally excited when I was given the opportunity to review the Spring Solo Deluxe Edition made by Kid's Busy Box. The company was started by 5 mothers in Maryland who wanted to stimulate their children’s creativity and confidence without spending a lot of time searching for ideas and shopping for materials. Between the 5 of them, they had 11 children who all loved the creative process of these moms came together and created this wonderful company, with the hopes of inspiring other parents to nurture their own children's creative abilities.

Each Kid's Busy Box is comprised of:

• 20 high-quality crafts
• Easy-to-follow instructions
• All the craft materials included: yarn, tissue paper, pipe cleaners, beads, stickers & more (materials vary by season)

You have the option to use your own glue, crayons, markers, tape and other art supplies to complete the projects OR you can upgrade to a deluxe edition and all the art supplies needed are included! How wonderful is that?! When you upgrade to a deluxe edition, it's really as simple as opening up your Kid's Busy Box and you're ready to start creating art with your children!

If you have more than one child, you can select a DOUBLE TAKE or TRIPLE PLAY to get two or three craft sets so each child can do the same craft (everyone's happy this way!)

As stated above, we received the Spring Solo Deluxe Edition box to review. Included were all the supplies and instructions that we would need to complete the following 20 crafts:

Seeds in a Garden ... Caterpillar ... Ladybug ... "C" is for Clover ... Wind Sock ... All About Me Book ... Decorative Egg ... Pasta Sorting ... Snap Bracelet ... One Fish Two Fish ... Royal Crown ... Floating Butterflies ... Sailboat ... Earth Card ... Beaded Napkin Ring ... Secret Message ... Bird's Nest ... Bunny Rabbit ... I'm Feeling Happy ... Action Figure

When Kid's Busy Box say everything is included with the deluxe edition, they weren't messing around! Every single thing that we would need (even down to a ruler, scotch tape, child-sized scissors and a hole punch) was included!

Bella wanted to start off with the One Fish Two Fish craft and she had so much fun with it. The instructions were very easy to follow and she was able to do everything herself (with my supervision), including glueing the colored rice onto the paper and cutting out the paper fish.

Cole was anxious to make the Wind Sock and, again, he was able to complete the project himself (with my supervision).

Here is he is with the finished project hanging above him....

Then, today, while Bella and the little twins napped, he wanted to do some more crafts. He chose the Royal Crown and the Birds Nest.

Not only did the kids have a fun time with these crafts, but I enjoyed the time as well. Sometimes I have a tendency to feel overwhelmed and stressed when doing crafts with the kids because there are so many various supplies needed and I'm constantly running around trying to gather everything, while the kids are whining and becoming more anxious the longer they have to wait.

But with the Kid's Busy Box, everything was already thought out and all the supplies were right there (literally....all the crafts you need for each project are stapled together with an instruction card so you don't even have to go digging around in the box for everything!!) The crafts are geared towards children ages 3-7 (parental supervision is advised).

In helping the Three Bay B Chicks, Domestically Challenged and myself in promoting the We Heart Art contest/giveaway, the generous ladies of Kid's Busy Box have offered to award one lucky winner with a Spring Solo Deluxe Edition box of their very own!!!

So what do you need to do to win this box??? Well, just continue to have your kids create a lovely art project for the We Heart Art contest/giveaway and remember to submit your entry via a post on your blog showing off the art (a Mr Linky will be up tomorrow and Thursday on my blog, as well as the Three Bay B Chicks and Domestically Challenged). All winners will be chosen randomly on Friday. If you would like to see the other amazing prizes available, click HERE. If you'd like to read more details about the We Heart Art contest/giveaway, click HERE.

If you need some suggestions for art projects to create with your kids to submit to the contest, hop on over to these creative blogs, where ideas, tips, and insights are never in short supply: Tip Junkie, Today’s Creative Blog, Toddler Craft, and I Blame Mom.

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