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Curious Gastronaut™ is a set of food exploration cards designed to make food fun. By bringing the endless benefits of play to the table (literally), it enables children to explore new food and learn about the edible world in a fun and pressure-free way and become curious, healthy and adventurous foodies.
Take your senses on a journey and discover new textures, flavours, aromas and combinations that are out of this world and revisit familiar ones with a new perspective—It will forever change the way you and your little humans perceive food.
Why is Curious Gastronaut™ important, especially for little people? The benefits are endless.
• Remove the fear of new food
• Expand and diversify your family’s diet
• Teach children about food with real food, through real experiences
• Allow children to learn at their own pace, on their own terms
• Develop new tastes
• Promote healthy eating behaviours
• Develop a food vocabulary beyond “yuck” and “yum”
• Create a playful, pressure-free and stress-free environment
• Raise your children to be curious, confident, healthy, creative and adventurous
• Spark your child’s imagination
• Find meal inspiration
• Invent new recipes
• Reinvent family time, and more..
The cards are beautifully illustrated and contain humorous and whimsical prompts that spark joy and creativity. Play with or without real food and play for as little as five minutes or as long as you like. Warning: May involve tasting strange things!
Here are some unique features of Curious Gastronaut™:
• It makes NO mention of food
• It inspires players to be creative inventors rather than recipe followers
• It is completely child-led
Suitable for ages 5+
Shipping Within Australia
Shipping prices are a flat rate of $10.95 this does not include bulky items.
Express shipping is calculated at check out for orders up to 10kg. We cannot guarantee express shipping of items sent directly from our distributors. We will contact you if express shipping is unavailable on your order.
Purchases over $280 (after codes and reward vouchers used) will receive free standard postage within Australia, this does not include bulky items.
If we anticipate any delays with your order The Creative Toy Shop will contact you immediately and likewise, if your order is urgent please let us know.
LOCAL PICK UP ORDERS
LOCAL PICK UP should only be chosen by local customers to the Coffs Harbour region who will be picking up their orders.
Do NOT choose LOCAL PICK UP when placing 2 orders or for an ADDTOLAYBY order or any other orders. We will cancel & refund these orders as LOCAL PICK UP cannot be combined with other shipping orders.
We now offer worldwide shipping!
Unfortunately, we are not allowed to ship Grimm’s, Grapat and Ostheimer outside of Australia.
Certain countries are currently limited by weight to 2kg, we are working with our partner to increase this.
Shipping rates are calculated during check out, destination duties and taxes are the responsibility of the receiver. If these are not paid by the customer, your order will not be delivered by the shipping company.
International Shipping Times
We are based in regional NSW which means the estimated shipping times are not accurate from what you see at checkout.
DHL Express: We fulfill and dispatch your order within 24 hours of receipt.
A 3rd party carrier picks up on behalf of DHL express Mon, Wed and Friday and it is taken to Sydney International airport. This can take an additional 3 - 5 business days on top of the delivery times stated at checkout.
Your order will arrive within 7 business days once it arrives in Sydney.
Please be aware of this when ordering from us.
Australia Post: We fulfill and dispatch your order within 24 hours of receipt. These orders are picked up daily. The times shown at checkout for this shipping option is accurate.
International Subscription Box Shipping
Our international subscription boxes are only available for shipping to the following countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, United Arab Emirates & United States. The price of shipping is included in the product cost.
Shop and Save
We wanted to find a way to say "thanks" for shopping with us and have decided to launch our own rewards program.
Earn points every time your shop, when you register and following us on social media.
How it works
Create a store account to start earning points!
Earn 10 points just by signing up.
You will earn 1 point for every $1 you spend
Check your account
We have a new rewards system as of November 2023.
You now access your points and redeem rewards via our online launcher which is located at the bottom left corner of our website.
Log in via this launcher and you will see your points and areas to redeem vouchers.
Terms and Conditions
- Reward Points are not transferable.
- Reward Points cannot be redeemed for cash.
- Reward Points can only be redeemed off the product purchase price. This excludes taxes and shipping.
- Reward Points from two separate accounts cannot be merged.
- Rewards Points can be earned on subscription orders but can’t be redeemed on these orders.
- Reward Codes expire after 1 year.
- You will not receive an email advising this reward code is about to expire. Please be aware when you redeem your rewards for a reward voucher that they have a 1 year expiry.
- We are unable to reinstate these points if your discount code has expired after 1 year.
- You can't use a reward voucher code with Last Chance items or any other automatic discount code like Free Shipping. The discount code will take precedence as you can only have 1 code at checkout and our Last Chance items are deemed a storewide code due to the limitations of our software.