Target Arts & Crafts Kit Subscription for Kids Review – August 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.
(Our July box arrived early and we ended up calling it June, but this box is firmly August. Sorry for any confusion about the review names!)
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 kids’ imagination and keep them excited to see what they will create next! Instructions are provided when necessary. For ages 6-10.
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DIY Alphabet Jewelry Kit by STMT – Retail Value $14.99
Hellooo, nostalgia! I totally ran a small business selling friendship bracelets on the school bus in elementary school, so my inner child lit up when I opened this month’s box.
This is a DIY Alphabet Jewelry Kit that includes various beads, chain, cording, and other small bits that you need to complete simple jewelry projects.
The packaging on the kit itself is pretty nice, with lots of ideas printed inside, and everything was securely held in place.
The instruction booklet walks you through a few simple projects: a corded bracelet, a chain ring, and a chain necklace or bracelet. I thought the chain ring especially was a unique and fairly trendy little project for a simple craft kit like this one! I always appreciate when these boxes have a more modern aesthetic and vibe.
In addition to pliers, jump rings, closures, and cords/chains, this kit comes with 4 different styles of alphabet beads. You can spell out pretty much anything your heart desires:
I was pretty tempted to make an “I love subscription boxes” bracelet, but it was a tad too wordy. 😉
Even as an adult, I had a blast playing with this kit. I sat down at the kitchen table after my kid was in bed, and before I knew it, I had made one of each of the three projects:
Even though I had never worked with chain before, the process was really simple and the included pliers worked perfectly.
(Yes, Devo… I’ve found them to be excellent workout music lately.)
I did have a little bit of trouble with the slip knots on the corded bracelet, but after staring at the instructions for awhile longer, I finally figured it out!
This kit comes with a really decent amount of materials, too. I think you could end up with 4 chain necklaces and 4-5 corded bracelets in the end, and still have beads left over.
Verdict: While I personally really enjoyed this month’s Target Art & Craft Kit Subscription because it was nostalgic for me, we did have another retail value this month that is equal to the $14.99 price of the box. You do save 5% by subscribing and can save another 5% if you use your Target RedCard, so you can get this box for as little as $13.52/month… but this subscription seems to be more about convenience and getting a new project to do each month, rather than getting a great deal.
My biggest callout about this subscription is the variety of the kits and the suggested age range of 6-10, with no customization ability. While all the kits we’ve gotten so far have been good quality, they’ve run the gamut from jewelry to growing a garden, to coloring and watercolor art, and making dreamcatchers– and they haven’t always been appropriate for all ages in the 6-10 range. The suggested age range for this alphabet jewelry kit specifically is 14+, so if I had ordered this subscription for a younger child I’d have been frustrated. I’d advise parents to be ready to help younger kids with these projects (and potentially be prepared for an older kid to get something too young for them) or to look for alternative subscriptions that are designed specifically for different ages.
Do you subscribe to Target’s Art & Craft Kit Subscription for Kids? What do you think of this month’s box?