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With their wild imaginations and a desire to create on the daily, kids are seriously inspiring when it comes to harnessing that #iamcreative mantra. And since we are always looking for ways to encourage and cultivate that imagination, you can only imagine how stoked we were when we stumbled across Seedling. Full of educational activities and fun DIY kits, Seedling is like Brit Kits for kiddos.
Seedling was founded in New Zealand in 2007 and began with just a few activity kits that sparked hours and hours of imaginative play. After merging with Soleil Moon Frye (aka Punky Brewster!) and Kara Nortman’s party supply company P.S. XO, they have expanded to over 350 products and have gained an international following of parents, teachers and, of course, kids. One thing that makes this company so great is that they offer unique kits that encourage creativity and independence. “Young users are invited to use their own initiative at every stage of the activity — from the materials they’ll use to the ways they’ll play with it. Once they start, there’s no end to the possibilities young minds can come up with.”
Seedling’s kits are available for all ages and are guaranteed to inspire creativity in any maker. You can shop by age, price or theme to find the perfect kit for your little (or not-so-little) one. Whether you are looking for a DIY tutu kit ($60) or a DIY superhero mask ($24), or even a DIY piñata ($40), you will find it all here. And if you’re looking for something a bit more educational, they have all kinds of activity kits that include exploration, science and geography. From growing your own “dino” egg ($10) to excavating rocks and minerals ($34), these activity kits will have your favorite little scientist amused for hours.
For the supermom or superdad, they also have themed party boxes with decorations, kid crafts and party essentials like favors, costume stuff and fake tattoos. With themes like Jungle Safari, Winter Sparkle (Frozen party, anyone!?), Pirate Adventure and Slumber Party, these goods are great for all ages. One pre-made box for our next kid’s party (or our own)? Sign us up!
Don’t know about you, but we’re thinking Seedling might become our new one-stop shop for all things fun, creative and awesome for our kiddos. If you agree, check out their site for all kinds of amazing kits. You can also find their kits and more at toy stores across the country and in shops like Nordstrom and J.Crew.
Are you going to give Seedling a try for your little one? Which kit do you think your kiddo would LOVE? Let us know in the comments below!
Fall is right around the corner, and we're getting amped up for our next session of Selfmade, Brit + Co's 10-week interactive startup school. Designed to help you create a new business or grow your existing one, this course is personally led by Brit + Co founder Brit Morin and co-founder Anjelika Temple, and supported by more than a dozen of the top female entrepreneurs, creatives, and investors in the country. Students receive personalized coaching on everything from how to get out of your comfort zone to how to scale your business, and everything in between. And now, thanks to Office Depot, even more of you can join the course!
For the fall session, we're thrilled to team up with Office Depot to grant 200 FREE scholarship seats to the course. Scholarships are open to US residents, focusing on women of color, women from underserved and underrepresented communities, and women in need of support to help them trail-blaze. After all, we firmly believe that your support system is a huge part of how you achieve greatness, and we are here to cheer all of you on.
To nominate yourself or someone you know for a scholarship, head to our nomination form right here. The deadline for scholarship nominations is September 27th — it's time to take the leap!
Beyond the scholarship, Office Depot is all about helping you accomplish more. Whether it be the start phase, growth phase or keep businesses going phase, Office Depot offers a full suite of business solutions, including services and products, to help you work from anywhere, organize and save time and help build your brand.
So what are you waiting for? Take a chance on yourself and get yourself one step closer to truly being selfmade. Learn more about the Selfmade program, apply for a scholarship and prepare to be inspired :)