So last week my daughter and I got to test a fabulous brand new concept from Copenhagen called Kreakassen (In English: The Craft/Creativity Box).
The idea with Kreakassen is to make it easy for parents to do creative projects with their children, and as a "not-so-creative-kind-of-mom" seeing "easy" and "creative projects" in the same sentence I was nothing less than excited.
Here is how it works:
Each month you can purchase a box which contains four different creativity projects for kids. The box is delivered to your house by mail and inside you find everything you need: Detailed instructions for each project with text and illustrations + all the materials (except for a few basic tools such as scissors, brushes etc. which you probably already have at home).
Should you need to stock up on basic tools you can add a small or large Basiskasse which contains brushes, markers, scissors, glue etc.
You can purchase a single box or you can subscribe to Kreakassen. If you subscribe you receive a new box with four new projects each month. If you subscribe you also get a 20% discount on each box and the good thing: There is no binding - you only receive the box as long as you want to.
If you have more than one child or if you would like to invite a friend over you can purchase boxes with two or three copies of each project.
We had great fun doing all four projects. They were easy to do (easy for me to understand the instructions and easy for Matilde to make) and what I really liked about each project was the fact that the kids make something they can actually use afterwards + they were all projects which can be repeated in the future with your own materials.
The motto of Kreakassen is "your shortcut to creativity" and that was exactly how I felt. The fact that someone else made all the preparations so that all I had to do was sit down and actually have fun with my daughter was priceless.
We made the projects over two days. Next time I will probably try to make it last a bit longer, but it was hard to keep my daughter away from the box once we had opened it!
For now Kreakassen has only been launched in Denmark and in Danish, but if you would like to order one and have it delivered outside Denmark all you have to do is get in touch with the people behind Kreakassen and they will come up with something.
For more info visit the website of Kreakassen.
Ps: Afterwards I asked Matilde which project she had liked best. Here is her answer:
The one with the fish. And the one with the soap bubbles. And the bag. And the butterflies...
Little hands on Kreakassen. Someone was very exited and not super understanding when I told her I had to take some photos of the box before we could open it.
The content is nicely wrapped and everything is kept in a nice and colorful design.
Inside each box is a personal greeting and some goodies. Although not pictured here the box also contained little stickers which Matilde loved.
Unwrapping project no. 1: Painting with soap bubbles.
The instructions are very detailed and easy to understand. It's hard to do something wrong.
Project no. 2 was a cute self designed bag made of paper dishes!
Stella McCartney, go home! This is the new IT-bag!
Project no. 3: Fishing game made in clay.
And finally the last project: Chromotography butterflies. (I think our butterflies turned out a bit differently from the plan because we didn't put enough water and color on them, but hey we liked them anyway!)
It may not be easy to see in this photo, but they are butterflies hanging there in our window!
Blog post sponsored by Kreakassen.