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Target Arts & Crafts Kit Subscription for Kids – May 2017

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Target Arts & Crafts Subscription for Kids - May 2017

Target is now offering an Art & Craft Kit Subscription for Kids, bringing a different creative activity to your doorstep each month for $14.99.

We signed up as soon as this launched, and this is the second delivery. We received our first delivery in early April, and this one near the end of the month, so we’re assuming this is the May box.

You’ll notice this is packaged very simply – it looks like any other online order from Target.

Target Arts & Crafts Subscription for Kids - May 2017

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Target Arts & Crafts Subscription for Kids Review - May 2017

The Subscription Box: Target Art & Craft Kit Subscription for Kids

The Cost: $14.99

The Products: A different crafting activity each month. Ranging from coloring kits to DIY accessories, the variety will spark their imagination and keep them excited to see what they will create next!
Instructions are provided when necessary. For ages 6-10.

Good to know: You do save 5% by subscribing, making the true cost $14.30 – make sure to select the subscribe option when you sign up.

You can find more educational and STEM subscriptions for kids and a list of all Target subscription boxes in our subscription box directory!

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Crayola Art with Edge Kit

Crayola Art with Edge Naturescapes Kit – Retail $14.99

This marker coloring kit is rated for ages 9+, which is the same age range as last month. Target advertises this subscription for ages 6-10 and doesn’t let you customize the age range during checkout, so I’m surprised to see two products in a row geared toward the upper end of that range.

(Last month, we had noted that this subscription’s advertised age range was ages 4-10, so it looks like they’ve now updated that to 6-10.)

Crayola Art with Edge Kit

This kit comes with 20 markers and 20 8×10 coloring pages, all themed around nature.

Everything comes in a pretty sturdy cardboard folio case:

Crayola Art with Edge Kit Crayola Art with Edge Kit

Perfect for storage or even road trips! I always used to take coloring supplies with me on vacation as a kid.

Crayola Art with Edge Kit

The 20 included markers give you a lot of variation of shades across the whole spectrum:

Crayola Art with Edge Kit Crayola Art with Edge Kit

And the fine point design is perfect for the included pages, which have a lot of small details:

Crayola Art with Edge Kit

I am personally loving these designs! They’re a little ‘intense’ and more like comic book art than coloring pages. There are all sorts of fauna like beetles, giant squid, and owls, but also some simple patterns like seashells and peacock leaves. It’s a nice variety that would appeal to both boys and girls.

They initially reminded me of the black velvet blacklight coloring posters that were popular when I was growing up. 🙂

Crayola Art with Edge Kit

The paper is nice and thick too. I love that these are loose sheets rather than a coloring book, where you always have to fight against the binding to get pages to lay flat! This also makes it easy to share if you have multiple kids who want to color at the same time.

I had a hard time picking which design I wanted to complete first! I decided on one of the simpler pages, a view looking up into a tree, so I could experiment with the different shades of brown and green.

Crayola Art with Edge Kit

Crayola Art with Edge Kit

One of my green markers was a little bit dry, but otherwise, they were nice and bright and went on smoothly. I do love coloring and doodling with a cup of tea to help destress occasionally, and this was a nice evening activity. It took longer than I expected, maybe 30 minutes?

Verdict: Like last month, on one hand, I know that I’d have *loved* to receive this coloring kit as a 9-10-year-old. It’s a cool product and definitely good quality for a kids’ product. I’m really glad to see that the value this month is equal to the cost of the subscription, unlike last month. However, I’m still not totally sold. No-frills subscriptions are usually all about value, so without personalization or something really unique and exclusive in this box, I don’t think it will be successful.

Do you subscribe to Target’s Art & Craft Kit Subscription for Kids? Comment with what you think of their selections so far!

Written by Lacey Volk

Lacey Volk

Lacey’s introduction to the world of subscription boxes was Julep Maven, but she quickly moved on once she discovered there were subscriptions for cooking, coffee, and art supplies. Current favorites include Hello Fresh and Honest Company, and she’s looking forward to trying more.

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8 Comments

  1. I was really excited about this subscription, but I’m cancelling after only two months. I’m just not impressed whatsoever. I don’t feel either kit was worth $15.00. My boys are 12 and 8 and were not interested one bit in either kit. Darn the luck.

  2. Wow! All I can do is stay in the lines…

    • LOL, I’m right there with you.

  3. I’m so interested in something like this for my daughter, but this isn’t worth what they’re charging. With the growth in popularity of adult coloring, you can buy similar, good quality items for less. If they stepped up their game, I’d be subbed lightning quick.

  4. I can’t justify paying that amount for a subscription box when the items inside I can buy at a decent sale at Target or at Michael’s, so this is a no-go for me. Too bad since it could be a cute idea if they pulled it off a little better.

    • For right now, I agree – considering how frequently I’m at Target anyway browsing the clearance stuff, the value really isn’t there. I’m still curious to see if it gets better over time.

  5. I really liked both your reviews for this box, and your finished pieces came out really well. I hope you’re able to review more art/craft subs in the future!

    • Aww, thank you!

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