I am hopelessly uncrafty. My boys have a box of crayons and will casually doodle sometimes, but we don’t really do art projects at home. (I wouldn’t know where to begin.) So when Seedling asked if we wanted to try one of their activity kits, we jumped at the chance…

They have tons of awesome kits—like superhero capes, tutus and birdhouses—and in the end, we chose to build a kite. We painted it (with glitter paint) and put the structure together.

Ta da!

We took the kite to Brooklyn Bridge Park in Dumbo to give it a spin.

Although it wasn’t windy enough to fly too high, the boys got creative with the kite—Toby pretended he was walking a dog…

…then pulled it behind his scooter.

And Anton was happy to just bounce around with it.

It was such a fun afternoon, and I am completely inspired to try more of these arts and crafts with the boys.

Today, Seedling is giving away a $500 gift card. You can get activity kits (like this cool paint-your-own recorder or these break-your-own geodes), or great simple toys. This whoopie cushion might be Toby’s favorite gift of all time.

To enter, please visit seedling.com and sign up for a free account, then leave a comment below. A winner will be chosen tomorrow at random. Good luck! (Update: The winner has been emailed. Thanks for playing!)

Bonus for all readers: Get 25% off your order with code SEEDLINGPLAY, good through April 26th. One per customer. Thank you so much, Seedling!

(Photos by Nicki Sebastian for Cup of Jo. This post is sponsored by Seedling, a brand we are thrilled to have discovered. Thanks for supporting the brands that support Cup of Jo.)