Father’s Day Craft Kit Giveaway

Father's Day Craft Kit Giveaway

Now that it is officially June, we are giving away one of our Father's Day craft kits!

Let your kids show Dad or Grandpa how much you love and appreciate him by assembling these gifts for him. This kit includes all of the supplies you need to assemble the crafts. You only need scissors. All craft kits are individually packaged and include instructions.

Your kids will love putting these crafts together and will delight in their "handmade" creations. You can also help your kids learn about measurement with the tape measure craft and buoyancy with the foam ship craft, and also improve their creativity and fine motor skills with all of the crafts!

Father's Day Craft Kit by Carefree Crafts
Father's Day Craft Kit by Carefree Crafts

If you are not familiar with Carefree Crafts, curates craft kits that are appropriate for kids ages 3-7 and delivers them to your door. We currently offer a kids craft subscription starting at $14.95for one child and $23.92 for two children. You can get your first month for only $5.95 using the SAVE60 coupon. Limit 1 per household; new subscribers only.

For all you dads out there, I hope you can spend a relaxing and memorable day with your dads, kids, and family!
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Mother’s Day Craft Kit Giveaway

Mother's Day Craft Kit Giveaway

One of my new favorite holidays is coming up in about ~2 weeks – Mother's Day! In honor of Mother's Day, we are giving away our Mother's Day Craft Kit. This craft kit is great for kids ages 3-7.

I became a mom 5+ years ago when my daughter was born, and have added 2 more to our crew since. Mother's Day has become more special to me now that I've had some years of motherhood under my belt, because I can now fully appreciate what my mother did for me and my siblings. My mom had 6 children – no, that is not a typo. I can't even fathom what her days looked like when we were toddlers and babies. I know I would have been pulling my hair out! But my mom always took care of us with a big, generous heart and truly sacrificed her time, life, and body for us. I cannot thank you enough, Mom!

We hand-selected the crafts in our Mother's Day craft kit so kids could have fun showing how much they love and appreciate mom and grandma. It also has the added benefit of letting kids work on coloring, writing, beading, gluing, and fine motor placement skills. Whew! That is a lot! πŸ™‚

Mother's Day Craft Kit by Carefree Crafts
Mother's Day Craft Kit by Carefree Crafts

If you are not familiar with Carefree Crafts, curates craft kits that are appropriate for kids ages 3-7 and delivers them to your door. We currently offer a kids craft subscription starting at $14.95 for one child and $22.42 for two children. You can get your first month for only $5.95 using the SAVE60 coupon.

For all you moms out there, I hope you can spend a relaxing and memorable day with your moms, kids, and family!
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Hello Kitty Purse Craft Review and Giveaway

Hello Kitty Purse Craft Kit Giveaway

We are giving away this adorable Hello Kitty Purse craft. I would say this is a great craft for kids ages 8+. It's also a great craft for adults who want to hand-make a Hello Kitty craft for your child, grandchild, or niece. My 5-year old daughter loves the soft feel of the purse – it's made of really soft felt. It also has an adjustable strap and velcro closure so your child can take it anywhere.

Hello Kitty Purse
Hello Kitty Purse

Sew a Hello Kitty Groovy Bag

The instructions in this craft kit do take a little time to decipher, but once I sewed the purse together, I fell in LOVE! The craft took me less than 2 hours to complete, and because it's a "sewing" craft, I did it while watching one of my favorite reality TV shows "The Real Housewives". πŸ™‚

I say it's a "sewing" craft because it's really a lacing craft with a yarn needle and different colors of yarn. All of the pieces are included – you just need scissors. When you lace the sides of the felt purse together, you'll need to make sure you line up the holes just right so the sides aren't lopsided. Also, in a few cases, the holes were too far apart and I would just have to double up on one hole to keep the purse aligned – but no biggie!

This is is a lacing craft that any girl would be proud of once completed! Here are the craft parts you'll receive. Instructions are included.

Hello Kitty purse parts
Hello Kitty purse parts

If you love the convenience of craft kits where all supplies are included, check out our offer to get a FREE craft package, filled with 5 craft kits, for your child. You pay only $2.95 for handling.

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Spring Craft Kit Giveaway

Spring Craft Kit Giveaway

Today is officially the first day of Spring, and we are celebrating by giving away a Spring Craft Kit curated by Carefree Crafts! This craft kit is a great way for your kids ages 3-10 to talk, learn about, and get excited about Spring. Spring is definitely my favorite season of the year, especially living in Michigan. πŸ™‚ While it is 27 degrees and snowing today, I know many of you across the US are experiencing much nicer weather now!

With my kids, we talk about how Spring brings warmer weather, blooming flowers, rainbows, and chirping birds. Our Spring craft kit reflects these themes and includes the following 5 crafts and supplies:

Spring Craft Kit
Spring Craft Kit
  • April Showers Bring May Flowers Sign Craft Kit – while your kids are putting this sign together, talk to them about why "April Showers bring May Flowers"
  • Spring Bird's Nest Paper Plate Craft Kit – your kids can create a hang-able scene of a mama bird feeding her baby birds
  • Bug Jar Craft Kit – your kids can decorate their own bug jar and collect bugs in the backyard (you will receive a bee or ladybug design)
  • Spring Sand Art – let your kids reveal sticky parts of the board, pour colored sand on top, and the sand will stick (you will receive a rainbow, butterfliy, flower, duck in the rain, frog, or boy in the rain design)
  • Flower Bouquet Craft Kit – your kids can assemble this felt bouquet and give it to a family member or friend
  • Tacky Glue Pen – the best glue for foam!

Carefree Crafts curates craft kits that are appropriate for kids ages 3-10 and delivers them to your door. We currently offer a kids craft subscription starting at $14.95 for one child and $22.42 for two children. Subscribers will receive craft packages that are age appropriate, gender appropriate, and addressed to your child. For a limited time, use coupon code FREETRIAL to get your first monthly craft kit for only $2.95. You can also buy individual Spring craft kits on our site.

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Get 5 FREE Craft Kits For Your Child

Get 5 FREE Craft Kits for your child

Hi everyone! Carefree Crafts is now offering 5 FREE craft kits for your kids, a $14.95 value! Your kids can craft, create, and celebrate the holidays and seasons with these crafts! Our craft packages are delivered to your door and will be addressed to your child. These craft kits are great for preschool and elementary age school children. Use coupon code FREETRIAL to get your 5 FREE crafts for your child. You pay only a $2.95 handling fee. You'll see a photo of the 5 craft kits we are currently shipping below (note, that it changes from month to month).

Easter Craft Kit
Easter Craft Kit

Why should you sign up for this deal?

I know how difficult it can be to keep your kids entertained and engaged. If I could count how many times my daughter asked “what are we going to do now?”, I would be a millionaire! I also try as much as possible to curb TV and iPad time (it’s hard, I know!). I created this craft delivery service so you could have fun craft activities on-hand AND celebrate the holidays & seasons at the same time. It’s an activity I can enjoy as a crafter – I can only play trains and cars or Barbies for so long! πŸ™‚ It’s also a great activity that helps my kids develop their fine motor skills, imaginations, and confidence.

These 5 free craft kits give you a 30-day free trial to a monthly Carefree Crafts subscription. Your kids will receive a monthly craft package, filled with FIVE holiday or seasonal themed craft kits. All supplies and instructions are included.

But don’t just take my word for it – here is some recent customer feedback on our craft kits:

star_five I wanted to let you know that we received the Valentine Craft Kit on Valentine's Day! It was a nice surprise and my daughter just loved it. We started crafting after dinner that evening and it truly was a neat kit.

– Amy

star_five I showed my daughter all the projects and she instantly wanted to do them all.

– Brittany

star_five This kept both of my children occupied far longer than I expected! I also appreciated that set up and clean up were super fast and easy for me.

– Jessie

What is in your monthly craft packages?

We curate craft kits from craft retailers like Oriental Trading, Darice, Michael’s, Joann, etc. and assemble each craft to ensure it will be kid-friendly , age appropriate, and FUN! My five-year old daughter and three-year old son help with this! You might be able to go buy some of these crafts yourself, but you would pay a lot more for these crafts in shopping, gas, and time.

How will I benefit from this craft subscription service?

  1. We consistently give you a variety of fun holiday and seasonal themed crafts that will get your kids excited about the holidays and seasons. They will love displaying and/or playing with their crafts.
  2. Our activities are pre-packaged. You can take them out one-by-one and don’t have to spend time figuring out what craft supplies go with which instructions. This is extremely valuable if you have your 1-year old tugging on you at you while your 4-year old is working on a craft activity.
  3. We select craft kits that typically create little mess. We do include a glue pen, but the pen allows for controlled release of the glue. We do include sand art at times, but we advise doing these projects outside or laying newspaper down on the table.

We are so confident your kids will LOVE our craft subscription service, we are giving you 5 FREE craft kits (pay only $2.95 for handling) with the FREETRIAL coupon code. Get this limited time offer here while you can! If you don't love our service after your first month, cancel at anytime.

Note: This is a limited time offer for new customers only. Limit 1 child per household.

Creatology Bunny House 3D Foam Craft Kit Giveaway

Bunny House 3D Foam Craft Kit Giveaway

We are soooo excited for Easter! I found these CUTE Creatology Bunny House kits at Michael's last week. The grandparents are in town this week, so Grandma helped my 5-year old daughter put this foam house together. The bunny characters are absolutely adorable!

Carefree Crafts is giving away one of these Creatology Bunny House 3D foam craft kits!!! It is a great kit for ages 5+ – even Grandma had a great time putting it together with her granddaughter. I love the bright, modern colors that Creatology used on this house, and the overall whimsical design.

Creatology 3D Bunny House
Creatology 3D Bunny House

The great thing about this kit is it requires very little glue, which means less mess! All of the pieces have peel and stick backings – the only pieces that require glue are the pieces that stick into the base (the house, bunny characters, and foam foliage).

We are going to set this out for our the Easter party we are hosting in a few weeks at our house. I will be working on more of those Easter decorations and party games soon. Stay tuned!

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St. Patrick’s Day Craft Kit Giveaway

St. Patrick's Day Craft Kit Giveaway

St. Patrick's Day (March 17) is on a Sunday this year. Yay! That means we'll have a weekend day to celebrate with our families! We have a fun St. Patrick's Day craft kit that we are giving away. The kit is a great way for preschoolers, kindergarten, and elementary school-age children to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

St. Patricks Day is a holiday filled with fantasy and fun. Some tips for those of you who want to brush up on St. Patrick's Day origin and festivities:

  • St. Patrick's Day is Ireland's national holiday and is an annual feast day celebrating the patron St. Patrick
  • St. Patrick was credited with bringing Christianity to the Irish
  • The holiday has also become popular in the U.S. where people where green and eat corned beef and cabbage, as the Irish do!
  • Shamrocks, rainbows, pots of gold, and leprechauns are also associated with St. Patrick's day.
  • The three petals on shamrocks symbolize the lucky number three, which is Ireland's magic number, and are supposed to bring good luck.
  • Leprechauns are small Irish Fairies who spend all of their time making shoes and store their coins in a hidden pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. It is said that if you catch a leprechaun, he must grant you three wishes (which could include finding out where he hides his pots of gold).
  • Wearing green makes you invisible to leprechauns who will pinch you if they see you.

The St. Patrick's Day Craft kit includes these pre-packaged crafts and supplies:

Leprechaun Neck Tie Craft Kit for Kids

St. Patrick's Day Tie
St. Patrick's Day Tie

Embellish this green St. Patrick's paper tie (12 ¾”) with self-adhesive foam pieces. Once you're done, wear it on St. Patty's Day so you don't get pinched by a leprechaun!

Leprechaun Magnet Craft Kit for Kids

Leprechaun Magnet
Leprechaun Magnet

Shamrocks are good luck. Assemble this shamrock and leprechaun magnet craft (2 ¾”) with the included glue, and put it up on your refrigerator for good luck!

Shamrock/Ladybug Charm Bracelet Craft Kit for Kids

Shamrock / Ladybug Charm Bracelet
Shamrock / Ladybug Charm Bracelet

This cute bracelet has fun ladybugs and shamrocks. Your child can give it to a family member or friend or keep it for themselves!

St. Patrick's Day Door Hanger Craft Kit for Kids

St. Patrick's Day Door Hanger
St. Patrick's Day Door Hanger

Get your shamrock on! Glue these shamrocks and pot of gold embellishments to a foam door hanger (10”), and hang them on your child's door!

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Carefree Crafts Giveaway – Valentine’s Craft Kit

Valentine's Craft Kit Giveaway

Hi everyone! Valentine's Day is next week and we are giving away one of our Valentine's Day craft kits. It includes 5 crafts and adhesive! The kit is a great way for preschoolers, kindergarten, and elementary school-age children to celebrate Valentine's Day. If your child likes crafts or Legos, they will love assembling these crafts!

The Valentine's Day craft kit includes the following pre-packaged crafts and supplies:

  1. Valentine Make a Monster Sticker Sheet – 8.5"x11" paper background and sticker sheet
  2. Valentine Puppy Lacing Craft Kit – 9.5" felt puppy with yarn, yarn needle, and foam pieces; can be used as puppet after assembly
  3. Ladybug Valentine Tic-Tac-Toe Craft Kit – 12" foam ladybug craft that can be used for tic-tac-toe after assembly
  4. Valentine Mailbox Craft Kit – 5" x 3" x 3.5" cardboard mailbox with foam pieces
  5. 3 Valentine Cards with Stickers and Envelopes – 2"x2" valentine cards, stickers, and envelopes that fit inside the Valentine Mailbox
  6. Glue Stick to assemble the crafts

This is what the before and after photos look like. You will receive the craft parts and supplies for your kids to assemble.

Valentine's Craft Kit parts
Valentine's Craft Kit parts

If you aren't familiar with Carefree Crafts, we curate craft kits that are appropriate for kids ages 3-10 and deliver them to your door. We currently offer packages on a subscription basis (cancel anytime), or you can buy a one month craft package for $7.95 (includes shipping). Packages are addressed to your children – and what child doesn't love to receive mail?

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Holiday Inspirations Valentine Foam House Kit Review & Giveaway

Holiday Inspirations Valentine Foam House Kit

We are giving away this pink Holiday Inspirations Valentine Foam House Kit that I purchased from Joann. It immediately appealed to my daughter, Sage (age 5), because of all of the pink colors and glitter! The roof shingles are all individual pieces with self-adhesive, so Sage peeled the sticky backing off each one, and I stuck them on the roof. She loved the little owl and birds!

Because we usually only have 10-15 minutes to sit down to work on crafts at a time, it did take us a few sittings to complete. Sage needed a lot of help assembling this kit, but she loved the end result! Compared to the Creatology Valentine Heart House Foam Kit that Sage worked on last week mostly by herself, this kit is more geared toward a 6-7 year old.

Here is what the assembly process looked like. We used tacky glue to secure the structure of the house and for other pieces. Tacky glue is the best glue for foam, if you don’t want to use your hot glue gun.

Holiday Inspirations Foam House Kit collage
Holiday Inspirations Foam House Kit collage

Holiday Inspirations Valentine Heart House 3D Foam Kit

Holiday Inspirations Foam House
Holiday Inspirations Foam House
Time Required = 1.5 Hours
Parent Involvement = Necessary
Minimum Age = 6+
Messiness Factors = Glue required, lots of little pieces to corral, glitter

We have 2 more foam house kits that we will review and giveaway in the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned!

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Valentine’s Day Heart House Product Review & Giveaway

Valentine's Day Heart House

We found four great Valentine's Day 3D foam kits at Michael's and Joann this weekend. We'll be doing a review of each of kit and will be giving them away over the next couple of weeks!

We started this Creatology Valentine's Day Heart House by having my daughter, Sage (age 5), punch out the foam pieces while I put together the structure of the house. She assembled the rest of the house by herself using the peel and stick shapes. It took a little over an hour – but she was super proud when it was complete! It comes with 80 pieces that are all self adhesive. I love the cute owl, ladybug, frog and bright colors from this set! This will look great sitting as a centerpiece on our dining room table, and Sage can admire her handiwork.

Creatology Valentine Heart House 3D Foam Kit

Valentine Heart House
Valentine Heart House
Time Required = 1 Hour
Parent Involvement = Minimal
Minimum Age = 5+
Messiness = None, no glue needed!

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