Get your children’s creative juices flowing with these nine art and craft subscription boxes for kids.
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 and craft 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.
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9 Fun Art and Craft Subscription Boxes for Kids
These nine boxes are generally listed by age range – from younger kids to older children and teens.
Focus: A craft project for older kids delivered monthly
Age Range: Recommended age is 9-16+
Price: Starting at $16.95 per month
Kiwi Crates are among the most popular subscription boxes on the market. They come in a variety of themes and are customized to different ages. Doodle Crate has a focus on art and design with projects such as Sumi-e ink wash painting, color-blocked candles, and a DIY woodworking clock. (Kiwi Crate offers five fantastic crates so if Doodle isn’t right for your family, one of the other themed kits may be a match.)
Focus: A craft project for younger kids delivered monthly
Age Range: No age listed, but crafts appear most suitable for younger children
Price: $25 per month. Less expensive if paying for more than one month
We Craft Boxes are designed to eliminate the stress and planning of kids crafts. Rather than research a variety of crafts, which involves purchasing supplies and planning, We Craft does all the work for you. Each box has 2-3 prepared crafts that tie in with a with a story, read by parents. One We Craft box can be shared between 2 children.
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 corresponding art projects. Each box contains one picture book and one project along with detail instructions about that month’s craft.
Focus: Monthly crafts designed to encourage imaginary play
Age Range: 3-6 years old
Every monthly box from Kid Wonder includes five activity kits designed to encourage learning through imaginary play. Inside each box you’ll find crafts and supplies, learning materials, games, imaginative play guides and more. Parents can read step-by-step instructional cards or watch instructional videos to help kids complete the craft. All Kid Wonder completed crafts and materials are specifically designed to be used over and over again.
Focus: Monthly crafts
Age Range: 6-10 years old
Price: $14.99 a month
Big box store Target offers an art and craft subscription box for kids. Each kit has all the supplies needed to create art, crafts, jewelry & more. A different craft is delivered each month.
Focus: Art supplies for everyone
Age Range: Recommended age is 8+
Price: $22.33+ per month
Paletteful Packs aims to bring the best art supplies to everyone – no matter their age or ability as an artist. The Young Artist box is designed specifically for children eight years old or older with the intention of expanding their creativity with new supplies each month. Brands such as Winsor Newton, Golden, Copic, Strathmore, and Prismacolor are included in boxes.
Focus: Crafts for older kids
Age Range: Recommended age is 9+
Price: $30+ per month
Terra Create is a crafts subscription featuring more complex crafts for older kids made with high-quality materials that follow a nature theme or use natural materials. All projects are gender-neutral and come with instructions.
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