Art Snacks Subscription Box Review + Coupon – May 2018

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Art Snacks is a monthly subscription service that provides artists with new, curated, top-of-the-line supplies. Art Snacks is the brainchild of siblings Lee and Sarah Rubenstein, founders of, a user-submitted art site.

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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.)

art snacks may 2018 review

About Art Snacks

The Subscription Box: Art Snacks

The Cost: $24 a month, with savings on 6- and 12-month subscriptions

LIMITED TIME DEAL: Use code JAKEPARKER to save 10% off your first subscription or gift box!

The Products: 4-5 full-size premium art products, along with best practices and new techniques

Ships to: The US for free, everywhere else for $10 per box

Art Snacks May 2018 Review

This is the information card that came in the package. It lists each item in the box with suggestions on how to use them. My husband is an artist, and he was completely excited to play with all these new toys! Some candy and the trademark Art Snacks sticker were also included.

This promotional card for ALVIN LED Lighting was also included this month.

KUM Correc-Stick Eraser – List Price $3.50 (found here for $3.15)

This is a great eraser! It has a really nice ergonomic shape that makes it easy to use, even for a long time. It also doesn’t tear or wear the paper as easily as some erasers do. My husband loves it!

Faber-Castell PITT Big Brush Artist Pen – List Price $6 (found here for $3.49)

My husband LOVES this pen, and he said it’s unlike any he has ever used before! It’s full of a waterproof India Ink, and the brush nib makes it very versatile. It can make marks in a wide range of widths.

Copic Multiliner CS

Copic Multiliner CS – List Price $3.99 (found here for $2.79)

This is actually a 2mm tip calligraphy pen, which makes it ideal for fine lines. My husband remarked that it makes a strong (yet fine) mark that doesn’t smudge easily.

Tombow MONO Graph Mechanical Pencil – List Price $4.99

My husband thought this was a really nice, high-quality mechanical pencil. He liked that the graphite was sturdy and did not break as easily as some. He doesn’t see a lot of difference in mechanical pencils, but he sure does go through a lot of them with his drawing!

Liquitex Professional Paint Marker – List Price $5.99 (found here for $4.19)

My husband is not a huge fan of fluorescent colors, but he thought this was an exceptional paint pen. Some acrylic paint pens get sticky or clumpy really quickly, but this one remained smooth and had great coverage. I also think it is good for him to get pushed out of his comfort zone a little!

Art Snacks is not a project box like we sometimes review with instructions and everything, but my husband always likes to do a sample work to show what can be done with the materials provided. His sketch this month is really different from what he usually does. It’s almost like a comic book. I love it! This also qualifies as an #artsnackschallenge, which is Art Snacks’ monthly challenge to create something using only the materials provided plus paper.

Verdict: Art Snacks is always so much fun! We get to try new fine arts / drawing supplies and tools, and I think my husband really enjoys the Art Snacks Challenge! This month’s value comes to $24.47, which is a bit higher than the cost of the box. That’s actually pretty good for a fine arts subscription box, so we are happy!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the July box.

Coupon – Use code JAKEPARKER to save 10% off your first subscription or gift box!

Value Breakdown: This box cost me $24 including free shipping, which means that each of the 5 items in the box has an average cost of $4.80.

Check out all of our Art Snacks reviews and the DIY + Craft Subscription Box Directory for more art boxes!

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Written by Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn’t become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.

Posted in Art Snacks Reviews, Craft Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: art snacks | 2 comments


  1. That is a great challenge piece! Now I want to go out and get the Faber-Castill pens.

  2. I just bought a few Faber-Castell artist pens yesterday in the skinnier size. A rep at the art store really hyped up the quality and light fastness of the ink, and how if you apply more pressure you can release more ink and do effects like smudging. I bought some to try brush lettering, and so far I like them. I might have to get this sub for a couple of months!

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