My kids are super excited when they receive their monthly box. This month we were surprised how much stuff and well organized is the box! Keep surprising and entertaining our kids. Grazie!
They had been fighting all day…because siblings. Literally, the minute our doorbell rang, the energy in the house turned to joy reminding us that our hearts sometimes just need a dose of creativity.
I’m using it with all 4 of my kids at once preschool – 5th grade. Everyone is able to work on the same project at their own ability level. All the best to Outside the Box Creation!
The boxes & projects are designed for elementary age children – roughly 5-11. If your child is on the younger end, they will need more parent involvement that older children do. Many of our customers have kids ranging from 5-17 & they report that each child can work at his or her own level.
Each box contains a picture book that relates to the project to inspire & set a context, written easy to follow instructions with a QR code & link for a resources page with video tutorials and other resources, and all of the art supplies needed for the project. We assume you have regular pencils & scissors. Art supplies are full size – not sample sizes.
Regular size boxes come with enough supplies for 1-2 kids. Large boxes come with enough supplies for 3-4 kids. We don’t provide multiples of everything – when designing each box, we carefully consider which supplies can easily be shared and which supplies each learner should have, taking into consideration keeping the cost affordable for you, the ecological impacts, and also not wanting to fill your home with unnecessary supplies.
Our digital memberships are the same great projects but all delivered digitally. Each month you receive a new project with resources & videos. We give you a list of necessary supplies with links to purchase only what you need from Amazon while also giving you suggestions for using what you have at home already, like “We used watercolor for this project but if you have tempera or acrylics those will work too!” The digital membership is available in pre-paid or month to month options just like the boxes.
Outside the Box Creation is not like other art boxes/kits. Here are the main ways we are different:
•Real art projects, not crafts. We use real, quality art supplies, not glitter & googly eyes.
•Each box includes a book that relates to the project to inspire & give context.
•Regular size boxes = supplies for 1-2 kids, Large boxes = supplies for 3-4 kids.
•Not a “One & Done”. For each project, kids can do at least 2-3 pieces of art and often will have supplies left over so they can keep creating. We include real full size art supplies, not little samples with just enough to do one project.
•Private FaceBook Group for subscribers & digital members for extra ideas & inspiration.
Individual boxes ship within a couple of business days. Subscriptions ship every month on the 7th, or if the 7th is a weekend or holiday, they’ll ship on the next business day. When you first subscribe, if you purchased a prepaid subscription & we have stock in the current month’s box, we’ll get one out to you right away. If you’re a month to month subscriber & we have stock in the current month’s box, we’ll give you the option of getting your first box right away because then we’ll have to move your renewal payment up so that you’re charged again before the next monthly shipment.
We charge a flat $9.99 each month for shipping. Most shipping costs us more than that but we believe you shouldn’t have any surprises and since the weights on the boxes vary each month and shipping costs are volatile, we charge you the flat fee of $9.99. If you purchase a prepaid subscription you’ll pay all the shipping up front. For month to month subscriptions, the shipping is charged each month with the cost of the box.
If you purchase a month to month subscription or membership, you’re charged each month on the same day and can cancel at anytime. You can cancel your renewal anytime by logging into your account or by simply emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll take care of it for you. If you purchased a prepaid subscription or membership, they do auto-renew at the end of the term (3, or 6 months). If you do not want yours to auto-renew, you can log into your account and click the option that you don’t want your subscription to renew. If you have trouble doing that, please let us know at email@example.com
We rarely repeat boxes. When we do, it is only after 2 years and even then, it is usually significantly different.
No, we carefully curate the boxes & digital membership projects to offer you a new art project each month that uses different materials. If you stay with us for several months or years, your child will learn about all the different elements of art utilizing a wide variety of supplies. Projects are both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional including: drawing, painting, collage, mono printing, clay, …
It’s like sending a warm hug, to kids who need it most. Giving back is one of our core values, and we’re thrilled to announce that now you can donate one of our carefully curated art boxes to Seattle Children’s Hospital. It’s a really nice way to make a child’s day a little brighter.