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Toucan Box, craft boxes for children – a product review

A Toucan Box is a craft box delivered to your door, full of arty activities for you and your children/grandchildren. They are available in three sizes, petite, grande and super and are priced accordingly.

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Our box was a grande (£12.90) and arrived today and as you can see, it definitely has the wow factor. I was expecting something a lot smaller, in fact I was expecting something through the letter box, which makes me want to point out that you would need to order this for a day you know you can take delivery of it, or you might find yourself taking a trip to the post office to pick it up.

The box offers immediate craft time as even before you open it there are things to do, including writing your name on it and finding various objects.

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I opened the box, not sure what to expect and found two craft activities along with all the supplies (except scissors) that we would need, a piece of paper with more craft ideas on it and a brand new book that went along with the theme of the activities. For a book lover like me this was a brilliant surprise!

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We opened the first activity and we ran into a little problem; one of the items needed to be put in the freezer for 24 hours, my little boy was devastated as he had wanted to do it there and then. I would highly recommend you check the activities before you round the kids up at the table and tell them it’s craft time. Luckily there was another activity, igloo building, that we could start straight away.

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It came with clear instructions and was easy to do. Both children loved getting involved, the best bit for them was using the glue. This activity took us about 45 minutes and was a lot of fun. It also sparked a few good questions from my inquisitive little boy about igloos.

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We then read the book, which was a beautiful story in a lovely illustrated paper back that we will read over and over again.

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I love how the opportunity for craft ideas doesn’t simply stop with the included tasks. The creators have not only used the main box but also the smaller boxes inside can be used to create more fun by following the simple instructions.

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These boxes are aimed at children aged 3-8, mine are 2 and 5 and although this was better suited for my five year old, my two year old thoroughly enjoyed joining in too.

Despite having to wait for one of the materials to freeze, this box was a huge hit with my two boys and with me. It has provided hours of fun and has given me some great craft ideas that I can do with my children in the future.

These boxes could have so many uses if used on a regular delivery basis  at home, from being bought especially for a sleepover with the grandparents, to a special treat in the school holidays. It is clear to me that a lot of thought about fun, creativity and education has gone into producing these wonderful boxes that both children and adults can enjoy together.

I would highly recommend Toucan Box and will most definitely be ordering them during the school holidays.

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 (the opinions in this review are mine alone, the product was provided by Toucan)

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