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.
For an extra Easter treat I like to get the boys something other than a chocolate egg. Usually it’s a game we can play together such as Mousetrap or Gator Goal. This year I thought they had plenty of games, especially as we got BBQ Party at Christmas and Big Robot recently spent his pocket money on Operation. That’s a lot of games, time for something different this Easter.
So I thought a new craft activity would be ideal and I’d seen adverts for Beados, Aquabeads and Hama Beads lately. All are a similar idea, little coloured beads you create pictures with. I wasn’t sure which was best. I worried that Beados and Aquabeads might not stick together and stay together forever as they only stick by spraying on water. I also saw that Hama Beads, which you iron to stick them together, were available in big tubs and also Hobbycraft have an own brand version which work the same and are cheaper.
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.