It may already be halfway through the school holidays (and granted I only have a 14 month old son), but as a school teacher I understand the pressure parents feel to keep their children entertained through the school holidays.
All day, every day, children across Australia are driving their parents slightly bonkers by demanding extra time and attention (and usually fighting with siblings), when all their parents want is 5 minutes to relax – or cook dinner or wash the dishes or whatever else it is they need to do.
So imagine my excitement (granted, it was probably teacher nerd excitement) when I came across Sherbet Creations – a monthly subscription craft box for 5-8 year olds. I was so enthusiastic about the endless possibilities that this box would offer children around the country, that I just had to get my little hands on a box! So I enlisted the help of my beautiful niece, Miss E (who is 6 years old), to have a play with the Sherbet Creations box.
What’s in the Box?
In our craft box, we received the following:
- A pencil case full of resources we’d need for the crafts (glue, scissors and colourful, chunky crayons)
- A felt ice-cream craft (which included pompoms and glitter glue)
- A stripe bear craft
- A caterpillar craft
- A canvas-painting kit (which included the canvas, paint, paintbrush and glitter)
Miss E’s jaw kept dropping every time she pulled out a new craft from the box, and I could see her eyes shining at all the possibilities that lay before her. She kept begging me to open all of the crafts, wanting to do them RIGHT NOW. (We only had time for one craft because we were in the middle of family dinner!).
So we grabbed the felt ice-cream craft and we let Miss E’s imagination run wild with the designs she’d create for her ice-creams. As you can see, she’s a pretty clever cookie. Miss E had even prepared a speech before she had arrived about the crafts we’d be making – bless!
Is the Sherbet Creations Box for Your Child?
I loved the range of crafts available in the Sherbet Creations subscription box. There was a range of crafts included, from collage, to painting, to drawing. One thing I noticed was that the box didn’t come with any ‘instructions’ for the crafts, as they are actually uploaded onto their Youtube channel. However Miss E and I wanted to have a go at creating the crafts using our own artisitc skills (which I love doing!). The only thing we were confused about was the caterpillar craft, so the Youtube video helped us to be able to create that.
Unfortunately I didn’t have enough time on the night to engage in all the crafts with her (waaaaaay past Starfish’s bedtime!), however she spent the next day creating the striped bear and canvas crafts with her grandma and dad, and I received beautiful pictures of her (very proudly) holding her art.
This box was the PERFECT accessory for the school holidays for Miss E, and kept her engaged for hours (apparently she spent at least an hour on her painting!!).
If you’re the type of parent who worries about not having anything to “do” for your child (I’m guilty of this), you want to keep them entertained for a couple of hours, you want some more pretty pictures to hang on the fridge, or you want to help foster you child’s creativity – if any of these sound like you, the Sherbet Creations box IS the one for you!
And the perfect thing with this craft box is it is a subscription, so your child can engage with new crafts each month (I’ll write a separate post soon on why creativity is fundamental for your child’s mental development – so it is super important!!).