How it Works
Make and Wonder design and make a fun creative kit featuring a creative role model full of inspiring art materials for children aged 3-10 years, that will inspire your children to be curious and confident.
How to buy
There are three ways to buy a creative kit:
Make sure you don’t miss a box. Get a the latest box delivered to your door each month. Sign up for a monthly recurring subscription from £10.50 per month.
Choose from a 1,3 or 6 month subscription and your box will be sent to you on the 6th each month.
Give someone a Make + Wonder gift subscription. Choose, from 1, 3, or 6 month subscription. Choose gift at the checkout and the subscription will not renew automatically. Add a gift card with your own message.
You can buy individual boxes from our shop. Past boxes have featured Yayoi Kusama, Bridget Riley, Anni Albers and Frida Kahlo.
Female Role Models
Each box features a female role model. Children are inspired and fascinated by the stories of these inspirational role models. We share the story of their journey and efforts, the mistakes made and learning that led them to where they are now. This helps children to understand that intelligence isn’t fixed and supports their growth mindset.
All our creative kits are designed by teachers based on educational theories that promote children’s confidence and curiosity. Cards are beautifully designed by a graphic designer with clear ideas and tips for parents on how to encourage and gently support your children. Quality art materials are carefully curated to spark your children’s imnagination.
Process Art Ideas
At Make + Wonder we refuse to create creative kits where the goal is to make pretty pictures. We are guided by the art being the means not the end. . Inside each box children will find four art process art ideas and inspiration to support them to create, disrupt and explore. There are no rules! Children benefit from exploring process art ideas that are not only fun but educational.
What’s Inside a box?
Four beautifully designed cards with clear ideas for open-ended art ideas that promote curiosity
Beautifully illustrated story of a female artist that focuses on the artists life and journey
Tips for parents on how to support their child to explore
All the curated high quality resources you need to inspire your children to explore and create
The Box come in two different sizes.
The single box contains enough art material for one child. The sibling box contains enough art material for two children and they share the activity cards.
An example of what art materials may be inside
Four activity cards + the story of Lauren Child
Six good reasons why the Art club box is great for your child
Being curious fuels your imagination and is central to learning new things. If you are curious you are motivated to learn. Process art activities encourage children to explore and tinker which promotes curiosity. Activities are designed to appeal to children with different learning styles and schemas, so everyone will want to explore. We carefully select unusual and unique curated art materials to spark your children’s imagination and encourage a frenzy of exploration.
2. Growth Mindset
Children with a growth mindset as opposed to a fixed mindset are more likely to persevere and try new things. The activities encourage children to celebrate mistakes and persevere. The stories of inspirational role models share the story of their journey and efforts, the mistakes made and learning that led to them where they are now. This helps children to understand that intelligence isn’t fixed.
Process art activities help children to relax and be in the moment ( mindful) When children are deeply engaged in activities it supports to focus on the playing and exploring, so their breathing naturally relaxes.
When children are given open-ended resources in an invitation to play, it supports their confidence. They become more involved in the exploring process as they set their own goals, solve problems and celebrate mistakes. The prompts in our activity cards support adult to gently guide children.
Our activity cards, come with questions to extend children’s talk Ideas for thoughtful questions to encourage children to talk about their process and how they solve problems.
6. Learning through play
The art ideas encourage children to play with carefully selected resources that naturally teach children about all areas of the curriculum. Open-ended play promotes problem-solving skills. Children learn mathematical language and solve number problems. Learn about the natural world, properties of materials and changes that happen. Art techniques, exploring colour and mixing media. Learn the stories of inspirational artists and much more.