Arts & Crafts Activities Delivered: Koalapak Review

When it comes to arts and crafts, Carson is a huge fan. Sometimes though, it is difficult to come up with new and exciting ideas. Would you agree?

Well, fellow mum of 2, Georgina, thought so too and came up with the idea of Koalapak – fun, exciting and educational arts & crafts boxes delivered to your door, with all materials you need included. Koalapaks are curriculum linked and aimed at children aged between 3 and 8 years old.

Asked if Carson would like to have a go of Koalapak’s service, it was a no-brainer as far as I was concerned and the proof was in the pudding when he took delivery of his very own box…


Our box was filled with weird and wonderful single items that, initially, made no sense to us. What on earth were we going to create?! It was exciting for me, never mind Carson. I do like a product that’s engaging from the very start. Here was what we had…




Handily there is a little card with some step by step instructions will see your project take shape nicely. As our box was the Mega Pak, there were quite a few mini projects that we were going to have to take on. There was a gnome and paints to colour him with, a cardboard box and stickers, pots seeds and compost discs and an apron. Not forgetting tape, pipette and paintbrushes, so when they say that all materials needed are included, it’s really true.



It soon became clear that we were creating our own little mini boxed garden. How Carson loved it! He made two little pots, complete with signs, of both cress and carrots. He painted ‘Gnomey McGnomerson’ with such care in order to for him to take pride of place in the centre and we decorated the box with plenty of bright foam stickers. We folded the apron, after using it as a ground sheet, and will keep that for another day using the leftover paints to decorate it.


This was our result at the end of a good couple of hours ‘playing’ together and note that we even made use of the yellow tissue paper that surrounded our materials in our pak…




The seeds actually worked too – unlike other ‘sets’ he’s had before from discount stores. The cress grew within days and he proudly ate it with his salad one night and the carrots are really looking bushy on top, I wonder how they’re doing underneath the soil!



Koalapaks come in 4 different sizes: Mini (£3.95), Mini Plus (£8.95), Jumbo (£13.95) and Mega (£16.95) and are subscription based in that a box is shipped mid-month, every month. If subscriptions aren't your thing, no worries, you can cancel at any time and aren't obliged to join for any set amount of time. 

Carson loved his box and it still sits proudly in our kitchen near the windowsill. Would we purchase one ourselves? Absolutely. I think it would be a lovely gift for a littlun’ to receive too. I always wanted post as a child!

Carson’s final say…
“This Koalapak was so much fun. I have to say thank you. My cress was delicious and my mum still displays my garden in the kitchen which means it must be good! I want another one with a different activity in it next time. I had lovely arts & crafts time with my mum with this box. The end.”
So, why not check out Koalapak, the company that delivers children's arts and crafts activity boxes to your door now? Perfect for those rainy days this summer... there's bound to be a few!

Carson was sent a Koalapak free of charge for the purpose of review. All thoughts are our own.

36 comments:

  1. Bless him! I wish we had stuff like this when we were kids, haha! x

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  2. What a really lovely idea. I think mine would have loved this when they were young - and so good to see that the cress and carrots are doing well too!

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  3. i love this idea, like sarah said above, i'd have relished this when i was a kid. a good way to get children in to crafts and keep them occupied (without staring at a screen) love it.

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  4. I love subscription boxes and it is amazing that they have developed one for children too what a fantastic idea and a great way of helping your child learn!http://www.fadedspring.co.uk

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  5. What a great idea getting the children to be creative. I'm sure they would get excited knowing the postman would be due to deliver another exciting parcel.

    Love the garden and gnomes :)

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  6. This looks like a fab kit that Maxwell would enjoy using. I adore the paint your own gnome. I am surprised at how reasonable the prices are also.

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  7. This looks so much fun! Definately going to look into getting these for my niece!

    Love Sian | The Tattooed Princess

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  8. This subscription box looks fantastic. It something that My little man would definately would be excited about receiving. The gnome painting is great he loves paining little things like this. We have lots of painted animals around the house he he

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  9. This is lovely! We have reviewed a couple of craft subscription boxes like that in the past but they haven't been as good as these!

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  10. What a great idea to keep them entertained! Especially great for rainy days!

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  11. Awww bless sounds like it was such a great project for you and Carson, I think the arts box is awesome idea

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  12. Oh wow, this is awesome! It looks like Carson had a lot of fun. I'd never heard of Koalapak before but I'll definitely be checking it out for Oscar now :)

    Louise x

    With love from Lou

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  13. That is a fantastic idea! He did a brilliant job on on the gnome, do they deliver these boxes to Ireland?

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  14. Ooh, I love this idea, would be so exciting as a kid to be receiving a parcel with surprises in it each month! Really reasonable prices too.

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  15. I've received similar boxes from a different company before. They are really great for rainy days in particular xx

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  16. This looka great, definitely the sort of thing I'd like when the little one is older. xx

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  17. Wow this looks amazing, I think this is something Boo would love when she gets a bit older. It looks like Carson had so much fun =)

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  18. Soooo cute! Wish I had cool things to do like this when I was growing up

    Catstello
    www.cattitudeandco.uk

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  19. Oh what a lovely little garden that is too cute <3 x

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  20. This sounds great. We have tried out other monthly subscription craft boxes but I like that this is one big craft rather then four smaller ones! Which size did you get?

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  21. What a fantastic box.....It looks like a lot of fun was had. What a great creation x

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  22. What a great idea and he has more artistic flare than I have ever had x

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  23. Gnomey McGnomerson looks fantastic, and Carson looks so proud of his mini-garden! Hope the carrots turned out as well as the cress did! x

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  24. Claire Elizabeth Noke17 December 2015 at 18:31

    I love how imaginative this is .... i'd have never thought to do this in a million years... a great, creative way to spend some one-on-one time together :)

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  25. This is a brilliant idea and lovely review,it's nice to see that Carson enjoyed making it so much.

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  26. I love that it's curriculum based so kids are learning even though they don't notice it.

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  27. I had something similar for Olivia and love they they get to be creative and have fun making things their own way x

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  28. My little girl is very creative ☺

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  29. My little girl is very creative ☺

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  30. this is a lovely idea, we love to create stuff xx

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  31. Is a great idea, be great for summer holidays

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  32. What a great kit...I haven't heard of it before.

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  33. I haven't heard of these kits before, but what a perfect thing to have in the cupboard for those rainy afternoons when you can't get outside and the I'm bored cries are being bellowed around the room!

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  34. I love that its a mix of things and its all included!

    AShleigh

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  35. Fab makes. I love that everything that you need is included x

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