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!
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.
I liked playing with glitter glue
My favorite art supply to play with was always crayons, I still love using crayons!
This looks perfect for our kids. They would love opening the box and exploring the fun materials inside.
I loved to color with crayons in coloring books, I used a lot of play dough too.
My step son would love this box!!! He always asks me for more “craft supplies”
What a fun box!! I always loved arts and crafts as a child and now it’s fun to do the same with my daughter!
Would be so fun with my kids
I love to color with crayons. I was so excited the day I received my Crayola 64 set!
Paint! For sure! I loved to paint anything and everything!
I love to paint with water colors and crayons
I loved oil and chalk pastels, I liked that you could color with them like crayons but they went down smoother
My kiddo would love this — she asks me every morning, “Can we make a project?”
I liked cutting color paper and pasting it
Thank you all for your participation in the giveaway! And for your kind feedback to our box!