Finally there’s a simple alternative to screen time that’s perfect for dreary days that have you stuck inside. Arts and craft kits for kids offer the opportunity to get crafting at home with fun activities and projects for children of all ages.
Kids crafts are all about imagination, education, and fun. A great option for spending quality time with the little ones or for a fun playdate with a friend is a creativity-inducing kids craft subscription box that’s filled with all the art supplies and materials needed to complete a fun art or craft project.
With subscriptions that provide sensory and motor stimulation, plus creative education, there are boxes are perfect for all ages ranges from toddlers right on up to pre-teens. Check out these 15 boxes, offering everything from slime to early education projects, for the kids craft kit that’s right for you.
Best Arts and Craft Kits for Kids
Cost: Starts at $25.00/month
What's Included: With the We Craft Box each month delivers quality craft time to enjoy with the toddlers in your life. Every box sends out 2-3 fully prepared themed crafts. Reclaim that valuable preparation time and leave more time for stress-free crafting with activity kits designed to be open-and-go. It’s a simple and straightforward subscription filled with fun, colorful crafts. Previous boxes have included supplies like washable markers, watercolor pencils, and oil pastels.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 1st of every month
Cost: Starts at $29.95/month
What's Included: KidArtLit combines story time with fun kids art projects. Created for children ages 3-8 years old, unpack a new hardcover book and art projects that help spark their imagination. The brainchild of moms with educational expertise, each box delivers newly released children’s books and high-quality art supplies for craft projects. Intentionally designed for 2 kids, it’s also a perfect way to gently encourage sibling bonding time.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 15th of the month
Cost: Starts at $18.50/month
What's Included: Created for girls between the ages of 5-10, the GIRLS CAN! CRATE monthly subscription aims at inspiring young girls and showing them that it’s possible to be and do anything. Each month’s crate is curated around a new theme and celebrates the life of an amazing historical woman; with themes like "The Curious Coder" and "Self-Starting Archaeologist". Boxes include a 20-page activity and coloring book, 2-3 hands-on STEAM activities, a character trait to develop and fun play props.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. shortly after the 15th of every month
Cost: Starts at $24.99/month
What's Included: Craft + Boogie is one of many fun craft kits for kids that delivers new projects every month all related to holidays like Easter, St. Patrick's Day, Halloween, and lesser-known silly holidays, like National Honey Bee Day! Each box includes supplies for 3-4 craft projects, themed snack recipes, a family game, table decorations, and educational activity worksheets. It’s a great way to enjoy some quality time with your little ones.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 1st of the month
Cost: Starts at $22.50/month
What's Included: Help your favorite preschoolers develop a strong foundation for learning with Tinkering Toddler Crates. Designed by a teacher and mom, each themed box offers 3-5 year olds all the materials and step-by-steps needed for 3 fun and engaging hands-on activities. Boxes may include items like painting kits, pipe-cleaner and paper crafts, and play sand. Promote crafty play each month because play is every child’s natural learning style!
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. beginning on the 4th of the month
Cost: Starts at $27.49/month
What's Included: Prep toddlers for a successful start to school with the Preschool Box. Full of simple fun activities, stickers and a book in every box, toddlers can begin to develop the basic foundation for learning through practicing phonics, counting, shapes, colors and writing. With a learning guide for parents, helping them through the earliest stages of learning is a cinch.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 6th of the month
Cost: Starts at $13.00month
What's Included: Move over Play-Doh, Slime has taken over as the hottest toy to squish between your fingers! Slime box is a monthly themed box delivering, you guessed it, fun slime! Each box includes a variety of slimes, fun mix-ins like beads and glitter, and even a couple pieces of candy. A great gift idea or fun indoor activity for toddlers, kids and tweens, boys and girls alike.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. in the 1st week of the month
Cost: Starts at $21.95/month
What's Included: A unique art set that makes a valiant attempt to get kids into healthy eating is the Veggie Buds Club. Each box showcases a specific vegetable and sends fun learning activities and stickers, arts and crafts projects, kid-friendly recipes, a gardening project, a collectible button and more. Each Super Box includes a high-quality book and veggie toy. It’s a great way to get the kiddos to have fun with healthy eating!
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. on the 5th of every month
Cost: Starts at $26.95/month
What's Included: Terra Create delivers a monthly opportunity that’s perfect for kids and tweens to craft something with their hands. Each month they can ditch video games and “mobile” socializing and work with full-color printed instructions and photo step-by-steps to create trendy, age-appropriate, gender-neutral arts and crafts using high-quality natural materials and artisan quality tools. Past craft kits have included creating chalk art signs and wood wind chimes.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. around the 20th each month
Cost: Starts at $16.90/month
What's Included: Bring the Gospel to life each month with HelloBible. These affordable monthly activity kits feature a Bible story book and accompanying creative craft projects including all materials and instructions. Delve deeper into each story with a thoughtfully designed parent guide meant to help facilitate prayer and get the whole family to grow in faith with one another.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. around the 2nd of every month
Cost: Starts at $17.95/month
What's Included: Green Kid Crafts is a unique STEAM and DIY craft subscription that uses only sustainable materials! Each box includes 6 different educational kits, all related to a different theme each month, that promote creativity! Choose between two subscription options, the Discovery Box for kids ages 5-10+, or the Junior Box for kids ages 2-4.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the US; first boxes ship within a week after orders are placed
Cost: Starts at $22.49/month
What's Included: Kids Create is filled with activity kits, crafts, toys and fun surprises just waiting to unleash the imagination and creativity inside every child. Unpack colorful art supplies and holiday themed items that are perfect to help kids between the ages of 4-12 explore crafting with a range of materials and let them take pride in their unique creations.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S.
Cost: Starts at $27.00/month
What's Included: My LIL Baker is a monthly subscription box that delivers all that’s needed for littles to get crafty in the kitchen. Bake up a decadent treat like cookies or cupcakes, then let them loose to decorate to their heart’s content. Unpack all that’s needed, from easy recipes and cake mixes, to baking tools and decorations.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 22nd of the month
Cost: Starts at $13.00/month
What's Included: Designed for instant gratification, the Little Learners Busy Box is packed with either 3 or 5 (depending on the option you choose) pre-prepped craft kits that can be mixed and matched to make more than 30 activities in every box. The creation of a teacher-turned-homeschooling mom of 3, Little Learners Busy Box is geared for kids ages 2-4 and is packed in reusable storage bins, and meant to be used again and again, making it ideal for busy families.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between he 5th-8th of each month
Cost: Starts at $22.32/month
What's Included: Let kids unlock their potential and let creativity soar with a Paletteful Packs art kit. Each month they’ll unbox essential tools and top-level art supplies, like brushes, paint, pens and sketchbooks, perfect for aspiring little artists. Available in 3 varying levels, each box arrives stocked with top-notch supplies selected to spark that inner inspiration. The Young Artist subscription is perfect for kids ages 8 and older and includes at least 4 art supply items in each box.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 1st or 2nd of every month