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Review: Animals & Their Homes Multi-Activity Box

This is our newest Djeco kit called Animals & Their Homes Multi-Activity Box. Arts and crafts are always super fun and this kit has 6 different projects to work on. All the supplies you will need come in the box except for a pencil that you will need for one of them. The projects your child will get to complete are coloring, gluing, sticker, cutting, transfer and building. The manual of course is all done in pictures so easy for your child to figure out on their own. I love this because then our daughter can do them on her own if I need to tend our youngest or get some housework done. However, we normally do arts and crafts together. It is really fun and great bonding time. First, we did 1 of the 2 coloring projects. Both are cats. You color it with the 3 double sided crayons then add the stickers. The crayons are a great size for young kids whose hands are still growing.

Second, we did the gluing kit. This one only has one to do. As I have mentioned in my other reviews of Djeco kits the glue stick they provide is terrible. I strongly suggest using a hot glue gun. The picture is of a clown dog. For this project there are googly eyes, pompoms and punch out pieces of colored cardboard. Both the googly eyes and pompoms will not stick with the glue stick they provide. Third, we did the sticker kit. This one has 2 to choose from a fish and a turtle. Our daughter chose the turtle. The sticker projects are super simple. The child will just place the corresponding foam stickers where they go. Fourth one we did was the cutting. These are 4 different ones a chick, zebra, fox and owl. Our daughter picked the fox. These they will just punch out, fold along the lines and pop the notches into the slots. Then they get to use the safety kid scissors provided to cut the top part. Finally, you glue the googly eyes on. Again I used a hot glue gun for this because they will not stick with the glue provided. 

Fifth was probably the coolest project in the kit. It is a transfer one. I have never seen any art kits like this one but I will definitely but looking for more. It comes with a huge house and 2 sticker sheets do decorate it with. You will need a pencil since it is not provided in the box. What you will do is peel off the back page to the stickers, place the sticker page with the stickers facing you and rub them with the pencil. Once you peel off the sticker page it has transferred to the house board. You can even place a sticker on another sticker. Both my daughter and I had a ton of fun with this. She decided we would take turns placing stickers and we got to chat it up while we did this craft together. The last one she did was the building one. The kit comes with 3 to choose from a  cat, dog and mouse. Just punch out the cardboard, place the correct stickers on the bodies of the animals and then assemble them together. Our daughter picked the cat to start with. I would definitely recommend this kit to anyone and everyone. Do you have any fun arts and crafts you do? Do you know of any other transfer art kits? Please let us know in the comment section below.


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