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Wonderful Objects for Kids Box Review + Coupon- July 2016


Wonderful Objects by Wonder and Company is a quarterly subscription service that is the ultimate imagination ignition! They offer a box for both whimsical adults and for children. This is a review of the kids’ box.


This box was sent to us at no cost to review. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)


The Subscription Box: Wonderful Objects for Kids by Wonder and Company

The Cost: $72 per quarter with discounts available for longer subscription commitments

COUPON: Use code WONDERADDICT10 to save $10 off any subscription!

The Products: “Each box contains several hand-picked objects plus custom-designed story-making ephemera (letters, mysterious keepsakes, maps, and more) to transport you into a world of wonder.”

Ships to: US and Canada only for free

Check out all of our Wonderful Objects reviews and the Kids Subscription Box Directory!

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Subscribers received these teasers in the mail 2-3 weeks before their package arrived. It included a notebook, a wildflower seed embedded key, a mysterious code, and a flyer for a bar with a map on the reverse. Neither my ten-year-old son nor myself could figure out the code!


This guide for parents was included. That’s pretty thoughtful.


This is the envelope that was just inside our box. Very enticing!



This letter was inside the envelope. The premise of this quarter’s package is, “What if you found an underground labyrinth?” They do a great job of setting the tone! The Letter is from Dr. Sheepshank of Cypher Labs and it really helps to tie all the objects together. It also leaves the imagination running wild!


One of the pieces of “ephemera” inside was this coded message.


Fortunately, they sent a decoder.


There were probably 3-4 cryptic messages in the box, but this was the only one my son or I were able to understand. He decoded it beautifully. I don’t know if it really answers any questions he had or not, though! I think it just added to the mystery!


These flags were included (with a message we couldn’t work out). The flags are meant to mark your path as you make your way through the underground labyrinth.


These cards were also included, which introduced my son to the types of creatures that might live in the labyrinth.


This lantern was included to light his way through the labyrinth. In reality, it’s a pretty cool lantern. You can adjust the brightness and everything! He really liked it.


This beautiful journal was also included. This is for my son to make notes about his adventures and discoveries. He really liked this, too. It’s pretty!


He received these two coins, which we are guessing are from the underground realm, and could be of use to us there.


Also included in this package were these two kits for my son to make his own metal insects. I think the finished products on the packages look amazing!


I am really happy that my son asked me to help him get started and show him how to make the metal bugs, because even using tweezers and pliers like the instructions suggested, I shredded my fingers to bits. (Hence the band-aid.) No way is this a good project for children.


The last item / activity they sent in this package was a bag of geodes to crack open! That goes very well with the underground theme!


They also included safety goggles for my son to wear while breaking the geodes.



Here are his geodes after working on them with a hammer. They’re so beautiful inside!

Verdict: Both the adult and child boxes by Wonderful Objects are very, very unique. My son has already spent a lot of time exploring the items in this box and trying to figure out all the various codes, and he’s not even done yet. I love it when a box delivers activities that last until the next box arrives! This is a great box for kids who love mysteries and fantasies. All that being said, I have a serious concern about the metal bug kits that they included in this box. They are simply not safe for children! That really gives me reservations about recommending this subscription.

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Written by Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn’t become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.

Posted in Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Kids, Wonderful Objects for Kids Reviews, Wonderful Objects Reviews| Tags: wonderful objects | wonderful objects for kids | 4 comments

Comments (4)

  1. “The only way out of the labrynth is…”
    By guessing. But i don’t see how to decipher the message.

  2. From the shape I wondered if the coded message with the flags stuck through it was a pigpen cypher.

    I was able to work the message out from looking for patterns (there’s one repeated word, and only so many likely two-letter words) and considering the context.

  3. I totally agree that the metal insects project should been thought about more before including it in a box specifically designed for children! That being said, I really LOVE this box! Where were these type of boxes when we were kids? I would have been DELIGHTED to receive something like this! If I’m being completely honest, I’m 33 and I would be over the moon to get it NOW! I simple love this kind of stuff. This and the adult Wonder & Company box are my two new favorite sub box finds! Great review!

    • Thanks Rhi!

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