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About a month before we went into lockdown, I signed Flinn up with Toucanbox. It’s something I had been looking at for a while but I presumed it was a lot more expensive than it actually is and was worried I would end up in a contract I couldn’t get out of.
I struggle to get my kids to want to do anything other than watch Netflix or play video games so I was on the hunt for something else we could do together, especially on those rainy weekends when we can’t get outside.
Both my boys get excited over craft projects at school and proudly bring their creations home so I knew I wanted something crafty. I’m not very imaginative or patient when it comes to thinking up things myself so wanted something that would take out the hard work for me.
When I finally looked into Toucanbox I found it ticked all the boxes for me.
There a number of various crafts to choose from so you can customise it for what your child is into and their age.
What’s in a toucanBox?
Inside each box is 2 crafts with all the materials you need. (Minus things like scissors or perhaps a bowl).
There is also a magazine that includes instructions for other crafts, puzzles, recipes, experiments and other activities to do throughout the month.
Along with these there is also a sheet of stickers.
For your first box you can choose which crafts are inside. However, after that, you unfortunately can’t. They do of course, put in the crafts they think will be most relevant to your child based on age and gender. We have never had a craft that Flinn hasn’t loved and we are 4 boxes in.
Check out my review of each toucanBox here.
So far, the crafts have been great for Flinn in that they are engaging, challenging yet he has been able to do most of them by himself. They don’t take too long either so they can be done in one sitting, even for a child with a short attention span!
Including the magazine is a great way to make you feel you are really getting your money’s worth. Your child can dip in and out of the magazine throughout the month until their next box arrives. It includes a variety of activities so there is always something new and fresh.
I love that the quality of the final crafts are good enough that they can be kept to enjoy later. The planet poster from his first box will be hung on his wall for a long time and I have saved the Easter bunting to hang up again next year.
I also wanted to mention a nice little touch that toucanBox provides that is printing the child’s name on the front of the box. It’s the simple things like that the Kids love!!
How much does toucanBox cost?
A toucanBox is only £8.95 per month (plus £2.95 delivery). You do have to subscribe to receive the box however you can cancel at any time, no questions asked.
You can lower this price by committing to either 3 months, 6 months or a year.
There is also the option to pause your subscription if you are going away.
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