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Willow & Wild Craft Box Review

The Willow & Wild box arrived on Friday morning and the boys were so pleased to find it waiting for them on their return from school, they noticed very quickly it had their names on it, a real winner in their eyes. I knew we had a very busy weekend so decided it would make a perfect Sunday afternoon activity.

Sunday morning arrived and as expected I had three tired and emotional boys. We decided to open up the box of fun as ATM re named it. I had a quick read through everything and found we needed to prepare the paper ready for making seed paper in the afternoon. ATM had lots of fun cutting the paper up with me and covering it with water to soak. 

I would defiantly advise having a read through everything just in case there is anything you need to do before hand, so to avoid disappointed little ones.

The afternoon arrived and the eldest loved creating the lantern, he read and followed the instructions. ATM loved making the spider and decided to only give it one eye to make it even more scary.

They were fascinated by the mung beans and shocked at how hard the seeds were. They thoroughly enjoyed washing them and covering them with water and thinking of somewhere dark to store them. OBs suggestion of the loft was the brilliant as he had really thought about it.

Then onto fruit ghouls, we did not have what was needed, but the boys came up with lots of ideas anyway and loved making them.

Lastly was the paper making, this had mixed results. The boys found the feel of the paper pulp not very nice, I did not mind as it was good they were feeling and exploring new textures and seeing how they found it. The 2.5 year old loved it. What did not help was ATM pouring in half a bottle of fennel seeds into the mix. We did make the paper and its still drying one day later.

We did this for a good couple of hours, we decided to do it in one siting as that was the best way for us this month, but you could easily make it last a couple of weeks with all the activities included. My eldest has ASD an I find it very interesting to see how he interacts with these more craft based projects. The fact he sat for a good couple of hours and wanted to try the new projects was wonderful to see. 

We made a great mess but I had a lovely cuppa thanks to my tea bag provided and the boys played the little extra games provided.

I must admit I am a big fan of these garden and craft boxes. I am not good at crafts and thinking of ideas and these are excellent and provide the materials needed. 

ATM calling them boxes of fun was so true.

Willow & Wild have two types of subscriptions letterbox and bumper box, the boxes provide at least 2 craft projects, vegetable and flower seeds with step by step planting and growing instructions, if you do not have a garden they are designed to be grown in containers or on windowsills. Outdoor activities and inspirations guides are also included. The bumper boxes contain compost and pots which I think is excellent as not everyone would have those readily available.

Willow & Wild offer 4 subscriptions 3, 6 and 12 month subscriptions, as well as a month by month box. I think these make a super gift and provide so much fun and provide lots of ideas.

I was kindly gifted this box by Willow & Wild for us to try, as always the thoughts and opinions are all my own.

Cup of Toast


  1. This sounds like a great product #blogstravaganza@_made dennis

  2. This sounds like a great product #blogstravaganza@_made dennis

  3. This sounds like a great box with lots of activities - thank you for sharing with #Blogstravaganza ! Xx

  4. This sounds great. I'm not brilliant at crafts but the idea of having everything you need provided in the box really appeals #blogstravaganza


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