The theme for this quarter’s My Pretend Place Dress-Up subscription (reviewed here) was “Superhero” and featured a cape, shield, and other fun “superhero stuff”. May’s Pretend Play Projects box had a similar crime-fighting theme — “Ninjas”!
My Pretend Place Pretend Play Projects box is geared towards children 3 to 8 years old. It contains all of the materials needed to complete a new pretend play item each month. They actually include enough materials to make 2 of each project — perfect for siblings or friends to join in the fun.
Subscriptions are just $15/month and shipping is free. While the My Pretend Place Dress-Up subscription ships quarterly, the Pretend Play Projects box is sent every month.
Let’s see what’s in May’s My Pretend Place Pretend Play Projects box!
A quick peek inside.
A letter from Sensei Honshu informs your child that he needs their ninja skills to help defeat a group that’s threatening to blow up Mt. Fuji. Yeesh, no pressure! 😉
The box included two different projects, both of which were listed on one instruction sheet.
Headband – The first project was pretty straight-forward. It consisted of 2 felt strips (one for each child) and 4 markers. This one is as easy as it gets, as far as projects go. Simply have your kiddo decorate the felt any way they’d like, wait for the ink to dry, and tie it around their forehead. BAM! Instant ninja.
Nunchucks – Another fairly simple project. (Actually, this seems like more of a task for a grown up, since it involves tying knots.) 4 foam tubes are included (2 for each child), as well as 2 pieces of rope and 4 sheets of decorative tape. The tubes are to be strung together with a rope and the tape will be wrapped around the bottom of each one.
Also included were stickers and a plastic handle to turn the shipping box into a suitcase or dress-up chest for continued pretend play.
While I LOVED April’s Pretend Play Projects box, I sorta feel like this one fell a little short. The headband was cute and all, but seemed pretty unimaginative (decorating a strip of felt with markers?). The nunchuck project was the biggest disappointment, with the main part (tying the tubes together) likely being done by an adult. That only gives the child the task of adhering the tape to the ends. Not too fun. That said, I’m sure the finished products will be fun for kiddos to play pretend with (which is the point)… I just wish there was more hands-on “creating” to be done. Ah well, there’s always next month. 🙂
If you’d like to sign up for the My Pretend Place Pretend Play Projects box, they’re offering new customers 30% off their first box! Just use coupon code “pretend” at checkout. I believe this also works for their Dress-Up Box!
May 2015 My Pretend Place Pretend Play Projects Review
April’s bird-themed box was so great that this one just totally paled in comparison. The nunchuck project was a disappointment, since it didn’t really require much child involvement to complete… The headband wasn’t awful, but not very exciting either. Oh well, can’t love ’em all.
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.