Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Get Growing with DuneCraft.com - Outer Space and Tea House Dome Review!!

I recently discovered a rather exciting company, which provides resources for weird and wonderful science and nature related projects for anybody with a passion for learning, growing and fun called DuneCraft.com! 

Dunecraft.com encourages you to "Bring Learning to Life!" as you browse their inventory and discover miniature gardening, how to make snowmen, wonders with water and much more in the shape of dome terrariums and hydroponics to stimulate interest, learning and growth through hands-on education!

As a family who encourages our children to think about their environment and to consider home growing their own fruits, veggies, peppers and more, we have found Dunecraft to be just what we were looking for as an outlet for an alternative Christmas presents alongside our regular games, books and toys!

When the wonderful people over at Dunecraft.com sent us on over 2 of their fabulous domes to try for ourselves, we of course jumped at the chance!

The "Tea Garden" was our first box and this one ultimately allows for the growth of Chamomile, Lemon Balm and Spearmint for home made herbal teas! The "Outer Space Adventure" dome was our second, which promotes the growth of various plants that look as though they fell from outer space and which move or morph when spoken to or touched! This kit comes with a little blue alien and various decorations to make it fun and exciting and appeals to all!!

I love the idea of these so much that I couldn't wait to get started on the tea! I opened the box right away, on arrival and found the contents to be simple and very fair!! There appeared to be no soil, which surprised me a little until I saw 2 little disks, which are compressed growth materials, which start off tiny but once you pop them in your dome and add water, they expand and turn into your dirt ready for planting! Fabulous!!

I put down my seeds and arranged the gravel and prettied up the dome with stickers and placed stakes where each of the plants should grow! Following instructions I've had the dome in the correct light for a few days now and I am patiently waiting for my seeds to sprout and make an appearance! I can't wait!!

My son is going to LOVE the outer space adventure kit as he loves to wonder about the world and is a very curious child! We are going to have fun planting with him over Christmas and watching as his dome comes to life! I did open the pack and sneak a peak at the contents and I am more than happy with what I see, which consists of stickers and stakes, glow in the dark gravel and plenty of seeds to boast a generous turn out of growth! He is going to be thrilled!

I have to admit, I wasn't too sure at first if the box had made the idea of these look better than what they were, but actually, I am so pleasantly surprised! The size of the dome is perfect and the amount of seeds provided is more than enough for a couple of yields!  The instructions are clear and the amount of "dirt" is significant, even though at first it looked as though there were to be none at all!! - Magic!

I can't wait to see our herbs start to grow and look forward to testing out my ability to turn them into tea when they mature! I have a very soft spot in my heart for interactive, live learning and I love to check in on our progress each day!

Dunecraft.com provides so much more than domes though, and these shouldn't be overlooked! There is so much fun on one site that you and your child could really have a lot of fun window shopping and jumpy-fun-filled anticipation as you wait for your item to arrive!!

Certain to spawn a lot of fun in the home, these kits have made it to our Holiday Gift Guide for 2012 and will work wonders for adults and children alike - there are even plants that grow specifically for your pets or the beer lover in your home!

Head on over to http://www.dunecraft.com today and pick up an alternative gift that keeps on giving this year! Let me know what you find!!

Happy growing!!

Disclaimer: I was not monetarily compensated for this review, but I was provided with 2 domes for the purpose of the review. All opinions are unchanged by these provisions, are honest and are my own, thank you! 


Dalynn McCoy said...

Oh these look wonderful! As a homeschooling family, we are always looking for fun activities that are also educational. These look perfect; headed to check them out now! Thanks for the review!

Mrs.Sasser said...

These look awesome! Can't wait to get mine!!

lanie craig said...

planning on buying these after the holidays!

Maria Briggs said...

Oh these look like such fun! My boys would love these! On my way to check them out!

Angel said...

Very cool! I would love to grow some tea!!!! Happy growing =)!