With time on your hands, what better way to while away the hours than being creative with your children! Admittedly, even as an adult I still have a fascination with peeling PVA glue off my fingers (I am sure I am not the only one!) so creating a mess is always a pleasure and never a chore. The only downside to being creative is knowing what you actually want to do or make and having the right tools available. It requires researching in books or on the internet and then a shop for all the right tools and sometimes even a trip to a specialist shop. Bearing this in mind, I have to say I have been a bit lax in experimenting with Liv creatively.
This is where CubbyKit step in to save the day! Simply order online (age categories are 3-4 years and 5-6 years), pay a fee of £19.99 a month and then sit back and wait for the monthly craft kit box sent straight to your door.
The look on your child’s face when the CubbyKit box arrives is priceless! The distinctive box is opened to reveal baby blue tissue paper (and a Cubby sticker!) protecting all the wonderful creative goodies underneath. The particular box we received was for ages 3-4 (perfect for Liv) and had an Outer Space theme. Included were all the necessary items (scissors/silver pens/googly eyes/ribbon/paper/crayons/glitter etc) to create 3D rocket pictures, mushy Martians (Martian playdoh!) and a constellation wall chart.
I was really impressed with how beautifully the contents were presented. So much thought has gone into the design and I can honestly say the box appealed to me as an adult, it is definitely not just for the children!
Each activity’s required parts are packed away neatly in brown, paper bags sealed with a Cubby Sticker, the instruction booklets are very colourful and designed in keeping with the theme. I found them very easy to understand and Liv and I were able to easily work together to complete each activity. Extras such as flour, glitter and PVA glue (!!) are all contained in small, plastic tubs.
Due to half term and Liv not being at home I decided to do one activity at a time and space them out, definitely something to keep us both going and it was something for her to look forward to. Personally I would do one activity a week – this really is the perfect solution for a rainy day or a Saturday afternoon.
The CubbyKit’s allow you to have fun with your child without all the hassle, for a reasonable price of £19.99 per month (you can cancel at anytime making them a perfect gift idea!) or for an annual subscription cost of £199.99 (which includes 2 free boxes!).
As a parent I am really impressed with the quality of the boxes, the activities are engaging for children, enable families to have fun together and are also educational. The boxes follow the Early Years Foundation and Key Stage 1 Curriculum so parents can be assured their children are having fun whilst also learning.
The website is very easy to use, I like the fact it is simple and straightforward to navigate. You can clearly see what activities are available in the boxes and how to proceed to purchasing a subscription.
Overall the concept is fantastic, I am sure we would much prefer to spend quality time with our children as opposed to shopping for craft items – thank you CubbyKit!