Disclaimer – I was sent a complimentary craft box in return for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Sophie and I love doing crafts together so when I was invited to review the Springaling craft box from G Clark Hellery Design, I couldn’t resist! The craft box was full of spring-themed activities which Sophie and I enjoyed doing together.
The Springaling craft box was well presented and put together. It was good to see that thought had been given to minimising the environmental impact. The craft items were all cardboard and paper-based, the string used for the masks was recycled cotton and the bags containing the various craft activities were made of vegetable starch and could be put in the compost bin.
We loved the wide variety of activities contained in the craft box. They included several simple craft activities, colouring sheets, a word search, a couple of games, stencils, stickers and cut-outs to make shadow puppets.
Sophie was about the right age for the crafts. She needed a little help with making the origami tulips, but otherwise was able to do most of the crafts in the box without adult assistance. She particularly enjoyed colouring in and making the animal masks.
Her favourite thing in the box was the pin the tail on the rabbit. This was something that we could all join in with, even Thomas!
The ladybird matching game was also fun too. Thomas isn’t quite able to join in with this yet, but I think he will enjoy playing this game too later on as he loves numbers. It can be used as a simple matching game or as a tool for helping learn number bonds to ten.
While some of the contents were for one-off craft activities, others will be used time and time again. The nature bingo sheets are great for making walks more interesting and there are several of these to use. Sophie loved playing with the shadow puppets which are ideal for imaginative play. She also loved creating pictures using the stencils.
The animal stickers were lovely and colourful and great for creating pictures with too. I did find the backing quite hard to remove initially. Once I managed to unpeel a corner though, it came away easily.
The Springaling craft box was perfect for the school holidays. There was enough in it to keep Sophie occupied over several afternoons. With several items that can be reused time and time again, it will also help to inspire imaginative play and creativity over the coming weeks too. If you’re looking for an eco-friendly fun craft box for primary-school aged children, I can certainly recommend this one.
The Springaling craft box is available from GClarkHelleryDesign on Etsy for £25.95 (free postage).