Curiosity Box July 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 craft one I was getting for Bug so finding one and a Canadian one to boot is awesome!

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Curiosity Box ships in a regular brown box with a sticker letting you know what’s inside.

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Opening the lid, you can see that they take care with the packaging.  Underneath that is all the fun stuff for your kids.  This month is all about Ocean Fun.

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The trifold info sheet tells you not only what projects you will be making, which items are for each one, the instructions for them, other activities that follow the theme, and some fun facts to share and learn.

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Project one is an Ocean Journal.  You use a foam cover, pages, stickers, and a lacing cord to create a blank journal for anything you need to write down.  It gives you a chance to worth on fine motor skills with the lacing and be creative decorating it.

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Project two is a Beaded Ocean Friend Necklace.  Everything you need is in the one bag and you thread the beads and charm on the string to make the necklace.  We have done a few of these before and Bug always enjoys them.

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Project three is a Funny Octopus.  You use the cup, pipe cleaners, jewel stickers, eyeballs, and pompoms to create your own crazy critter.  This should be a fun one and our big issue will be to stop Bear from dismantling it afterwards.

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This is the activity for the month, Shark Craft and Game.  You build the paper plate shark and then throw the sticky fish at it to get points.  They also included a score sheet so you can keep a tally.

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The bonus activities included this month are a ocean memory game (we need to cut out the pieces), a colouring and activity book with crayons, and some tattoos and a stamp.

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The brand partner for the month is Brandow Soap Co.  They sent along a sample of Summer Slushie Bath Fizzie.  You just dump this into a bath and watch it fizz away, releasing scent and colour.

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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