Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to have any art experience or talent? 

No, you do not need to have any prior experience with art. We believe that it is the process that matters, not innate talent. The experience of exploring art and developing creativity with your child is the important thing. We also hope that you will both have fun!


Do I need to have any special supplies at home that are not included in the box? 

No! We pride ourselves in including absolutely everything you need, except sometimes, water! We want to make it as easy for you as possible!


Is every box different?

Yes, each monthly box has a different theme, covering a different element of art with a new project and different mediums. All months will include a book, high quality art supplies and detailed instructions with enough flexibility for every child (and adult) to be creative!


Can I still get one of the past month's boxes?

Whenever we have extra inventory, we will have the old boxes for sale as one time purchases on the tab for past boxes or simply click shop instead of subscribe.

What ages are the boxes most suitable for?

Outside the Box Creation boxes are designed for ages 5-11, however,  because the projects encourage creativity, they are enjoyed by advanced preschoolers and by middle schoolers also. There is a picture book in each box, but that does not mean it isn't appropriate for older kids. The picture books all convey sophisticated messages.


When will I receive my first box?

If you subscribe by the last day of the month, we will ship your box at the beginning of the next month. We ship from the Seattle, WA area on the 7th or 8th of each month, (depending on the day of the week,) via the US Postal Service. Your shipping time will depend on your location, but most people will receive their boxes in just a few days.


What if I have more than one child?

There will always be enough supplies in the box to accommodate two children. If you have more than two children, we recommend subscribing for the Large Family Box. It is the same box as the regular box except it has supplies for 4 children.


How can I get more art supplies?

You can purchase additional supplies through this link. However, you will usually pay more for them since we purchase in bulk.


Are the art supplies safe for kids?

We do our absolute best to make sure that all the products in our boxes are safe for children, but Outside the Box Creation projects should always be done with adult supervision. 

Can I cancel my subscription if I don't like it?

If you are on the month to month plan, while we hope that you will love it, yes, you can cancel at any time. If you purchase a 3, 6, or 12 month gift subscription, you will be given the choice at check-out to have it renew or not.


How often will I be billed?

If you are on the month to month plan, you will be billed on the 15th of each month for the next month's box unless you  cancel prior to that time. If you wish to cancel at any point, you just need to log into your account and cancel. If you prepaid, then you will not be billed again unless you renew (and we hope you do!)