If you’d have asked me a year ago if I enjoyed doing crafts with the children, I’d have told you, without a moments hesitation, hell no!! But over the last few months, as the girls have got that little bit older, it is no longer the glue massacre that it once was, and actually we enjoy doing crafts together at least once a week.
When Mila & Pheebs asked my girls to be brand ambassadors for their beautiful subscription stationery and craft boxes, we were over the moon! Everyone knows just how obsessed I am with stationery, and the girls have definitely followed in my footsteps!
Having tried other subscription boxes previously, I was interested to see how these would be different and, at £10 a box (plus £2.99 UK postage), whether they would prove to be something that we would purchase throughout the year.
When our first box was delivered I loved that it was able to fit through the letterbox. As a blogger I spend half of my life down at the post office depot collecting parcels, so this was a pleasant change. Our first box was the Spring Box and contained –
- Chick pencil and eraser topper,
- Spring colouring-in sheets,
- Daffodil vase craft kit,
- Greeting cards and envelopes,
- Spring foam stickers,
- Ladybird eraser,
- Spring wordsearch,
- Duck mosaic wand kit,
- Memo pad craft kit,
- Colouring-in spot the difference,
- Butterfly foil stickers.
It’s safe to say, the girls were over the moon with all of their goodies!!!
Although the boxes are advertised as being aimed at children aged 6+, I feel that at 4 and 5, the girls were more than capable of enjoying the activities. Eva particularly enjoyed making the bee note pad with the sticky backed foam shapes and simple instructions to follow.
Megan chose to do the daffodil vase craft, which I did worry may be a little difficult as it was the most complicated of them all, but she really got stuck in and with a little help she was more than capable!
I love that how all of the pieces are ready prepared, all sticky backed so no need for glue, and the instructions are so easy to follow.
Lastly Eva made the duck mosaic wand, and told me that this one was her favourite ever craft due to the sparkly stickers!
With so much many more activities still left to do, the box could easily last the full month if we were to spread it out. I think for the cost of all of the craft supplies and stationery, for £10 these boxes are excellent value for money, and even for those who do not wish to commit to a monthly subscription, they would make a lovely treat for the children at various points throughout the year.