Avery & Austin is a new subscription box that provides all the materials needed to host the perfect playdate for your child.
Each box will contain enough supplies to make a craft or activity (or both) for 2 children, as well as a healthy snack (for 2), and even a “hostess gift” for mom. The projects are aimed at children aged 4 through 12, though with enough supervision, younger kiddos can enjoy them as well.
Subscriptions are $39/month, or as low as $29 with a multi-month commitment. Previous month’s boxes are also available for one-time purchase in their shop.
Let’s see what’s in the May Avery & Austin box!
Everything was shipped in a large white box and the contents were wrapped in blue tissue paper sealed with an Avery & Austin sticker.
A peek inside.
The theme for May’s box is “Forget Me Not” and features two spring-inspired projects perfect for Mother’s Day.
Stencil Cards – The first project was to make colorful stencil cards. Included were 4 sheets of folded cardstock, 3 stencils, 5 tubes of acrylic paint, and 4 sponge pieces. The idea is to dip the sponge pieces into the various paints and use the stencils to create a pretty image on the card. Since my girls are a couple months shy of 3, I opted to use washable markers in place of the paint & sponges.
I ended up holding the stencils for them the entire time. Sure, I could taped them down, but that would have been too easy. 😉
The finished results were pretty cute! The girls colored a little more on the inside and I had them give the masterpieces to daddy for his birthday. Perfect timing! Also, how odd that they both used almost the same exact color scheme. Must be a twin thing. 😉
Tissue Paper Flowers – The second project was to make tissue paper flowers. Included were two plastic bottles, a stack of colored tissue paper squares, 4 green pipecleaners, and washi tape strips. The instructions for the flowers were a little confusing, and we might have assembled them wrong, but they don’t look too bad. We also forgot to decorate the vases with the washi tape strips. Oops!
Mommy and daddy did most of the actual flower constructing, but the girls had the big job of arranging them “just so” into their vases.
The Snack – The healthy snacks for this month were little Chocolate Banana Mini 2 Degrees bars. The girls really enjoyed these and I was happy to see that they’re vegan too. 🙂
Hostess Gift – A pretty, hand-painted mint & gold ring dish from Incredible Lil Things was included as this month’s “hostess gift”. I tend to have jewelry scattered all over my dresser, so I’ll definitely be putting this to good use very soon.
We really enjoyed the May Avery & Austin box! The projects were fun, the snacks were good, and the mom gift was cute & useful. We could have used a clearer, step-by-step tutorial for the flowers, but other than that I have no complaints. Value-wise, boxes like this are clearly more about curation than the overall cost of what’s inside. That said, I would definitely recommend signing up for a multi-month plan to get the most bang for your buck.Browse more Kids Boxes in my Subscription Box Directory
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Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate and/or referral links.