Curiosity Box November 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 is 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 had been looking to replace the craft one I was getting for Bug so finding one and a Canadian one to boot is awesome!

The theme this month is To The Moon And Back.  Once again there doesn’t seem to be a sponsor for the box.  Most of the items come packed into their own bags so you can just grab one craft at a time.

There were two cards in the box.  One is from Curiosity box and gives you a 30% deal on a 3-month subscription, good until the end of the month.  There is also one advertising the OVer cover.

The info card has all the instructions you need for your crafts plus some bonus crafts and fun facts the relate to the theme of the month.

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Outer Space Sand Art Set

I know these look great once they are finished but they are so messy and require so much help from an adult that the joy of them is wasted.  You peel back sections of the picture to reveal a sticky background that you tip the sand on to colour.  We have done one of these before but they are really a last option craft when I am out of all other choices.

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Space Photo Frame

I like that they give you everything you need, like the glue, with these crafts.  This one again will be slightly messy as you spread the glue on the pieces you want to glitter up.  Once they are dry you can just peel and stick the rest onto the frame and insert the picture of your choice.

20161110_125501To The Moon And Back Necklace

Necklaces are a big hit in our house.  You only have to string the beads on, which is great for taking turns with and you get a necklace in a few minutes.  This one does have a space to glue a picture onto so you can make it for someone special.

20161110_125527These items are for doing an experiment.You are making a rocket out of the balloon and a straw.  Not the safest thing to do in out house but I’m sure it’s fun.

20161110_125602The rest of the items in the box give you more ways to have fun with the theme.  It’s nice that they include things that require no instructions and jut encourage free play.

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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