Benko Box is a newer subscription box that features art supplies and projects for kids 3 and up.
Every month, your child will receive a box full of various art materials and craft supplies to use in any way they’d like. Project ideas and suggestions are included, but this box is mainly intended to inspire your child’s own creativity.
Boxes can include items such as clay, markers, fabric, paints, gel pens, patterned rollers, and more.
Subscriptions are $24/month, or as low as $19 with a 6-month commitment.
Let’s see what’s in the May Benko Box!
The small brown box was packed with colorful art supplies.
May’s Benko Box theme was “Stories” and included items to assist your child in writing and acting out their own little narratives.
All of the contents (“Imagination Ingredients”) were listed, along with suggestions for their use.
Tagboard, Journal, Gel Pens – Colorful tagboard sheets were included to write and/or draw scenes from your child’s made-up story. A spiral-bound notebook/journal is also an ideal storytelling medium, which can be written on with the green and blue gel pens.
Magic Nuudles – These “nuudles” are made with cornstarch and food coloring. When you wet them, they begin to dissolve and can easily be pressed together to build towers, animals, or anything else your kiddo dreams up.
My girls enjoyed this project until they left the Nuudles in water longer than intended and they started to get slimey and “yucky”. 😉
Color Splash Glitter Paint, Big Paintbrushes, Fingerpaint Paper – My kiddos were dying to use the paint, but I wasn’t quite ready for that kinda mess. 😉 I think we’ll save these supplies for an “outside activity”.
Wikki Stix – I had no idea what these were until I read the info card. They’re actually strips of waxed yarn that can stick together and be formed into just about any shape you can come up with. Pretty cool. Clearly, I wasn’t feeling very creative, as you can see.
Scented Markers & Washi Tape – Judging by my girl’s blue- and green-stained hands the day after playing with them, these markers are not washable. Oops! Ah well, they had fun. The tape was included for kids to experiment with tape resist painting, which was explained in the info booklet.
I though May’s Benko Box was a great way to get your kiddos to unleash their creative sides. While the box is intended for ages 3 and up, my 2 1/2 year olds had a good time with it as well.
Benko Box has kindly offered to send one of my readers their very own May box! Just enter via the giveaway form below. Ends 5/30/15. Good luck!
May 2015 Benko Box Review
This was a great box for open-ended creative play. I like that they included project suggestions, but that it was ultimately up to the child to decide how they wanted to use the supplies. An ideal box for unstructured free play.
Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate links. Giveaway open to US residents only, 18+. Prize fulfillment to be handled directly by Benko Box. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to confirmation email and claim their prize. If I don’t get a reply, a new winner will be chosen.