My family and I had a blast this past weekend with a few cereal boxes. I know, I know. You can have fun with anything if you try hard enough. But these boxes were different.
Featuring bright colors and either a jungle or undersea theme, including removable animals and shapes that can be built into larger items, these boxes scratched our entire family’s itch to create.
I had my children each choose a character to begin. My oldest son chose a monkey, my daughter chose an octopus, and her twin brother chose a fish. With a large collection of brightly colored craft supplies, our children got straight to work creating a place where their chosen animal might live and play.
Of course, they snacked on Berry Berry Kix to keep those creative juices flowing.
They helped each other, gave one another ideas, and were able to put their newly learned safety scissor skills to excellent use.
Just a touch of glitter…
At the beginning of the project, I’d resolved to ‘stay out of it’, only helping to open or close containers, or clean up spilled glue or glitter. But, despite ourselves, neither Daddy nor I could resist the siren song of googly eyes and pipe cleaners.
Our end result was a glittery undersea playground for my daughter (the crab was made with a little help from Dad),
a wavy ocean scene for her twin brother (with a little help from Mom),
and a colorful “play forest” for my oldest son.
All in all, we (and I mean all of us) had a great time creating worlds for our new friends, munching on Kix cereal throughout. And we can’t wait for the next time, when we’ll incorporate stories involving these characters at kixcereal.com, written by Soleil Moon Frye, creator of MoonFrye.com and host of the Oprah Winfrey Network DIY series, “Home Made Simple“.
The new Kix cereal boxes are available only at Target, while Kixcereal.com houses the adventure storybook series, as well as fun craft ideas, kid-friendly recipes, and creative play suggestions for parents.
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My kids were excited about (and love) the cereal, the boxes, and the craft supplies, which we plan to enjoy well into the winter.
Kix truly is Kid Tested, Mother Approved (this one, anyway!).
I was provided food items and craft supplies on behalf of General Mills/Kix Cereal in exchange for this review. All views and images herein are my own.
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