Review: Koalapak Activity Box

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When we were asked to review Koalapak I was really excited as I knew Oscar would love it as he loves doing arts and crafts at home. Koalapak is a monthly subscription box or you can order one as a one off for children aged 3-8 years and is jam packed full of fun art and craft activities for you to do with them at home. Oscar loves painting and making things so when our Koalapak arrived and I explained to him what it was he had his after school snack and sat making things until his dinner.

Inside the pack is everything you need to make the different crafts and simple instruction cards that Oscar easily understood when read to him and he is only five. I tried to let him completely do the crafts himself to see if he was able and only stepped in to help with the bits that said an adult was needed.

On the website you can choose from four different sized boxes, a box with one, two, three or four activities inside. The boxes start at only £3.95 and go up to £16.95 for the mega box. You can also pay extra and add on extra materials for siblings. We received the mega box and it is worth every penny! Our four activities were making greeting cards, decorating a photo frame, decorating a mug and making a snow globe. Inside the box was four crayola felt tip pens, glue pot and spatula, blank cards and envelopes, heart shaped buttons, heart stickers, dinosaur stickers, glue dots, a photo frame, a china mug, porcelain pen, jar to make a snow globe, ribbon, heart confetti, packing tape and glycerine. I didn’t need to get anything else to do the activities, everything we needed was supplied in the box.

For the parents there is a card in the box which explains to you what your child is learning from each activity which I found really interesting. From all of the activities Oscar covered lot’s of things from key stage 1 and 2 links.

The first thing Oscar wanted to make was the photo frame. The frame is made of thick card and Oscar chose to put a photo of him and his friends from his fifth birthday party into it. Oscar used the felt tip pens to colour it in and then added some dinosaur stickers to it. It now has pride of place on his window sill in his bedroom.

We then made the greeting cards and Oscar made one for his friend Oliver at school, one for Daddy and one for Archie. He used the colouring pens, stickers and heart buttons which he glued on. He was very proud when he had finished and presented Daddy and Oliver with their cards.

Oscar’s favourite activities were two things we hadn’t done at home before. Firstly he used the porcelain pen to decorate his mug and he drew himself, Archie, me and Greg on it and wrote his name on the mug. I then put it in the oven for 90 minutes and then let it cool down. Oscar has had his cup of tea in it ever since and he said only he is allowed to use it as it has his name on it. The last thing we made was the snow globe. We had to pick a photo an then use the packing tape provided to cover the photo to make it waterproof. We then glued it to the jar lid and added water to the jar, the heart confetti and the glycerine. We then screwed on the jar lid and added a ribbon for extra decoration. The snow globe looks great.

Oscar really enjoyed his Koalapak and they would make a great treat once a month for children to make. I think they are great and loved that Oscar was doing things that he found fun yet were educational. You can order your first box and get it half price.

Disclamier: We were sent the Koalapak for the purpose of this review, however all opinions are completely honest and my own.

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