Friday, December 11, 2015

Kith and Kin Sunprint Kit!

The contents of the Kith and Kin sun prints box*

For some reason, I tend to have a lot of luck in the giveaway department. I literally spend a total of 5-10 minutes a day entering giveaways that I find on instagram, blogs, facebook, what have you, and I have won quite a few of them. I was excited to win the Kith and Kin sun print craft box, because I knew my kids would be in heaven creating with it. 

It was around the time we'd be heading to Nebraska for a few weeks, so I had Kith & Kin ship it to my mom's house, so we could enjoy the contents there. Turns out we had relatively no free time outside of planned grandparent & friend activities, so I brought the box home with me to BC and we did it during the kids' school day as an art project. 

I don't know about you, but I love receiving Happy Mail...that'd be anything aside from bills or ads. The Kith & Kin sun print box was definitely happy mail. As you can see above, they include all the tools you'll need to create whatever monthly craft comes in your box (subscription or individual), along with notes, festive crinkly paper, and photographed detailed instructions (so helpful for my non-reader!). It was like opening up a birthday gift, and my girl got right to work once we had a sunny day.

Ani with her sun print paper, foliage, and a vinyl squirrel decal

Finding a sunny day, I found, was harder than anything--waiting for a day that was actually sunny instead of rainy and overcast as is much of our Fall and Winter out here in the West. That was hard for my daughter who had been admiring the contents of the box for a number of weeks, but finally the day came and she was overjoyed to learn a new craft. 

Sun prints are done on a specific type of paper, and when layered with acrylic cutouts (see photo above) and found objects, you can create your own scenes after the sun has exposed the scene for a certain amount of time. You then rinse the paper in a tray of water and watch the picture come to life before your eyes--sort of like a different way to do a Polaroid picture. Does anyone remember those? 
Included in the kit were about 12 papers and we used them sparingly because I knew Ani and Lukka would want to make more. They each made two and were really happy with their outcomes. In fact, they're on the fridge, still. We have enough leftover decals, papers, and other tools (white pen to draw on after it's been exposed) that we can do at least 8 more prints. Thank you Kith&Kin!

You can see more craftly delights on their Instagram feed !

Kith & Kin's intro video 

**All opinions expressed are my own. I received a free trial because of a giveaway, and am linking back/posting because we really enjoyed it. I am not being compensated for this post.

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