Weekend Box is a box of fun crafts and activities for children age 3 – 8. Briefly, it costs £8.95 per box including shipping, and includes four themed activities to Make, Bake, Explore, and More! You can read a bit more about it here.
This month’s theme is Under The Sea! Seems quite appropriate given how much rain we’ve been having having recently.
The box is appealingly bright and is addressed personally to your child, which is a nice touch. Inside, each activity is in its own little bag, with a couple of larger extra bits separately.
After looking through the booklet, Little C decided to make the Button Fish first of all.
This is a lovely activity that requires very little assistance. Strips of tissue glued on to the card make very impressive looking seaweed!
Buttons with little cardboard tails were perfect for fish, and she added some features with a sharpie. Finally some extra touches to draw on the card: more fish, bubbles, and some speech bubbles!
It’s a simple but effective project. The button fish and weed gives the picture an extra dimension, and it’s a lot of fun to add the extra details!
We couldn’t resist doing the cooking activity next: Marshmallow Fish!
Using the stove definitely requires supervision, but it’s not at all complicated.
The marshmallows were melted with the butter (you needed to provide this, but only 5g!) and then the rice krispies were mixed in.
This made a lovely sticky mass that was divided into two and shaped into simple fish shapes. We decided to add currants for eyes, which looked great! It was very difficult not to sample too much of the krispy marshmallow mixture though…
While the yummy fishies were resting, it was time to make these lovely Pompom Octopuses.
The leg and body shape required a bit of grownup cutting-out, as it was definitely too tricky a shape for little hands. But once the shapes were finished Little C took over the decoration. There were two pompoms for the bodies, and lots of little stick-on jewels.
Add the googly eyes and they were finished!
The final activity was making a Jellyfish Suncatcher.
Pretty much all children will have made something like this. You have a frame, bits of tissue paper, and sticky-backed plastic. The frame was another grownup contribution to the project, but once it was cut out then it was over to Little C. She stuck the frame onto the plastic, cut out a whole bunch of the lovely purple and turquoise paper, and stuck them on.
I trimmed the plastic from the frame, and then she cut the pieces of ribbon for the tentacles. We used the extra sticky plastic to stick the ribbon pieces onto the frame.
And here are the finished craft projects! Doesn’t the suncatcher look pretty on the window? It would have been nice to have some sun to shine through it!
I think this is the best Weekend Box so far!
The projects are all really effective and look lovely. They were just the right combination of independent work with some adult help. Besides, boxes like this are meant to be enjoyed together, so I think it’s nice to be able to contribute something, even if it’s only cutting out!
This is a lovely way to have some creative fun with your child. Everything is organized for you, along with instructions. You need to provide the odd thing such as scissors and butter, otherwise it all comes in the box.
It’s also incredibly good value at less than £9 per box, and you can keep the booklet and instructions for more crafty inspiration!
This as been a lovely treat in this grey and rainy holiday. Oh, and those marshmallow fish were delicious!
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A different version of this review was first published on allsubscriptionboxes.co.uk.