One thing I’m not short of is craft ideas. Take a look at my browser history and … whoa, what are you doing? I didn’t mean literally, pass me my laptop back! What you’ll find, amongst other things, is a plethora of craft activities I’ve bookmarked for a rainy day.
The problem isn’t the rainy days, by god we have enough of those, but what I don’t ever seem to have is the necessary materials.
It’s not through any lack of effort on my part. I hoard. A lot. The problem is that where I see the components of a toilet roll giraffe, Janet sees, well, empty toilet rolls.
A regular conversation we have is,
“Don’t throw those yoghurt pots away!”
“I need them to make something.”
“I can’t remember.”
“They’ll be in the bin!”
If I had a pound for every time this happened we could have bought a bloody giraffe by now!
So when the lovely people of toucanBox asked if we’d review one of their activity boxes I was only too pleased.
The premise is this. From £16.95 a month they’ll send you a different themed adventure each month that includes everything you need for the activities enclosed.
The box we received had a Superhero theme. The first thing I should say is how beautiful the packaging was. It was personally addressed to the boys and their excitement when the postman arrived reminded me of how I’d felt when receiving mail as a child. You know, back in the days when the postman delivered only wonderment rather than bills and bank statements.
Inside there were four more boxes, each with a different activity, along with a lovely sticker book.
Our activities were to make a Superhero costume, including a mask, cuffs, a cape, and a fireball toss.
Everything from the packaging to the materials and instructions were of a really high quality.
There was plenty of decorating to be done with stickers and felt tips, and once we’d made our Superhero costume there were further ideas on how to continue playing with them, which coupled with the boys imagination kept them entertained far longer than I’d expected.
The fun wasn’t confined to our four walls either. Luca insisted on wearing the costume to the shops, jumping out from behind signs with a,
It turns out that what constitutes entertainment to a toddler may also take out a couple of pensioners. That was a particularly awkward queue.
More information can be found on their website …
We were sent a free activity box for the purposes of this review.
All the above opinions and words are my own.