Pierre was delighted to receive a Weekend Box to review a few weeks ago. If you don't know the company, they send out letterbox-friendly kits containing everything you need for four fun-filled activities for children aged 3-6.
We unpacked the contents and discovered that the theme of this box was The Wild West. The activities were :
- BBQ Beans on Toast
- Totem Pole
- Native American Headdress
Pierre looked at the instruction sheets and decided that he wanted to start with the dreamcatcher - before launching into a long description of all the nightmares he's ever had in his 6 years of existence !
Time to discover what's in the envelope for this activity.
A paper plate, some wool and an assortment of beads and feathers.
It's actually a really simple idea but I'd never have thought of it ! You cut the middle out of the paper plate and pierce holes around the edge.
Pierre decided to decorate it with crayons and stampers.
Then you thread the wool across with beads attached in random places.
Add some long pieces of wool to dangle down and attach feathers and beads.
Pierre was very proud to hang it up above his bed and has happily informed me every day since that he hasn't had any bad dreams because the dream catcher has been protecting him !
He wanted to go straight on to activity two - the Indian headdress.
We mixed up the powder paint and Pierre decorated the headband with squiggles.
While the paint dried, he concentrated hard on cutting lots of slits to make the feathers - great fine-motor skills practice.
As you can see, he was very proud of his handiwork !
We still have two activities to make on another day so I'll be sure to come back and show you how we get on with those. Even if you could buy all the contents for cheaper than the price of the subscription, it's great to have everything in one place without rummaging through the crafts cupboard or needing to go out and buy supplies.
You can subscribe to receive Weekend Boxes fortnightly or monthly and each box costs £7.50. There's no commitment to continue and you can pause or cancel your account whenever you want. By using code MADHOUSE, you'll get the first box free. If you go to their homepage and take a 4-question survey, they'll also send you your first box for free at the moment.
Disclosure : We received a free box in order to write an honest review.