The Boy and I love doing art and craft together, and the dining room table is always covered with a plethora of tissue paper, sellotape, various glues, sequins, scissors, odd bits of paper, feathers and googly eyes.
Especially googly eyes.
However, it's not always easy to come up with fresh activities to do with my little Mister Maker, despite being crafty myself. Even us teachers need a hand sometimes. And if I'm struggling, then parents who aren't naturally in tune with their creative streak must have even greater palpatations at the thought of glue, feathers and googly eyes.
That's where a company like Little Puggle can come in very useful to satisfy a child's arty moments.
I was invited to test out the whole exerience and ordering the box was easy and allowed for quite a great deal of personalisation for your child; including selecting if he was left or right handed (left), a choice of three themes (gender dependent) or a surprise, indicate the preferences when doing craft. Then there is the easily filled in delivery and payment information.
Inside the Transport Box are a variety of activities for children of differeing abilities: assembling pre-printed, foam transport models; colouring and constructing a cardboard campervan; mould and paint plaster fridge magnets; transport stickers; and a Kids' Fun Book along with a Top Tips For Grown Ups Book which provides talking points, areas developed and suggested days out.
The Boy really enjoyed creating his campervan and has played with it alongside his normal toy cars on his car mat. We've even had some of the Happyland figures having a little holiday with it. We didn't make the Mould & Paint Truck Magnets, as they are for five year olds and older. I am not afraid to shy away from doing activities aimed at older children, but I felt that he was too young to use plaster of Paris.
Each Little Puggle box costs £19.95 and is available to buy individually rather than on a longer term subscription. This is an average price for craft and activity boxes, and this box contained the normal four activities inside of varying degrees of difficulty. I'd say that The Boy is actually a little too young for this box at three years old, and it would be better suited to four or five year olds.
In addition to the normal boxes, Little Puggle have launched the mini box which costs £12.95 and contain a smaller selection of activities ideal for a lower budget or staying with grandparents for the weekend.
The Little Puggle boxes require less crafty ability than some other activity boxes, and for the parent who is fearful of PVA glue and tissue paper, these are ideal.
I was sent this product for the purpose of this review. My opinion is honest and unbiased.