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.
Order by March 30th to get this box!
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.
Q: Just wanted to know what the January shipment book was Asked by Jennifer K., January 2020
Hi Jennifer! The January book is The Real Boat by Marina Aromshtam and Victoria Semykina. Our January boxes are currently sold out. We are now accepting pre-orders for our February boxes. Thank you!
Q: Is it possible to order a specific older box?Asked by Natalie E., December 2019
Thank you for your question. Yes, all of our available Past Boxes can be purchased on our website. Our Past Boxes are great one-time gifting (no membership required for purchase) and they ship free. We look forward to sharing KidArtLit with your family!
Q: I ordered the deluxe for my granddaughters. When I got to the Place Your Order. Nothing is responding? What is the problem? Asked by Linda I., November 2019
Hi Linda, Thanks for reaching out to us and we are sorry to hear you are running into difficulty submitting your order through CrateJoy. We have alerted the CrateJoy tech team about the problem and will reach out when they have resolved the issue.
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 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!
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!
KidArtLit boxes are such a joy. Containing beautiful books paired with open ended creative projects that are so much fun! KidArtLit boxes provide wonderful opportunity to connect with my childern and help give help to extend their experience of the literature giving further meaning to both the creative projects and the story.
What a magnificent gift this box is to receive.
As a mom to two busy kids, I'm always looking for ways to bring us together as a family and help my kids develop an appreciation for art and creativity. KitArtLit was the answer to my prayers! This box has everything we need to have some great, silly fun together. We're not only making cool crafts, but we're making memories! Can't wait for the next one!!
I am a huge fan of of KidArtLit boxes! The books are gorgeous and the art projects to go with them are beautiful, really easy to understand and super fun for the kids. Great product!!
We love that it that there’s a Ready-Set-Go pack because my boys love to dig in, but most importantly I love that it brings enough supplies for my boys to enjoy. The books are beautiful, and the box is full of quality items. Again, worth the investment.
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.