Getting crafty with My Gecko Box – review and giveaway

Monkey has struggled a little since he started in Year Two.  For the last month he’s come home and been a little like a bear with a sore head.  It’s been hard to get him motivated to try the fun activities we’ve done in the past.  But he seems to be settling into the routine again now and we’ve been getting crafty with My Gecko Box and their subscription arts and craft box.

Getting crafty with My Gecko Box

You can pay for your subscription boxes monthly (€21.95) or in 3 month block (€59.85) and the boxes are aimed at children aged between 3-8 years of age.  We received a Rainforest subscription box with a number of different craft activities to complete, a personalised letter and an educational fact sheet.

Getting crafty with My Gecko Box

Getting crafty with My Gecko Box means you use everything that comes in the kit, including the box itself.  What a great idea.  The only thing you will need to supply yourself is a pair of scissors.

Getting crafty with My Gecko Box

Each activity is individually packed and comes with a clear instruction leaflet, showing likely level of adult help required and how messy the kit might be to completed.

Getting crafty with My Gecko Box

Monkey loves his mini beasts so I knew the various Pom Pom creatures would go down well.

The instructions are easy to follow and the animals are easy to make mess free.  We did both struggle to get the eyes to stay on the snakes as the beads are curved, but Monkey didn’t seem bothered that his snakes were one-eyed in the end!

Tropical birds always come high up on our wish list when we visit the zoo, and the Hanging Tropical Bird kit is a lovely activity.  Monkey managed most of it himself, we modified the instructions slightly as we found the wings needed folding over 8 times rather than 4, to fit through the hole.  But otherwise this was a great craft kit.

What I love about the My Gecko Box set, is that all the templates are already done for you, you just have to cut them out.  Neither Monkey nor I are particularly artistic, so he loved the fact he just had to cut around leaves, beaks and feet to make parts for the various activities.

The painted bubble wrap for our Caiman was a great idea and really effective.

As I mentioned earlier, everything gets used in this set.  The box itself is the last activity, as it transforms into a Rainforest Diorama for all the animals to live in.  Complete with greenery and a river, it’s a fun and clever way to round off the month’s craft activities.

We’ve had a lot of fun getting crafty with My Gecko Box recently.  The monthly activity box is well thought out, is educational and everything other than scissors is provided.  The team works out of Spain supplying kits to children both their and in the UK.  As well as the subscription box service, they also offer a range of one-off discovery craft boxes and mini craft kits.  Payment is taken via Paypal.

For more information on these sets pop over to the My Gecko Box website.

disclosure:  we were sent the kit mentioned in exchange for an honest review


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Getting crafty with My Gecko Box

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I'm a Mum in my late 40′s with a 7 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school. We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds. We love reviewing toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

146 thoughts on “Getting crafty with My Gecko Box – review and giveaway

  1. Creating collages with leaves, acorns etc and leaf rubbings/prints as we can find all that we need while out walking our dog in the woods and park!

  2. Making use of acorns and leaves. As leaves come in such an array of colours in the autumn. Often make use of acorns for Christmas displays etc. Nice to look forward to the Festive Season.

  3. We like making personal cards and have a lot of birthdays October and November. My son likes to paint leaves he has collected and make patterns

  4. we like to start early and get our Christmas Cards all made – Some drawing – some sticking and all sorts but all handmade

  5. Collecting fir cones and attaching florist’s wire to the bases, because then they will be ready for adding to floral decorations at Christmas
    PS I just had a message to say this is a duplicate comment – after my first attempt to post! Think the form might be a bit broken. If this comes through a second time, please just delete one of them

  6. Last year we collected autumn leaves and made a lovely wreath for the front door. We also collect pine cones and make Christmas decorations with them.

  7. My girls love craft (or as they call it “doing some arting”). They can’t wait for the autumn leaves to start coming down because they want to make me a picture with them.

  8. We like collecting seeds from dead flower heads and saving foor sowing next year -some we use in our pictures i.e marigold seeds make a great furry coat for bears ( cover bear picture with glue and sprinkle seeds on ) very effective
    I have a great imagination

  9. We love to making collage pictures of what we’ve seen, using what we’ve seen: twigs or bits of loose bark for trees, leaves for well, leaves- you get it! Never fails to amuse.

  10. We love sticking Autumn leaves. It’s fun getting out and about to collect interesting leaves, and then seeing what we can use them to create on paper

  11. Me and my daughter love to collect leaves and use them for all sorts of things, printing, pictures or painting them golds, reds, greens etc and making a wreath.

  12. We love making all sorts of Halloween decorations with papier mache as well as using tissue paper crafts, googly eyes and shiny bits!

  13. We like to find things on our walks and then make pictures with them when we come home one because of the exercise and two gets the creative thinking going.

  14. We’ve been doing a lot of halloween crafts – my son has enjoyed making spiders out of toilet rolls, pipe cleaners & sticky goggly eyes.

  15. Fingerprint paintings of trees with leaves all the beautiful autumn colours – makes you appreciate the change in seasons 🙂

  16. Leaf print pictures. It’s great fun going out and looking for the nicest ones to use and identifying the different trees.

  17. There’s so much great crafting to be had during autumn including making all those lovely Christmas cards, pumpkin carving for Halloween and using up all those fallen leaves & nuts in school projects. x

  18. I love to do leaf printing with the grandchildren because its great fun and gives me an excuse to go walking through crunchy leaves finding good ones 🙂

  19. we like going on walks to collect things like leaves pinecones and conkers and using them to make different things and paint with them

  20. In the autumn we start on our Christmas crafting, making cards, decorations and presents. It’s much easier than leaving it all until the last minute!

  21. autumn crafting for us is walking in our local woods and collecting acorns, chestnuts, coloured leaves etc and making a collage with our finds

  22. Making pretty candle displays and fairy lights with things like conkers, acorns and sticks. So much fun and look really cool

  23. Leaf printing as you get the fun of collecting, then the printing and can use the results for making presents or gift tags

  24. It just has to be pumpkin carving – we do it all autumn long and make pies with the flesh! It is such fun for us all.

  25. we love doing leaf print pictures, nothing better than getting the kids ready and taking a walk over cannock chase collecting fallen leaves

  26. love going out collecting leaves,conkers,twigs etc and enjoying all the autumnal changes then creating collages,leaf printing etc.x

  27. our favourite crafting is making lots and lots of dangly spiders out of whatever materials we can find to hang everywhere

  28. Leaf printing and making halloween and bonfire themed crafts.
    It’s nice to do seasonal activities as it allows children to have good memories of seasonal events x

  29. I love making leaf hedgehogs with my kids… It’s so much fun to go out collecting the leaves to be able to make the hedgehogs ourselves 🙂

  30. We love making Christmas decorations in the Autumn in preparation for decorating our home ready for the festive season! We love making paperchains, glittery fairies, scented pomanders, we dry fruits and place them on strings to make little hanging decorations and garlands, we make cinammon stick decorations and Christmas crackers!

  31. I love going on a scavenger hunt with my girl, and finding interesting leaves or pine cones etc, then getting home and making an autumn collage! I also love leaf printing!

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