You know what I am thankful for this summer? The new line of creative kits called, We Made It by Jennifer Garner, found at Joann’s. If you have little ones between the recommended ages of 4-11 then I think you might like it too. We were sent a kit (1 of over 100 different creative kits and projects in the line) to try out and today we are going to give you our all of our thoughts about it and why it was a winner in our house!
These We Made It by Jennifer Garner kits were designed to promote imaginative exploration among kids age 4-11. The kit we tried out was called a Make it Grow Treasure Box. It was filled with everything you need to bling out this unfinished wooden box with two removable shelves and a framed lid. You get 4 pots of acrylic paint, 4 sponge daubers, 2 paint brushes, 1 sheet of adhesive stencil phrases, 2 sheets of adhesive letters and numbers stencils, and one rock painting picture dictionary.My girls set out to decorate it one evening and they had a blast doing so. It was the perfect project for them to work on together. Ellie was assigned the shelves and the lid while Penny had the honors or painting the box. Teamwork!
Just a FYI, you will want to protect whatever surface you are working on as well as have your children in clothes they can get paint on as this kit uses acrylic and not washable paint!
We needed to wait about an hour or so before we could start the stenciling but that was no big deal as we were doing this project outside so we just played for a little bit while the paint dried. I really liked that the stencils were adhesive and removable so that you actually got a clean stencil design. And you didn’t need tape. And you could reuse it in another part of the box as the stick really held up. Total win!
We really had a nice time working on this Treasure Box and now my girls have a place to store all the rocks they pick up on our walks and for all the flowers the pick for me too!
Joann’s Stores is hosting an Instagram sweepstakes starting on June 21, 2015 to support the launch of the We Made It line. Share your photos, projects, and advice about crafting with you family by using the hashtags #joann and #wemadeitsweepstakes
You can learn more about the sweepstakes here.
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