Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Wummelbox Subscription Arts & Crafts Service for Kids {Review & Giveaway}

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Like pretty much all kids, my girls love getting hands-on with nearly any activity presented to them. Whether that means digging in the dirt, gluing together a craft masterpiece, cooking our next meal (and even washing the dishes afterward), or building a carefully constructed tower, they're happy as long as they can be a part of the action.

So, I'd like to say that I give them those opportunities at every turn... but that doesn't always happen. Sometimes it's just easier if I quickly make dinner on my own or plant flowers in the garden without them ending up strewn about the yard, you know? Not to mention that there are times that I look at craft supplies and know that I should be able to whip together something fun for my kids to do... but draw a blank.

Fortunately, there is an easy way for all of us to be happy. Thanks to Wummelbox, my kids can participate in entertaining, interactive activities that they'll be sure to enjoy, while I don't have come up with the idea or even try to find the materials. Instead, it all arrives in the mail perfectly designed to spark creativity, curiosity and imagination right out of the box.

arts & crafts kit

A European-style subscription-based service for kids 3 to 8, Wummelbox delivers a monthly box of activities based on a particular theme (e.g. Nutrition, Music, or Color and Light) that provide the instant inspiration and materials needed for fun, hands-on learning — all in one box and right to your doorstep!

All of the projects and materials included in the boxes promote creativity and support a range of developmental skills such as feelings, senses, language, thinking and movement/motor skills... as well as being designed and tested by early childhood educators, designers and parents.

The result? Parents, as well as their children, can easily end up having a great time together building, exploring and creating.

Add in the fact that each Wummelbox is gender neutral and different each month, they include clear instructions and ALL of the materials needed for a child to create 3 or 4 projects, and that all materials are as eco-friendly as possible and meet the highest European and U.S. standards for toys, and you've clearly got a winning combination!

Knowing that my girls would be thrilled to receive a box of fun activities no matter what the theme, I was already looking forward to their response when this adorable box arrived at our door.

Wummelbox delivery

Opening up the Food and Nutrition-themed box, I was happy to find nicely wrapped individual packages waiting inside... and even a pair of scissors with a welcome note from Wummelbox mentioning that they might come in handy. How thoughtful!

Wummelbox contents

As I looked over the included projects, I was glad to see that they were clearly laid-out with all of the materials and an instruction card that told me everything we needed to know.

I especially appreciated the "Wummel indicator" at the bottom of the project cards, which clearly shows how much parental help is required for that particular project.

Wummel indicator

Who wouldn't want to dive in and start creatively learning with fun like this?

After the girls and I finished reading about Wummel and the journey that he and his pal Hedgy take to discover the world of food and nutrition, we were excited to start with the Fruit and Veggie Game.

child coloring

This game is just the right amount of art fun mixed with education, as Big Sister E and Little Sister B had no problem chatting along with me about the variety of fruits and vegetables depicted and how our foods grow.

At the same time, when they finished getting all of the pieces ready, they were happy to test their knowledge of which ones grow on trees and which grow in the field!

nutrition craft

After having so much fun with the Fruit and Veggie Game, I knew that it would be a great extension of their love of art to move on to Head Chef, wherein they were able to design and color their own apron.

decorate your own apron

Using the provided textile crayons, both girls collaborated in drawing rainbows, our family, flowers, their names and more (it was a relief knowing that we could always wash out any mistakes with water!) and I finalized the results by running an iron over the entire thing.

child's apron

Then my young chefs were ready to fill in their personal cookbook by drawing their favorite dishes and ingredients!

Wummelbox review

After much discussion over how fruits and vegetables are grown and cooked, it was time to move on to an activity that I was completely certain the girls would love, Grocery Store.

For this project, we began by using the provided felt, darning yarn and cotton wool to sew up four of our own colorful fruits and vegetables.

felt food sewing

Next, using the Wummelbox, a cash register design and paper food, it only took a few minutes to turn the remaining supplies into a Wummel grocery store so that we could sell our fresh fruit.

Before long, the girls had included other pretend food to the mix and were having a great time buying and selling over and over again!

pretend store

I'm not sure we could have had more fun with our Wummelbox! Not only were the activities entertaining for us to do together, the whole concept was the ultimate in convenience.

All of the inspiration and materials needed to provide creativity and curiosity were right there in the box... along with information about visiting the Wummel Zone online for additional ideas and video instructions to encourage further exploration. This one box can easily last us through multiple afternoons of active learning through play!

Wummelbox sample boxWummelbox subscription packages include: Try A Wummel, a 1-month subscription for $39.95; Little Wummel, a 3-month subscription for $29.95 per month; and Big Wummel, a 12-month subscription priced at $23.95 per month and all include free shipping.

If you're looking to provide a child in your life with a gift that will keep on giving, Wummelbox is a great place to start! To find out more about all of their innovative boxes of fun, visit their website at Wummelbox.com and connect with them on Facebook.

Plus, thanks to their generosity, one person will soon get to find out more about the inspiration, expertise, love and care that goes into each of these creative boxes as well, because...

One lucky person will win (1) Try A Wummel Wummelbox!

Wummelbox giveaway


A big thank you to Wummelbox for providing a Little Wummel subscription for me as well as (1) Wummelbox for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

103 comments:

Tracie Brown said...

I love that it includes everything you need for a craft! No running to the store last minute

Scarlett said...

This looks so fun! I like that all the materials are included. Thanks for the opportunity!

Dave said...

That it has gender neutral boxes and it looks awesome!

Chris said...

I love that it literally has everything!

Chris said...

I love that it literally has everything!

wigget said...

i like that all materials are included

Elizabeth Pyo said...

I like that it includes everything you need for the crafts

Dorothy Teel said...

I like that-"Ideas, illustrated instruction booklets and all materials included" in the box and that it is complete with everything needed to do the projects appropriate for children up to age 8

lgm52 said...

I love that everything needed is included in the box

aperry said...

I love that you receive different art suppiles each month

Andrea said...

I love that everything you need is included!

BrunoDogg2 said...

I love that everything you need is in the box! I also like that the ages are from 3-8 years old!

Ken Ohl said...

I love that everything is in the box that you need. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Chris Taube said...

I love that they have very carefully thought out craft projects, instead of just putting random art supplies in a box. What a fun surprise for children!

Lori Taube
cltaube @ gmail.com

Chelsea said...

I love that everything is included and you can just open the box and get started! this looks like a great summer idea :)

Carrie Phelps said...

I love that everything needed for an art project is included in this one box!

Robin O said...

I like that the projects are designed and tested by early childhood educators, designers and parents.

♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...

I like that the tools like scissors and crayons are included
Thank you for hosting this giveaway

Louis
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dropastitch@yahoo.com said...

geneder neutral boxes....

Growl Tiger said...

I love that they are gender neutral and all inclusive - no running to the store for the extra parts that aren't in the box.

KPort207 said...

includes everything you need

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Robin Wilson said...

I like that everything you need is in the box, not a trip to Hobby Lobby

Klydra Pugh said...

What I find most appealing is that it is geared toward my younger kids who are craft addicts.
Thanks for the chance.

msilba said...

love that everything you need comes in one box, you don't have to come up with ideas , or go shopping, they make it so simple

hhkaufman78 said...

I like that everything is included.

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Nichol Tone said...

I like that everything is in the box

bunnyswagg said...

I love that it's an exclusive package and you don't have to buy anything extra to enjoy it.

Tamar said...

I love that it varies from month to month.

CHRIS HOEY said...

I love that it's an exclusive package and you don't have to buy anything extra to enjoy it.

Stephanie Larison said...

I like that everything you need is right inside the box.

ReviewsSheROTE Pamela R said...

I like that its fun and educational

Rhonda Mason said...

Everythings included! Great for the grandkids! Thanks

mecarolks said...

I like to receive different art suppiles each month.

Jammie Morey said...

I like that the boxes are themed.

JannyBee said...

I love the variety of crafts that they have

Alta E. Butler Elementary Art said...

Perfect box for completing an arts and crafts project- just add creativity!

atabanana29 said...

I like how art supplies are included!

LaurKnotter said...

I love that this can inspire and spark imagination in kiddos.

Jennifer said...

lots of different activities to engage children

Brit Christianson said...

It suggests how much parental involvement is needed!

Miss Foote said...

The variety of activities in the box.

Laurie
jubileerae@gmail.com

Kresta said...

I love that they include everything needed in the box & that the craft is for a boy or girl.

Madonna said...

I love the variety and the scope of imagination used to create these boxes. I really really love that all the supplies for each craft are included. I have had a lot of past experience trying to track down some supplies to use.

Peggy Greco said...

It is such a good assortment of different things to do.

Lisa M said...

activities!
I am always in need of different activities for my son to keep him busy

Ellen C. said...

I like that not only do experts help to develop each box but mothers and children also help with the process. Thanks for the chance.

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tweetyscute said...

I love the variety of crafts

Victoria Nyquist said...

I love that it mixes education and art perfectly and can entertain a child for a long period of time!

Marti B. said...

I love it that it has everything you need, including the markers or crayons! (We never can keep those around here for long.)

an unexpected turn said...

everything is in one box! so simple!

Ledford Land said...

I like the video instructions! (I'm much better at understanding things when they are shown to me instead of written out!)

Jessica Eaton Ledford
cherriesjessilee at gmail dot com

TarynPasco916 said...

I love that the ideas and everything you need are right in the box!

Amy said...

This is the coolest!

elfqueen98 said...

I love the convenience

Tabitha said...

i love the element of surprise!
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jcwega27 said...

I like that it is aimed towards younger children
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Rhian said...

I love the parental indicator!

Marissa M said...

I love that it has everything you need!

Sadie said...

I like that it has some fun new crafts that I may not have thought of or an use to doing.

polly said...

like it has everything you need and more than 1 child can do it

Jenni Jones said...

I love that all the materials are included, and it comes with instructions!

Francine said...

I like that it has everything you need to do for the art project

tina reynolds said...

I really like it is a surprise

Mirm said...

Looks like it will keep my 4 yr old busy for a while! It also sounds like an educational activity.

Sweeter the berry said...

I like the surprise effect and that it includes all we need to have some fun art time.

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Summer said...

I really like how each box has a different theme. My daughter would LOVE this!!!

Aleksandra Nearing said...

I like the subscription service - this would make a great gift for my niece.

Nicole said...

I like that everything you need is right there with the instructions

Pat said...

I like that all the materials that you need are included.

Rebecca Dula said...

Knowing that everything you need is in the box. SO AWESOME!!!

Cserafini said...

I like that everything you need is included.

Cserafini said...

I like that everything you need is included.

Stephanie G said...

I love that all the supplies and instructions are included for a great project, makes it very convenient!

Tiffany Schmidt said...

I love that EVERYTHING is included. No searching for something needed, no tears bc it can't be completed. Also, that it's something new and different each box!

fresh modern said...

I like that everything is included for fun!!

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Christine

Laurie Nykaza said...

I love all the projects you can do with the kit

Miss Sarah said...

I love the fact that is has the crafts all ready to color, assemble, and enjoy! My niece and nephews would LOVE this!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Teresa Shaw said...

Love the parental help indicator! So handy when younger sibs are involved.

Suzie Williams said...

I like that it has everything needed for the projects.

Kelly Rae said...

i like that it actually engages the child

Paol Trenny said...

I like that it is arts and craft related projects

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JJ Caraway said...

I love the fact that all materials are included

Chris Alejandro said...

I love that you don't need to add anything, it's ready with all the tools for a creative activity. lexbaylor17 (at) gmail (dot) com

Amanda Gilds said...

I love that they include all supplies needed! And it's also exciting getting a surprise in the mail.

latanya t said...

they include all fo the supplies

Andrea D said...

I love how all the art supplies are included

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Kelly Boudreaux said...

This looks so much fun for the kids!

LeeAnn said...

I like that the Wummelbox includes everything you need to complete the projects. There is nothing worse than sitting down with your kids to make something only to find out you don't have something you need!

ColleenMarie82 said...

My favorite things about subscription boxes is the surprise element. I think my kids would really enjoy that!

Deb said...

EVERYthing included in the box for the projects!! WONDerful. What super presents these will make for ANY kid.

Danielle PB said...

I like everything about the Wummel box. The convenience is great. The high standards make for a confident shopper. This would make for a great gift. I like that it comes with everything you need for 4 projects per month!

Gianna said...

I love all the art supplies included.

Kelly H. said...

I love that everything you need is included in the box.

cheryl lister said...

I like that this encourages kids to get away from technology-based ways to pass the time, and get hands-on creative!

Sonya said...

I love the Wummel Indicator!

Joseph T said...

i like that all materials are included

Candie L said...

I like the idea of something different every month. Thank you

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Susan Smoaks said...

i love that the boxes include everything needed for the crafts
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blew415 said...

box is complete for something to make with my niece

Tylerpants said...

I love that it's eco-friendly. Yay! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Zap2000 said...

This is a great idea and a great prize! Thanks!

lilyk said...

What I find the most appealing about Wummelbox is that the activities are based on a particular theme.