Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Review : Mud and Bloom Boxes

Crafts and nature are two things we are trying to get Blake more into. He loves doing crafts at pre-school, so I'm trying to make him more interested in doing so at home. He also loves being outdoors so feel its a great way to get him more into nature.The Mud and Bloom craft subscription boxes are the perfect way to do this. I tend to have a habit of pinning lots of ideas on pinterest however never end up doing them so this subscription is a great way to encourage us to get our craft on and enjoy the wonderful things about nature.




We were so excited to see what was in our first box when it arrived. The boxes are aimed at children aged 3 to 8 years so perfect for Blake who is 3 and a half. After exploring what was in the box we headed outdoors to collect some things for the crown and mask activity. We loved doing this together and Blake mainly wanted to pick daisys however I managed to pick up some other things for when we got home to stick on them.

One of the activities in the May box we didn't get around to doing is the nature loom.  I decided I wanted to keep this idea for the summer holidays, in case we get stuck with things to do.

The May box also came with pumpkin and sweet pea seeds along with composs pellets to plant them in. As we don't have a garden I've passed these on to my mum and are looking forward to seeing how well they do. 


The June box has to be the one we enjoyed the most out of the 2 boxes. The seeds in this box were beetroot and calendula which again will be passed on. I love that the boxes are created by teachers and influenced by Forrest school. Blake and I enjoyed collecting items for the nature journal and the jam jar lantern was such a lovely idea and we will be making more as gifts. In the boxes you also get 'Can you spot' cards and a quiz card in the boxes. The 'Can you spot' card for May was about minibeasts and the June box was about butterflies.

What I love about these boxes are that they are seasonal, the activities are simple to do, boxes fit through your letterbox and the instructions are easy to follow. The Mud and Bloom boxes are ideal for getting close with nature and at £7.95 ( including postage) its a reasonable price too.

*I was sent the May and a June boxes for the purpose of this post. However all thoughts are my own.
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