In our house we love superheroes, and Little C and I have been lucky enough to play with a Squidgydoodle Superhero Adventure Craft Box!
Squidgydoodle creates themed craft and sensory activity boxes for children. You can buy individual boxes (£12) like this one, and also party boxes for groups of children to play and have awesome creative fun!
This lovely colourful box has been sitting on the counter for several days, waiting for half term to start. It fits right through the letterbox, so no sorting office trips!
Here is everything you need for the various activities, and of course a little leaflet explaining everything.
There are four craft and sensory activities.
Tempting though the paints were, Little C decided the wanted to do the superhero mask first!
There are a lovely assortment of decorations: stickers, feathers, and appropriate shapes. I love the bright blue mask shape too. There was even a glue stick included in the box, so you don’t have to dig thorough the chaos of your craft supply box only to discover an empty Pritt Stick!
Next we decided to do the POW! BAM! activity. This was quite simple but extremely effective.
Three paints in primary colours, and you use a cotton bud to make little coloured dots.
I love the comic book/Pop Art-style, and of course the little dots of colour are exactly how this kind of art was created! We went to a wonderful Pop Art exhibit a couple of years ago which Little C enjoyed very much, so she had a lot of fun making this picture.
I was a bit envious actually, as I rather fancied having a go myself!
Naturally, as soon as slime is mentioned children will pay attention!
The little yellow man was going to be rescued from the dreaded slime.
He was a very stretchy man!
Making the slime involved mixing the slime powder with water, and then microwaving it.
As that would take a little while, both to cook and to cool down (who wants to plunge their hands into boiling slime?!) so we decided to do the final activity while we waited.
I had been wondering what on earth the rice in a tights leg was for!
Turns out it’s a remarkably entertaining painting/splatting activity!
Dip the rice in the paint, and get the baddie! Very satisfying.
By the time Little C had thoroughly obliterated the baddie, the slime was cooked and sufficiently cooled for playing.
It was magnificently squishy.
Superhero mask aside, I’m not quite sure how dedicated Little C was to actually rescuing the little chap.
She was having quite a lot of fun allowing him to plunge to his doom. I guess you can’t be the goodie all the time!
Decorating, painting, splatting, and squidging, what tremendous fun!
Themed craft boxes are always good, but I think the addition of sensory activities is very special. Playing with slime is always enjoyable, and I admit I had as much fun with it as Little C!
I thought the rice in a tights leg was also very clever. It’s a great mix of sensory and artistic. OK, the artistic part was perhaps less important, but making big painty splats was brilliant! In warmer weather I’d want to take this outside to make even more mess.
The POW picture was very cool, simple but tremendously effective. And of course, creating an awesome mask has endless possibilities!
One reason I like craft boxes is that everything is right there for you. Call me a lazy parent, but I don’t have the time or the inclination to scour shops and internet for a well-balanced afternoon of creativity. Here you’ve got paint, accessories, supplies, instructions, all put together neatly and thoughtfully.
I also love this theme. It appeals to pretty much any child, boy or girl, and is great for imaginative play. There are other themed boxes, including Unicorns and Rainbows and Winter Wonderland, so you’re sure to find something for everyone!
I’ve not tried the party boxes, but a big box of activities like these, plus party games to keep your little guests amused sounds splendid to me!
Thank you again Squidgydoodle, it’s been a creative and adventurous start to half term!