Crafty BookBox is a new subscription box that sends your child a newly published children’s book, along with an accompanying craft.
Each box will include a carefully and professionally chosen hardcover picture book to help build on your child’s home library collection. They send newly published titles to lessen the chance of receiving duplicates. Along with the book, Crafty BookBox also includes materials to create a craft based on the theme of that month’s particular book. They include enough supplies for two children to complete their own craft (sibling add-ons are also available for more than two children). Boxes are designed especially for ages 3 through 8 in mind, though older or younger children can certainly enjoy it as well.
Subscriptions are $32.99/month with free shipping within the US.
Let’s see what’s in the June 2016 Crafty BookBox!
A peek inside.
A welcome letter included information the selected book for June’s box — Sam and Jump by Jennifer K. Mann.
There were 2 pages of step-by-step instructions for the accompanying craft, along with helpful full-color photos.
The book was wrapped in teal tissue paper and finished with a cute polka-dot burlap ribbon.
Sam and Jump by Jennifer K. Mann – A cute story about a little boy (Sam) and his best friend — a white stuffed bunny named “Jump”. Sam and Jump do everything together. One day Sam goes to the beach with Jump and meets another little boy named Thomas. He plays with Thomas all day and doesn’t realize until he gets home that Jump was left at the beach. Oh no! Of course, the story has a happy ending and everyone is reunited — Sam, Jump, and even Thomas. My girls really enjoyed this book and were so sad for poor little Jump when he was left at the beach. Aww. 😉
June’s featured craft was to make your own “Sock Bunny”. Materials included cotton balls, a pair of socks, 2 ribbons, 2 large pom-poms, a bottle of glue, googly eyes, 2 buttons, and 2 rubber bands.
The first step was to tear apart all of the cotton balls to resemble cotton batting. Not surprisingly, my girls loved this part. 😉
Next, the socks were to be stuffed with the cotton.
The girls glued on the eyes after I tied both a rubber band & a ribbon on each bunny to form the head and body. I also handled the ears, which involved cutting an upside-down triangle into the top of the socks. That part was a bit tricky, as it was hard to cut the fabric close to the head once the rubber band was in place.
Gluing on the little button nose.
Last step — attaching the big pom-pom tail!
Ta-da! Bunny is complete. 🙂
Here’s a better look at the finished results. So cute!
My girls and I really enjoyed the June Crafty BookBox. The featured book was adorable and perfect for them, since they’re at the age where they have to bring a toy with them wherever they go. The craft was also great for their age and they had fun creating their own little “Jumps”. 🙂
What do the stars mean?
★ = Crummy ★★ = Just Okay ★★★ = Good ★★★★ = Awesome ★★★★★ = Extraordinarily Awesome
Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate and/or referral links.