Duck Tape has become incredibly desirable over the last few years with an every increasing selection of patterns and designs available. My daughter loves playing with it trying to make things and it’s a great craft she can sit and do with literally just a roll of tape or two. We received a selection of the latests designs to try out.
Miss M had her friend round who also enjoys crafting with Duck Tape and they decided to make a storage box. I was a little sceptical as to how durable this would be, but her friend new the best way to tackle it and build up layers to create strong sides and a box that could be used.
They decided to create each side out of a different patterned tape and got to work. They also made a base and then carefully assembled it together using more Duck Tape. The result is a beautifully durable box which I was really impressed with as they made it all on their own. We then decided to make some bookmarks as with both of my children being avid readers they are forever looking for a bookmark to use. We simply used the wide tape and folded it over on itself several time to give it strength and there you have it, perfectly useable bookmarks. Miss M even made hers double sided with two different tapes whilst my youngest Mister B opted for a spooky ghost covered tape that has a special property of being glow in the dark!
We’ve had lots of fun with Duck Tape and made some useful things. The range of designs is so vast now, it’s well worth checking out for all your household needs and crafting fun!
All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.
Numberbundle are a new range of activity subscription boxes aimed at ages 3-7 years and support the Early Years foundation stage and National Curriculum. The boxes are themed each month and we received the ‘Number’ themed box aimed at reception age children for 5yr old Mister B to try out.
Each box contains activities involving:
Arts and Crafts
Each activity is clearly set out in it’s own individual leaflet, making it easy to follow and clear to see what extra things you may need such as colouring pencils, scissors etc. All extra’s are just basic items you would have at home anyway.
Mister B was keen to start with an activity that he saw used an egg box, one of his favourite junk modeling items so he eagerly started cutting out some numbers for his ‘Random Number Shake’ and numbering inside the sections of the egg box.
He then stuck the numbers into the lid of the box and a couple of spare one’s on top. We then put a button inside which he loved shaking about to see what number it landed on. There are many options for games and activities with this from getting the child to write down the number they land on, write the correct number of dots corresponding to the number or taking turns to see who can land on all the numbers first.
We then moved onto making an abacus using the box that all the bits came in and some included string and beads. Mister B absolutely loved sitting threading the beads on each piece of string and sat in deep concentration until he had finished and I attached the ends to each side of the box.
I think this was a brilliant activity and we have spent much time over the last week playing with the finished abacus. Mister B loves working out little sums for me and has been adding and taking away from ten quite confidently! Even big sister Miss M has been joining in.
We’ve also been doing some science experiments turning dirty old coins into shiny new looking ones and laying them in sequences. Another of Mister B’s favourites was homemade play doh which he used to make the correct number of spots on ladybirds. A game we had lots of giggles in is ‘Don’t roll as six’ as when you do, you have to do 10 seconds of exercise such as running on the spot or star jumps. Mister B loved this and now wants to play it all the time!
As you can see we’ve had non stop activities and fun from this subscription box and there are still more activities on top of what I have mentioned. I think the value in the boxes is up to you to make the most of them with your child, but if you do there really is hours of things to do and you can play certain things again and again.
I think what’s most important here is that the child is having everyday fun, but learning at the same time without really realising it. Mister B just thought it was a box of fun things to do when he got home from school each night and asked to try a different thing each day.
If you’d like to try one of these Numberbundle boxes, which will of course be appropriate to your childs age, then I am able to offer one of my readers a chance to win a box by simply filling in the Gleam form below: