My Pretend Place Craft Subscription Box Review – June 2015
My Pretend Place is a subscription service for children, offering both a quarterly subscription of costumes and theme-related items, and a monthly craft subscription. We recently reviewed the costume subscription, and that one was a lot of fun! This review is of the monthly crafts subscription.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription: My Pretend Place (Crafts)
The Cost: $15 per month, shipping included
The Products: Materials and instructions for two children (ages 3-8) to complete one craft.
Ships to: US only
Ships via: Fed Ex
This month’s craft is musical instruments! A pair of maracas and a rhythm board! These are the instructions. The very first package we received from MPP Crafts had instructions that were kind of confusing, but every month since then they have been much better.
This is a letter sent to the kids from “Adagio Toccata” that sets up the pretend scenario for the crafts. I really like that they always include letters like this! It’s good reading practice, plus it adds wonderful imagination to the creative process.
My Pretend Place includes little extras like this every month – a magnet, some stickers, and a handle to turn the box into a case for the finished products.
These were all the supplies that were included this month to finish our projects. We didn’t even have to supply scissors!
Here are the finished instruments! They turned out great! My seven-year-old completed these by himself this time. He enjoys creative decorating like this, and I think he did a good job.
The verdict: Another fun package from My Pretend Place Crafts! My son really enjoyed creating these, and now he has some fun instruments to play with.
I had a couple of issues this month, though. I usually involve both my boys in completing this subscription because they are supposed to include crafts for two children. In this case, they were two different things, and I would prefer if both children had the same thing. It’s just one of those things that can cause bickering. The second issue is that the paint on the rhythm board instantly started to scratch and make a mess when my son started playing it! Maybe there should have been a note in the instructions to not paint the middle circle of the rhythm board. Anyway, these are small issues. I think My Pretend Place Crafts is a great childrens’ crafting subscription, especially for the low price.
As an aside, I would love it if MPP’s next costume was a mariachi band member, complete with colored ruffled sleeves. I doubt it will happen, but wouldn’t that be great?
What do you think of My Pretend Place‘s crafts offering?