Curiosity Box Review - October 2016 - Canadian Kid's Subscription Box

This package was provided complimentary for review.
What is it? Curiosity Box 
How Much? $26.50/month. Save on 3, 6, and 12 month terms. Shipping included. Prices in Canadian dollars. 
What’s in it? Themed box includes all instructions and supplies for 3 quality crafts, 1 unique activity, and 3-4 novelty items. For children aged 3-7.

Curiosity Box is a monthly box of crafts and activities to make it easy and convenient for parents to engage in creative time with their children. Curiosity Box was founded by a mom who was looking to spend more quality time with her son. 

Each monthly box includes all the supplies required for three unique craft projects, including crayons, markers, scissors, and glue (as required). You also get additional activity ideas and 3-4 novelty items for extra fun.

Along with subscription plans, Curiosity Box also offers single themed boxes for purchase, starting at $26.95, as well as party boxes. The Party Box is great for birthdays or special events and contains 2 themed crafts plus one activity for up to 8 children. The projects are aimed at children aged 3-7 years.

October's box features a "spook-tacular" Halloween theme!

The three crafts are laid out inside the booklet. This month we are making a Haunted House, a Reflector Spider Wristband, and a Skeleton Hanging Decoration. The instructions are a little advanced for younger kids to read and follow on their own, so some adult participation is required. I specify this because I've had people ask if there are kids boxes that don't require parental involvement.

The box also included some Halloween themed extras. We have a couple temporary tattoos, a sticky pumpkin thiny, a couple of finger puppets, and a jack-o-lantern light up necklace. 

Craft 1 is a Haunted House. It's made from using foam shapes, glue, and glue dots. It was an easy and fun activity that required minimal adult involvement. The kids chose to follow the picture from the instructions when decidig where to place some of the items.

Craft 2 is the Reflective Spider Wristband. This one uses foam pieces and round reflective plastic pieces, like you would find on a bicycle. On Halloween night, wrap the wrist band around your child's wrist to be more visible in the dark! It was another easy project that just required some glue.

The last craft project is the hanging Skeleton. This one is made with foam shapes and brads. The kids needed a bit more help with this one, to ensure they put the pieces in the right spot. We laid it out on the table first (and took the opportunity to learn about bones) then the kids set to work pushing the brads through the pre-punched holes to connect all the bones together. This one also came with a glow in the dark paint pen, but we omitted that step. A bag of stretchable "spider web" was included to aid in Halloween decorating!

The activity for October is a board game called Race to the Haunted House. Players take turns rolling the dice to make their way to the end. It works a bit like Snakes and Ladders, with brooms acting as ladders and ghosts acting as snakes! The box also included a small pack of crayons so the kids can colour the game sheet.

The October Curiosity Box included three Halloween themed crafts and one fun activity. The box also included some themed extras like temporary tattoos, stickers, finger puppets, and a mini colouring book. This is a great activity box for kids as it provides several different projects and activities to take you through the entire month. We did all of our crafts in one day, but you could easily spread it out and do one project a week. The projects are easy enough for little hands to tackle them alone, but it's even better with adult involvement! 

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Disclaimer: Box information is correct as of posting date. As prices and terms are subject to change, please be sure to read the FAQ of this company before signing up. 


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