Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Art Activities Delivered to Your Door with toucanBox

If you are looking for an original idea for a Christmas gift for a child aged between 3 and 8 years old, how about a subscription to toucanBox?

toucanBox is a company that provides boxes of arts and crafts materials to make exciting art projects based on a theme, directly to your door.  Each box includes two to four project ideas complete with full instructions and all the materials needed.  The activities support the National Curriculum and parent's notes allow grown ups to support their child's learning.  A fabulous book is also included in each box so children can continue the fun after the craft materials have been tidied away.

toucanBox materials

You can buy individual boxes starting at £9.95 for a 2 project pack, or you can subscribe to receive a monthly delivery of a toucanBox.  Both options can be sent as gifts and would make a great Christmas present for a child.

Freddy received an Arctic themed toucanBox containing two project ideas and all the materials needed to make them, as well as a Polar Animals sticker book and a Toucan badge.  The box itself is designed to be fun in its own right, and features challenges to find certain objects in the illustrations as well as having places to doodle, bits to cut out or things to count.  It was a lovely touch to have Freddy's name written on the box when it arrived. Opening the box revealed two smaller boxes, each containing everything needed to make an igloo model and hanging snowflake decorations.


Freddy was totally absorbed in the activities and enthusiastically glued, glittered, stuck, coloured and painted. He chatted about what he was doing and stretched his imagination through carrying out the activities.  While he was busy having fun he was developing several key skills such as speaking and listening, following instructions, dexterity, hand eye co-ordination and number skills.  He got to use a variety of different art mediums as he busied himself with the activities. He learned facts about the Arctic, a topic which was extended through reading the Polar Animals book together.

Glitter glue

I thoroughly enjoyed spending an afternoon doing crafts with my little boy.  Having the tried and tested projects and all the materials needed to hand took all the stress out of having to come up with an idea and the materials myself. The instructions are good and the end results are impressive.  The Toucan Box allowed me to spend some quality time with Freddy enjoying a well structured craft activity.  We had a lovely time and I am very impressed with the toucanBox and think the two project box is good value for money.


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