***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
There seems to be a huge increase in subscription services. Whether you want wine, chocolate, fruit, or even underwear, there's a service that will deliver them right to your door each and every month, like clockwork. (Now if I could find a cheese-of-the-month club box, I'd be in Heaven!)
Recently, I learned about a great monthly subscription service that caters to the kiddos. WummelBox offers themed boxes with several different arts and crafts projects that revolve around whichever theme you happen to get that month. It's a really neat concept, especially for those with preschool aged kids, or even for homeschooling families. Since school is about to let out for the summer, WummelBox would be the ideal cure for summer boredom or the inevitable rainy days when kids tend to get restless.
About WummelBox :
WummelBox is a European creation, straight from Berlin, and one that is catching on quickly. These arts and crafts subscription boxes each have a theme, and contain everything you need to complete the projects contained inside the box. There are very easy to understand, detailed instructions included for each project, making these boxes perfect for kids between the ages of 3-8. (However, my 2 year old was able to help his big sister just fine! I think it depends on the developmental stage of the child.)
All of WummelBox products are made from high-quality, eco-friendly products like cork, sand, and reforested wood. Even the box is reusable! This is a wonderful way to teach kids to be kind to the environment and reuse and re-purpose materials in lots of fun and interesting ways!
The folks at WummelBox are experts in childhood development. These projects are more than just simple arts and crafts, they're also teaching tools! I used to work in the public school system, and I have found that kids learn best through creative, hands-on play. The people at WummelBox truly get this, and they make learning fun with crafts that stimulate the mind and the senses. They cater to children's inquisitive natures and thirst for knowledge.
Some of the possible themes include things like Music and Sound, Circus, Color and Light, Nutrition, and Dexterity, just to name a few. With a WummelBox subscription, every month you'll receive a new theme and open up a whole new world of discovery for your children.
Our Review of the Time Travel WummelBox :
We received the Time Travel WummelBox to review. (How cool is that?!) This box was beautifully packaged, and contained tons of goodies that my kids just couldn't wait to dive into.
Our Time Travel WummelBox had 4 different crafts included: Cave Painting, Time Machine, Hunter & Gatherer Game, and Stone Age Stories. Don't you just love the names of these activities?!
Each craft was packaged individually, and to be honest, they were almost too pretty to open! As you can see, the folks at WummelBox take great pride in their products, and they wrap everything in vibrant orange tissue paper, and package each component of the craft in separate glassine envelopes. There are also very easy to understand, colorful instructions to help guide you through each activity.
Since my 2 year old wanted to help with the crafts today, I chose the Cave Painting activity since it seemed very simple, even for younger kids. This craft was really fun, since it involved making stamps and painting them, then applying the stamps to a large piece of fabric. There were fun shapes like a Mammoth, a fire, a cave man's club, a hut-type house, and of course, the famous WummelBox mouse!
Once I assembled the stamps and showed Sophie and Xander how to paint them and then stamp, I stepped aside and let them have at it. Now keep in mind, my babies are just 2 and 3 years old, so their work of art was anything but neat and tidy! But they sure had fun creating it!
Here is their finished Cave Painting. This kit even comes with some velcro tabs so the artwork can be hung in a blanket fort to mimic real cave art! (I just stuck it to the grill cover, since the kids didn't want to come inside since it was a gorgeous day.)
Overall, I am definitely very impressed by the crafts found in our WummelBox. My kids had a blast, and we talked about cave men, Wooly Mammoths, and how this is how people communicated before there was a written language. They loved painting and stamping, and even though my kids are quite young, I think they did really learn something.
I can't wait to try the other crafts out with them! Keep your eye out on Facebook and Instagram for more photos of our WummelBox creations! I will definitely be sharing! And I plan to sign up for this service myself! I am not a "crafty mom" so WummelBox is a great way to introduce my kids to arts and crafts!
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