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Think With Art Subscription Box Review + Coupon– April 2017

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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.)

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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.

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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.

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Paper – Value $0.50?

A few sheets of paper in natural and white were included and were great to use for practice sketches.

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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.

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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.

Bonus Stickers

Think With Art includes a couple of stickers in each box promoting creativity and art.

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Here is my son starting to paint his scene on the tote bag.

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Here’s my son using his sketch to begin his good copy.

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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?

Written by Jessica Telesmanich

Jessica Telesmanich

Jessica’s addiction started off slowly enough with Birchbox, but it has grown and grown over the last three years. An elementary school librarian and mom of two she loves boxes that are child-centric. But she’ll never turn down a good fashion, beauty or tasty treat subscription.

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

6 Comments

  1. While I agree that the price point is on the high side, a value should be factored in regarding the work product that went into the STEAM part of the box.

  2. This looks like a cute concept, with a too high price point. Also, where was the sponge brush described in the booklet? They are describing an activity that you can do with the tools included.

  3. I don’t know any kids this age, but I read this review just because it seemed like a cool concept, and I like seeing what your son did with it. I think I read a previous one, also. It’s really a shame that this box is priced at more than twice the value of the goods in it! Obviously part of what you pay for is someone(s) to come up with the activities every month, but still, that’s pretty darn steep. Maybe there are well-to-do folks for whom that’s not a problem.

    • Thanks, he had fun!

  4. Thank you for the honest review. As cute of a concept as it is, I agree that the value is not there. Maybe the next boxes will have more to offer.

    • Thanks for reading!

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