You save time, money, and headaches! Your child gets a new art project each month, learning about different art styles, techniques, & mediums.
Not a “one & done”. For each project, kids can do at least 2 or 3 pieces of art, often they will have quality art supplies left over and can continue creating for days or weeks.
Our boxes are thoughtfully curated to include all the art supplies you need so you don’t have to waste time and money finding supplies.
Private Facebook Group: Customers who join our Facebook Group get extra ideas for taking the projects further and tying in with other subjects.
Real art projects, not crafts. Crafts can be fun & beneficial for kids too, but in different ways.
Our regular size boxes include enough supplies for up to 2, larger family size boxes include enough supplies for up to 4!
Each box includes a book that relates to the project to inspire .
Each month’s project features a different element or style of art & medium.
Our boxes are thoughtfully curated to create a full experience with a book to provide inspiration & enough quality art supplies to create several pieces of art.
Founder, Beth Herrild, is a mom of 3 who understands what it’s like to put art projects together for kids. Her education is in fine arts & whole systems design. She was an art docent, designing lessons & teaching art to elementary age kids for 12 years before founding Outside the Box Creation. She believes that the process of creating the art, using imagination & creative problem solving is more important than having a pretty product. Our detailed instructions offer enough structure for kids to feel successful along with lots of opportunities & encouragement to be creative, grow, & learn.
Giving back & being as environmentally conscious as possible are both key to us.
We pride ourselves on having excellent customer service, responding to emails & phone calls usually within a couple of hours.
“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.”
“Everything needed is included in the box along with clear instructions.”
“I love the ideas for extending the project. We often get several projects out of one box.”
“I have to say…I really love our Outside the Box Creation art kit. There are very few things that all of my children enjoy doing together;they’re such different ages & personalities. Somehow this kit brings my kids together every month.They’re always creating something awesome and new, the materials and books are high quality and nobody is on a screen!”
“Today the boys chose to do one of the art boxes from Outside the Box Creation. and we learned about value & shading plus various techniques in black/white drawing. The included book was Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. The 7 year old poured over the illustrations once he realized they were done using the same techniques we were learning. The entire experience was excellent!”
“We had so much fun learning about mandalas today! We all worked on our own really fun and cool projects. So often I get overwhelmed when we sit down to do art because we have all of the supplies and all of the possibilities. This is such a great set because we were really able to focus on one type of thing and like do a great job at it. And that paint booklet is the coolest thing I have ever seen. Thanks!!!!”
“I’m a homeschool mom to an 8, 4, & tag along 2 y.o. I felt our current curriculum wasn’t enough legitimate art. We got our first Outside the box creation & my daughter spent 90 minutes working on the first project because she enjoyed it so much!”
“I didn’t think my son could love anything more than the October box and then the November one came with the chalk pastels. Thank you so much for this bright spot each month!”
If you choose our boxes, we’ll ship them to your doorstep. We thoughtfully curate a book, detailed instructions, and all the art supplies needed for each month’s project.
The OTBC Insider’s Club: same great projects available digitally, perfect for families who already have a stash of art supplies or don’t mind purchasing a few things.
Our website makes it easy to set up your month to month subscription! These subscriptions are a “set it and forget it” way to educate your kids about art. A new box shows up on your doorstep each and every month. Don’t worry, we allow you to cancel at any time.
* We also have pre-paid 3, 6 and 12 month plans perfect for charter schools, budget conscious parents, and gifting!
Connect one-on-one with your child while creating fun, imaginative, & educational art projects.