I recently spent some time searching for age appropriate craft kits on Amazon. I was so excited to find the Alex Toys craft sets. The Paper Plate Bugs was the first kit I ordered I was immediately impressed with the quality. Toodie loved choosing which critter she wanted to make and going through the process of creating it. This kit came with everything you need to make 5 colorful bugs out of paper plates. It also included stickers, buttons, googly eyes, pipe cleaners, popsicle sticks, pom poms, paper punch outs, a glue stick, and easy instructions. Each of the bug are packaged individually so you can create one at a time.
The only downside that I have found is the glue stuck. The one con is that the adhesive is not strong enough making it hard to keep the project together while you are working on it. If you have a glue gun I suggest using that instead to apply the heavier parts including the smaller paper plates or attachments. Just make sure it is out of site and not in the path of little hands! I found it easier to hot glue everything on before she got started that way I could put it away and not have to worry.
This is a wonderful project for one child or two. The great part is that each of their boxes come with individually packaged crafts. If you have a three year old like me than I am sure you know one will keep them busy for quite some time. While today we worked on the Butterfly, there are still three more bugs to make for a later time. One of the best parts is everything you need is in the box so there is no having to run to the craft store to get more supplies. This was a lot of fun and I can’t wait to see what the other kits are like!