If you’re looking to foster a love of creativity, imagination, arts, and crafts, this list of arts and crafts subscription boxes for kids is perfect for you! From preschool to high school, these craft box subscriptions for kids and art subscription boxes for kids are sure to delight!
I love summer! I don’t know about y’all, but I am really enjoying a break from the constant routine of waking up early, leaving the house at 2:40 pm to go and pick up my daughter, and making lunches every day. So far we’ve enjoyed swimming outdoors, exercising together on walks, and playing with friends.
As a stay-at-home mom, I’m really good about taking my kids to the pool, setting up play dates, and beating them at Candy Land, but I’m not so good at doing arts and crafts with my kids.
I usually give my two girls (ages 3 and 5) some paper, markers, crayons, and/or colored pencils and say, “Have fun!” while I go and try to get things done around the house. It usually works really well.
However, I’ve noticed that since my 5-year-old doesn’t have the constant interaction with her peers that she’s used to, she’s starting to come into my room and ask for ideas of things to do. Since she’s naturally artistic and enjoys drawing, coloring, and coming up with her own stories, I’ve seriously been considering ordering her a kids’ arts and crafts subscription box to keep her busy this summer.
If you’re like me and you can’t justify buying a whole packet of stickers or paint just for one project, or you don’t enjoy cleaning up a bunch of glitter and glue, then why not order an arts and crafts subscription box for your kid?
These boxes keep the mess to a minimum, provide hours of entertainment for your kiddo, and teach them new skills and art techniques in the process. They are such great gifts for crafty girls and boys!
Here are my favorite arts and crafts subscription boxes for kids, starting with the craft box subscriptions and then doing the monthly art boxes!
Craft Box Subscriptions for Kids
Each box comes with everything your child, ages 9-16+, needs to complete their own craft project and are catered to your child’s age. Each crate explores different art mediums such as pencil, watercolor, etc.
You’ll get all the materials you need to complete a project, such as writing utensils, card stock, etc. in the box.
It’s hard to copy a craft you see on Pinterest with your child if you don’t have the right tools to go along with it. Since everything’s in the box, you don’t have to worry about rushing to the store to grab extra glue or markers to complete the project.
I also like that this crafts kid craft subscription box is geared toward older kids. It’s easy to give a 5-year-old some markers and blank paper and keep them entertained, but often older children need a project that is more involved to keep them fully engaged.
KiwiCo is great about including a step-by-step instruction booklet with lots of pictures and details so your child won’t feel lost as they start the project. I also like that KiwiCo tries to make the projects useful as well as fun.
Their March 2018 craft subscription box project was making a Stained Glass Suncatcher. So kids not only get to create something unique, but they also can display it in a window for the rest of the family to admire and enjoy.
Doodle Crates are delivered monthly, and automatically renew, but you can cancel or change at any time.
Costs of the subscription boxes:
- Monthly: $19.95/month
- 3 months: $19.95/month
- 6 months: $18.50/month
- 12 months: $16.95/month
You can see that if you buy the longer subscription for a full year, you end up saving almost $100 instead of doing month-to-month. Plus, there is free shipping within the U.S.!
If you really enjoy crafting/doing projects with your kids, you’re going to be investing about $20 a month anyway to get the appropriate tools and supplies. This way you don’t have to pack all the kids in the car and drive to the store to do a fun project together.
I’m not a big crafter, so I like that I don’t have to come up with my own projects by scanning the Internet or typing out a whole bunch of instructions.
Craft Subscription Box DIY Happy Kits
DIY Happy Kits focus on hands-on activities and projects.
All the materials needed to complete a DIY project will arrive at your doorstep. Each project box contains 2 maker projects (example: DIY terrarium, Yarn art, Hovercraft etc.) and all materials and instructions are included in the box.
This is a craft box subscription that kids ages 3-7 who love arts and crafts will enjoy.
This is a subscription for 3 months that DOES NOT automatically renew. You pay $60 upfront for the 3-month craft box subscription, or $20/box.
I like that their kits are affordable and focus on teaching kids something from their project.
A lot of adults also recommended some of the kits as gifts for friends, such as the Rolled Beeswax Candle Kit available on their website. So adults might enjoy making these crafts right alongside their child.
We Craft Box is a kid monthly craft subscription box that comes with 2 to 3 prepared crafts. Their emphasis is on adults having quality time being creative with their kids 3 and up.
Each box contains materials you need to make 2 to 3 crafts with your kids. Some of their past boxes include making spiders with googly eyes, creating a Gingerbread house, and making cool face masks and are super cute!
I love that they try to coordinate each box with holidays. I think this is a craft subscription box kids and their parents will enjoy doing together. They have great reviews, too!
We Craft Box is delivered monthly and automatically renews. You can cancel or change at any time.
Costs of the subscription boxes:
- Monthly: $24.99/month
- 3 month prepay: $69.99 or $23.33 a month
- 6 month prepay: $139.99 or $23.33 a month
- 12 month prepay: $279.99 or $23.33 a month
Prices do not include shipping.
Surprise Ride was founded by two sisters whose aim is to reduce screen time for kids and involve them in more hands-on projects.
If you order their kid craft subscription box, you’ll get everything you need to make the project, including step-by-step instructions.
Each kit comes with all project supplies, a book, and a collectible item to discover science, art, and culture together. Their past projects include: paint a birdhouse, perform a magic show, build a model moon, etc.
Surprise Ride is recommended for kids ages 5 and up. You can either buy a kit in their online shop as a one-time purchase, or sign up for their monthly craft box subscription.
Costs of the subscription boxes:
- Monthly $20.95 + $3.95 (pay monthly; cancel anytime)
- 6 Months $19.95 + $3.95 /month (pay upfront)
- 12 Months $17.95 + $3.95 /month (pay upfront)
I like that the two founders specifically started their company to help kids get off the couch and get creative! I am not super crafty, so I like that everything you need to make the project is included in the box.
They have a lot of positive reviews, and they were featured on ABC’s “Shark Tank” which is pretty cool.
Art Subscription Boxes for Kids
The Art Truck in a Box kids craft subscription box includes art and craft materials and activities designed to inspire creativity.
Each month there is a new theme and your child is given fresh supplies. You can pick from boxes that are specially made for girls, boys, mommy & me, and holidays. It is recommended for girls or boys ages 7-10 years old.
Each Creativity Box includes:
- Fresh art supplies like paints and markers
- An easy-to-follow art or craft activity
- An assortment of stickers, gems, and baubles,
- One puzzle, game, party favor, sweet-treat or toy
- One Creativity Card with fun arts and crafts facts and quotes
This is one of the only arts and crafts subscription boxes I’ve seen that separates the projects into gender-specific boxes for boys and girls. I’m not sure what’s exactly different about them, since looking at the pictures on their website they look incredibly similar.
The founder of Art Truck in a Box began with a mobile art party business in Connecticut. Not very many kids nowadays have parties centered on being creative and artistic, so I think that’s really cool. I know my daughters would love their boxes.
It costs $24.95/month and shipping is free. Boxes come monthly and they automatically renew. You can cancel or change at any time.
Every mom loves Target, right? Any time I go there I always find at least 3 or 4 things that I didn’t know I needed! But you probably didn’t know that Target has art subscription boxes, because I didn’t either!
The Target Art & Craft Kit for Kids contains coloring pages, glitter glue sticks, colored pencils, markers, etc. Based on reviews of the reviews from previous customers, this is more of an art supplies subscription box. So don’t expect an actual art project to be sent every month.
It is recommended for kids ages 6-10 years old and you can buy one box, or subscribe to get one every month. You can change, skip, or cancel at anytime.
A one-time order is $14.99 (~$22 after taxes and shipping and handling fees) but if you subscribe, you save 5% + get free shipping on every order, plus get an extra 5% with your REDcard™! So the total with tax if you purchase the subscription is about $15.41 a month!
I really like that this is affordable, and I’d probably be purchasing things like markers, crayons, paints, etc for my kids any way, so it saves you a trip to the store!
Learn more about the Target Art & Craft Kit for Kids!
With Leaf Book Art, children can create their own books! Whether they want to make a storybook, journal, or other book art, kids get the chance to be a reader, author, and illustrator!
Every month you will receive a box that contains an illustrated book, bookbinding art supplies, a fun item that fits the monthly theme, and an adapted educational booklet.
There’s no age recommendations on their page, but I would guess at least 5 years and up.
My daughters are really into drawing and coloring, and my five-year-old recently created three different books using paper and markers. I always feel like using staples to put all her pages together is pretty lame.
I like that Leaf Book Art sends you bookbinding supplies, so you help your child make their creations look like an actual book. Based on their website, they might be re-branding soon, so keep that in mind when you order.
Cost of the Leaf Book Art subscription boxes:
- Monthly: $39.99/month
- 3 month prepay: $116.97 or $38.99 a month
- 6 month prepay: $227.94 or $37.99 a month
All plans automatically renew but you can cancel or change at any time. Prices do not include shipping.
Also, a portion of the proceeds from Leaf Book Art are donated to support the educational requests of a classroom through DonorsChoose.Org.
Terra Create is a monthly art box subscription for kids who love to create and are inspired by the outdoors.
Each month, your kid ages 8-12 will get arts and crafts supplies curated around a particular nature theme. For example, wood, wind, sea, etc.
Each box will contain instructions, supplies, and a short learning module about the element, the cultural history of the art form, or other interesting tidbits.
Past boxes include: Make a Mini Herb Garden, Dream Catchers, Lunar Calendar, Winter Candles, etc.
What I really like about their monthly art box subscription is that you can pick a subscription for 1 kid or 2 kids! There are not a lot of art subscription boxes available that supply enough materials in a box for two kids to be creative.
I also think it’s cool that they are trying to appeal to older kids, since a lot of kids around age 9 lose interest in creating art projects. They really seem to know their audience, because most of the crafts on their website are more “mature” and don’t look like something a little kid could handle.
Terra Create Costs for 1 kid:
- Monthly: $29.00/month
- 3 month prepay: $87
- 6 month prepay: $162
- Shipping is not included in the price, and is $5 a month.
Terra Create for 2 kids:
- Monthly: $39.00/month
- 3 month prepay: $111
- 6 month prepay: $222
You can also buy single boxes for slightly cheaper than a full subscription at $27.95. Shipping is not included in the price, and is $5 a month. All subscriptions automatically renew. You can cancel or change at any time.
Pins+ Needles Kit is an art subscription box that’s great for beginning sewers who want to make useful projects and practice their art!
To me, sewing really is an art. Many people my age want to sew, or want to teach their kids to sew, but don’t quite know where to begin.
Each kit contains a pattern, enough fabrics to complete a project, a spool of thread, any notion required of the pattern, and a special something from Pins + Needles.
They have a super active blog where Kellie, one of the co-founders, has video tutorials for several different projects. So even if you get your art subscription box and feel confused by the instructions, you can watch her tutorials to get a clearer picture of what to do.
For someone like me who doesn’t sew very often, this is extremely helpful! And if you are trying to teach your child to sew, I am sure they would appreciate these videos as well.
You can choose from two different types of boxes. There’s the “Fab Bag Project Kit” that contains smaller creations with less fabric, tools, etc. and the “Premium Project Box” for bigger creations like tote bags and wall hangings.
Fab Bag Project Kit Costs
- Monthly: $24.95/month
- 3 month prepay: $68.85
Shipping is $5 within the U.S. and $10 for International
Premium Project Box Costs
- Monthly: $39.95/month
- 3 month prepay: $109.85
- 6 month prepay: $214.70
- 12 month prepay: $419.28
Shipping is FREE within the U.S. and $15 for International.
All plans automatically renew. You can cancel or change at any time.
The KidArtLit subscription box is where art meets story time and helps you build a family culture of creativity and reading. Their aim is to help raise creative and curious kids, build a curated home library, help you connect as a family, make reading and art part of your family’s routing and give experiences rather than “stuff.”
Each month you receive a handpicked boutique-quality picture book with a related open-ended art project to go along with it for your family, a “ready-set-go pack”, and a mini magazine. All are geared toward children ages 3-8.
The art projects might focus on painting, printmaking, textiles or sculpture. The art projects are not designed to be Pinterest perfect, but your own unique creations (though some structure is provided). They also give you a generous amount of art supplies, enough for you to the do each project twice which is pretty awesome, especially if you have multiple kids!
- $49.95 Monthly
- $145.35 for 3 Months or $48.45/month
- $284.72 for 6 Months or $47.45/month
- $559.40 for 12 Months or $46.62/month
Plan auto-renew but you can pause or cancel at any time. Shipping and taxes are not included but they ship worldwide.Learn more about KidArtLit!
So what if you really don’t want to sign up for an arts and crafts box subscription, but you still want your kid to get some good crafting ideas?
Well, there’s this great website called Craftsy! They have all kinds of video tutorials on everything from making jewelry to quilting to photography. With their Family Craftsy Unlimited service called Bluprint, kids can have access to hours of arts and crafts videos so they can learn and create all on their own. You can even do 7 day FREE trial on Bluprint!
Doing arts and crafts with your kid doesn’t have to be a huge hassle, crazy expensive, or boring. I hope my list of the best arts and crafts subscription boxes for kids gave you some great ideas on what would work best for your child.
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