Curiosity Box December 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 box this month was thicker than some of the others.  Once I opened it up, it was packed full.  I could see of the bat that it had lots of Christmas themed items in it.

They have a tri-fold card that has all the instructions you need to make the crafts.  It also has other activities and facts based on the theme.  This month that theme is Have A Sweet Christmas.  There is no specific sponsor again this month but there is a card for an independent dealer.

20161214_193439The first craft is a Gingerbread Treat Box.  You use a preprinted box and add stickers and a tag to decorate it up, just like a real gingerbread house.  There are way more stickers than you would need so I’m thinking we can have just a sheet of paper to use them up.

20161214_193500Next up is a Gingerbread Thermometer Kit.  This one is a big magnet that tells you how warm or cold your area is.  I wouldn’t use this outside, just because I think the craft itself would fall apart.  We have a penguin one from a different kit on our front door, high above little fingers.


This is a Gingerbread Placemat Kit.  Again we have a crap load of stickers to use for decoration.  I’m trying to figure out how you would put anything on this placemat once it’s decorated since it would be wobbly.  Just a decoration I guess.

20161214_193701The last craft is called Build Up A Gingerbread Man.  You roll the dice and whatever you roll is what you draw to finish your gingerbread.  This should be a fun and simple game for both of my girls.

The other activity kits included this month are a set of scratch ornaments and a mosaic ornament kit.  Bug loves the scratch ones and has lots of fun when we get one.  The mosaic on has glitter dots so it’ll be very shiny once we’re done.

There were a few bonus items as well.  The first is another decorative sheet to make your own gingerbread house picture.  There is also a set of crayons, a notebook, and a sticky hand.

20161214_195135This month was one of the magazine published ones so that is in there too.  It even has a sample with it! Super bonus!

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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