The only way to get my kids offline is to GIVE myself to them, find fun things for us to do as a family and give limits. Anytime I can get the kids to play a board game, throw a ball, hit the park, paint a picture, do a craft I am a happy mom.
Handsome isn't much for crafts. He finds them stressful because of his hand coordination so I do most of those with Goddess. SHE LOVES being creative.
We recently got a Squirrel King Craft Kit that included everything we needed to create three squirrels and a acorn hut for them although Goddess won't let me cut out a door, she thinks it is great the way it is.
Two guys created what is now known as Squirrel King and it was because one of them thought that craft kits weren't open ended. That once you did the craft it was done. These kits featuring squirrels that you make yourself can be played with and are only limited by your imagination. Once you have your squirrels you can create a whole magical world for them by thinking outside the box, using various mixed media pieces like glue, q-tips, leaves, rocks, acorns, toothpicks, glue, paint, etc, to create wheel barrels, beds, trees and more. The possibilities are endless.
Here is information from The Squirrel King
With knowledge comes power. To help children stay ahead in today’s knowledge-driven world, we need to stimulate and engage their brains beyond the classroom. Now parents can make learning outside of the classroom fun and exciting - without their kids even realizing how much they are learning!
Designed for ages 8 and up, the brand new Build with Stickers kits (http://www.squirrelking.org/build-with-stickers/) combine two things kids love — stickers and building. Each colorful kit includes novel stickering techniques — no glue involved — and all the materials for children to build, create and explore, making awesome toys in the process. Bonus stickers are included to encourage adding personal touches of fun.
With Build with Stickers kits, STEM (science, technology, education and math) principles are explored in an age-appropriate manner. Build our race car and learn about axels with Project: Speed Racer. The physics of stability is explored in Project: Sun Lounge. And while constructing garden tools with Project: Green Thumb, kids see leverage in action. All this fun comes with an educational bonus box that spotlights the engineering, physics and math concepts encountered while building with stickers!
Create an avatar for your Build With Sticker projects with the original Squirrel King Craft kits. Crack open the ever-popular and award-winning Squirrel King Craft kit, which comes in a 100% recycled molded-pulp acorn with all the materials needed to construct three colorful and cheeky squirrels. This kit encourages both creativity and the values of reusing (the instructions turn into a fast-paced, squirrel match game) and recycling (plant the envelope holding the googly eyes, paper ears, arms and legs and grow wildflowers)!
Squirrel King Craft and Build with Stickers kits are great for a fun afternoon of kids building with their brains and your hands! Plus the festive packaging makes for excellent stocking stuffers and birthday gifts. The new Build with Stickers kits are available on the Squirrel King Craft website and at select retail stores, priced from $5.99 to $7.99. The original Squirrel King Craft kit is also available on the website and in over 200 stores across the country, and in a range of choices for $9.99 to $69.99.
Do not follow our video when making your squirrels. Watch these amazing How To Videos. We should have.
The kit was so cute as it all comes in this paper acorn.
They come with everything you need to make three squirrels
OK...our guys are adorable
Here is our video
Head over to http://www.squirrelking.org to see what other cool things they are up too. They have a single kit, a four pack and more.
Great Gift Idea.
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary kit for my honest opinion. No monetary compensation was offered.