Cities with a rich history in the world of art, from Florence, Italy, to Paris, France, might be unreachable for some family travelers this spring, but that doesn’t mean World Art Day and Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday on April 15 need go uncelebrated. Families staying closer to home this April who also want to immerse themselves in a little creative fun can do so right at home with Kids Art Box.
This leading subscription art box is ideal for kids aged 3–18, encouraging kids to celebrate art and foster creativity. Celebrate World Art Day and da Vinci’s birthday with the brand’s Leonardo da Vinci art box (ages 6–18). This art box allows users to create four different art projects using high-quality art supplies to explore new mediums and learn new techniques.
Activities of the Leonardo da Vinci box include pop-art Mona Lisa, Vitruvian Man reproduction, fresco technique and a da Vinci bridge diorama.
Kids Art Box highlights a different artist each month. Each kit comes with everything needed for family creative time, with art supplies; easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions; and how-to videos. This year, Kids Art Box offers two product lines: The Create Together Art Box and My Artist Box. The Create Together Art Box encourages little artists aged 3–7 to try three activities, one science project and one visual recipe or origami tutorial. My Artist Box highlights an artist of the month, with this month featuring Leonardo da Vinci.
Kids Art Box also offers limited-time boxes for special holidays like Christmas, Hanukkah, Easter and more. A monthly subscription costs $38. In honor of World Art Day, Kids Art Box also offers free art activity downloads here.
In no time, your kid will be inspired to see the true inspiration behind artists like da Vinci and go-to countries like Italy. In the meantime, these fun activities are a great introduction into not just the world of art but also the world and its many cultures and sights.
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