Get your children’s creative juices flowing with these nine art and craft subscription boxes for kids.
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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 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.
Click on the title of a 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.
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 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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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