KidArtLit May 2019 Subscription Box Review + Coupon!

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KidArtLit brings art and literature together through a monthly subscription box. The subscription costs $46.99 per month, and each box includes an art project, a picture book, a Ready-Set-Go Pack, and a mini-magazine. The boxes are designed to help your family deeply connect through art and reading.

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The box and packaging itself are very pretty. The items are covered in a bright yellow tissue paper sealed with an adorable KidArtLit sticker.

Opening the box gives me positive vibes because of the bright yellow color scheme.

Inside the box is a couple more of items separately wrapped in a white paper sealed with KidArtLit stickers.

The card sets us up to have a wonderful experience with the activities that are in store for us. There are lot a lot of things to learn in this box.

At the back, there’s a list of all the items in this month’s box.

They even gave us tips to follow for success!

Featured on this part of the card is the definition of process art, and how it affects your kids’ work ethics.

Everything in my box!

The kids can show their creative side by coloring these cute and well-designed garden party napkin rings.

The Proper Way To Meet A Hedgehog And Other How-To Poems by Paul B. Janeczko ($12.75)

Toast a marshmallow, be a tree in winter, read braille — Paul B. Janeczko and Richard Jones invite you to enjoy an assortment of poems that inform and inspire.

Today I walked outside and spied 
a hedgehog on the hill. 
When she and I met eye to eye, 
she raised up straight and still. 

Be they practical (how to mix a pancake or how to bird-watch) or fanciful (how to scare monsters or how to be a snowflake), the poems in this book boast a flair and joy that you won’t find in any instruction manual. Poets from Kwame Alexander to Pat Mora to Allan Wolf share the way to play hard, to love nature, and to be grateful. Soft, evocative illustrations will encourage readers to look at the world with an eye to its countless possibilities.

The back cover lists all the writers whose works are featured in the book.

Like any other book, this one also comes with a table of contents.

The short poems are interesting and they’re accompanied with colorful illustrations.

Also indicated at the end of the poem is the name of the author.

My kids loved the poems and they had fun reading aloud!

Deluxe Art Kit. For the first activity, we need a notched cardboard loom, combed cotton yarn, sari ribbon yarn, chenille stem, and 6″ wooden dowel rods.

This kit includes a guide that lists all the supplies and instructions to easily make the project.

It also provided some useful tips and tricks.

To create your weaving warp, slip one end of the white cotton string between the top left tabs of the loom then pull the string carefully as you draw it down and wrap the string around the back of two tabs and then slip it up to return to the front of the loom. Just continue the string wrapping up to the end of the loom.

Once done, start crafting your weft by sliding the material through the warp using the over-under pattern.

Adjust the weft accordingly, make sure that they are properly tied or wrapped.

Repeat the process until you arrive at the bottom-end part of the loom.

This project is labor-intensive and time-consuming, it will definitely test your kid’s patience and perseverance.

Once your loom is full of colors, textures, and patterns, you can now secure the loose ends by carefully slipping the cotton warp loops off the tabs.

To make sure that it won’t easily loosen up, you can snip each loop and tie the ends in a double knot around the dowel.

Twist the wooden dowel rods on top of the loom that works like a hanger.

Once done, you can now hang your woven wall hanging on your wall, or even on your window.

For the next project, we need square-shaped chipboards, pieces of papers, a pair of wooden pieces, and rubber bands.

Like the first project, the box also includes a card that contains a detailed procedure and some useful tips and tricks.

My kids also gathered some flowers or leaves for the activity.

For large flowers, you can remove the petals on the stem and carefully put it on top of the paper.

You can blend the large petals to the small flowers just like what my kids did.

You can also put a lot of flowers as long as they are inside the square-shaped paper.

Once done with your design, cover the square-shaped paper using the cardboard and wooden square.

Wrap the rubber bands around at least twice to create a strong pressure.

Wait for 3 to 5 days before removing the rubber bands then carefully peel each pressed piece off the cardboard.

Repeat the process for the remaining of your subject.

There’s a chance that the flowers may not stick on the cardboard, so for that instance, wet the part of the flower that did not stick and cover it again for a period of time.

Since the project takes a day or two, you may see some discoloration on the part of the flower, most especially the petals. I think the end result is beautiful and my kids really enjoyed this process.

KidArtLit brought us another batch of fun educational materials that definitely gave my kids a lot of new things to learn. This month’s projects tested my kids’ perseverance and patience as well. My kids did their best and they were quite pleased with the outcome, and that makes me happy too. Of course, they also loved the featured book filled with poems and fun illustrations! The crafts together with the book make it a totally exciting subscription. We can’t wait for next month!

What do you think of this month’s box?

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