Benko Box Subscription Box Review – October 2015
Benko Box is a subscription box service for children that provides a monthly dose of art supplies and ideas to children ages 3 and up.
Benko box kindly sent us this box for review purposes. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription: Benko Box
The Cost: $24 per month
The Products: “Specialty art supplies and a few open-ended suggestions to go with each month’s materials.”
Ships to: US
This is the information card that came in the package. It details the items that were included this month and provides some suggestions on how they might be used.
The reverse side of the info card provides one in-depth idea on using specific materials in the package. This month’s idea was “wet-on-wet painting.” We actually tried this idea and it didn’t come out very well. The watercolors wouldn’t adhere. We must have done something wrong.
These are all the supplies that were included. There were many items packed into a pretty small box!
For the purposes of this review, my seven-year old only tried a couple of the suggestions Benko Box provided. One was this awesome sculpture he made – it’s himself and me, holding hands! I wish my legs were that thin in real life.
This is his accordion book. I think the reason he wanted to try this activity is because he’s never made anything like this before. Neither had I! It turned out pretty cool!
You can see here how tiny the little book is. He decided to use it as a little journal of what he learns about every week in Sunday School. Yes, I am melting, once again, about how sweet my little boy is!
The Verdict: I have pretty mixed feelings about Benko Box. I do think they packed a lot of supplies into a small box, but I also know I could buy lots more supplies for $24 myself. That means it all comes down to the curation, which for this box means the ideas that they suggest for your little one to try. In our case, my sons are both wildly creative, so only really one idea (the accordion book) was a new and interesting idea for the little one. It wouldn’t really be worth it to me to subscribe for my children. I think it could be worth it, though, if you had a child who would like to produce great art but has trouble coming up with ideas for what to make (and how to make it).
What do you think of Benko Box?