Terra Create is an excellent addition to your homeschool art curriculum. As a homeschool parent, we know that you already have your hands full teaching all the things. Creative projects can take much time to plan and prep and it's easy for them to fall off the priority list when life gets busy. It's also gotten harder to appease your older child's needs and desires for new and interesting projects. Gone are the days when you can hand your child a shoe box and some markers to keep them happily creating. Our convenient kits are the solution!
Crafting offers many educational benefits beyond just the fun of making something. Our DIY kits allow young creators to improve their ability to read and follow directions, problem solve, practice fine motor skills, increase confidence, and develop a greater appreciation for artisan/handmade goods. And if the soft skills alone weren't enough, we've also created a short learning module for each kit. While crafting, your child will be introduced to a historical, cultural, or scientific topic related to the project. Past themes have included the history of indigo dye, the physics of wind chimes, driftwood in the ecosystem, history of zen gardens, and the invention of candy corn. These topics can be a great jumping off point for further exploration.
Some Past Kits
Terra Create Age Guidelines
Terra Create is a crafting product designed for older children and teens. In general, a child 10 and over will have the fine motor skills and reading ability to follow the instructions in our kits though may still need some guidance from you. A child 12 and over will likely be able to work independently on the craft. Most projects will take 1-2 hours and sometimes more, so attention span is an important factor. Occasionally a project will need use of microwave, an oven (for baking clay), or a glue gun. We always recommend supervision for these. Our kits include small parts and sharp objects, so should be kept away from small children at all times.
How to Order
If your charter school allows for purchases by credit card, nothing special is needed to place an order. Just go to our subscription section, review our plans, and checkout as you would for any other online purchase. Some of our regular customers include:
Blue Ridge Academy
Cabrillo Point Academy
Inspire Charter School
Pacific Coast Academy
When ordering for a charter school student, usually the ES (educational specialist) will be listed as the customer for billing, and the student/family will be listed as the recipient/shipping address. Please confirm the family's address before placing orders. Sometimes a family moves and doesn't update the charter school. Terra Create is not responsible for lost packages due to an incorrect shipping address being provided.
Terra Create can accept purchase orders via prior arrangement with the charter school. Currently we are pre-approved for these schools (click the school link for specific ordering info for that school).
If you would like us to become an approved vendor for your school, please nominate us and send information with link to enrollment form. Requests will be evaluated on a case by case basis. We would love to get more schools on board, but we can't guarantee that every institution will be a good fit for this type of arrangement.