With all my crazy green friendly crafts and hippy homesteading, I had never thought about making my own syrup. Then, when we moved this past fall into farmhouse with lots of property, I started brainstorming all the ways we could live off the land and become self sufficient. A friend from grade school happened to live up the road and he was doing this himself with his two children. When I found out what he was actually doing drilling into his tree with all sorts of tubing, I knew it would something fun the boys and I could do in the spring.
Cost/Available to purchase: $34.97 Kids Maple Tree Tapping Kit - Taps and Tubes Kit - Fun and Educational Maple Sugaring Kit
Recommendation: The costs of these kits are really reasonable especially when you factor in all the learning that goes into it. Plus, you and your children are spending time creating something completely from the land! I wish I could tell you how this has worked but we won't know until Spring so look for an update! I think this would make for a great gift and early summer craft once the kids are out of school or for the weekends!