Think With Art Subscription Box Review + Coupon– April 2017
Think With Art is a monthly art subscription service for children that sends art supplies, project ideas and a problem to solve. Each month, you receive “a new art project, a story booklet following Mr. Toffee’s journey home, and a new problem to solve using art and critical thinking.” This subscription is suggested for ages 4-12.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Think With Art
The Cost: $29.99 a month for a subscription with discounts for 3, 6, and 12-month subscriptions. $7.95 a month shipping to U.S. and Canada. Rates for other countries vary.
COUPON: Use code MSA5 to save $5 off your first box!
The Products: Each box includes art supplies and project ideas that will highlight different art techniques. The box also presents a problem to solve highlighting critical thinking skills.
Ships to: U.S., Canada, and Worldwide
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Think With Art sends a glossy small magazine which includes a story about Mr. Toffee the cat, an art technique highlighting the materials sent and a project idea.
The story about Mr. Toffee this month presented a problem to solve. The challenge this month was to think of a way Mr. Toffee can safely land from high in the sky. I love that rather than just an art box, there is this aspect of problem-solving and creative thinking. This box is promoting STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) with this critical thinking challenge.
The project this month was to design a world where Mr. Toffee lands that nobody has seen before and sketch, then paint it on a canvas tote bag.
SoSoft Paint Pots – $6.78
There were three sets of fabric paint pots included in basic, primary colors. They mixed well and set up nicely on the canvas fabric.
Paper – Value $0.50?
A few sheets of paper in natural and white were included and were great to use for practice sketches.
Printed Outdoor Scene Coloring Pages – Value $1.00?
There were three coloring pages included that contained a variety of outdoor scenes. I think these were meant to offer inspiration for the world to be designed for Mr. Toffee.
Dixon Permanent Marker – $1.59
This permanent marker was perfect for tracing my son’s sketch onto the canvas bag. It had a thick chisel-tip and didn’t bleed out.
Brushes – Value $2.00?
Think With Art included two brushes for painting the fabric paint onto the tote. They were not great quality brushes, but they got the job done.
Round Paint Tray Palette – $1.00
This paint tray palette was great for mixing customized colors of the fabric paints and cleaned up easily.
Think With Art includes a couple of stickers in each box promoting creativity and art.
Here is my son starting to paint his scene on the tote bag.
Here’s my son using his sketch to begin his good copy.
This is what the project looked like after he painted the entire scene.
Verdict: My son really enjoyed his Think With Art. He enjoyed sketching and then painting his own tote bag. I appreciated the STEAM twist on this art box, however, I do have concerns about the value of the box. With my estimates, this box has a value under $13 which is well below the cost of the box. I can’t recommend this box at this time based on the repeatedly low value.
What do you think of Think With Art?