Basically the idea is you sign up for a monthly or annual subscription and you are then sent an exciting box full of craft stuff and ideas every month. Each box has a different theme and currently they have two age ranges 3-4 years and 5-6 years.
We were sent the 5-6 year age range (which I had requested) but the exciting looking box (designed to look like a suitcase) was addressed to both my children. This is a nice touch and makes kids even more excited about their parcel.
|The CubbyKit has arrived!|
|Having a good look at the CubbyKit contents|
|Are there planets in this one Mum?!|
|CubbyKit is like a lucky dip!|
|Our CubbyKit rocket!|
This one was definitely aimed more at the higher age group as although Little Miss Sunshine had a go at drawing the lines, her dexterity just wasn't quite good enough. Little Miss Star though thoroughly enjoyed joining the dots on each of the constellations cards with the sparkly gold pen provided which of course we can keep and use for other things (the pen has been snaffled into her room pronto!). They both enjoyed sticking the stickers on it and Little Miss Star did a great job of decorating it with the glitter glue pen.
This activity is probably the one that has left the most lasting impression as Little Miss Star has now been outside on several nights with chart in hand to try and spot the constellations!
|Carefully joining up the stars|
|Our fab CubbyKit Constellations Wall Chart|
Once again - everything was included, however I would say with this project that the instructions possibly needed to be a bit more comprehensive for crafting novices like me as we did make several mistakes! First I blew up the balloons too big (OK so it did warn me but I need precise instructions with a size guide!) and this resulted in us almost running out of papier-mache paste (this could have been down to over enthusiastic application at first) and we then ran out of the thin paper provided but I improvised with some newspaper. However this all added to the fun - luckily I had picked a rare sunny day in February and we actually did this bit outside!
|Papier-mache fun in the garden|
|Our CubbyKit papier-mache planet kit|
At last they were dry and with deep breaths from me the paint was retrieved from the CubbyKit box. They had to mix colours to produce other colours which was great for learning but the quantities needed to be adjusted a little from the instructions. The girls had a great time painting them and we learnt it can be tricky painting a balloon shaped thing! Little Miss Star was particularly proud of planet Earth!
|getting to paint the CubbyKit planets at last|
|Well I have to get messy - right!|
|All our CubbyKit crafts :)|
|The CubbyKit planets looked pretty good in the end!|
I think at £19.99 per month it represents good value for money. It would be good if they could broaden the age range a bit but my youngest still enjoyed it even though our kit was for older kids. They even provide extra craft materials in the box for you to use as you want - we had a balloon, some pipe cleaners, a couple if crayons and some craft paper. And of course you get to keep the stuff like the gold pen, the paintbrush and sponge applicator as well as any leftover paint and glue. The pots the paint and glue come in are good to keep for using again too.
Mainly though you can't really put a price on ideas and I'm sure I'm not the only parent who frequently lacks these - CubbyKit gives you the ideas and the stuff to do them with too. They also have a great blog with lots of other craft activity ideas.
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I was offered this product by CubbyKit free to review . I received this product free of charge but I have received no other payment for this review and any opinions or comments are entirely my own.