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The 13 Best Craft Subscription Boxes

Kat Giuffrida
ByKat GiuffridaMar 12, 2023 | 0 comments

Making crafts is a fun way to bring the whole family together and can be enjoyed by anyone. Whether you're looking to nurture your child's creativity or you're searching for a fun weekend hobby, crafts are certainly a fan favorite among all age groups. And what better way is there to enjoy crafts than trying out new ones each and every month?

If you're currently searching for a craft subscription box that's certain to keep you or your family members entertained, then you've come to the right place. Here, we'll review the 13 best craft subscription boxes which include options for everyone in the family. Most of these subscriptions are intended for all ages, however, we've also made sure to throw in the best craft subscription boxes for adults, teens, tweens, and younger children specifically.

The 13 Best Craft Subscription Boxes

1. Maker Crate - Best Overall Craft Subscription Box

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The Cost: $32.95 per month. Save with longer subscriptions. Ships to the U.S. for free. Subscribe here!

Recommended Age Range: 14+

About the Box: 

Maker Crate by KiwiCo is a more advanced crafting subscription that's intended for older kids and adults. This craft subscription box is focused on buildable crafts (hence the name) and projects involve working with yarn, wood, and other high-quality supplies to create gorgeous works of art.

Examples of past projects include macrame planters, a punch-needle pillow, and terrazzo clay organizers.

As with all KiwiCo crates, you’ll get easy-to-follow instructions, access to video tutorials, and everything else you need to open your box and get to work. Both new crafters and experienced makers will enjoy this craft subscription.

Check out all of our Maker Crate details to learn more! 


2. Doodle Crate by KiwiCo - Best Craft Subscription Box for Tweens and Teens 

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The Cost: $23.95 per month. Save with longer subscriptions. Free shipping for US residents. Subscribe here!

ACTIVE DEAL: Save 50% off your first box. No coupon needed - just use this link.

Recommended Age Range: 9-16

About the Box: 

Doodle Crate by KiwiCo is a monthly subscription geared toward ages 9-16+, but we’ve found that the projects are just as engaging for older artists. The high-quality materials are on par with what you’d find at a high-end art supply store, and the included inspiration sheets have detailed instructions for learning new techniques. You can also head online for video tutorials.

Recent kits provided materials and instructions for creating stained glass-inspired decorations, watercolor calendars, clay pencil holders, and masks. The Doodle Crate is most appropriate for new artists of all ages.

Check out all of our Doodle Crate reviews to learn more. 


3. Green Kid Crafts - Best Craft Subscription Box for STEAM Learning

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The Cost: $29.95 per month for single subscriptions. Save with longer commitments. Free shipping in the U.S. Sign up here!

Recommended Age Range: 3-5; 5-10+

About the Box: 

This monthly craft kit teaches kids about science, art, and the importance of an eco-friendly mindset. Each delivery includes 4-6 activities, along with all the materials you’ll need to provide your little scientist with guidance.

You can choose from the Junior Discovery Box (ages 3-5) or the Discovery Box (ages 5-10+). The Junior Discovery Box is focused more on crafts than science, whereas the Discovery Box is all about encouraging experimentation in science.

Projects will teach kids about animals, the solar system, chemistry, and much more.

Check out our Green Kid Crafts details and reviews to learn more.


4. We Craft Box - Best-Themed Craft Subscription Box

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The Cost: $34.99 per month. Save with longer commitments. Free shipping to the U.S. Subscribe here!

Recommended Age Range: 3-9

About the Box: 

We Craft Box provides 4-5 crafts per box that are a part of a themed story. There are enough materials for two crafters making this a great craft subscription box for siblings to work on together.

Each box comes with easy-to-follow photo directions and video tutorials to help young crafters each step of the way. You can expect materials like markers, pastels, Magic Nuudles, Wiki Stix, and paper crafts to be included.

Check out all of our We Craft Box details to learn more! 


5. Confetti Grace DIY Crafts - Best Craft Subscription Box for Making Homemade Gifts

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The Cost: $39.00 per box (bi-monthly). Shipping to the U.S. is free. Subscribe here!

ACTIVE DEAL: Save $5 off your first box!
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Recommended Age Range: 8+

About the Box:

Confetti Grace is a crafting subscription box that promotes the spirit of giving. The bi-monthly Original Confetti Grace Box contains everything you’ll need to craft two high-quality projects, so you can craft with a friend or share your complete masterpieces with loved ones.

Each box features a seasonal theme. You might create wooden signs, candle holders, wall hangers, or other delightful projects to celebrate upcoming holidays or the changing of the seasons.

The company also offers the bi-monthly Lil' Grace Box for $14.95 which provides the supplies for personalizing two large wallet-style photo frames. You’ll also receive an adorable gift bag — your friends and family will be delighted to receive a truly thoughtful present.

Check out our Confetti Grace reviews for more info. 


6. The Crafter's Box - Best Craft Subscription Box for Adults

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The Cost: $65.00 per month. Shipping starts at $6.50 per month. Subscribe here!

ACTIVE DEAL: Get 25% off your first box!

Recommended Age Range: 18+

About the Box:

Makers who want to explore different types of projects will love The Crafter’s Box. Each craft subscription box includes the supplies you’ll need to pick up a new skill — but supplies are only half the battle. To truly develop your abilities, you’ll need high-quality instruction.

That’s what sets The Crafter’s Box apart: Subscribers can access artisan-led videos that explain each technique in detail. Whether you’re learning quilting, punch needle, weaving, cyanotypes, or another crafting skill, you’ll get all of the info you need to build your mastery from the comfort of your couch. The service also has an active online community, so if you’re having trouble, you can always get quick help.

If you’re particularly interested in a certain type of crafting, The Crafter’s Box offers one-off deluxe projects and a store for ordering additional supplies. The deluxe projects can be challenging, but again, their high-quality instruction will help you craft with confidence.

Check out all of our Crafter’s Box reviews to learn more. Ships worldwide.


7. Paper Pumpkin - Best Craft Subscription for Fun Stationery 

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The Cost: $23.50 per month. Subscribe here!

Recommended Age Range: 13+

About the Box:

Paper Pumpkin is a monthly paper crafting box offered by the stamp, paper, and crafting brand Stampin’ Up. Subscribers can expect paper goods catered toward making fun, crafty cards, but the supplies can also be used for scrapbooking — or, really, anything else.

Each box contains an exclusive stamp set, ink spot, and accessories to help you can build up an impressive collection. Occasionally, shipments will also include cards, gift bags, banners, treat bags, or gift boxes. Each kit is designed to spark creativity while allowing you to be “that person” who is always prepared with the perfect card or thank you note. We’ve always wanted to start writing real letters, and Paper Pumpkin makes the lost art of correspondence much more fun. The quality of their stationery and crafting supplies helps to push this subscription box to the next level, and the low monthly price makes it an attractive option for jumping into a new hobby.

Check out all of our Paper Pumpkin reviews to learn more. 


8. Bargain Bead Box - Best Craft Subscription Box for Creating Jewelry 

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The Cost: $19.49 per month. Free shipping to the U.S. Subscribe here!

Recommended Age Range: 12+

About the Box:

Bargain Bead Box is a monthly DIY subscription filled with 12-16 quality beaded items made from a range of materials including crystal, glass, semi-precious gemstones, and metal. In addition to beads, you’ll receive findings, clasps, and pendants. You won’t receive plastic or seed beads, so you’ll get your money’s worth (and the monthly cost is fairly inexpensive).

The company estimates the value of each box at over $50. Each month, products are curated around a specific theme. This craft subscription box is ideal for amateur jewelry makers or any crafter looking to expand their supply kit.

Check out our Bargain Bead Box reviews to learn more. Ships worldwide.


9. Pipsticks -  Best Craft Subscription Box for Stickers 

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The Cost: $17.95 per month for the Kids Classic & Pro Classic subscriptions, $11.95 per month for the Kids Petite & Pro Petite Subscriptions. Shipping is free for U.S. residents. Subscribe here!

ACTIVE DEAL: Get $5 off your subscription!

Recommended Age Range: 3+

About the Box:

Pipsticks is a monthly sticker subscription, ideal for gifting to young artists and creatives. This art subscription box doesn’t always guide you through projects — they simply provide high-quality stickers for adding to your artistic masterpiece (or, if you’re like us, for decorating the edges of a piece of paper while you’re bored at work).

The Kids Club pack also includes an activity book, and both plans include a storage pouch. Choose from the two clubs (the Kids Club and Pro Club), select a number of stickers to receive (7 sheets or 15 sheets), then enjoy the good vibes in every delivery.

The company’s website also offers printable DIY tips, coloring pages, creative prompts, and other inspiration. We’d recommend checking out the site while planning those fun family art projects, then adding in a sticker subscription to add some sparkle to the finished project.

Check out all of our Pipsticks reviews to learn more. 


10. BeadCrate - Best Craft Subscription Box for Growing a Bead Collection

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The Cost: $18.99 per month for The Enthusiast box, $35.00 for The Collector box. Save with a longer subscription. Subscribe here!

Recommended Age Range: 6+

About the Box:

BeadCrate is the ultimate monthly subscription for beading fanatics that love building up a well-curated stash. Kits arrive with toho seed beads, accent beads, funky unique items, and a surprise or two. Each collection invites a splendor of possibilities.

Will you make homemade napkin rings or a self-designed bracelet? There are no instructions and no pressure, though many of the boxes have special themes that will keep craft makers inspired.

If you’re looking for standard, run-of-the-mill crafting supplies, this probably isn’t the box for you. BeadCrate focuses on variety, so it’s ideal for expanding your creative horizons. The company nurtures creativity on social media; create something truly special with your BeadCrate, and your design could get featured as the Design of the Month. You can also win extra boxes!

Because this craft subscription box contains small objects (and quite a few small objects, we might add), it’s not recommended for children under 6. Older kids and adults will find plenty to love.

Check out our BeadCrate reviews to learn more. 


11. Terra Create - Best Nature-Based Craft Subscription Box

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The Cost: $36.00 per month for 1-person kit, $48 per month for 2-person kit, + $6 shipping. Sign up here!

ACTIVE DEAL: 25% off 1st month

Recommended Age Range: 10+

About the Box: 

This craft subscription box emphasizes the use of natural objects and is inspired by the outdoors. It’s geared toward tweens, teens, and adults who want a slightly more mature artistic experience, and the novel approach works well.

Inside Terra Create, you’ll get found-in-nature materials like wood, shells, and rocks, along with a selection of high-quality craft supplies. You'll get guidance on each project, but there’s plenty of room to explore.

Great art boxes help people find interesting ways to use everyday materials, and that’s where Terra Crate shines. Subscribers will learn about the cultural history of various art forms, and they’ll see the world around them in a brand-new way.

For nature-based crafting, this is one of the best craft subscriptions for kids and adults, and it makes a fantastic gift.

Check out our Terra Create details to learn more. 


12. Craft + Boogie - Best Holiday-Themed Craft Subscription Box 

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The Cost: $38.50 per month. Subscribe here!

ACTIVE DEAL: Gets you $10 OFF for $50 purchase

Recommended Age Range: 3-8

About the Box:

Family time is fun time with the Craft + Boogie monthly craft subscription box. Subscribers receive 3-4 festive crafts, a family game, simple snack recipes, paper table decorations, activity pages, a themed Spotify playlist, and other goodies.

The themed crafts are designed to encourage self-expression, boost self-esteem, and create moments of bonding between parent and child. Holiday-specific boxes include a guide that teaches the history behind the holiday.

Crafting with a cause, Craft + Boogie is a go-to that families can feel great about in more ways than one. The company runs a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and every purchase helps to fund craft kits for kids in foster care and patients at children’s hospitals.

Check out our Craft + Boogie details to learn more. 


#13. Box of Crafts - Most Affordable Craft Subscription Box for Younger Kids

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The Cost: $20.00 per month. Free shipping. Subscribe here!

Recommended Age Range: 4-9

About the Box:

Treat kids to fun seasonal projects without spending your time at the craft store. Box of Crafts is a monthly craft subscription box for kids between the ages of 4 and 9.

Each Box of Crafts comes with supplies and instructions for 4 projects, and there are often enough pieces to make multiples. You’ll need some basics (scissors, glue, and other essentials), but generally, you’ll have everything you need in the box.

For households with younger kids, Box of Crafts is an excellent way to plan family time (and cut screen time to a minimum). Many of the projects can be completed fairly quickly, which is reasonable given the low price.

Check out our Box of Crafts details to learn more. Ships to the U.S. and Canada.

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Kat Giuffrida
Kat Giuffrida

I'm a SAHM of 2 under 2 who's on a mission to discover the best subscription boxes for women and children. On the off chance I'm not chasing after my kids (or breaking up a looming brawl between them and the cats), you can most likely find me training in the pool, sipping on an Americano at my local coffee shop, or hiding in our spare room to catch up on my favorite podcasts.

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