Back in May we received our very first Trunkaroo box, and the kids absolutely loved it so we were really pleased to be able to review another box this month.
Trunkaroo is 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 theme of this month’s trunk was Sports Day and included two fun activities for the kids to get stuck in to. What I love about these boxes is that absolutely everything is included, so there’s no rushing out to the shop when you realise that you haven’t got any glue or sticky tape, it’s all there ready.
Our first activity was to create shiny medals to use in our very own Sports Day! For this activity we were provided with air drying clay, ribbons, biscuits cutters, foam brush, modelling tools, paints, wax paper and a rolling pin.
First of all we had to roll out our clay to 1cm in thickness and then cut out our circles with the cutter provided. We then used the modelling tools to decorate our medals and then left them to dry overnight.
The next day when our clay was completely dry (this takes between 12 and 24 hours) we were ready to get painting with the gold, silver and bronze paints that were provided in our trunk.
We were really pleased with the finished result!
Our second activity was the super sack toss, which is great for encouraging gross motor development, social interaction and experimentation. For this craft we were provided with felt discs, felt sticky shapes, tape, lacing yarn, a ball and some paper strips…
Evie’s favourite part of this activity was definitely decorating the disc with the sticky shapes and Max loved lacing the felt discs together, this took a lot of concentration and was great for his gross motor skills.
With the paper strips we made different sized hoops for our super sack toss game, and then we headed outside to play!
Finally, our box also came with the Discoveroo magazine which has some additional activities, facts and games in it. Max was particularly interested in one of the activities in which you take two tennis balls, freeze one of them and then bounce them together to see how differently they act. As soon as we can get hold of a couple of tennis balls, we will be giving this a try.
Trunkaroo subscriptions start from just £16.99 a month and include two Art and STEM projects, plus a
bonus Discoveroo magazine. You also have the flexibility to cancel at anytime, so there’s no commitment. For more information on subscription options, or to join click here.
For £5 off your order, simply enter EMMA5 at checkout.
Overall, we think that Trunkaroo Boxes are a fantastic idea. I love that they are completely hassle free, delivered straight to your door and are complete with absolutely everything you need. I think Trunkaroo boxes are great for rainy days in particular, which I am sure we will be experiencing plenty of in the coming months!
What you ever tried a Trunkaroo box?
Thanks for reading.
*We received this box for the purpose of this post, however all opinions are our own*