KidArtLit

Children’s art kit meets story time - engaging children’s books with interactive themed projects

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  • Fast, discounted, flat-rate shipping worldwide. •• Orders ship on the 15th of each month •• Delivery Times: • US - 1-3 Days • International - 2 to 4 weeks.
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Give Kids Experiences, Not More 'Stuff'
Take project planning and mess stress off your plate with expertly curated, art-kit-meets-storytime deliveries for kids 3-8 years old. These Parents' Choice GOLD Award®-winning boxes include gorgeous hardback books, open-ended art kits for two, special author notes & illustrated instructions. Inspire a lifelong love of reading & creating in kids!
  • Only newly published hardback picture books — these artful titles have that "special something" families will treasure
  • Open-ended, book-inspired projects let kids' natural creativity shine as they sculpt, paint, stamp, weave, mix potions, make prints, dye textiles, and more
  • Enough high-quality supplies to do each project twice — perfect for siblings, playdates, or parent-child bonding
  • Books and projects follow seasonal themes but avoid endorsing specific holidays
  • Customize your experience when you choose between two sizes (Deluxe boxes have two projects and Spark boxes have one project) and choose multi-month terms for substantial savings.

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Q: Hello! I recently published a kids book that includes an 8-page activity book; a friend of mine with your service encouraged me to reach out to get it in y'alls box. How would I do that?Asked by Matthew M., July 2020


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Q: What is the difference between the spark and deluxe options?Asked by Heidi H., November 2019

KidArtLit answered...November 2019

Hello! Thank you for your question. Our Deluxe boxes include 1 brand-new hardback picture book + 2 unique art kits with enough supplies for two kids. Our Spark boxes include 1 brand-new hardback picture book + 1 unique art kit with enough supplies for two kids. Both box-types are designed for children ages 3-8. Thanks again for your great question! Please reach out to us if we may of further assistance.


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Q: How can I get the Honey Bee Kit, it’s shown in the pics. It’s not listed in your past boxes. I would love to get this 1 to do w/ my son for National Honey Bee Day. Asked by Amber Z., July 2021

KidArtLit answered...July 2021

Hi, Amber!
Thank you for your question and for reaching out. We would love to help you further. Unfortunately, we are currently sold out of our Bee Box. We are so sorry about that! We love to share images of our past boxes on our listing to give families (like yours!) an idea of what to expect with their monthly deliveries. We apologize for any confusion. Please reach out to us at any time. We are always happy to help.


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Q: Good Day, I’m also inquiring about the process of having a book reviewed for consideration to be added to a box. Any insight is gratefully appreciated. -Solonge Asked by Solonge R., January 2021

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Apr 04, 2021
Luca H.
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Good box full of quality curated items.

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KidArtLit said...Apr 30, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review KidArtLit! We love to hear that you're happy with your experience.

Meh

Jul 09, 2021
Elizabeth G.
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The concept and packaging are cute, but we were underwhelmed by the projects themselves. It might be best for 2 or 3 year olds.

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KidArtLit said...Jul 12, 2021

Hi Elizabeth,
We always aim to deliver a great experience, and we are gutted when we don’t meet expectations. We are so sorry that the projects underwhelmed your family. Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback. We want the opportunity to talk and investigate your feedback further so we may ensure our future deliveries meet our high standards of creative-bookish experiences. Would you please reach out to us at any time? We are always happy to help!

If You Aren't Sure... It Is WORTH It!

Jun 18, 2020
Rachel L.
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We are a creative family, so we often embellish a little with what we have on hand, but I am always amazed when I open a box at the details of what is included; if we need a popsicle stick to stir or a shallow dish, it is in there!
The books are wonderful and reflect the diversity of the world we live in. We see children who look both like and different from ours. We see families that are like and different from ours. I especially loved the book from Australia where there are little touches (like the globe on a child's dresser with Australia centered instead of Europe or the Americas) that reflect different cultures and perspectives. This one is also special to us because it includes different family generations and a child with two women tucking him in, just like our child experiences.
We love the projects and have repeated and expanded on many of them. The biggest issue we have is that my kiddo has so many ongoing projects, that it is sometimes a challenge to "finish" something enough to start something new. But we always do the spark kit right away and stash the deluxe art kit for a day we need something to keep us busy.
Can I say again that we LOVE the books??!? We adore them. They are lovely pieces of literature that we don't own even though I have been a child educator for 20+ years. All of them are keepers that I...

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KidArtLit said...Apr 30, 2021

Rachel, we cannot thank you enough for this stellar review! We are moms ourselves, and we are so grateful that you took the time to share how much you enjoy the books and projects we've curated for your family!

Kids Love it

Mar 23, 2020
Tj M.
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Subscribed for 11 months
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I subscribed to a couple of these art boxes for a few months and then asked my kids what their favorite was. It was unanimous for this box.

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KidArtLit said...Mar 24, 2020

TJ, that is amazing to hear! We're so pleased that your kids liked our box the best! Thank you for the review.

Books are phenomenal!

Jan 22, 2019
Tracy B.
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Subscribed for 2 months
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The books (one book for each box) have been amazing treasures that I wouldn't have normally chosen for us. The activities leave a bit to be desired. It's frustrating to need extra supplies to complete projects and not know it ahead of time. This last box, we were supposed to provide all materials to "sew a winter scene"--that definitely would have required a trip to the craft store for me. We really enjoy the premise of the box, but the execution is a little bit lacking for us.

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KidArtLit said...Jan 23, 2019

Thank you for the wonderful feedback! We're so thrilled that you love your family's books. It sounds like we have missed the mark on your art supplies. You might prefer a Deluxe box with two art projects instead of a Spark box with one project. We're reaching out to you privately to make this right. Thank you, again, for sharing your experience. We love having you as a member!

Jan 07, 2019
Kay G.
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Subscribed for 1 month
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This was a Christmas gift and my granddaughter loves it!

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KidArtLit said...Apr 30, 2021

Kay, we're so glad your granddaughter loved the box! Thank you for the five-star review!

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Sep 19, 2019
Meagan
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Subscribed for 27 days
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Upon receiving my initial review of the KidArtLit Spark box I was contacted by a co-owner of the company. She has been wonderfully kind and made me feel my opinion mattered.
The company is now sending me a Deluxe box that I will review upon receiving.

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KidArtLit said...Sep 29, 2019

Hi Megan, This is Julia Linsteadt, co-owner of KidArtLit. I’m sorry you are unhappy with the contents of your delivery and the overall experience of your Spark box. Our goal is for every subscriber to love her KidArtLit experience. I am disappointed that we have let you down. Our boxes are always packed with brand-new materials and books and the condition of the contents you received concerns me greatly. You should have received a brand new hardback book, an author note, and an art kit with the supplies to make two handheld mirrors (two packets of air-dry clay, two pieces of circular mirror paper, and a packet of embellishments), and an illustrated guide. Please look for an e-mail from me directly. I would like to...

Not worth the cost

Sep 29, 2020
Alecia H.
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Subscribed for 3 months
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This was a nice box, but it didn't seem to be worth the price. My daughter loves reading and crafting and was fairly disinterested in the whole thing.

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Perfect for Homeschoolers

Sep 30, 2018
Stephanie
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As a homeschooling Mom & art educator, I can’t say enough good about KidArtLit! When you combine literature with hands on learning activities that help kids discover their own creative voice you connnect their learning to a real world experience & we all know when we DO we learn in a different way reinforcing what we’ve heard and read. KidArtLit boxes are a fantastic compliment to any homeschool style or curriculum choice!

💗💗💗

Sep 30, 2018
Amberscardino
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I’m in awe of how beautiful and well thought out these inspiring art boxes are. They aren’t just one and done projects. Love the book choices as well.

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Past boxes from KidArtLit

JULY 'MOONSHOT' BOX

JULY 'MOONSHOT' BOX

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing! This box includes the oversized picture book 'Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11' plus one (Spark) or two (Deluxe) moon-tastic process art kits. Get EVERYTHING you need to explore lunar texture, make sparkly moonscape paintings, and more!

LET IMAGINATION RUN LOOSE AS YOU READ, MAKE & PLAY TOGETHER

LET IMAGINATION RUN LOOSE AS YOU READ, MAKE & PLAY TOGETHER

Explore a whimsical world full of adventure in the new picture book, ‘Paper Mice.' You'll also get one (Spark) or two (Deluxe) mice-tastic process art kits with EVERYTHING you need to put on a nocturnal puppet show, create miniature mouse houses with loose parts, and spark hours of creative play!

DISCOVER 'ALL THE WAYS TO BE SMART'

DISCOVER 'ALL THE WAYS TO BE SMART'

September's art-kit-meets-storytime deliveries celebrate all the ways to be "smart" with a popular new-release picture book and related art kits to let creativity shine. Join as a Deluxe member & get a hardback copy of 'All the Ways to Be Smart,' a kit for sculpting handheld mirrors so you can explore all the wonderful qualities that make you YOU, all the supplies you need to make a series of pop art self-portraits using a fun printmaking process, and more!

EXPLORE MINDFULNESS WITH OCTOBER'S DELIVERIES

EXPLORE MINDFULNESS WITH OCTOBER'S DELIVERIES

October's art-kit-meets-storytime deliveries celebrate the magic of the present moment with a popular new-release picture book and related art kits that let creativity shine. Join as a Deluxe member & get a hardback copy of 'Here and Now,' a kit for creating cellophane stained glass windows that help young artists see the world in a new light, all the supplies you need to make glittery calming jars, and more! Just like YOU, this delivery is full of possibilities. ✨

LET CREATIVITY 'SWEEP' BAD MOODS AWAY

LET CREATIVITY 'SWEEP' BAD MOODS AWAY

BIG emotions can take over when we least expect. This month’s book pick, "Sweep" by award-winning poet Louise Greig, will inspire you to transform your next bad mood before it has a chance to sweep you away. Deluxe members will receive a kit to make a leaf garland using an intriguing image-transfer technique, all the supplies to make glowing leaf luminarias with our special low-mess papier-mache, and more! Welcome gratitude to your family table with ooohs and ahhhhs.

CELEBRATE THE SEASON WITH BOOKS & ART

CELEBRATE THE SEASON WITH BOOKS & ART

Capture the magic of the returning sun with this month’s book pick: "The Shortest Day" by Newberry Medalist Susan Cooper and Caldecott Honoree Carson Ellis. Your family will cherish this book as a perfect companion for cozy winter evenings. Deluxe members will also receive a kit to make felted star ornaments, all the supplies to make create sun-inspired clay medallions, and more! Families from all faith traditions will display these seasonal keepsakes year after year.

PRE-ORDERS NOW OPEN FOR VALENTINE'S DAY

PRE-ORDERS NOW OPEN FOR VALENTINE'S DAY

Celebrate the joy and comfort that love can bring – wherever you roam in the big, wild world! KidArtLit's Febrary boxes help parents and kids celebrate family love through literature & creativity. Join now, and your first box will ship in time for Valentine's Day (in the USA). Don't wait! We do expect to sell out of these special deliveries.

WELCOME SPRING WITH YOUR MARCH DELIVERY

WELCOME SPRING WITH YOUR MARCH DELIVERY

Spring is in the air! This month's book pick, "Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring" by Kenard Park, welcomes the new season with its cheerful text & beautiful illustrations. This book's gentle conversation with nature will encourage readers to observe the lengthening days and marvel at the ever-changing seasons around us. After reading, get moving with an action-packed marble painting project! Join now, and your first box will ship March 15th, just in time to welcome spring.

STAR GAZE WITH US

STAR GAZE WITH US

Look up! July's box includes the gorgeous picture book 'How the Stars Came to Be' plus one (Spark) or two (Deluxe) star-tastic process art kits that help kids get curious about the night sky. Get EVERYTHING you need to explore floating chalk prints, make sparkly skyscape tote bags, and more!

I Am One: A Book of Action

I Am One: A Book of Action

One seed to start a garden, one note to start a melody: Every moment of change starts with purpose, with intention, with one. November's box includes a hardback copy of 'I Am One: A Book of Action' plus one (Spark) or two (Deluxe) process art kits to light the way into a better world. Get EVERYTHING you need to create colorful beeswax candles and captivating papier-mâché luminarias!

Get 'Cozy' with Jan Brett and Two Textile Projects

Get 'Cozy' with Jan Brett and Two Textile Projects

Curl up with this month's picture book pick, 'Cozy,' by award-winning author and illustrator Jan Brett. Your family will cherish this tale of sharing and friendship as a perfect companion to snuggly winter evenings. After reading, explore the ancient textile process of wet felting with your Art Spark Kit and make a pair of soft stars! Deluxe members will dive into the world of sewing and embroidery with an additional art kit that's made for sharing.

WHAT'S INSIDE A FLOWER?

WHAT'S INSIDE A FLOWER?

Become a budding backyard scientist with this month's nonfiction picture book, 'What's Inside a Flower?'. After reading, slip on your gardening gloves and play with radial design as you create a mandala-stamped garden flag. Deluxe members will also get creative with botanical art and build a field-style flower press to preserve blooms and foliage. This month's kit combines science, math, and creative play so boys and girls can tap into their inner botanists.

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