Target Arts & Crafts Kit Subscription for Kids Review – June 2018
Target has an Art & Craft Kit Subscription for Kids, bringing a different creative activity to your doorstep each month for $14.99.
You’ll notice this is packaged very simply. It looks like any other online order from Target.
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About the Target Arts & Crafts Kit Subscription for Kids
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.
Target Arts & Crafts Box: Crayola Air Marker Sprayer June 2018 Kit
Crayola Air Marker Sprayer – Retail Value $26.99
This month we received this Crayola Air Marker Sprayer that allows you to use a simple air compressor and markers to create your own airbrushed artworks. I had no clue such a thing existed, so this was a really cool and unique item for us to receive! I was not quite brave enough to let my 3-year-old daughter play around with it yet, so this time I tested out the kit by myself. It was surprisingly less messy than I thought though, so I think it is still a good activity for the intended 6-10 age group.
The instructions included a contents list as well as a diagram for the parts of the sprayer. While it is in black and white, the pictures are clear and easy to see.
This is the sprayer stand that has a handle attached to a clear tube. There is a spot on the top for the handle to rest and an a/c adapter that plugs in as the power source. The cord is pretty long which is nice since that isn’t always the case!
Included was this set of 5 washable pipsqueak markers. They are shorter than average markers, but it looks like you can use regular broadline markers as well! That means there’s a lot of versatility in what you can create colorwise.
The first step after plugging the unit in is to uncap a marker and put it in tip down into the hole on the handle. Then the little ring turns and tightens to hold the marker inside.
The next step was to pick out our stencils. You can see they included the alphabet and numbers as well as some fun shapes and designs. They also included 10 sheets of white paper for us to make our designs on. While it’s great that all of this is included in the set, I sort of wish that there were a few more stencils and maybe a few different types of paper or other items to airbrush onto.
Once everything was set up, the next step was to push the button on the base to start the compressor and then you can either pull the trigger on the bottom of the handle or push it from the top to start spraying. You can see my first attempt wasn’t that great since a lot of ink dripped out creating blobs.
They included some information on troubleshooting which I thought was really helpful. I realized I had tightened the marker too much inside the handle so I loosened it up and tried again.
Round two was much more successful. I was surprised at how well it worked actually. It definitely takes some practice and getting used to, especially to know where your spray is actually going to land, but after playing around a bit, I think it turned out pretty well. They recommend wiping out the nozzle when changing colors, but I didn’t bother and it didn’t affect my colors any.
My unicorn was a bit more creative and fun to make. The only thing that I haven’t quite figured out a solution to yet is how to get rid of that overspray you can see around the edges. I think just using scrap paper on top of the other stencils is the best bet, but it’s a little tricky with how close they are together.
The Verdict: I had some fun with our Target Art & Craft Kit this month. It was something I’d never tried before and I’ve always been mystified by the airbrush artists at the beach, so it was fun to try my hand at it! I definitely need some more practice so that I can get my precision down a bit, but even as an adult I enjoyed this activity! I think this would be perfect for 6-10-year-olds. The markers are washable and there really wasn’t too much mess. It was incredibly easy to operate which means you have a lot more time to focus on the creative aspect of it! I think a set of plastic stencils and a range of marker colors could really take this a lot further and turn it into something that kids will use a lot. The retail value is $26.99 which is incredible for a $14.99 box, especially for something so unique.
To Wrap Up:
If I subscribe today, can I still get this box? Previous comments have shown that not all subscribers receive the same items every month, so if you subscribe now, you may receive a different product.
Value Breakdown: For the $14.99 price of the box this month, we received the Crayola Air Marker Sprayer, worth $26.99 at retail price.
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Do you subscribe to Target’s Art & Craft Kit Subscription for Kids? If you received this project, what did you think about it?