Curiosity Box April 2016

Curiosity Box is a Canadian monthly subscription that sends out craft and activity boxes for children 3-7.  They hope to inspire curiosity and creativity in kids and help families have quality time together.  You can buy single boxes or 3,6,and 12 month plans.  You can also get Curiosity Kits that are made for birthday parties, homeschooling or daycare groups.  Single boxes start at $26.55 and plans begin at $26.50/month and go down with longer subscriptions.  Shipping within Canada in included!  In the monthly plans they include an item from their current partner and in the months published, a copy of Parent’s Canada magazine.  I have been looking to replace the one I was getting for Bug so finding one and a Canadian one to boot os awesome!

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It ships in a plain brown box with a Curiosity Box sticker on one corner.  Inside we find a neatly wrapped parcel.  Inside that we have all kinds of things!

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There is a brochure letting you know the theme, Spring Is In The Air and their brand partner.  I’m not sure if there was a last minute change but the printed one is covered with a sticker announcing Easy Daisies.  When you open it up it has your three craft instructions, your activity of the month, and facts and other activities you can do.

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One of the crafts is Home Tweet Home hanging kit.  You just need to peel and stick the pieces together to create a full welcome item for your home.  Bug loves doing these and will be thrilled to see them in this box.

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So do my lack of understanding of what went with what  these pictures have a few different parts of multiple crafts mixed in.  The blue cardboard goes with the bag of stickers and that makes a Nature Box.  You can then have your little one fill it with things they find.  The board in the back is part of the activity.  You go for a Nature Walk and mark off the things you can see on your way.  The Weather Wheel you get to colour and use it to look outside and pick what the weather is doing on that particular day.

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This is the last craft for the month.  It is a sand art and all I can see looking at this is MESS!!!!!.  You peel off the covering and then dump the coloured sand where you want it to stick.  I don’t even know that I’m capable of this let alone my 4 year old.

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All of these bits were in the box and the marker is for the nature walk sheet, the crayons and stud are for the weather wheel, the butterfly is one of those things you add water to and it grows.  There is also one of those sticky hands you whip at the wall and it leaves big greasy marks everywhere.  Can you tell I was not allowed to have them as a child??  This one is MINE baby!

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Last up in the box is the brand partners item.  These are ReStickables by Easy Daisies.  They are repositionable stickers that you can put on drawers or closets to either tell kids where things need to go to be put away or what is in each place so that they can dress themselves.  They have included 14 of them covering almost any type of clothing item you can think of, from winter parkas to dance clothes.  They are in both English and French and if you were to order them come in three colours.

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There were two product cards in the box.  One is for Easy Daisies and gives you 15% off your order.  The other is for Thirty-One Gifts, which is a home selling business like Party-Lite but for bags.  I don’t personally think that should be included unless they were the sponsor but that’s only my opinion.

I think this is going to be a good box for Bug.  She loves these kind of crafts, and I like that most are simple and quick enough to do before bed or supper.  The crafts seem to be coming from Oriental Trading and I’m fine with that because I would totally be ordering from there myself if I could figure out hat to do with the 17 other packages of the same crafts you need to buy at once.  The instructions are clear and the additional activities don’t require crazy supplies no one would have.  I am grateful to find any Canadian boxes and am glad to support them.  If you want to join this one, send me a message and I can give you a code for a discount off a 3 month plan.

 

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