Mami's Favorite Things: BabbaBox!

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I have been seriously lacking in the crafty mami category. And I have been feeling serious mami guilt over it. So when I heard of this thing called BabbaBox, I thought it might be a good solution for me.

And I was right! You might be asking, what is a BabbaBox? Well, it’s a monthly subscription box that is delivered to your home with ALL the physical materials plus know-how content to really engage with your kids.

There are four major components in the box: Create, Explore, Story Tell and Connect.

The frog princess was immediately drawn to the binoculars. And this month’s box was perfect for us because we are very interested in the moon and the stars. I have been known to wrap the girl up in a blanket and sneak her outside to catch a glimpse of a full moon and a sky full of beautiful stars. Nothing beats hearing her whispered “wooowww”.

It’s also awesome because, with her out of school for a few weeks, it means that I have projects ready to go and tie ins to my planned trip to the science center.

  

My biggest gripe when even thinking about doing a craft project with her has been materials. I can never find everything or will need to run out and purchase some things. Well, now I don’t have that problem.

Can I tell you how giddy I was that everything that I needed for all of these projects were in one handy dandy box? I was. And so was she.

We read our book (a couple of times because she had to go back and show me things that apparently I’d missed) and went outside to star gaze. This has been my favorite part so far.

Then, we decide to create! And what are we making? A moon nightlight. I’m going to admit something to you: I’d never done paper mache before. It was super easy and all of the supplies were handy and at my disposal. I spread them out on her little table and we got to work.

Project Pieces

Instructions

The instructions were super easy to follow. I let her tear up the paper while I mixed the paste.

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Of course, after failed attempts at blowing up the balloon, I took over.

After that it was smooth sail…okay, I’m lying. It wasn’t. You want to know why? Because my child doesn’t like her hands dirty. So she would dip a few pieces of paper, plop them on the balloon and then go wash her hands. Seriously kid? I am making a mental note to play in the mud as part of our aversive therapy to get her over this.

Paper Mache 2 Paper Mache

She enjoyed it so much, though. While we worked on covering up our balloon, we talked about the moon. And how the surface of it is not smooth. Kind of like the paper we were adding on the balloon. She asked me if I remembered when we saw the stars the other night. And I said of course. Then she ran out to wash her hands.

Paper Mache 5Paper Mache Moon

I’m waiting for her to get back from school so that we can light up our project. Following that, I’m hiding the BabbaBox so that I can have some projects to do after she gets out of school for winter break.

But, I think I want to get this membership. For as low as $19.99 a month you can have a project box a month. With different themes and different interests, the possibilities are endless. I love the fact that this will give us ready to create projects and also incorporate some of what she’s already learning in school and what we go over at home.

Oh and afterwards, I can do this with the boxes (yes, I’m totally going to repurpose these in the kid’s room).

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So, here’s the recap and a special offer for you (FYI, feel free to get this for us as a Christmas present):

BabbaBox is a theme-based box delivered to your door that allows you to enjoy a little convenience and inspiration! As any parent can attest, the most important thing you can give to your child is quality time. BabbaBox makes this possible by helping you to save time, money, & mindspace.

Just think! Fantastic monthly activities with ALL the materials for kids ages 3-6. Included in the box are 3 projects + 1 bestselling book + digital download + parent surprise gift!

The best part? Babbabox makes a GREAT unique gift during the holiday season.

Act now! Get 50% off your first month when you sign up for a monthly membership using the code, SWAY100. Offer expires December 31, 2012.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BabbaBox. The opinions and text are all mine.

So tell me, do you have projects/craft time at home? What do you like to create with your little ones?