Gramma in a Box is a subscription box service which includes baked cookies (with sprinkles and frosting to decorate) and two additional food crafts. Each box includes step-by-step instructions and illustrations on how to complete your projects. Gramma in a Box is only $20 a month and shipping is free everywhere in the U.S. Use promo code: 10OFF to receive $10 off your first purchase. There are also discounted rates available for the 3, 6, and 12 month prepaid memberships. If you sign up now for the 1 month auto-debit feature, your first box will only be $10 (this does not require any promo code).
Spoiler alert: it’s totally worth it!
For this review, I received the Gramma in a Box for the month of May.
The outside of the box has Gramma’s logo. HOW CUTE!
It also has a tag for when the food expires. This is good to know so you can plan your crafts accordingly.
This box was butterflies and caterpillars themed. Gramma created three projects for us to work on related to the life cycle of a butterfly. This is a great concept if you are trying to teach kids about biology. As a science major in college, I am clearly a fan!
Our first project was to create Marshmallow Caterpillars. The card below outlines all the required ingredients and steps to create your marshmallow masterpieces. I also love that Gramma leaves helpful hints in red, bolded font.
This project only required the mini-marshmallows and melting chocolate.
I found this project to be the simplest of the three. It was easy and quick to create which is perfect if you are completing these tasks with kids. The chocolate adheres to the marshmallows and, when hardened, it sets to the shape of a caterpillar.
The second project was the hibernating caterpillar. This represents the pupa stage in the butterfly life cycle.
This project required large marshmallows, melted chocolate, sprinkles, and pretzel rods. The sprinkles are used to decorate the marshmallows.
I really enjoyed this craft project because you have an opportunity to create them however you like. For my pupa marshmallows, I only covered the top in chocolate and sprinkles! They’re also super delicious to eat later!
As you can see, I also had fun taking these pictures. Bright colors are always exciting in my book.
The third project is the cookie decorating project. This project is standard for every Gramma in a Box. No matter what, you will get to decorate cookies. YAYAYAY- my favorite part.
For the cookie decorating project, we are decorating Butterfly and Caterpillar shaped sugar cookies.
This project required cookies, frosting bags, and sprinkles. You can also use tools at home such as butter knives and toothpicks to spread the frosting around. I couldn’t find those at the time so I used a plastic fork. The fork worked well too!
I loved doing this! One of my friends, co-blogger D Lys, helped me decorate and we had a blast. We found it’s easier to draw on the cookies if you only cut a small hole in the frosting bag. We also discovered that some of the sprinkles can stain your fingers so watch out for that.
My favorite decorated cookie was this handsome little caterpillar.
We really enjoyed doing this AND the cookies tasted amazing. We immediately ate all of them… #NoRegrets
(D Lys note: Yes, my caterpillar is a terrifying abomination. DON’T YOU JUDGE ME!)
This box is a win in my book. What a great concept created by Gramma for all grandparents, grandchildren, and families to share. Each project is simple and easy to follow. The projects I did alone only took about 20 minutes to complete. Who doesn’t have 20 minutes available to craft some goodies and eat cookies?
I also find the price of $20/month to be incredibly reasonable. Gramma prepares everything you need at home to the specific numbers and sizes for ingredients. All you need to do is put it together. Gramma is also available, via e-mail, if you have any questions along the way. She is so sweet and goes above and beyond for customer service.
Overall, I would highly recommend this box.
This box was a PR sample. No compensation was received for this review. All opinions are my own.