Weekend Box – April 2018

Weekend Box – April 2018

The Weekend Box Club is a membership organisation created to provide high quality activities for you & your children to enjoy together.

By providing you with the things you need when you need them, The Weekend Box Club allows you to spend quality time getting to know your children and watching them develop key life skills as you spend time together.

The Bumper Box, which I am reviewing, contains four fun activities to Make, Bake, Explore & More. It costs £8.95 a month, with free delivery. The age range is 3 – 8.

My assistant Little C is seven, so is a great age to be trying this out! This another review where the pictures are lit by quality LED overheads, so please excuse the less than lovely look.  However they are all genuine ‘action shots’!

The box is brightly coloured and has lots of friendly characters, each of whom are featured in an activity.

This month’s theme is Under the Sea! Each activity is contained in an individual bag, with the odd larger item separately.

The first thing we made was Button Fish.

Green tissue was cut into strips and then stuck on the blue card to make seaweed. I think this looks really effective!

The little fish were made from buttons with orange card triangles for tails. Little C used a sharpie to draw on the faces. The fish were stuck on and then some more details added. She went for bubbles and a couple of extra fish!

Next up was Marshmallow Fish!

We needed to provide a bit of butter, and then it was melted with the mini marshmallows in the box. Once melted the rice krispies were stirred in, making a lovely gooey lump to be shaped.

Little C made a couple of simple fish shapes…

… and we decided to use currants for eyes. Yum!

Next was Pom Pom Octopus.

These worked really well, but definitely required some adult help! I cut out the octopus shapes as directed in the instructions, then Little C stuck on the pompoms.

There were also jewels and googly eyes to decorate the legs! Don’t they look cute?

Finally, a Jellyfish Suncatcher.

This also required adult cutting out for the frame, but after that it was very simple. Little squares of tissue paper were cut out, the frame was attached to the sticky plastic sheet, and then the tissue squares applied.

The ribbon was cut into pieces, and we used extra sticky plastic to stick them on to the bottom of the frame.

Finished!

I think this is a really terrific set of activities this month. They are all very effective, and perfect for display in the home.

There is a certain amount of adult help required, especially with things like cutting out, but things like this are definitely for adults and children to do together!

The little octopus pair were incredibly cute, and were a lot of fun to decorate. Kids could also add extra decoration to the legs if they liked, so lots of room for creativity.

The sea picture looks wonderful, especially the tissue paper weeds, and again, there’s lots more you can add.

A couple of the things were familliar techniques, the suncatcher and the marshmallow fish. Most little children will have made something like this in school. I think these things are a lovely decoration for a window, and it’s a great extra to add ribbon for tentacles.

Who doesn’t love marshmallow rice krispie bars? They are so easy to make, and now I actually know these are great for moulding rather than just cutting out bars.

Our score: 9.0/ 10

A really impressive box this month, and excellent value, with lots of things you'd be happy to display in your home!

  • Quality of products8
  • Originality8
  • Packaging and delivery10
  • Value for money10
  • Selection of products9

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