Reading is such an important part of a child's education—reading school books and reading for fun. When my kids were young, I loved taking them to the library for story time. They enjoyed it, too, because they were able to hear a story and do a fun activity or craft! And, it made reading fun (instead of a chore)! Well, now you can do something similar with the help of a really cool subscription box called Outside the Box Creation! And, since it's delivered to your house, you can do it when it's convenient for your family's schedule and you can do it in the comfort of your own home!
Fun and Inspiration for Creativity All in One Box
Our box came with a book, craft supplies and directions—and it all ties together in a really fun way! The craft is meant to relate to some aspect in the book. For example, the book we received is titled, The Lost Lake, which had lots of illustrations demonstrating “atmospheric perspective,” which becomes one of the artistic lessons contained in this box. So, the accompanying craft involves creating a picture with atmospheric perspective.
What exactly is atmospheric perspective? It occurs when things that are further away in a scene tend to appear lighter and/or paler and things closer up appear darker and more detailed. Our craft involved utilizing art tissue paper, spraying water to help create color in different depths, and coloring with oil pastels to create a scenic picture (or whatever you choose) of colors demonstrating atmospheric perspective.
The supplies in our box included the following:
- The Lost Lake book,
- kraft paper,
- mixed media paper pad,
- bleeding tissue paper,
- oil pastels, and
- spray atomizers.
An Evening of Fun and Creation
We had one child read the story to all of us, which I thought was super fun. The story encouraged discussion and laughter (the story wasn't meant to be funny, but the family giggled because family members were being silly). Then we read the directions together to learn some really cool art techniques. And, lastly, we went to work and created our art! Everyone worked hard and had fun at the same time. (Photo below features our artistic creations.)
I loved how it provided education, encouraged creativity, and gave us an opportunity to spend fun time as a family. And, I really enjoyed seeing the direction each person chose to take in creating their project. Everyone's project was very different!
Give the Gift of Fun
The Outside the Box Creation would make a great gift for a child and/or a family. The boxes are for children of the ages 5 to 11. The company also offers Regular or Family Size boxes. And, you can choose from the following: prepaid subscriptions, month-to-month subscriptions, or one-time boxes. I highly recommend Outside the Box Creation—it is one of the most fun subscription boxes my family has ever received!