Wonderful Wintertime Weekend Box
Both my girls have a voracious appetite for crafts. They love drawing and colouring, making things and baking. They have great ideas for things they want to make, but love a bit of inspiration. I generally have quite a decent stash of bits and pieces that they can use for crafting, however, nothing ruins a craft project than my inability to anticipate their every desire. Freyja tried a Weekend Box before, a few years ago. She loved the activities, and I loved ease at which she could just get started on them. When Weekend Box offered to send us their Wonderful Wintertime box, we couldn’t say “YES!” fast enough!
When Freyja tried the Weekend Box a few years ago, I had received an email prior to the box arriving, letting me know of all the additional things that I would need to get in order to do the activities. I was a bit worried when the Wonderful Wintertime box arrived with no preceding email. However, there was nothing to be worried about as the only addition items needed were pencils, scissors, a small container, bowl, spoon, plate and icing sugar. All of which I had. Everything else was in the Weekend Box. This was a much appreciated improvement on our last box!
Once again, the Weekend Box contained four main activities to do. Each of these came in a colour-coded bag, making it easy for a child to find all the equipment needed for their chosen activity. The instructions were in the accompanying booklet, and were straight-forward, although Emily (aged 5) needed help following them. Inside the booklet were other acitivities (colouring and word puzzles) as well as fun facts and jokes.
The activities within this box all had a winter-theme. The four main activities were Salted Snowflakes, Rock Road Snow-Bites, Icy Tealight Holder and Pop Up Penguins. I thought the Icy Tealight Holder was a particularly lovely idea. They were easy to make, and I can see us making these again. We used this one as a table centerpiece at dinnertime.
Emily missed out on the Weekend Box last time, so she was very keen to be fully involved in the activities in this one. She loved the Pop Up Penguins activity, where she made her own little springy penguin. I was really impressed with just how good her finished penguin looked, whilst being so simple to make.
Now, the Weekend Boxes are aimed at children aged 3 to 8 years old and cost £8.95 including free delivery (but you can get your first box for half price). I thought the activities were pitched absolutely spot-on for both Freyja and Emily. They were able to do all activities with minimal input from me and had fun doing so. It was also a big parenting win for me too as they had all the materials they had to finish all the activities. They are definitely a great way to keep the kids entertained over a weekend or part of a school holiday.
Disclosure: We were sent the Wonderful Wintertime Weekend Box for review, but all thoughts and opinions are our own.