For all of my life I’ve loved crafting. Whether it’s knitting, crocheting or cross stitching, sewing,card making or collage making, yes, I’ve done it. I love the creative freedom crafting brings not to mention that you’ll end up with something cute. More often than not I’ve taken on a crafting project to DIY an item on a budget. I want my kids to love crafting as much as I do so I decided to try out the Toucan Box.
Touch Box is a craft subscription box for kids aged 3-8. Here’s what the website says : “Welcome to a new way of engaging your little ones in imaginative play. toucanBox brings creative projects to your doorstep so that you can spend less time trawling through toy stores and more time making mini masterpieces with your budding masterminds. All our activities have been designed by educational experts to challenge their problem-solving skills and aid their creative development. Did we mention they’re also a whole lot of fun?”
There are three options for subscriptions. You have the Petite box (£5,95 including delivery). It comes with materials for 1 activity. It’s a fortnightly box. Then there’s Grande box (£12,90 including delivery). It comes with materials for 2 exciting activities, a book to share together and a parent card with more ideas and information. Lastly, there’s the Super box (£19,90 including delivery). The Super box has materials for 4 activities, a book to share together and a parent card as well. Both the Super Box and Grande box are delivered monthly.
The design of the box is very clever. One of the inside boards can be converted into a picture frame and in addition to the instructions for the activity the booklet also as worksheets such as colouring and recipe ideas.
Oliver’s box had an Easter themed activity – a burlap bunny. The only extra we needed was a pair of scissors. At first glance this was a great activity. My only complaint would be about th stencil. The burlap itself was greased in the middle and getting the flimsy stencil stay on put was a hassle. My recommendation: printing the stencil onto sticker paper so it could be secured onto the burlap it’s a bit too much to ask from a three year old luckily Oliver had his mummy to help him.
Overall, I really liked this. It gives you the freedom of just opening the box and diving into the activity instead of rummaging around for craft supplies. I want to frame this picture and use it as an Easter decoration because it’s simply adorable.
What are you crafting with your kids this Easter?