Terra Create - Handmade SimplifiedA monthly craft box for tweens, teens & adults who want to make gifts & keepsake projects while learning new crafting skills. Kits feature artisan quality tools with an emphasis on natural materials, earth awareness and cultural themes. Clear instructions with real photos simplify steps for beginners while encouraging creativity and adaptations.
- Convenient kits take the planning, shopping and prep-work out of crafting, leaving only the fun
- A thoughtful experience gift for tweens and teens, or beginning adult crafters. Craft together with friends or family members to make keepsakes while enjoying quality time together. Our low cost 2-person upgrade makes this more affordable.
- Includes short lesson about the cultural history of the art form, materials used, etc. Inspire curiosity and integrate into your homeschool curriculum.
- Full color step by step instructions with examples and ideas for variations.
- Includes high quality materials, real hand-tools, and limited plastics. They'll create things worth displaying and gifting while learning real artisan skills.
Past Boxes from Dream Maker Creative
Enjoy the breezy days of spring with your own handcrafted wind chimes. Each kit contains supplies to make two different size chimes and includes wood pieces, pre-drilled chimes, string, assorted glass beads, hooks, and metal hang tags. Learn about the factors that influence the sound a wind chime makes and how to optimize it in your design.
Shibori Tie-Dye Pillow Covers
Learn about the Japanese style tie-dye called Shibori! Your kit will contain two plain cotton handkerchiefs plus two 14x14 pre-sewn pillow covers, along with red and indigo blue fiber reactive dyes pre-mixed with Urea, soda ash, squeeze bottles, rubberbands, gloves, string, sticks, ziplock bags and instructions. The hankies can be used for experimentation or sew the dyed pieces into your own custom creations (face masks!).
Fabric Fortune Cookies
This month, you'll craft a dozen cute no-sew and non-edible fortune cookies out of a variety of colorful batik fabrics. Then write and insert your own custom fortunes. Lastly, you'll decoupage a small ceramic tray using leftover fabric to hold your cookies. These fortune cookies are re-usable so that you can theme the messages for any occasion. Our lesson covers the origin of fortune cookies. Hint, it's not where you think!
Hot Cocoa Candles
Learn the art of candle making with these realistic looking (and smelling) hot cocoa candles! Using cleaner burning and longer lasting soy wax, you'll whip up a creamy chocolate wax base and top it with faux whip cream, marshmallows, and sprinkles. This kit makes 2 mugs of "cocoa" in adorable 4 oz mason jar mugs. This kit uses the microwave to melt wax, a simpler and safer method for our younger makers. Adult supervision always suggested with candle making and burning.
Winter Shadow Box
This month, make a light-up shadow box featuring deer in a winter forest. Kit includes 5x7 box frame, paint and brush, fairy lights, scissors, pre-printed tree, deer, and forest scenes, tape, snow drifts, and full color instructions. This month's lesson is about how deer survive the winter.
This month's kit is all about expressing what we're thankful for. Make a mini table top tree by wrapping, bending and twisting wire, and adorning with mini lights. Each day, write down something you're grateful for on the multicolored leaves and add to the tree. It becomes a beautiful reminder of our blessings. Kit includes floral wire, floral tape, wire cutters, ceramic pot with bamboo base, fairy lights, leaf cutouts, pebbles, a sharpie, and full color instructions.
Spooky Zen Garden
Imagine if a witch or ghoul created a zen garden. What might it look like? In this fun Halloween themed kit, you'll create mini pumpkins, gravestones, skeletons, etc. out of clay and place them in a little sand garden. Kit includes box, polymer clay, paints, paint brush, sand, moss, mini fence and broom, and driftwood.
Using specially treated paper, you'll learn how to make prints using the power of the sun. Then, using your best 8 out of 10 prints, make two cardboard luminaries to show off your art. Kit includes 10 sheets sun print paper, chipboard, pre-cut photo mattes, ribbon, double-sided tape, hole punch, sheet protectors, and LED battery tea lights.
Mini Succulent Garden
Succulents are all the rage, and this project is about creating your own custom stenciled pots and planting LIVE succulents (yes, they can survive shipping!). Kit includes two 4-inch metal pots, spiral stencil template, paints, brushes, two mini succulent plants, rocks, shells, and potting soil.
Create your own beautiful soaps inspired by the sea. Using two pre-blended bases, you'll add colors and scents to make a 16 oz mix of bars and mini soaps. This kit uses a microwave melting method which is more kid-friendly. Supplies include: 8oz each of two soap bases, blue/green dye blocks, bottle of scent, paper cups, stir sticks, soap molds, rhassoul clay powder, and full color instructions. Learning module about marine sanctuaries in US.
String Art - Dragons & Dragonflies
If you're not already good at hammering nails, you will be after this month's kit where art and woodshop mix! String art is made by hammering nails into wood and wrapping string around to form the pattern. Each kit include 2 plaques, 6 dragon and dragonfly designs, a dozen colors of string, nails, craft hammer, sandpaper, paint, transfer paper, paint brush, and full color instructions. While crafting, learn a little about dragon lore and how dragonflies got their name.
Wind Spinner/Wire Wrapping Kit
Learn to wrap wire around beautiful glass pieces to make decorative garden art that spins in the wind and catches the sunlight. This kit includes a 3-in-1 jewelry tool, 2 kinds of wire, large gold hoop, jewelry findings, string, a metal cone to assist with making spirals, and an assortment of marbles, sea glass, and glass beads. A great introduction to working with jewelers tools. You will be able to make a bunch of art with this fun kit. Our most popular kit to date!
Fall Layered Candles
Celebrate the season with these yummy smelling and clean burning soy candles. Our easy method uses the microwave which is more kid friendly! Each kit comes with two scents (vanilla and pumpkin caramel), three dye colors (yellow, orange, and caramel), 16 oz soy wax, 2 8oz candle jars, and a mini 2 oz jar for any leftover wax. Plus all the wicks and tools needed to make artisan quality candles. Make a 3 color candy corn inspired candle, or use the colors in your own way.
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