The Robots in this house love craft activities so we decided to try Toucan Box. Toucan Boxes are craft activities through your letterbox. It seems you can get lots of things in letterbox shaped boxes these days, I’ve heard of beauty boxes, snack boxes, I recently tried a letterbox cake and now there’s craft boxes too.
There’s three Toucan Box sizes to choose from with different amount of craft activities in each. We had a petite Toucan Box which is £3.95 plus 98p delivery. There’s a new theme every fortnight but you can change delivery frequency or cancel whenever you like by logging into your account.
Since spring is on it’s way, and the sun is shining more, I thought it’d be nice to make some sun catchers to hang in the windows. Big Robot immediately jumped up and rush to the kitchen when I said we could make something. Little Robot is never so sure about these things so I was surprised when he jumped up and was excited to make them too.
To make sun catchers you could paint any clear plastic. For example, add a bit of PVA to some paint and paint onto empty food containers. You could cut them into a shape beforehand. Once dry, hang or stick them near a window.
In these days, where we’re all encouraged to recycle, everyone has some old plastic bottles, toilet roll tubes and cardboard boxes kicking around. Especially if the recycling is collected fortnightly, as it is round where I live.
So this half term, I decided that getting the kids doing some junk modelling would be a great rainy day activity. It was suggested by Little Robots teacher at parents evening a few weeks ago, a way of getting him to use his imagination and have a go at whatever task is put in front of him.