Company: Appleseed Lane
Category: Kids, Crafts
Cost: USD $23.00/month, free shipping and slightly less for 6 and 12 month subscriptions (Use the coupon code EXPLORE to get your first box for only $18!)
About: “Spark a lifelong love of learning with fun and engaging boxes filled with science experiments and lesson-based crafts sent directly to your door each month! ”
The Scoop: Each month, you’ll receive a box filled with age-appropriate science projects and crafts for children age 4-10. There’s a different focus each month and all of the featured activities tie into that theme. The project materials are included right in the box and there’s an adorable illustrated booklet that explains the science behind the crafts in a kid-friendly tone.
My October Appleseed Lane package arrived in a cute branded box. The theme for this month’s shipment was Halloween Science. So fun! The box included a guide with easy-to-follow instructions (step-by-step photos), a Seedlings booklet for children that describes the science behind each project, and a special sticker badge for your little one to add to their collection. Appleseed Lane thought of everything and provides all the necessary tools to make this easy for parents. Now, on to the crafts!
Materials included: glue, borax powder, stirring sticks, and a sticky eyeball.
Kids love playing with “slime,” and I never realized how easy it is to make! Simply mix the glue with the packet of borax, then add some water. Drop in the sticky eyeball and you’ve got yourself some really cool looking Monster Slime. To really make this slime come alive, mix in some green food coloring for added effect. Your young one will have fun with this.
Materials included: tape, container, foam sheets, face shapes, corks, glue dots, and a marker.
You can’t make Monster Slime without having a proper place to store it. The Slime Container project allows your child create a spooky, festive container for their slime. The finished product is so adorable! The cup features a green Frankenstein face, complete with two little corks that serve as the bolts on the side of the head. Love it!
Materials included: soap chunks, soap mold, plastic bugs, stirring stick.
This activity is a total delight, and the execution is foolproof. Just melt the soap cubes in the microwave, then pour into the soap mold filled with your critter of choice. Once the mixture hardens, you have a clear mini soap bar with a creepy creature in the middle! The completed soap bar looks awesome, and it’s a fun way to encourage your kids to scrub in the tub.
BONUS: Glowing Ghost
Materials included: balloon, glow stick, cheesecloth, string, and marker.
With this project, creating a haunted house is easier than ever. Simply draw a spooky ghost face on the deflated balloon, then place the glow stick inside and inflate it. Last, cover it with the cheesecloth and hang it from the ceiling. Voila! You have yourself a homemade ghost.
I love that Appleseed Lane provides interactive science-based activities that parents and kids can complete together. There’s nothing more valuable to a child than quality family time. The October projects are super cute and the easy-to-follow instructions are much appreciated. With Appleseed Lane, you can let your child’s creativity shine while introducing them to science in a fun and memorable way.
SPOILER ALERT: Next week, I will give away an Appleseed Lane box to one of my fabulous readers. Stay tuned and spread the word!