Art Snacks Subscription Box Review + Coupon – June 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 eatsleepdraw.com, a user-submitted art site. They also offer WatercolorSnacks and LetteringSnacks subscriptions.

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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 june 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 June 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.

ArtSnacks + KUM Automatic Long Point Sharpener – Retail Value $10.65

This pencil sharpener is an ArtSnacks exclusive in collaboration with KUM! It’s currently available on their website, and will never be available elsewhere! It’s a pretty cool sharpener, with a wood shaping blade and a lead shaping blade, and it has an automatic stop to keep you from breaking the lead. It also has two spare replacement blades included. We tend to use an electric sharpener (carefully) at home, but this is a fantastic addition to a travel pencil bag!

ZIG Millenium Pen

ZIG Millenium Pen – Retail Value $2.12 (found here for $2.05)

My husband really liked using this pen. He felt it was smooth and easy to work with, plus it has a very fine tip. Additionally, it’s list of attributes on the Marker Supply website includes “Photo-safe; acid-free: archival quality; light-fast; waterproof; non-bleeding; odorless and Xylene-free.” That’s a nice pen!

Caran d’Ache Edelweiss Pencil – Retail Value $1.10

This is the standard pencil you would find at the grocery store or post office – in Switzerland! I feel like everything Swiss is such high quality, and this standard pencil is no exception. My husband felt like it, too, was very smooth. That is a product of nice, dense graphite, and the casing is cedar. Fancy!

Sakura SumoGrip Retractable Eraser – Retail Value $4.99 (found here for $3.60)

This eraser is really handy! The eraser itself is very thorough whilst easy on both the hands and the paper, which is ideal. It is also retractable with a push of a button, which means that it won’t break or get dirty when not in use.

ShinHan Art Touch Twin Brush Marker – Retail Value $7.50 (found here for $5.15)

This is a double-ended marker with two different brush ends. One side is a flexible fiber brush nib and the other is a medium-wide chisel nib. This makes it very versatile! It also contains alcohol ink, which lends to its vibrancy. My husband remarked that it was fun to use and had great coverage!

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. I like this sketch a lot as it is pretty different from what he usually does. I mean, I love his usual style too, but this is just refreshing and different. It has a bit of a futuristic vibe! 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 $26.36, 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 August box.

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

Value Breakdown: This box costs $24 + 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

2 Comments

  1. I would LOVE a review of Watercolor Snacks!! Since it’s quarterly and $98, I’d want a better idea of what I was getting at that price.

    Thank you to Mr. Anna for the drawing! I always love seeing items in a box being used, especially a challenge like this to only use the items in the box.

    • Thanks KimberleyB! 😀

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