Recently we were sent the first Willow and wild box to review. Willow and wild boxes are monthly subscription boxes for children aged 3-8, that combine craft and nature. By now you will know how much perfect these are for us. I’m keen to encourage creativity and we love getting outdoors. I also help my girls learn about the seasons by reading seasonal books and themed seasonal activities.
F is 4 and loves receiving post. When she found this brightly labelled box with her name on, she couldn’t wait to open it. The contents didn’t disappoint. It was full of brightly coloured materials and instructions.
We received the February box which is still available to order. The contents of this box are:
- Coloured tissue paper
- Pipe cleaners
- Stick On googly eyes
- Felt tip pens
- Paper plates
- Paper fastener
- Glue sticks
- Colouring in sheet
- Radish and snap Dragon seeds
- Booklet with clear step by step instructions for the crafts
- Cards with growing instructions
- Cards with cooking activities
First F requested to make the butterflies and wiggly worms. She did need some help with the butterflies but older children will easily manage. She loved the end result. Aren’t they cute?
Next, she coloured in the vegetable colouring sheet and used it to make this above/below the ground plate. I love this idea and it is a great idea for teaching kids about growing vegetables.
We haven’t planted the seeds yet as they say to sow in February. As we received a preview and also living in a northern area (we did these crafts on a snow day) I decided we will wait a little while before planting them. I know that F will love planting the seeds and watching them grow though. The instructions provided are very clear to understand.
There were also two simple cooking activities included. One uses radishes so I’m saving it until we’ve grown some. The other is to make cute little mice out of eggs and avocado.
F loved doing the crafts in this pack and I know she will enjoy the gardening activity too once the weather improves. I love that these boxes teach children about nature in a really fun way. The boxes are small enough to fit through your letterbox which is very handy. They contain most of the things needed, obviously, soil and food for the cooking activities are not possible to include.
You can order a one Off box or subscribe for 3 or 6 months. If you order before 31st January you will receive 50% off your first box (code on their website).
Disclosure- we were sent this box free in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts, opinions and photos are my own.