9 Fun Art and Craft Subscription Boxes for Kids

Get your children’s creative juices flowing with these nine art and craft subscription boxes for kids. 

See also: 20 of the Best Educational Subscription Boxes for Kids

Get your children's creative juices flowing with these nine kids craft boxes. 

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Kids love crafts.

Whenever my girls are deep in a project – often covered in paint and glue in the process – there’s an obvious look of satisfaction on their faces as they flex their creative muscles. And once the project is finished, they beam with pride over their sense of accomplishment.

Some parents love to research and design crafts for their children. But many creatively-challenged adults can’t think of anything more daunting. (Hand raised here!)

That’s where art subscription boxes can help. Seven of the nine boxes for kids listed below offer a ready-made craft project, usually with a fun twist.

While some boxes offer straight-forward projects for kids, others combine the project with other elements, such a book tie-in or donating their craft to a worthy charitable cause. Other subscription boxes provide art and craft supplies – allowing the recipient to use them however they wish.

Click on the title of an art subscription box you’re interested in to learn more & subscribe.

Art and Craft Boxes for Kids

These nine boxes are generally listed by age range – from younger kids to older children and teens.

Kiwi Doodle Crate

Kiwi Doodle Crate kids craft box

Focus: A craft project for older kids delivered monthly

Age Range: Recommended age is 9-16+

Price: $18.50+ per month  

Kiwi Crates, also known as Kiwico, are among the most popular monthly subscription boxes on the market. They feature a variety of themes customized to different ages. Doodle Crate focuses on art and design with projects such as a felt succulent garden, a faux leather portfolio, and handmade soap. Doodle Crate projects introduce older children to new crafting materials and techniques and all craft supplies are included in the box. Subscribers have the option of a month-to-month, three-month, six-month or twelve-month subscription. (Kiwi Crate offers eight different subscription boxes. Click here to see the full line of Kiwi Crates.)

Green Kid Crafts

Green Kid Crafts kids craft box

Focus: STEAM projects (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math)

Age Range: Recommended for ages 2-10+

Price: $29.95+ per month

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Green Kid Crafts box offer kids a wide range of hands-on STEAM projects each month that are focused on a different theme and integrate craft projects. Examples of themes include rocket science, an introduction to electricity, and backyard science. Each box contains a small magazine that highlights the theme of the box as well as two-three projects with step-by-step instructions. Green Kid Crafts boxes are made from recycled materials and the company plants one tree for every box ordered and is also carbon neutral. Subscription options include the Junior Discovery Box (for ages 2-4), the Discovery Box (for ages 5-10+) and the Sibling Box (for ages 5-10+ and enough materials for two children). Subscribers have the option of a month-to-month, three-month, six-month or twelve-month subscription.

We Craft Box

We Craft kids craft box

Focus: A craft project for younger kids delivered monthly

Age Range: Ages 3-9 

Price: Starting at $25 a month

We Craft Boxes eliminate the stress and planning of kids crafts. Rather than research and plan a variety of crafts – including purchasing supplies – We Craft does all the work for you. Each We Craft box contains supplies for two to three prepared crafts that tie in with an included story. Instructions for the crafts include photos to make it easy for children to follow. One We Craft box can be shared between two children. Subscribers have the option of a month-to-month, three-month, six-month or twelve-month subscription. Single boxes are also available.

KidArtLit

kidartlit

Focus: Combines a book and a craft in each box to promote literacy and creativity

Age Range: 3-8 years old

Price: Starting at $33.95 a month 

KidArtLit offers curated boxes of children’s books and process-based art projects. The entry-level KidLitArt box (called Spark Membership) contains one picture book and one art project along with detailed instructions for that month’s project. The supplies included in KitArtLit boxes are enough for two children to use. KidArtLit describes the hardcover books included in each of its boxes as “boutique-quality titles that you won’t already own”. Besides Spark Membership, KidArtLit also offers a Deluxe Membership which includes two art kits instead of just one, and a Digital Membership which provides a book list and project instructions but no supplies or books.

Craft + Boogie

Craft + Boogie kids craft box

Focus: Kids crafts

Age Range: 3-8 years old

Price: Starting at $24.99 a month

Craft + Boogie provides three to four craft projects each month to kids with themes around holidays or days of recognition (examples include: New Year’s, St. Patrick’s or Independence Day). Each Craft + Boogie box includes a family game, a snack recipe, decorations, activity pages, a Spotify playlist, and information about the history of that month’s theme. Proceeds from the sale of each box help to fund craft kits for kids in foster care and children’s hospitals. Subscribers have the option of a month-to-month or a seven month subscription. The seven month subscription covers the biggest American holidays: Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, 4th of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. A digital subscription is also available which includes instructions, recipes, and other information but no supplies.

Outside the Box Creation

outside the box creation

Focus: Kids crafts with a book

Age Range: 5-11 years old

Price: Starts at $33.28 a month

Each Outside the Box Creation box contains a story to spark the imagination followed by a craft with enough materials for two children (or four if you subscribe to the “family” box). The objective of each box is to provide kids with instructions to teach a few art skills but also to give children the freedom to use their own imagination in their art work. Subscribers have the option of a month-to-month, three-month, six-month or twelve-month subscription. Single boxes are also available.

The Clay Box

The Clay Box

Focus: Clay art projects

Age Range: Ages 6 and up

Price: Starting at $22.08 a month

The Clay Box is perfect for kids who love to work with clay and would like more instruction on creating clay projects. Each box comes with instructions from an art teacher on how to create the project of the month as well as enough supplies for two kids. Subscribers have the option of a month-to-month, three-month or six-month subscription. Single boxes are also available as well as additional air-dry clay.

Paletteful Packs

paletteful

Focus: Art supplies for everyone

Age Range: Recommended age is 8+

Price: Starting at $22.95 a month

Paletteful Packs aims to bring the best art supplies to everyone – no matter their age or ability as an artist. Included in each box are brands such as Winsor Newton, Golden, Copic, Strathmore, and Prismacolor. Paletteful Packs comes in three subscription options. The first option is The Young Artist box, intended specifically for children eight years old or older. Two other subscriptions include the Premier Paletteful Pack, designed for adult beginner or professional artists and the Paletteful Petite Pack, which is a smaller version of the Premier box.

Terra Create

Terra Create subscription box

Focus: Crafts for older kids

Age Range: Recommended age is 9+

Price: Starting at $32 a month

Terra Create is an art subscription box featuring more complex crafts for older kids that follow a nature theme or use natural materials. All projects are gender-neutral and come with instructions. Subscribers have the option of a month-to-month, three-month or six-month subscription for either one or two crafters.

See also:

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