Target Arts & Crafts Kit Subscription for Kids Review – June 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.
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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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Craft-Tastic Dream Catcher Kit – Retail $16.99
Finally – an actual craft kit! After the last few months of coloring/drawing, I was happy to see this selection this month. I did actually receive this same item kit as part of the Ann Williams Monthly Craft Kit Subscription, too (review coming soon!), so I think it’s a newer product.
I loved seeing all the bright colors and different textures, too. Neon, stripes, and glitter aren’t my normal decor style, but I seriously would have loved this project in my pre-teen days.
Everything was packaged up neatly and well.
The instructions overall were very detailed and clear – they allow you to replicate the two dreamcatchers identically with the ones pictured on the package! I’ve definitely done kits where you were really on your own or the results weren’t quite as nice in the end, so I appreciated how much effort went into making this as easy as possible.
You start by carefully wrapping the included hoops with yarn. This is the most time-consuming part of the project for sure, and is a little finicky because there is no glue – you’re instructed to knot the yarn first then trim the ends once you’re completed.
Then you wrap the hoops with either yarn or string to make the central part of the dreamcatcher with all the crossing lines! Easy-peasy.
Finally, you embellish with the included pom-poms and features (both paper features and dyed feathers are included) and attach the straws for hanging.
This part was really, really finicky and would likely require some adult assistance: First of all, it was hard to wrap the feathers neatly. I think I should have taped them together with some washi tape before tying them up with string. Second, the pom poms are attached with wire, which you’re supposed to thread through the poms and then wrap – but I had a really hard time getting the thin wire to push through those suckers! In the end, I managed, but this was the most frustrating part for me.
The small paper details of the flag shape and heart are made by using an included adhesive to stick various cutout shapes together – that part was easy 🙂
All in all, they came out pretty well:
The details are really fun and they do look cute twirling in a gentle breeze.
This month’s kit is for ages 8+, despite Target advertising this subscription for ages 6-10. In this case, I do think this project could be completed by an interested 6-year-old with plenty of adult assistance (and lots of patience).
Verdict: I think this month was a winner for me! The project is definitely cute and well constructed, and retails just over the subscription price (always appreciated). This is also the first really crafty, hands-on project we’ve gotten, as opposed to the more drawing/coloring oriented kits in the past couple months. As a pre-teen, I’d personally have LOVED this and would have willingly spent hours on it. This could be a good subscription to keep in mind for girls who are looking for some fun, arty projects to do over their summer break!
Do you subscribe to Target’s Art & Craft Kit Subscription for Kids? Comment with what you think of their selections so far!