You know we love our crafts! So when SquidgyDoodle got in touch to ask if we like to try out their new superhero craft box, we jumped at the chance! There’s nothing we love more than crafts and superheroes!
The superhero craft box contained 4 different craft activities which lasted us the majority of the day. With other craft boxes we have tried, normally we do a couple of crafts on one day and a couple the next so we space them out a bit, but we did them all on the same day with this one. Leo and Mylo were just so keen to do them all one after another.
The first one we tried was the mask making activity which I handed over to Leo to have full reign over. He got really stuck into it and was completing it for a good 30 minutes. In order to complete the mask craft there were several craft items included such as; a blank mask, lightening bolt and star shapes, star stickers, elastic, some feathers and a glue stick.
There was slime (one of our personal favourites!). You might have seen that we make slime ourselves, you can see it here. This slime came already done and all we had to do was add water and microwave it! This activity was called ‘slime attack’ and what a perfect name it was for the activity! Because we had to microwave it, it got very hot which it did warn about on the leaflet. So we heated the slime and while it was cooling we did another activity.
I split the slime into 2 bowls so that both Leo and Mylo could have a go. We added sequins, stars, rubbers, googly eyes, etc. It added a bit more of a sensory experience to it which the boys loved!
The next activity we tried was the cotton bud painting. I did something similar to this in school for my art gcse so I love this style! Leo was really into it too and really took his time with it. I really liked this activity because it was something that he could sit quietly with and really concentrate on by himself without adult help.
Another activity was the ‘bash the baddie’ activity. I thought this was so simple but it was really fun! This activity has inspired me to do this on a big scale for over summer with the boys which I can’t wait for too! Basically the activity was bashing the piece of paper with a pair of tights filled with some rice, dipped in paint! We love all things messy and I have no problems with the boys doing this indoors, the messier the better in my eyes!
How this aids child development
- Sensory development
- Fine motor skills
- Gross motor skills
- Expressive arts and design
- Colour mixing
- Following instructions (communication)
The SquidgyDoodle box is priced at £12 which includes postage. As you can see everything you need is included in the box right down to the glue stick, all that we had to add was a cup of water to the slime! Craft boxes are on the rise at the moment, but this superhero craft box was great fun and I’ve found it was a lot more down the sensory experience road which I think is fab because children can learn so much. You can find the superhero craft box at the SquidgyDoodle website or you can follow them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
We have teamed up with SquidgyDoodle to being you a giveaway! Would you like a craft box to try for yourself? Then head over to my Instagram page to find out more! Here it is.
We received this craft box in order to carry out our review. All opinions and images are that of my own.