Target Arts & Crafts Kit 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.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
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.
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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.)
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:
Perfect for storage or even road trips! I always used to take coloring supplies with me on vacation as a kid.
The 20 included markers give you a lot of variation of shades across the whole spectrum:
And the fine point design is perfect for the included pages, which have a lot of small details:
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. 🙂
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.
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!