The 16 Best Art Subscription Boxes for Kids
Searching for art and craft ideas for kids? Of course you are—you’ve got to think of something to fill entire days at home with the whole family! Might we suggest an art box for kids? Whether you’ve got a toddler who might enjoy practicing those fine motor skills while making something colorful, an elementary age child who would have fun exploring a STEAM approach to their creative endeavors, or an older kid who’s interested in honing already-established artistic ability, there is a kids subscription box waiting to supply all the materials you’ll need. Read on to explore your options!
Psst—this list is featured in our Returning to Learning back-to-school guide. Go take a look to see how subscriptions can help make your life easier as you navigate this unique school year.
Updated on 8/19/20 to update some pricing info, add Pipsticks, and include links to purchase single boxes when available.
Art and Craft Ideas for Kids, Sent to Your Door Monthly
The Cost: $19.95 per month + free shipping. Sign up here!
COUPON: Save 40% off your first box. No coupon needed - just use this link.
Age range: 9 to 16+
What you get: We love KiwiCo boxes, and Doodle Crate challenges your kiddo creatively with artistic projects that introduce new techniques, using high-quality materials. Everything that’s needed comes in the box, including easy-to-follow instructions, craft supplies, and some design inspiration. If you login to your account, you can also access tutorial videos with bonus tips and tricks! Example projects from previous boxes include carving rubber stamps, weaving small baskets, and crafting embossed paper lanterns.
2. We Craft Box
The Cost: $29.99 per month. Save with longer subscriptions. Sign up here!
COUPON: Use code NEWYEAR21 to get 40% off your 1st box.
Age range: 3-9 years
What you get: If your kids are eager to create, the We Craft Box will equip them with the supplies, instructions, and inspiration! Each box includes 2-3 crafts curated around a seasonal theme, and there are enough materials for two kiddos to get their hands dirty with each activity. Crayons, paper crafts, stickers, googly eyes—expect exciting things from this artsy subscription for children!
Single boxes: You can purchase single boxes for $29.99 before committing to the subscription if you’d like to try a sample month!
The Cost: $29.95 per month. Save with longer subscriptions. Sign up here!
Age range: 8+ years
What you get: This subscription introduces your kid to scientific concepts by way of art projects! Fostering engineering skills naturally found in each child, these projects require problem-solving and solution-finding as each craft is completed.
Single boxes: Groovy Lab in a Box sells single boxes for $39.99 if you want to gift it or try before subscribing!
The Cost: $11.95 per month for the Kids Club Petite, $17.95 per month for the Kids Club Classic. Sign up here!
COUPON: Use code FRIENDSROCK to get $5 off your subscription!
Age range: The Kids Club is good for kids up to age 10 or 13, and Pipsticks offers a Pro Club for older kids, teens, and adults!
What you get: The Pipsticks monthly subscription sends bright, colorful, fun, and personality-filled stickers galore! The Petite Club sends 7 sheets of stickers, 1 postcard, and a Little Pippy activity book, all tucked in a reusable holographic pouch. The Classic Club sends all of that, but with 15 sheets instead of 7. Every subscriber gets 5% off in the Pipsticks shop, exclusive access to their VIP Subscriber Facebook Group, and endless possibilities for decorating your stuff.
Single boxes: Previous months’ packs are available in the Pipsticks shop for $14.95 and up. There, you can also make one-time purchases of individual sticker sheets, stationery, books and planners, washi tape, printables, and more.
The Cost: Choose a plan that’s right for you and your family (see below), then sign up here!
- Single Child: $32.95/crate month-by-month
- Multiple Children: $41.95/crate and $9 to add extra supplies month-by-month
- Mini-Mailer: $18.50/mailer month-by-month
COUPON: Use code SUBADDICT15 to save 15% off your first box of any subscription!
Age range: 5 to 10 years
What you get: Inspire and empower your young family with the books, activities, props, and info that comes in the ever-inspirational Girls Can! Crate. Every box features a different female role model like environmentalist Wangari Maathai, musician Ella Fitzgerald, young activist Malala Yousafzai, and others including scientists, politicians, writers, and more.
Single boxes: You can find a couple of single Girls Can! Crates and other fearless ladies gear for girls and women at their web store.
The Cost: $29.95 per month. Save with longer subscriptions. Sign up here!
COUPON: Save 40% off your first box! No coupon needed - just use this link.
Age range: 14 to 104
What you get: Get your monthly fix of creative projects for older kids and adults from KiwiCo’s newest offering, Maker Crate! Introducing new tools and techniques to use on the high-quality materials that all come inside this box, these craft kits assist in artistic endeavors. Plus, your subscription comes with access to video tutorials for further instruction and inspiration!
Single boxes: Single Maker Crate boxes are available for $34.95 + shipping.
7. STICKII Club
The Cost: $10 per month. Sign up here!
Age range: 3 years and up
What you get: A STICKII Club subscription means your kids can spiff up their artistic creations with a monthly installment of unique stickers and small stationery items! Every delivery includes 6 sticker sheets, 1 bag of sticker flakes, and 1-2 paper goods like cute notecards or tiny envelopes. And while the cute kawaii objects, patterned borders, and animals (lots of animals) you’ll see in this sub’s sticker selections are perfect for children and teens of all ages, it’s certainly a box adults enjoy, as well!
The Cost: $29.95 per month for single subscriptions, $49.95 per month for sibling subscriptions. Save with longer commitments. Sign up here!
Age range: 2 to 10+ years. Choose from the Junior Discovery Box (for kids ages 2-4) or the Discovery Box (for kids ages 5-10+). The Sibling Discovery Box (for kids ages 2-10+) sends two of each project, costing $49.95 per month.
What you get: This kids’ craft box has a scientific twist! The Green Kid Crafts box features a different environmental theme and the activities you’ll find inside are intended to foster a caring attitude toward the Earth. This subscription will keep your kiddos busy all month if you space out the up-to-six art projects within! Each is aimed to help kids get creative and engage with nature, even while stuck indoors, with age-appropriate activities.
Good to know: This subscription partners with One Tree Planted to see that one tree is planted for every order placed!
The Cost: $31.95 per month. Save with longer subscriptions. Sign up here!
COUPON: Use code FIRSTMONTH10 to save 10% off your first box!
Age range: 8 years and up
What you get: Paletteful Packs offers three tiers so that artists can upgrade their subscription as they grow and advance. The Young Artist box includes 4 or more high-quality art supplies, and we love that they’re supplies adult artists would want to use, too—where the kid-friendly angle comes in is with the themes. An example past box was curated around a comic-drawing theme, and included a drafting pencil, kneaded eraser, a pack of black drawing pens with various tips, a sketch pad, and a tracing paper & stencil kit—everything a young artist would need to try their hand at creating their first comic.
Check out our Paletteful Packs Premier Pack reviews for more info! Ships to the US for free, Canada for $10, and internationally for $15.
The Cost: $13.95 per month + $2.95 shipping. Sign up here!
COVID-19 FYI: The toucanBox subscription service is temporarily closed to new subscribers due to COVID shipping delays.
COUPON: Save 50% off your first box! No coupon needed - just use this link.
Age range: 3 to 8 years
What you get: This STEAM-inspired learning subscription sends crafts that invite kids to put on their thinking caps. Boxes include a colorful kids’ magazine, materials and instruction to complete high-quality crafts, and tons of stickers—because everyone loves stickers! Kids love that their boxes come personalized, and parents love that there’s enough stuff inside for two siblings to craft side by side. When you sign up, you’ll get to select the two crafts you’d like to receive in your first box, so you can tailor the experience to your kids’ interests!
Check out our toucanBox reviews for more info! Ships to the US for $2.95.
The Cost: $40.95 per month + shipping. Save with longer commitments. Sign up here!
COUPON: Use code WELCOME to save 10% off your first box!
Age range: 5-9 years
What you get: Crafts, toys, and general fun is to be found in the monthly Sensory TheraPLAY Box! Curated by a pediatric occupational therapist, this subscription encourages therapeutic play by way of 5-6 textured toys, activities, and art projects targeting fine-motor development. Every kid is welcome to enjoy this awesome box, but it’s specifically catered to high-energy and anxiety-prone children, and children on the autism spectrum. Each shipment includes a range of items, so you can learn what types of products your child likes and engages with best!
The Cost: $14.95 for Digital membership, $39.95 for Spark membership, $55.95 for Deluxe membership. Save with longer subscriptions. Sign up here!
COUPON: Use code MSAKIDS5 to save $5 off your first box!
Age range: 3 to 8 years
What you get: KidArtLit gets children engaged with stories through crafts and creativity, sending a hardback picture book and coordinating activities in each monthly box. The digital membership includes a themed picture book list that you can take to your library with you or shop for yourself online or in your local bookstore, as well as art supply lists and printable activities for the family to enjoy together. The Spark membership sends the actual picture book along with the art supplies necessary for 2 people to create. The Deluxe subscription sends a second art box, so it’s great for larger families or play dates. Each subscription tier comes with a Spotify playlist to bop along to during craft time!
Check out our KidArtLit details for more info. USA shipping: Spark kits cost $7.95, Deluxe cost $8.95. Canada shipping: flat rate $18.95. International shipping: flat rate $25.
The Cost: $32.95 per month for 1 kid, $49.95 per month for 2 kids, and $66.95 per month for 3 kids, + shipping. Save with longer subscriptions. Sign up here!
Age range: 3 to 6 years
What you get: This crafty kids’ subscription is the perfect pairing to preschool or kindergarten! Filled with 16+ hands-on preschooler-appropriate activities, craft materials, and a book, this subscription helps support learning objectives that focus on phonics, reading skills, and basic math concepts. The box includes a parent guide with the curriculum and an activity workbook so that adults can be very involved in the educational aspect of this fun subscription for younger kids!
14. Terra Create
The Cost: $34 per month for 1-person kit, $44 per month for 2-person kit, + shipping. Save with longer subscriptions. Sign up here!
Age range: 9 to 13+ years
What you get: This arts and crafts subscription emphasizes use of natural objects and outdoors inspiration with each monthly delivery. It’s an arts box geared toward kids who want a slightly more mature artistic experience; inside you can expect to see found-in-nature materials like wood, shells, and rocks, paired with other high-quality craft supplies needed to complete thoughtful projects. This is a great one for kids and adults alike!
Single boxes: When Terra Crate has overstock, they sell them as single kits in their shop starting at $38 per box + $6 shipping.
Ships to the US at $6 per month.
15. Craft + Boogie
The Cost: $28 per month for 1 child, $33 per month for 2 children, + shipping. Sign up here!
Age range: 3 to 8 years
What you get: Help your kids get excited for the holidays within each season by creating adorable on-theme art and decorations together! Each box includes 3-4 crafts and a Spotify playlist to create to, plus a guide that teaches the history behind each month’s featured holiday. If you have more than one kid, additional materials for the same crafts are available at 2 more price points: $29.95 + shipping for 2 kids, and $31.95 for three.
Ships to the US for $5.
16. Box of Crafts
The Cost: $20 per month for the regular box, $30 per month for the sibling box. Save with longer subscriptions. Sign up here!
Age range: 4 to 9 years
What you get: In each Box of Crafts shipment comes 4 projects with simple instructions, so that even families who don’t consider themselves particularly “crafty” can get a little creative! Including common supplies and techniques, this sub is a great intro that will inspire ideas for future DIYs—or, if that sounds daunting, you can stick to the projects Box of Crafts sends each month.
Single boxes: A small selection of themed single boxes can be found under the subscription plans, for $20 per box.
Ships to the US for free.
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Have your kiddos tried any of these craft subscription boxes? Let us know in the comments which they loved best!