How not to drown in kids' subscription craft boxes

Tech 1 week ago Mashable 23

Welcome to Small Humans, an ongoing series at Mashable that looks at how to take care of – and deal with – the kids in your life. Because Dr. Spock is nice and all, but it’s 2019 and we have the entire internet to contend with.

The boxes come once a month, full of promise: of screen-free fun, education, bonding, clutter, trash, guilt. 

Mail order subscription crates are big business for all types of people – beauty junkies, home chefs, clothes horses, survivalists, and parents. Companies like Kiwi Co, Little Passports and Green Kid Crafts position themselves as a solution for family members looking to buy the little people in their lives experiences rather than toys. Subscribers receive monthly crates teaching children of various ages hands-on activities and accompanying reading material ranging from toddler games to STEAM projects and fashion accessories

My husband’s parents bought Kiwi Co crates for our 4 and 7-year-old kids, who beg to get into the crafts as soon as they come. Read more...

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