Sunday, September 29, 2013

Surprise in a Box - Little Paper Crate!

Are you one of those parents who wish to do more art and craft activities with your little ones, but don't know where to begin, or simply have no time?

After starting this blog, I had received numerous personal messages with words of encouragement on the creative plays and DIY crafts. That is one reason that kept me going - knowing that it inspires some parents out there. However, many, including some of my closed friends who are full time working parents, find it challenging to have time to prepare all the craft activities after a long day of work.

If you are in the same shoes, then Little Paper Crate may be just the right answer for you. It delivers creative craft projects in a box to your door step every month, under the name of your little one. You don't have to scratch your head and sweat to source for supplies, as everything needed for the craft project is nicely packed in the little brown crate, with a  graphical instruction manual that is easy to understand. Now, anyone can enjoy crafting at home. 

My little boy and I were invited to the soft launch event last week at the Marmalede cafe @ Publika, with a few other kids and parents, one of which is Melany, the creator of and her cheerful boy, Chase.

We met the founder, Eleanor, together with her friendly colleagues whom are the people who brought the concept to live. Just realized I did not managed to take pictures of them nor the venue after the event was over. Opss.

It was a fun afternoon where all the kids had fun crafting, meeting new friends and went home with their proud creations. We liked the venue too, the food was good and the bright yellow interior gave a very warm welcoming atmosphere.

My little handsome was immediately geared into action when he was handed the box. He just couldn't wait to open up the box and see what's in there. He was met with a pleasant surprise. 

The theme for the day was Under the Sea, and there's 3 projects within each box. My little handsome decided to start with the first project right away.

The instruction in the manual was easy to understand for the little ones, as you can see in the picture below.

His partner, Chase, was clearly enjoying himself too. I like that the project is not overly challenging so the kids get to experience at ease,  some parents guidance will be required for young toddler if scissors and glue are involved.

See how the boys worked with each other. Tried to figure out how to fold the box into an aquarium while Melany and I just watched with much amusement.

Almost there, he was trying to figure out what fish to draw for the aquarium. Finally settled with a small fish and a shark.

Ta-da... All done and he's proudly hugging to his new craft work, even while sitting on the swing. That's what happen when kids craft, they feel proud of their creations and it is this confident smile that I adore the most.

Melany wrote about the same event too, you may read her post at Wander Lust and Wonder and check out other of her posts on traveling adventures and  the beautiful photos shared!

So, interested to sign up or to find out more? Just head on to their website or visit their Facebook page. They offer subscription of 3, 6 and 12 months, as well as party pack, for a little surprise in a box.

Have fun crafting!

Now, we still have project #2 and 3 to complete, yippee..

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1 comment:

  1. Now that's what I call surprise in a box! Very creative! Good job!