I have been doing Citrus Lane for Bear for about 8 months now. I REALLY liked it up until about May's Box which I didn't feel was as age appropriate as it had been. I decided to give it one more month's try and wasn't thrilled with this box either. I love this company but I think Bear has outgrown it.
I looked into other boxes for kids his age. I was not impressed with Bluum we got a sun hat that was styled for a baby but was even too big for me and starfish sunglasses that were definitely not for us - totally fine, we put them into the "Birthday Box" for when we have a birthday to attend. I also looked into craft boxes but just didn't see the value there - yes, all the supplies come to you, ready to go but I can just as easily mix supplies we already have into some new items for some fun crafts.
Citrus Lane was $25/month so I've decided to make my own little boxes for Bear each month with a budget of $20 with things I know he'll like and activities he'll enjoy.
I have 6 months of boxes planned out with the perfect mix of toys and activities! At the beginning of the month I'll post a shopping list, a free download and some instructions. All you need is a printer, a box and a pre-schooler with a big imagination!
Since I didn't set a huge budget for this project and each box will contain a Recipe, an Activity, a Craft, Something Educational and a Toy, I will primarily shop at the Dollar Tree - If you don't have one near you, a lot of these things can be found very cheap anyway!
The first "box" will launch on Monday July 1st with the first them ever:
Will you join me?