If BoredBox reaches their goal I will be provided with free product.
BoredBox is a beautifully carry case filled with creative, screen-free play for your children, specifically designed to entertain them on the go– when traveling, waiting in a line-up, at a restaurant, at a doctor’s or dentist office when you don’t always want to hand them a device. It is one of those products that as a mother makes you ask yourself why you didn’t think of it first. The BoredBox was created by Kate and Luna, two Vancouver moms. I was able to talk with Kate to find out more about this product and how it came to be.
What does BoredBox include?
BoredBox is a fully self-contained, and includes a magnetized chalk-board, chalk-markers, pencils, a colouring roll and two canisters packed with fun activities. BoredBox was designed to be set up for specific play modes so your kids can focus on one activity at a time. The box was designed to not be a single use product. The products are geared towards creative and STEM products.
How close are you to meet crowdfunding goal?
We are approximately at $4000 and our goal is $400,000 by November 30th. This goal will be to make a manufacturing minimum of 5000 boxes which will allow us to distribute the cost and bring BoredBox at a reasonable price. The fantastic thing about crowdfunding is it allows us to make the product as we originally intended.
Tell me about the subscription service?
We have created an optional quarterly subscription service as an addition to BoredBox. If you opt to receive 2 new canisters of your choice every three months. You can also purchase any additions you may need restocked (pencils, chalk markers or colouring rolls). Additional canisters can be ordered at any point whether you opt into the subscription or not.
Tell me about the actual products?
The box is made of high-grade ABS, Canadian maple wood and aluminum alloy for the tracks. Health, safety and environmental impact are very important to us so all parts are 100% phthalate-free and BPA-free and have gone through the toughest tests for fumes and toxicity. Plastic wrapping was eliminated wherever we found it to be unnecessary or excessive. BoredBox has passed Health Canada’s Safety Requirements for Children’s Toys and Related Products. All printed materials, including the canisters and colouring roll, are printed on recycled paper and with non-toxic inks.
What inspired you to want to donate partial profits to Project Limelight?
As an actress and someone who loved having access to art in school I loved the experience I had and appreciated the ability to have that stress relieve or place to disconnect and play. The mission of the Project Limelight Society is to create an environment that will allow youth to develop a strong sense of self and to unleash their imagination. It is a non-profit performing arts program in East Vancouver offering residents 8 to 15 years old programing at no cost.
What age range is BoredBox recommended for?
It is recommended for 3 and up.
From now until November 30th BoredBox is raising funds to get their product off the ground with an IndieGoGo campaign. If you’re looking for ways to cut down on screen-time for entertainment, then join me in backing this awesome campaign. You can pre-order yours today at exclusive early-bird prices here.
Thank you to Kate for taking the time to speak with me.