Just before the holiday season, I heard from Lily Yeh, the owner of Little Loving Hands and learned all about her new company she recently launched. I immediately knew that this was something I wanted to get my girls involved in and also share with other parents. It is a monthly subscription service that delivers pre-packaged craft projects for kids to do at home. Similar to Kiwi Crate or Green Kid Crafts, except that with Little Loving Hands, the final craft product is sent to an organization in need. “A monthly service to let the littlest people use their biggest hearts.” As a parent, I feel a responsibility to teach my girls the importance of being kind and helping others and this craft kit helps to do that.
We received our neat little box in the mail and upon opening it, there was a card that read “Throw Kindness Around Like Confetti.” What a great intro for the project! This month’s craft was a Search and Seek activity bag – a fun game that can be taken around easily and played quietly. The box included a card with a simple story explaining who we are helping. This month the craft is supporting the patients at The Children’s Inn at NIH. After reading it to my 4 year old, she was sympathetic and eager to make a fun activity that she would send to help another child.
The box included all the materials needed to make the craft (glue stick and all) as well as very clear and concise instructions to follow. It also allowed for some creative freedom with deciding whether or not to dye the beans and which colors to use. The kids also got to choose which objects they wanted to include in the activity bag. Just enough to make the kids feel like it has their own special touch. There is also a pin and a “Certificate of Achievement” you can give your child when they have completed the craft. The projects are designed for children ages 3-7 but I think older kids would enjoy them too!
My girls love art and craft projects but I struggle with the accumulation of stuff at our home, so I love this whole idea! We get to experience the craft together and then ship it to a charity. I signed us up for a subscription because I thought it would be a great way to start the new year — making sure we spend more time giving back. I also think Little Loving Hands would make a wonderful gift for birthdays or holidays. It’s something that is educational, heartfelt, and fun, so what’s not to love about it!?! Subscriptions start as low as $20/month. Head over to the Little Loving Hands website to get started!