HOW IT WORKS
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Each month, KidArtLit handpicks a boutique-quality picture book and creates a related art project for your family. Then, your box is packed & shipped right to your door.
Joy and curiosity arrive at your home in a delightful custom package. We always include a "Ready-Set-Go" Activity Pack so your family can engage right away.
BUILD A RITUAL
Make reading & art part of your family’s culture. New boxes arrive for you monthly & your experience deepens over time. It's easy to cancel shipments, or skip shipments anytime.
INSIDE PAST BOXES
A THOUGHTFULLY CURATED, HARDBACK CHILDREN'S BOOK
“A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is a bad children’s story.” — C.S. Lewis
KidArtLit curate artful and complex picture books from a range of publishers to build your home library. Expect a gorgeous new-release or boutique title in every box.
A READY-SET-GO PACK—FOR TWO
We know kids can't wait to get started, so every box includes a bonus activity to enjoy as soon as you receive your delivery. The pre-reading and pre-creating activities build confidence and get your kids thinking. Past Ready-Set-Go Packs have included pattern games, origami dolls, and bookmark crafts.
AN OPEN-ENDED ART PROJECT FOR TWO
Every box includes a book-inspired art experience that is different every month. Our packages might focus on painting, printmaking, textiles, or sculpture, for example. While we do build some helpful structure into our projects, there is no “right” or “wrong” way to enjoy them. Expect to receive enough supplies for two (or more) people—perfect for siblings, play dates, or parent-child exploration.
OUR INSPIRING MINI MAGAZINE
KidArtLit was founded by experts in literacy and creative development, and our magazine gives that expertise a place at your family table. KidArtLit guides you through each step of your project and helps you dive deeply into each book.
OUR SUBSCRIBERS SAY...
Seeing the box and watching her play with the prompts has me sold. The quantity and quality of supplies are really impressive. The prompts really helped give me ideas to guide her...It was a great balance between guided and independent play."
We got our first box, and it's awesome. The book is gorgeous, the art projects were easy for both my 4 and 6-year-old, and I love that there are open-ended art processes we can practice again and again. We've tried other boxes that have left us with projects that just won't come together...no more!"
So I found @kidartlit on Instagram, and let me tell you, it does not disappoint! My favorite part is that the lesson included is 'process-based learning' so it accesses a kid's creativity and makes it so much more than just another craft project.
Meet the Co-Founders
SOME THINGS ARE MEANT TO BE TOGETHER—LIKE CHIPS & GUAC, RAINBOWS & POTS OF GOLD OR PICTURE BOOKS & KIDS PROCESS ART.
We’re Julia and Megan—longtime educators in the San Francisco Bay Area. We met in a local mom’s group when we were both struggling to reconnect with our passions while raising awesome kids that live by the values we care about most.
We believe that everyone is born an artist and that a good story can be powerfully transformational, and our goal is to make is easy for you to ignite creativity and and a love of reading in your children.
Even though one of us drinks coffee and one drinks tea, we work together like a sweater vest and a tweed jacket. Find out more about our KidArtLit journey here.
WHAT'S INSIDE A KIDARTLIT DELIVERY?
Each delivery includes a hardback picture book, all the high-quality supplies you need for two people to complete a related, open-ended art project, and our mini magazine with easy-to-follow instructions & ideas for exploring the box’s theme. Plus, each box includes a Ready-Set-Go Pack that your child can interact with the moment you open your box.
WHAT IF I HAVE MORE THAN ONE CHILD? DO I NEED TO PURCHASE MORE THAN ONE BOX?
Not necessarily. Each of our boxes includes a generous amount of supplies for two people.
WHAT IF I HAVE BOTH YOUNGER & OLDER CHILDREN? WHAT AGES IS KIDARTLIT RIGHT FOR?
KidArtLit deliveries are created for children ages 3-7. The books and projects are curated to meet the developmental needs of most children within this age range.
WHAT IS PROCESS ART/OPEN-ENDED ART?
KidArtLit offers open-ended and process-based projects as companions to high-quality children’s literature. Unlike crafts or other activities in which there is one expected outcome or correct way to “do” the activity, KidArtLit projects are designed to let your family connect and to help you explore art mediums without expectation for outcomes or end products. Our projects include a variety of ways for children to explore concepts and materials.
WHEN WILL OUR FIRST DELIVERY ARRIVE?
KidArtLit packages ship by Priority Mail around the 15th of every month.
WHERE IS KIDARTLIT AVAILABLE?
We ship free to all addresses in the USA and internationally for a discounted flat rate.