No matter the weather, this month's picture book pick, 'Hello, Rain!' By Kyo Maclear and Chris Turnham, will become a family favorite. Follow along with the words and illustrations using your own umbrella-shaped reading pointers — which you'll craft using a surprising watercolor painting process. Deluxe members will also receive an action-packed art kit so you can paint your own rainstorm. This box is the perfect companion for coping with April showers!
Order by April 26th to get this box!
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
Q: What is the difference between the spark and deluxe options?Asked by Heidi H., 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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Good box full of quality curated items.
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...
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.
This was a Christmas gift and my granddaughter loves it!
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.
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!
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.
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...
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.
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!
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.
As an art educator, I'm always looking for ideas that spark creativity through literature. KidArtLit offers the perfect way to present a guided art project, an open-ended invitation, and exposure to quality children's picture books. I'm impressed with the beautiful art materials. It's evident that a great deal of thought and love goes into each 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!
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!
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!
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. ✨
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.