Mila & Pheebs create stationery and activity boxes for children. They contain a mixture of stationery, crafts, stickers, and fun items, based around a different theme each month. It’s £10 per month plus £2.99 P&P.
April’s theme is April Showers. Considering how horrible and wet it was in April, it’s very appropriate!
For some reason I didn’t take a picture of the outside of the box, but I can tell you it looks very nice, and it fits perfectly through the mailbox! Here it is opened up. Isn’t it packed nicely?
I really like the newsletter. It’s bright and cheerful, and full of information, trivia, and jokes. It’s also printed in a font that’s very easy to read, which is great for young readers.
Mila and Pheebs boxes always contain a couple of craft kits. These two are a sew-your-own froggy bean bag toy and a little flower notebook. The sewing kits are very nice for children, because the holes are prepunched so the stitches stay nice and even, and the needles are plastic and blunt, so very safe to handle. The little notebooks are brilliant, because all children love notebooks, and the flower stickers are fun and easy to add.
See? Notebooks are fab!
Lots of Stickers! I love the sheet of holographic rain-themed stickers. They’re so cheerful and fun. There are also a package of sturdy foam stickers, which have a ‘frog by the pond’-type theme. And finally, the extra little froggy you see on the right is a cute miniature eraser! Mila and Pheebs erasers are far too nice to use, and we’re building up a great collection.
Another standard inclusion are blank greeting cards. These are such a lovely thing for children to have, as I think it’s very special when children make their own cards to send. And you can use the stickers in the box to decorate them!
Themed colouring sheets and word puzzles are always fun, the wordsearch is always Little C’s favourite! This month there’s an incredibly generous package of little colouring pencils included too. There are tons of them here, lots of different colours.
Finally, there was a little package of shiny self-adhesive paper and a sheet of gem stickers. These were to design your own umbrella, though there’s plenty left over for other crafting fun!
Little C enjoyed doing this very much! The shiny paper looks amazing, and she’s also very keen on those gem stickers.
We were a little late getting to this, and by the time we did the sun had finally come out. But having such colourful and cheerful rain-themed goodies was much more cheerful than any rainy day!
Mila & Pheebs boxes have lots of variety. You might need some scissors or pens, but otherwise it’s easy to play with everythin inside straight away. There’s generally very little mess, except a few bits of sticker backing, and there’s a great mixture of free and organized creativity.
The box themes are completely neutral, and can be enjoyed by any child. I think this would be especially good for taking on holiday, or on a long journey. It’s almost entirely self contained, so all you need to add are scissors (and maybe not even those!), some paper, and colouring pens, and you’ve got a great stash of fun to take away. It’s also really handy for a rainy day, or as a treat in the holidays. Depending on the age of the child a varying amount of supervision would be required, but this is definitely something to enjoy with your child.