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07 February 2013

Busy Box crafts *Review*

If you are after some craft fun with the kids but don't fancy heading out in the cold and rain to search for pom poms, paper, paint and more, Busy Box is the ideal thing for you - it is delivered straight to your door!

Busy Box have a collection of themed boxes to choose from to suit a variety of tastes including festive boxes, like the Christmas Card Busy Box that we received, animal boxes, dinosaur boxes and nature ones too. Each Busy Box contains the bits and bobs to complete a number of projects based around the theme and they cost about £9.99 with a £2.50 postage fee too which is reasonable considering how much you get!

Our box contained everything we needed to make 15 cards; 2 cracker cards, 3 tree cut out cards and 10 different coloured folded A5 cards...

  • 3 templates
  • 4 sheets of metallic paper
  • Glittery pipe cleaners
  • Christmas sequins
  • Glittery mosaic pieces
  • Metallic ribbon
  • Glitter glue pen 
  • Tube of glitter 
  • Foam stickers

The box states that it is not suitable for children under 3 but I feel this particular set would be ideal for toddlers as it really only involves some sticking and drawing which is simple enough with adult supervision. My two aged 6 and 8 still really enjoyed the activities and the brainstorm sheet provided some helpful ideas on how to be creative with the materials. 

Minxy was keen to use the stencils and Jamster particularly enjoyed using the sequins, pipe cleaners and glittery glue...

They managed to create some great cards which they delivered to family members and they even used some as thank you cards for the gifts that they received.

The product quality was very good and I was really impressed with the materials supplied. The box itself is ideal for storing completed crafts in and your own crafty bits and bobs that you may already have at home. With a child sized handle it is great to take when you visit family, travel or go on holidays and if you wish to send one as a gift you can have the boxes personalised too - a really nice idea.

I have my eye on the Nature Busy Box which I shall probably purchase for the February half term as it features snails, caterpillars, flying insects and windmills which look great fun and perfect for the beginning of spring!

If you wish to purchase a box you can head over to the Busy Box Facebook page for their buy one get one half price offer!

*We received a Busy Box for the purpose of this review. The opinions given are honest and our own
I apologise to Busy Box for being a complete numpty and only just sorting this review out for them!*


  1. This looks really great. Off to have a look at the other ones now x

  2. These are a fab idea! x

  3. I think this is a lovely idea, our girls would be delighted with it even now at 13 :)

  4. These are such a great idea! X

  5. Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  6. I like the Nature Busy Box. Good idea.

  7. This is such a fab idea! Be perfect for me and little boy and step daughter! Great review :) x


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