Willow and wild subscription box review

Willow and wild subscription box review

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.

Wilow and wild subscription box review

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.

Wilow and wild subscription box review

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
  • Glue sticks
  • Paintbrush
  • 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?

Willow and wild subscription box review

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.

Willow and wild subscription box review

 

Wilow and wild subscription box review

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.

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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.

 

Willow and wild subscription box review

Willow and wild subscription box review

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.

 

16 Comments

  1. January 27, 2018 / 2:43 pm

    What a lovely box. Both my girls would love to receive this and I always like it when I find things that work for both their ages x

    • Claire
      Author
      February 1, 2018 / 11:40 am

      My youngest is too young but 3-8 is a good guide and it is nice that one box spans an age range.

  2. January 27, 2018 / 3:30 pm

    This looks amazing!! Since pickle has got older he loves crafts and I think he would love the idea of getting one of these through every month x

    • Claire
      Author
      February 5, 2018 / 9:25 pm

      I’m sure he would.

  3. January 28, 2018 / 11:53 am

    what a lovely parcel of goodies! My girls would love this too xx

    • Claire
      Author
      February 5, 2018 / 9:25 pm

      They would Katy. x

  4. January 28, 2018 / 3:41 pm

    What a great idea. I am sure that both of my children would really enjoy this as both love craft activities.

    • Claire
      Author
      February 5, 2018 / 9:28 pm

      It’s great that multiple ages can enjoy it

  5. January 29, 2018 / 10:08 am

    Oh I love the look of this box . Alessia would really enjoy something like this x

    • Claire
      Author
      February 5, 2018 / 9:27 pm

      I’m sure she would.

  6. January 29, 2018 / 8:37 pm

    What a sweet subscription box. Anything that encourages children to love nature is fine by me. I always loved getting post too at that age. These days it’s typically just bills!

    • Claire
      Author
      February 5, 2018 / 9:27 pm

      These boxes definitely beat bills!

  7. January 30, 2018 / 10:30 pm

    This looks a great kit and so nice to focus your little ones on nature and the natural world. Great to see you are getting good quality products like crayola pens. I think this is perfect for the age range it is aimed at. Mich x

    • Claire
      Author
      February 5, 2018 / 9:26 pm

      I was really impressed by the inclusion of Crayola pens.

  8. Mudpie Fridays
    February 1, 2018 / 7:53 am

    I like how this box is different to some of the others. I initially thought it was an arts and crafts box but with the learning ideas behind it. Plus the seeds and food ideas it’s so much more than that. Great ideas.

    • Claire
      Author
      February 5, 2018 / 9:25 pm

      There is a really good mix of learning and craft.

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