A Funky Trunk – What is it?

Funky Elephant is a company run by Two Aussie Mums of young children. 
Each “Trunk” (box) contains 3-4 themed activities designed for kidlets aged 3-7 years. The trunk contains absolutely EVERYTHING you need to complete the activities, right down to the scissors, pens, textas, and anything else. No more rummaging through your craft drawer to find just the right stuff to make that special something with your child. Its all included! Awesome!

They offer two, six and twelve month subscriptions and you get a trunk sent to you for each month that you choose. What a fantastic idea for a Birthday/Christmas present from grandparents for the child who has every toy under the sun! The gift that keeps on giving way after the Birthday Cake has been finished or the Christmas Tree packed away. 

(Christmas is just round the corner, what a great suggestion 😉

Anyhoo – I was super lucky to be sent one of these gorgeous trunks to try out with my kidlets – here is how it went down :)

G Man loves getting mail just for him so the 
excitement started at the post office :)

  

Should have laid out the thing just so for the perfect photo, but I was battling eager hands here. Everything you need is in the box. So if you struggle like I do to locate all the little items necessary, the worry is taken care of. 

Scissors, elastic, pens, pencils, stickers, if you need it, its included – fabulous!
 The theme of our Trunk was all things Pirate, one of G Mans fave things at the moment and we got 4 activities to do: Make a pirate hat and eyepatch, make a pirate boat, draw a treasure map and decorate a treasure chest.

Making the boat was very easy, just pop out the foam bits and assemble – it even floats so the boys took it into the bath with them that night!

Master J as put in charge of decorating the Treasure Chest – at aged nearly two, he was a little young for the trunk but this was one activity he could do and he had a blast peeling off the backing and adding all the jewels to the box – then he peeled them off and they became his treasures for inside.

 Cutting with scissors is fantastic for improving fine motor skills and G Man took off like a pirate possessed , cutting out his hat and eyepatch. He then decorated it with stickers and I helped thread the elastic through the already cut eyelets.

As you can see by his face, he though he was a pretty cool pirate!

I drew an X marks the spot and after he had glued on his pirate, he drew me directions of how to get to the treasure on the included authentic map paper. 
He totally loved this – way better than drawing a treasure map on plain white paper we have at home! 

My little pirate for a day. And as you can see, Master J was very happy with his boat and treasure chest!


These are the instructions – you cant go wrong, its dead easy to do. Even the most non-crafty mum can get the gist of what needs to happen :)

So, this was how our morning went yesterday and I loved that the crafts they made then kept them entertained for the rest of the day – I had a happy pirate running around with his hat and eye-patch on all afternoon and I filled the bathroom sink for Master J and his boat.  
Mummy then got some quiet time with a cuppa. 
Win-win.

I also simply ADORE the fact that I basically had to do nothing – everything needed came in the box. I KNOW you all get how frustrating it can be to finally get motivated and have a fantastic craft idea and then be missing that one vital piece of stuff you need to do it – trip to the shops later and you are all crafted out. I thought the Funky Trunk was awesome!


GIVEAWAY TIME

The lovely ladies over at Funky Elephant are giving one lucky reader a TWO month subscription, valued at $45.90, for FREE!

Simply enter via the Rafflecopter below.

In the meantime, head on over to their page and send the link to the Grandparents for an awesome Christmas gift for your kidlets. 
I know I will be suggesting it this year!

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disclosure: My kidlets received a Funky Elephant trunk to review. I was not paid for this review and all opinions are my own and shared with you honestly.