Imaginary world inspires mum’s crafty new activity boxes for children

Claire Gillespie of Oglee Poglee
Claire Gillespie of Oglee Poglee

A craft-loving mum has launched a range of craft activity boxes based on an imaginary world.

Mother of two Claire Gillespie, from Berkhamsted, is passionate about giving parents the tools to encourage children to develop their imaginations.

And Claire, aged 37, has already successfully placed her Oglee Poglee’s Craft Boxes with popular online retailer

Claire created the world of Oglee Poglee, inspired by her sons Samuel, aged six, and George, four.

Oglee Poglee’s Craft Boxes evolved from a series of successful craft workshops Claire began in 2012 at venues across Berkhamsted, and which she continues to run during school holidays.

The craft boxes feature a curious creature called Oglee Pip, who spends his days exploring new things and going off on exciting adventures with his magic button.

Aimed at children aged three to seven, each box contains a different activity and is designed to keep two little people busy for an afternoon and beyond.

There are four Craft Boxes to choose from – Space Adventure, Bugs & Butterflies, The Invention and Ocean Adventure – which retail at £17.99 each.

There is also a range of seasonal Little Crafty Boxes (Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter) retailing at £9.99 each.