I am a big fan of snail mail and have written about my love of snail mail and receiving things in the post before in ‘Why Snail Mail is the Bestest Thing Ever!’ and I also LOVE pretty stationery (it seems that my eldest is following in this love because she has already asked for All Things ‘Smiggles’ for her Birthday!) So, when we were asked to review a Craft Stationery Box from Mila and Pheeb, we were all pretty excited, me and the kiddos!
The Mila and Pheeb craft subscription boxes arrive through your letterbox monthly (no trips to the post office for missed mail, which is a blessing) and contain a whole variety of crafts and stationery for little people.
We received the Spring themed box and there have been other themes such as farm themed. I purposely saved the box for a morning in the Easter holidays when we didn’t have much else planned and put the big girl in charge of sorting through the goodies and dividing them equally for the 3 eldest kiddos to prevent arguments. However, Mila and Pheeb do provide Sibling Subscription boxes so you get a few more of each item so siblings can have some of the kits each. I will say though, for the first time in history – my 3 quite happily shared all the activities WITHOUT a single argument. This is pretty much unheard of and so I’d quite happily purchase a Mila and Pheeb box if this was to be the case every month!
The activities are aimed at primary school children and there was something for each of my 3, 6 and 8 year olds to keep them busy, they played with the box for a full 3 hours and could pretty much complete all the activities by themselves, which was a bonus!
Elodie and Orla completed the cute duck wand and Finlay (aged 6) made the daffodil vase and flowers – all by himself! He was so proud of his achievement and the girls were pretty impressed with what he had created, it was very cute to watch him explaining how he had made the daffodils to his sisters!
I think the best thing about these craft stationery subscription boxes is there really is something for everyone. Elodie was very taken with the stationery items and I could see she’d want to keep collecting them box after box whereas Finlay had fun with the Wordsearch and the Spot the Difference sheets.
As the boxes are slim, these would also be the perfect items to pack for a holiday or to keep the kid’s busy on a journey. They’d be brilliant for keeping the kiddos occupied in the car or on a plane!
10% Discount off your First Box
If you’d like to try out your own Mila and Pheeb Craft Stationery Subscription box, they’ve kindly given us a discount of 10% off your first box. Use the code ‘thimble and twig’ to receive 10% off until 30th April 2017 on their website. at http://www.milaandpheebs.com/.