With the weather turning much cooler over the past couple of weeks, this months Trunkaroo theme of Arctic Explorers couldn’t have been more fitting!
We are very lucky to be Trunkaroo ambassadors so we receive a box each month which we share with you here on the blog. You can check out last months box here. If you are unfamiliar with Trunkaroo, it’s a monthly craft box subscription which comes with everything you need to help your children create, discover, imagine and experiment. Not only are these craft boxes fun and entertaining for children but they are educational too, with each activity having a strong focus on STREAM (Science, Technology Engineering, Art and Math).
The first project in this months box was My Arctic Experiments, which included everything we needed for two very exciting experiments…
The first experiment was Aurora Artists which saw us making up coloured water with the paint tablets included and then freezing them with lolly pop sticks in over night.
The next day we were able to decorate the templates provided using the ice paints we had made. Mixing different colours and layering them up created beautiful Aurora scenes and the kids absolutely loved doing this.
The second experiment was Fishing for Ice. We filled a bowl with water and then added ice cubes. Next we made little fishing rods using the lolly sticks and string provided. We discovered that if we placed the fishing rod on to an ice cube and then put a little salt on it, the ice cube would stick to the fishing rod! The kids were fascinated by this and I have to admit so was I!
Project two was Polar Bear Bowling and included everything we needed to make polar bears and then play a super fun bowling game with them!
Both Max and Evie really enjoyed getting creative with the stickers provided and making their very own polar bears. We had fun afterwards playing the bowling game and trying to knock over as many polar bears as we could.
As with all Trunkaroo boxes, we also received a Discoveroo magazine which is full of extra activities and experiments for you and your children to do. We had a go at the Make it Rain experiment which involved using ice and oil to create rain drops. Max is keen to have a go at the Snowball Cookies recipe included in the magazine next. I have to admit, they do sound delicious!
Trunkaroo subscriptions start from just £16.99 a month and include two Art and STEM projects, plus a
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We really enjoy this months box, I think it might have actually been the kids favourite one yet. They particularly enjoyed the ice painting and it’s great that we’ve been able to pop the paints back in the freezer to use another time. We can’t wait to receive our next Trunkaroo box now!
Thank you for reading.
*We were kindly sent this Trunkaroo box to review, however as always all opinions are my own*