Best Monthly Arts & Craft Subscription Boxes for Kids to Inspire Creativity

Updated by Melissa Heichel

Art subscription boxes for kids aren't just for making a mess while creating hands-on handicrafts. They’re an opportunity for your child to unbox imagination and discovery while also promoting screen-free play every month. For kids of all ages, an art project is a great way to stimulate restless minds and keep idle hands moving. However, working parents rarely have the time or patience to selectively curate projects, find supplies and materials, and develop a unique experience each month.

There’s a simpler way: Keep kiddos' appetites hungry for play and imagination with arts and crafts subscription boxes shipped right to your door. These boxes provide everything needed for art projects and give easy, step-by-step instructions, too. They’re great for both every day and rainy-day fun, and they make great birthday gifts for youngsters in any age range.

What to Expect from a Children’s Art Box

Art boxes aren’t all colorful paper and paint supplies (although you can find and order those if you want). Some are designed to foster empowerment in young girls, while others focus on using art to build education skills, including STEAM crafts. Other kids-focused art boxes are specifically designed for children with a budding interest in drawing or painting to develop their skills from an early age.

DIY Kids STEM & Crafts Kit – Award Winning Kids Science and Art Box

DIY Kids STEM & Crafts Kit – Award Winning Kids Science and Art Box

From $28.95 per box
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This monthly subscription box combines science experiments and art projects to provide educational, imaginative, and creative activities for developing the whole child. All needed eco-friendly materials are included for up to 6 projects per themed box. Boxes also include a 12-page educational magazine jam-packed with puzzles, games, book recommendations, and additional project ideas related to the monthly theme. Green Kid Crafts makes a great gift and is perfect for ages 2 through 10.

Shipping: We are shipping on schedule! Free Shipping for US orders! Your order is shipped from our facilities between 1-4 days of being placed, and you will be notified with details. Subsequent boxes ship monthly from your first order.

“First box was a complete delight for the two 3-year-olds in my care. They were completely engaged with the art/science/exploration materials for several hours. The families appreciated that everything included is recyclable. I loved that everything I needed was in the box and I could see them learning as they played. It's just what I hoped for.” – Tyra M.

STICKII Monthly Sticker Subscription

STICKII Monthly Sticker Subscription

From $12.00 per box
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When they join the STICKII Club, they can look forward to getting some high-quality happy mail every month. A kawaii box of a different sort, now they can cover all their favorite school supplies and items in colorful happy stickers! Choose from Cute, Vintage, or Pop options for a selection of 6+ sheets of stickers, a storage insert, and at least 2 stationery items like pens and notepads.

Shipping: - Orders placed by 5pm PST on the 7th of the current month will get this month's pack and be shipped on the 11th. - Orders placed after 5pm PST on the 7th will get next month's pack and it will be shipped on the 11th of the following month.

“I've been a stickii club subscriber for 3ish years now off and on, and when my stickers come its always the best part of my month! Their customer service is fantastic and have always been kind to me! I really appreciate them and I highly recommend them to anyone who might need stickers!” – Sydney D.

Kids' Art Box Subscriptions

Kids' Art Box Subscriptions

From $39.95 per box
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Shipping: If an order is placed after our monthly shipments go out & we still have inventory of that month's box, we'll ship a box within a couple of business days to pre-paid subscribers. If you're a month to month subscriber, your first box will ship with the next monthly shipment (on or near the 7th of each month).

Little Dreamers Club Crafts Subscription Box - MONTHLY Subscription Box

Little Dreamers Club Crafts Subscription Box - MONTHLY Subscription Box

From $32.99 per box
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Quality time reigns supreme when it comes to our kiddos. From the first box on, the Little Dreamers Club helps you give your little ones the attention they crave and the confidence they need to learn and explore. Open to find a selection of goodies that include everything from books and activity pages to art projects and hands-on craft ideas.

Shipping: Your first box ships immediately. Subsequent boxes ship out on the 11th of the month. Order By Dec 8Th for Christmas Delivery.

"LOVED these! It got me on the ground and engaged in doing fun things with my 4 year old. The projects all had great instructions and were so easy to follow." - Ronda W.

Single Art Club

Single Art Club

From $21.02 per box
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Designed by experienced teachers, Make + Wonder is a month-to-month subscription that delivers creative activities themed around inspirational women. Supporting a free-form creative process in the hopes of getting ideas flowing, each month’s box sends idea cards, curated art supplies and an illustrated story. Engage your kid's imagination and promote exploratory play, critical thinking and problem solving, all through color and texture.

Shipping: Your first box will ship on the 6th of the month. Please order by the 30/9/21 - to get October's box. All orders after that will be shipped the following month. For existing subscribers, we ship on the 6th of every month.

"My daughter loves these unique craft boxes coming through the post every month and loves learning the different art styles each time." - Nicky M.

Monthly Premier Paletteful Pack

Monthly Premier Paletteful Pack

From $39.90 per box
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Paletteful Packs brings artists open-ended creativity! These monthly gift sets include a curated selection of top-quality art supplies and materials.

Shipping: Orders placed by the 30/31st will ship on the 1st. All boxes ship on the 1st of each month.

“I bought this for my teen who has taken 3 years of art. There was so much in the box!! Supplies are well worth the price, copiac markers in our set and good quality paper. We have now ordered 3 month subscription. Looking forward to creating new art pieces with supplies. Satisfied momma.” – Michelle T.

Kids Create Box

Kids Create Box

From $22.49 per box
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This amazing box, full of unique crafts, toys, and surprises, is so popular that subscribers love gifting it! The colorful boxes are an immediate sensory delight along with the items that aren't just art supplies. Each box features wonderful crafts to encourage creativity.

Shipping: Subscriptions made after January 20th will be receiving their first box by February 11th! (Our Valentine's Day Box!)

“This box was full of fun and colorful activities! My niece loved it! The face of my niece when she opened the box was priceless! 100% recommended.” – Ivana P.

The Preschool Box

The Preschool Box

From $42.95 per box
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This activity box is perfect for a preschooler or upcoming kindergartener. It features a wide array of activities that can build skill in phonics, counting, shapes, colors, and writing — all of which are incredibly important for a young learner!

Shipping: We ship the week of the 6th every month.

“Fantastic preschool box 📦!! It’s perfect and exactly what my little preschooler needed. Her eyes light up every time I pull out the box. She knows it’s time for some FUN, hands on learning. She’s already showing so much growth in such a small amount of time already.” — Priscilla R.

Level One: Discover Art (Ages 4-7)

Level One: Discover Art (Ages 4-7)

From $34.91 per box
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Using an evolving curriculum and high-quality full-size art supplies, Guide Dots strives to help kids connect the dots on their way to unlocking their creativity and building confidence in their artistic abilities. Every child will find the freedom to create with easy-to-follow paced lessons and straightforward online videos that guide them through projects, like drawing unicorns and horses, and help them view the world with boundless imaginations.

Shipping: Guide Dots ships out the first box (Our starter kit) immediately upon order. After your first box, you will receive your follow-up boxes each month around the 10th of the month. For holiday gifts, order by December 12th to receive your box before December 24th. Any orders placed after this December 12th may not arrive in time for the holiday.

"We really love the box. Excellent customer service. My kid is so excited to learn drawing and painting each time. Thank you so much!" - Lei H.

Camp Wildcraft Art Box

Camp Wildcraft Art Box

From $53.00 per box
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Like a sleepaway camp in a box, this monthly creativity kit teaches artistic skills while also promoting appreciation for the outside world. And, every monthly shipment delivers new tools to add to a youngster’s at-home art studio. Let the creativity flow!

Shipping: We offer flat rate shipping of $6 per box! Shipping fee calculated per box for 3 and 6 month pre-paid subscriptions.

“Really fantastic art box — the quality of the finished pieces are heads above other similar boxes. Really fantastic and even my 7 year-old was able to work totally on her own.” – Sarah A.

Kids Craft-of-the-month

Kids Craft-of-the-month

From $16.95 per box
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Shipping: Order before the last day of the month to be included in the next month's shipment, which goes out on the 5th. Example: All orders placed in the month of May (no matter what day) - first kits will go out June 5th and subsequent kits will go out on the 5th of months following. Subscriptions renew on the 11th of the month.

Wiggle Worms Preschool Kits (kids ages 3-5)

Wiggle Worms Preschool Kits (kids ages 3-5)

From $28.00 per box
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Handcrafted and designed for early learners by experienced educators, Wiggle Worms Kits bring playful STEM toys, activities, and crafts in every box. This open-and-go subscription sends all the materials and supplies the kiddos need to play and learn! Each box delivers at least 2 reusable activities, so the fun will last to the next monthly delivery (and beyond).

Shipping: FREE SHIPPING IN US NEW ORDERS ship within 2-5 business days! For existing subscribers and renewals, we ship on the first Wednesday of every month.

“Love these boxes, fun for the whole family and helps make learning so much fun!” — Jennifer B.

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