Bramble Box Props Subscription Box Review – September 2015
Bramble Box Props is a monthly subscription service for children that sends play materials centered around a theme, such as post office or detective.
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 Box: Bramble Box Props
The Cost: $25
The Products: Gender neutral play materials grouped by theme to inspire creative exploration in kids age 3-8
Ships to: US & Canada
This month’s theme is “Let’s Go Camping!” The inside lid of every Bramble Box has an info card like the one pictured above, detailing the items inside. Lately they have been including some helpful pictures to help your child get the most out of his or her shipment. We have a lot of real-life camping planned in the next few months, and this really helped my seven-year-old get into the spirit!
These are the only real props that were sent this month; all the other props were crafts!
Our first project was to create this essential prop – a campfire! I was a little annoyed that they didn’t send enough glue dots, which really wouldn’t have worked to hold the whole thing together anyway, so we had to use some string. It turned out great, though.
Our next project was to create a fishing game that is identical to the one we just made for another subscription box. This one, however, was bigger, so my son wanted to go ahead and make it.
Here is our completed fishing game! It’s so simple to me, but these props are exactly what fires up my son’s imagination.
Our third project was to create a lantern. At this point I am wondering when the kids will get sick of making them, but they are always pumped to make lanterns. I think we have about 30 in our house now thanks to subscription boxes. I think the next time we have a birthday party we will have to break them all out!
Here is his completed lantern. The paper is just kind of stuffed in there, so I’m not sure how safe it is, but it does give a nice, fiery effect.
This is what the lantern looks like when lit. Pretty cool!
The verdict: My seven-year-old son loves Bramble Box! It is always surprising to me how much he enjoys this subscription. I see him get bored with expensive or flashy toys sometimes, so it amazes me how a few simple props can get him playing for hours. I don’t understand it 100%, but the people at Bramble Box Props really know how to curate a box! It really does provide hours of play time for a very reasonable price.
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