Artterro Eco Art Kits: Create Quality Time with Your Kids

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Artterro Eco Art Kits

With electronics and distractions these days it’s sometimes easy to forget how to sit down and connect with our children. Whether it’s because I’m busy making dinner or trying to finish up something for work, there are times when I turn my children away from me when they want to play.

But I’ve been trying to get better at stopping what I’m doing in that moment and truly listening to what my children want from me. Because it’s not just the game they’re asking to play, it’s the time spent with me.

A few weeks ago I realized that I just hadn’t spent a lot of one on one time with my son. We used to do crafts and activities together weekly but with him in preschool more often we’ve lost that bonding time together

When our Artterro eco art kits arrived in the mail I knew that they’d be a great way for us to spend that quality time together and create something he loves: bugs!

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Artterro Eco Art Kits

The kits we received are designed for kids, parents, and artists alike! Artterro does all of the work finding the high quality, eco-friendly supplies and we get to provide the creativity.

While these kits are recommended for ages 7+, my 4 year old had a blast when we designed the wool felt bugs in his kit.

What we really loved about these kits is the fact that they not only contain all of the supplies and tools you might need, they also include ways to imagine and explore the possibilities of your kit.

There are no set rules or instructions, only guidelines and suggestions. This is a great way to watch our children come up with their own ideas and reach their own conclusions.

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Our Own Creations

Once my son and I laid out all of our supplies we got moving. I would ask what he’d like to use for the body or what he thought his bug should have. Then we decided how we’d attach everything.

The kit came with needles and thread so that I could sew on items but some things my son chose to tie on. Older kids might enjoy this opportunity to learn how to sew.

Once my son became familiar with the tools we had and the pieces he started designing his own without my help. Just that little bit of nudging allowed him to feel confident enough in his ability to create his own bug.

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What We Love

I absolutely loved how easy it was to just grab our bag, sit down, and start working. We didn’t have to worry about missing pieces or not having the right tools. And there was no “right” way to do things.

We were able to use different materials to create different parts of the bugs including the eyes, wings, and legs. Most of our bugs were crosses between one and another.

My 2 year old daughter didn’t quite understand why our ladybug (pictured below) wasn’t red. She’s slightly obsessed with colors and a bit literal when it comes to certain things so she wouldn’t believe her brother when he told her it was a ladybug.

After we were done making a few bugs it was playtime. The kids zoomed and flied around. Scurried and crawled on the floor. They basically had a great time playing after they created!

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Artterro eco art kits are quality, kid-friendly kits that provided hours of entertainment for my kids. I cannot wait to use our next kit (the bubble wands kit!) when it gets a bit warmer. I’m sure those will be just as fun as the bugs were.

To purchase an eco art kit visit the Arttero website. You can also find Artterro on Facebook and follow them on twitter at @Artterro.

Disclaimer: I received two Artterro Eco Art Kits for review purposes only. All opinions are my own.

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  1. Grace Hodgin says:

    This looks like a great kit. Building these types of memories for you kids will last them well into adult hood. Also I glad that your son gained confidence in his creative abilities. Crafts are an art form that builds self esteem and pride in a job well done.
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  2. Kathleen Kennedy-Leon
    Twitter: Kathleenkl
    says:

    that’s what its all about making memories and spending time–looks like you did both-thanks for a great review! the bubble wand sounds good too–we LOVE bubbles–I will be checking them out for something to put in the Easter Basket
    thanks for sharing
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  3. Angela says:

    I am such a fan of craft kits. This looks really great!
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  4. Pam says:

    These look like so much fun. What great ways to make memories with your children.

  5. Tiffany C.
    Twitter: FabMomBlog
    says:

    What an amazing looking kit.
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  6. These looks like so much fun! My daughter loves art and this would be a big hit with her. I’ll have to check it out and add it to her wish list!
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  7. Cyn
    Twitter: cyngagen
    says:

    These look like really fun kits! I love crafting with my kids.
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  8. Leila says:

    I just recently heard of these and am dying to try them! I think my kids would really enjoy them!
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  9. LaVonne
    Twitter: longwait4bella
    says:

    These kits are such a fun idea. There are so many options to choose from but this eco-kit looks amazing! Thank you for sharing. I know my 5 year old would love it!
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