We’ve done our share of craft kits over the years, and I love opening a box that includes everything my child needs to complete a project.
ThisÂ December I wasn’t loving my daughter’s attitude toward giving. She was much more interested in receiving. So it was with open arms that I welcomed the offer from Little Loving Hands to try one of their monthly mailed project boxes with a twist.
What’s special about Little Loving Hands is that the kit has been designed to produce a small gift for someone else — not the child who makes the item.
Make a craft and mail it away from my house? Yes! Teach my child about giving and the recipient on the other end of this sweet activity? Easy.
The kit we received allowed us to make an I Spy bean bag game. Trinkets and beans are mixed togetherÂ inside a felt bag with a peek-a-booÂ windowÂ that Scarlett sewed shut. Then she created a game card that showed the child what objects they are trying to spy in the bag.Â She signed the tag so the recipient will know it was made by Scarlett.
The enclosed paperwork helped us learn that this toy would be given to a hospitalized child.
After she admired her work for a day or two, I placed it in the included mailing envelope and off it went.
Each month is a new opportunity to create something for someone else and to learn about their circumstances. We talked about how a child in a hospital might be in pain, scared, and also bored. Being given a small toy might bring a little happiness to him or her. Little Loving Hands boxes provides a fun project, but more importantly, anÂ occasion for a young child to be kind.
Subscriptions are sold by the single box, as a 6-month membership, or a 12-month membership. More details at Little Loving Hands >
Disclosure: I received this package for free, but all opinions are mine and Scarlett’s.