KidArtLit is a monthly subscription for kids ages 3-7 that sends out a thoughtfully curated hardback picture book along with an open-ended art project that revolves around the theme of the included picture book!
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The packaging is absolutely gorgeous! What a superb way to excite kids about books and art! This box and its contents would certainly brighten up anybody’s day!
Everything in our box for the month of May. Quite a delicious theme, don’t you think so? 🙂
Love the look of the mini magazine that comes in the box. It lists everything inside your box along with detailed instructions for the art projects.
Love how thorough the instructions are and that certainly makes it easy to follow through.
Instructions for the cake project with step by step pictures.
The star item of the box was this picture book The Mystery Of The Missing Cake by Claudia Boldt.
We jumped right in to get ourselves in the celebratory mode. This funny story is about friendship and encouraging honesty and sharing – all important concepts that I want my kids to get the hang of. 🙂
The vintage-style illustrations were fun to look at and accurately portrayed the mayhem of children’s parties. 🙂
The little one couldn’t resist and had to inform us of all the animals she came across on each page, which turned out to be a great educational lesson for her. 😉
Ready, Set, Go Activity Set
Next, it was time to get started with the warm-up activity. Each box also comes with a Ready, Set, Go activity kit that can be used the moment you open up the box! Going with the Birthday theme of the month, the Ready, Set, Go Activity kit was about creating your own rolled beeswax candles to get the party started!
Beeswax is a unique art material that offers warmth, color, fragrance and a rich sensory experience for the kiddos. Making their very own candlelights is also one of a kind experience for my girls, definitely something they haven’t been introduced to yet. So I was thrilled to have them experience another form of art.
Candles all rolled up – the girls loved working with beeswax and the older one did a great job in rolling with consistent pressure and evenness. 🙂
Let’s Make A Cake
With our candlelight ready, the girls couldn’t wait to get started with making their very own cake! Everything required to make our cakes – I certainly appreciate that you receive enough materials to be easily shared between at least 2 kids, so that is great! 🙂
Using the little containers, we started off by creating the faux frosting. My 2-year-old looks very intent on squeezing out every little ounce of that school glue there. 😉
Next, it was time to add in the conditioner to the glue mixture.
Lastly, we added in the cornstarch to our mixture and voila – our frosting was all ready to on the sponge cakes!
Time to get their hands really messy now and get the fun started by covering their individual 2-tier cakes with frosting!
Once covered fully, we got the confetti and beads out to decorate the cakes. And placed our cakes on the pretty doily to dry.
Of course, there was no way we were going to leave out the balloons from the party right? 😉 We also received KidArtLit’s very own balloons to complete our “pretend-play” look of the birthday party. The girls were adamant about giving a slice of their pretend cake to Harold the Fox since he did not get one in the story. So here they are singing the birthday song and just having a ball of a time! 😀
What a fun celebratory themed month by KidArtLit! We loved that the art project seamlessly went with the theme of the book – thereby illustrating a solid connection between the story and creativity that followed through. The girls were thoroughly entertained with the hands-on art project and their cakes have been constantly in use for pretend play since the day they made them – which is saying a lot in terms of toddler years! 😉 What a fun way to combine the love of reading with the love of art and build ways to foster creativity and open-ended exploration in children.
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