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My kids love packaging of all sorts — cardboard boxes, styrofoam, fillers, paper invites, folders, etc. Ever since Sophia was big enough to handle paper (without putting it in her mouth) I let her play with scrap materials. She must have been a bit over one then. And as she grew older, she used scissors, glue, paint and anything she could find in the house to jazz up her cardboard boxes. Naturally, Lily and Stella took after their Ate. Every day I see them working on crafts and experiments.

Enter the new product Sandbox. It encourages imagination and creativity in children. Sandbox is a monthly subscription box filled with activities. Think, beauty/cosmetic boxes sent to your home but filled with arts, crafts and science projects for kids. The target age group is 3-7 years old. When Sandbox wrote to me about their new product, I knew right away that my kids would love them. Stella couldn’t wait to get her projects started.

Jump to the bottom of this post to join the Sandbox raffle.


An enthusiastic young boy surrounded by Sandbox. (Photo from Sandbox Facebook).


This is the November box. The theme is Under the Sea.


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All activities in the Sandbox help children learn more about the sea and the creatures that live in it. Perfect timing because we had just taken Soph, Lily and Stella to Manila Ocean Park.


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The first project Stella and I did was this toy aquarium. All materials were given inside the box except for water and glue. I like that the activities encourage the connection between parents & children.


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Stella couldn’t wait to get started.


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I let her handle everything except the pouring of oil. I didn’t want tit to mess up the kitchen, haha. Stella loved doing the projects so much, she wanted to take over her Ate Lily’s box.


To sign up for Sandbox monthly membership boxes, go here. You have the option of signing up for just one month, or go for the three or six month subscription.


Stella loved her Sandbox so much, I wanted to share this experience with your children. Please join this giveaway. Sandbox is raffling off five Sandboxes for November. Open to anyone with a Philippine address.

Simply follow the easy steps at Rafflecopter or enter through my Facebook page here.

Giveaway is open now until October 22, 2013. Good luck!



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  • corinne

    This is great! Thank you for sharing and I wish I will win the raffle for my little boy who loves little projects, hehe. Hello there pretty little Stella!

  • http://www.thechyrelgomez.blogspot.com Chyrel Gomez

    I don’t have kids yet but I have little cousins. Wanna win these for them. And nice to know about sandbox through your blog, Miss Daphne. 🙂

  • pia

    Oh the sink! I love it!

  • Angel

    I think this will also be a great Christmas gift idea for aunts/uncles who have no idea what to get their kids in the family haha!

  • Joyce

    I am inlove with your sink!!!!

  • John Alfred Luarca

    Hi Daphne! May i know the material you used for your kitchen counter? Is that Corian, Marble?