Recently I was introduced to a craft and activity service called Kelly Kits.  Since I am not a creative person I am always looking for activities I can do with my kids that will let them experience new things, teach them something, or just allow them to have a little fun.  Kelly Kits seemed ideal because each month you get sent a kit filled with something new for your child to try out and explore, and at only $9.99 a month it seems like a great service to help me boost my activity level with my kids, and not have to spend so much time researching things to do on the Internet.

So what exactly is Kelly Kits?

Kelly Kits encourage art play using a wide variety of creative tools & materials beyond what coloring books can offer. The Original Kelly Kit comes complete with one set of five unique activities that cover the five art disciplines: painting, drawing, sculpting, printmaking, & collage. Each kit contains all of the tools & materials needed for the activities, the user just needs access to a kitchen! To increase functionality for homeschooling parents, each activity includes an instruction card with an enrichment idea to adapt the art activity to a school lesson. Kelly Kits are designed to encourage creativity & teach!

Check out this video that explains even more about Kelly Kits:

My thoughts on Kelly Kits:

I got the print-making kit in the mail which included enough supplies for both of my kids to create an artful masterpiece using the provided tools.  The kit included:

  • a mini set of scissors for cutting
  • two sponges to cut up into shapes
  • many sheets (like lots) of paper to do the printing on
  • paint (in powder form)
  • a cup to mix the paint
  • a mixing tool
  • a pencil to mark shapes
To be honest, at first I didn’t know how this was going to go over with my kids.  They had some sponges to cut up and one color of paint to use, which I didn’t think was a lot.  Wow was I surprised at the reaction and how much fun the kids had!  The sponges come in this flat, basically dried out form so the kids could pencil in what design they wanted and cut it out.  My daughter is only three so I helped with her shapes.  Once the shapes are cut out you stick them in a bowl of water and the sponges puff right up.  This was the absolute most fun the kids had during this whole process.  They just loved seeing all these little sponge pieces “magically” puff up!  After we were done puffing, they asked for more, but we didn’t have anymore at that point so onto the painting process we went.  I think my kids are about as creative as I am, because my son made a snowman using three round pieces and he was done painting.  My daughter, who is younger and still a little more free willed, used a variety of shapes and came up with a hodgepodge (that is about all she can do at this point, lol).
Both did great and really enjoyed the activity.  We also still have half of the paint left so we can go ahead and do another print making activity down the road.  The only thing I didn’t like about this kit was that you only got one color of paint.  It would have been nice to have more than one color to work with, but overall it was a lot of fun for the kids.  If you are like me and have a tough time coming up with activities for the kids to do, this may be just what you need to give them some creativity in their lives!

My daughter enjoying printmaking!


Savings and Giveaway Opportunity!

Prize details: One winner will receive an Annual Subscription of Monthly Kelly Kits a $99.90 value, but everyone who enters receives one FREE Kelly Kit just for entering!  There is a one-time shipping fee of $2.49 for the FREE Kit if you chooses to redeem the kit. There is absolutely no charge for the annual winner. The FREE kit is just a way of thanking everyone for their entry and is your choice to redeem.

TO ENTER: visit the Kelly Kits facebook page here to enter.  This giveaway is only open for 48 hours so be sure to get your entry in and claim your FREE kit today!


Written by Jesica.

Disclosure:  The Mommy Bunch received a free product to facilitate this review, however, all opinions are strictly our own.