Mud & Bloom
Anja set up Mud & Bloom a year and a half ago. Her aim is to inspire families to get their children outdoors more and connect to nature. It is a monthly subscription delivering seasonal nature crafts and gardening activities to your door. Each box includes everything needed for four craft and planting activities. Each helping your child connect with nature.
Her aim is to inspire families to get their children outdoors more and connect to nature. It is a monthly subscription delivering seasonal nature crafts and gardening activities to your door. Each box includes everything needed for four craft and planting activities. Each helping your child connect with nature.
Mud & Bloom boxes are environmentally friendly. They source plastic free materials and packaging and use certified organic seeds. They want their boxes to be accessible to people without gardens, so many of the plants can be grown in containers on windowsills, patios or balconies as well as in a garden. They also provide organic peat compost pellets in each pack to allow subscribers to get growing immediately.
This is perfect for us as we don’t have a garden we often find ourselves exploring outdoors in new areas. We do have yard however with some potted plants so this box suited us well.
The Sibling Box
We were sent the sibling box which has two of each activity. I love that Mud & Bloom do this, I haven’t seen any other subscription service do this so it is definitely a positive! They also offer the single box too. Inside the box there are 2 x four activities. These are;
- Make Your Own Sundial
- Planting Seeds
- Sun Paper Prints
The first activity we started was the sun dial. This activity requires you to collect stones and a stick. We headed out on a walk to our local park and also collected some leaves and flowers for the sun print activity.
We loved going out on our walk and we ended up coming home two hours later! We saw lots of lovely things whilst we were out on our walk including some cute little ducklings!
When we returned the kids enjoyed writing the numbers on the stones with the pastels included for this activity. As we don’t have a grass garden we filled a small pot with compost for the stick to stand it. The kids were amazed when the sun cast its shadow and showed us the time! Throughout the day then they would go back outside to see what time it is. I loved this activity as it brought us out to nature but also helps to teach children the time.
We then moved on to plant the Forget-Me-Nots and Kholrabi. This activity came with peat compost pellets and we used an old egg carton to plant them in. The children enjoyed watching the pellets swell and expand. They then coloured in the sticks to put in the soil to name the plants.
We used the leaves and flowers we found on our walk to complete the next activity which is the Sun Print Paper. This task required us to lay the leaves on top of the paper and then put them out in the sun for a few minutes.
The blue paper turned white and then we had to remove the leaves and rinse the paper. Once dried we were left with pretty cool prints of the flowers and leaves.
Quiz & Verdict
Lastly then there is the quiz, we spotted a few of the plants whilst out on our walk and we all enjoyed identifying what we had seen. Overall I would highly recommend the Mud & Bloom box. It kept us all occupied for a whole day and the children are already asking when they can have another box!
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For the purpose of this review we were sent the Mud & Bloom siblings box. All thoughts and opinions are my own. #Ad