Sunday, December 14, 2014

Review: toucanBox - Kids crafts in a box




The fun people over at toucanBox.com have sent my boys one of their crafty boxes to sample. Jack got the honour of getting to open the box after his brothers went to bed. We didn't quite grasp what was going on to start with.... but the further into the box Jack explored the more excited he (and me, too) got excited!



We have two projects in our box, it's a Grande Box worth £16.95. The Super Boxes have 4 projects and cost £19.95. Two projects was just right for us, as Jack & Tom are both in the suggested age range. Georgie is a bit young - and although he did join in he's too little to claim a project for him self.

Our first project: Building a catapult! Perfect for my boys!


How much fun....!?

We saved the castle till last. It looked like so much fun! And I figured that once the castle was made, and all the characters were coloured in and decorated with glitter glue they would want to just get on and play. I was right!


So when I asked the kids what they thought of toucanBox this is what they had to say:
  • I love it!
  • It's awesome!
  • Best review we've had in AGES
  • The best bit is PLAYING WITH IT coz we MADE IT!
  • Can we have another one??

And I think it's great because it's a lot of fun with minimal mess and fuss. The kit came with everything but scissors - and who hasn't got scissors of their own? It's a great boredom buster, ideal for wet weekends and long winter evenings. We managed to stretch out the construction for the better part of a week, doing a bit after school each night and then went mad with the playing! Jack loves the story book that came with it - an unexpected bonus that I haven't had in other craft boxes.

It's a great gift idea, with options from small kits to annual subscriptions. There are even party ideas! It's well worth checking out. Santa might well be bringing my lot a box or two to help see us through the rest of winter!

If you would like to try toucanBox FOR FREE then redeem this code to get a Petite Box from their website: MUMMAWALKER1014

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