Tuesday, 11 August 2009

John Adams Nature Box

The kit we have been enjoying this week is the 'John Adams Nature Box'. I think it is fantastic value, retailing at £5.40 it provided us with many hours of fun together. If I were to buy all the individual craft items separately it would have cost me so much more than £5.40. The wonderful thing about this kit is that since we have made it, we have had people come in to the house and comment how pretty it is. It really is an interesting looking feature to hold pens and pencils.

Day 1 of making the kit - Corey asked Auntie Ruth to help make the box whilst I amused Bailey. First of all Corey had to assemble the card pieces to make up the box shape. Then the base needed to be painted green. Corey then had to stick lollipop sticks all the way around the box.Is this OK Mum?

Next, the grass needs to be stuck on around the base.Then on go the flowers, some were die cuts which just needed to be pushed out and stuck on to the box with glue and others were fabric flowers which needed to be glued on.Da-da!! This is our completed piece. We pushed the butterflies out and bent them in such a way that made their wings look so very delicate and poised. We made out a sign out of paper and attached it with some pegs and string - like a little washing line. And finally we made a caterpillar, spider and ladybird out of fimo clay which needed to be baked in the oven.

How much do we rate this kit? 8/10

A really enjoyable activity that gives stunning results. In fact I think our box looked even nicer than what the cover of the kit shows. And that doesn't happen very often. Would recommend this kit to everyone with kids.