My June Bramble Box has arrived and it’s all about traveling and exploring different countries via simple craft projects. Fun!
Bramble Box is a fun subscription box for children aged 4 through 8 years old. Unlike many kid’s boxes which tend to focus on crafts and toys, Bramble Box encourages learning through open-ended pretend play.
Every Bramble Box is focused on a different theme and contains materials for hours & hours of free play fun. Boxes are gender neutral and can include such themes as detective, post office, bakery, and more. The materials are intended to help your child use their imagination, express themselves, improve reading and math skills, learn about the world around them, and overall, have FUN.
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Let’s have a look inside June’s Bramble Box!
This month’s box was a little different… It included a plastic carrying handle and the bottom (non-postage side) featured travel-themed stamps and stickers.
The theme was “World Traveler” and included 3 crafts and additional pretend play items.
Japan: Koinobori – The first craft involved making Japanese Koinobori, or carp streamers! These are fish-shaped windsocks flown in Japan on Children’s Day to bring them luck and hope for the future. The project included construction paper, streamers, colored tissue paper, and a large bottle of glue.
I wasn’t too sure how well my almost-3 year olds would do with all of the glueing, but they totally rocked it.
I squirted the glue on the areas they needed to put the “scales” and they did really well covering most of the paper with them. I also handled cutting out the eyes and stapling the fish together at the end.
The finished fish! They turned out way better than I imagined. You go, girls! 😉
Germany: Paper Alpine Hat – This was a simple project that just involved folding the green paper, cutting out the flowers, and gluing them (and the feather) to the completed hat. I did most of the “work”, while my girls got to glue the flowers & feather on. I think I screwed up the size of the brim though, because the hat totally didn’t their heads. Oops. 🙁
The finished hat! So bummed that it didn’t fit… I guess I did kinda go overboard with the thickness of the brim now that I look at it again. Ah well. It’s still cute.
Mexico: Paper Plate Maracas – My kids love anything that makes noise, so I knew these would go over well. Included were enough supplies to make 2 maracas: 4 paper plates, 2 sticks, 4 colored beads, string, streamers (which I just realized we didn’t use — whoops!), and beans.
The first step was to color the plates, which the only part I didn’t have to assist with. When they were done, I strung the beads on the string and attached it, along with the stick to the plates and then stapled both plates together with the beads inside.
The finished maracas!
Clearly, they enjoyed their new noisemakers. 😉
Doodles: United States Coloring Fun Book & Crayons – An educational coloring book featuring drawings and facts on each state in the nation was also included, along with a box of crayons. I’ll be saving this for when my girls are a bit older, so they can get more out of it.
World Map & Boarding Passes – A world map and Bramble Airways boarding passes were included for more world travel pretend fun.
Passport & Stickers – You can’t travel to different countries without a passport! Plenty of stickers were also provided to place inside the passport book or to decorate the outer box/”suitcase”.
Another great offering from Bramble Box! My girls enjoyed making all of the crafts and aside from my goof-up with the hat, they turned out really well. This is definitely a box we look forward to getting every month now!
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June 2015 Bramble Box Review
I’m always surprised at how well my kiddos do with crafts intended for higher ages. Obviously, I have to help — no way am I trusting them with scissors yet — but I love boxes like this that push us out of our crafting comfort zones. Plus, there’s that whole “learning” thing too. 😉
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