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Subscription boxes are the best thing ever invented! Whoever came up with this idea is definitely a genius in my book. You can get everything from the makings of a gourmet meal to a new batch of make-up and everything in between.
Thankfully, for parents, companies aren’t ignoring kids in their pursuit of gaining new subscribers.
Markybox is a great art project subscription box that comes monthly that has enough materials for two art projects in it. On their website I’ve seen string projects,
From the Markybox website:
Hands on, brain-building creative projects designed for all ages. Get monthly art projects designed for individuals and families by world-class artists and educators. Experience big dreaming, inspiring, real world together time—out of the box!
Kid-tested, artist approved projects delivered monthly. Each box includes everything you need to complete the project twice. Ready to create out of the box.
- Two Alginate Powder Mix Bags, Cardboard Box, Mixing Stick and Two Plastic Bags to line the box with.
- Two Hydrostone Powder Mix Bags, Cardboard Box, Mixing Stick and Plastic Bag to line the box with.
- Bronze Paint
- Paint Brush
- Popcicle Stick
- Paper Place Mat
How It Worked:
Markybox, at least the Casting Box that I received from them, was an extremely well thought out and very well put together subscription box. They made this art project basically fool-proof by supplying everything you need and the instructions to make it all work!
Even with a set of very impatient almost 4 year old and 6 year old watching and participating, everything went off without a hitch with only one deviation from the instructions when I made the second hand at the same time as the first. Using both cardboard boxes and mixing the hydro-stone for the second hand in just a plastic bag that was provided might not have been the original 1-2-3 steps intended, but it worked out fine to satisfy the kids’ need for their finished pieces.
I definitely would try out more of these boxes.
The $30/month price is reasonable enough for even the most cost-conscious parent and the idea that I don’t have to search around for all the correct materials to make this opens this up to more than just parents! I could hand this box over to a baby sitter or a grand parent and know that they’d come out with the same result that I did.
A bonus feature is the idea that you can gift a subscription to someone! I’d definitely think of giving a subscription to a relative (even one without kids)!