The Curiosity Box
The Curiosity Box
Shipped in 3/5 working days
The Curiosity Box inspired by Simryn gill
- Filled with four Simryn inspired activities and a story about Simryn Gill
- Encourages children to be curious; there are no rules!
- Tips for parents on how to support their child to explore
- Illustration by Rebecca Lee Williams
- Cards are printed on environmentally and responsibly sourced card that can be kept and reused
- Map paper
- Tropical collage
- Graphite paper
- Tracing paper
- Wooden discs
- Cellulose paste
- paste brush
- PVA glue
- Rainbow crayon
This box comes in two sizes:
Make and wonder art club is made for 3 to 10-year-old children. but older children and grown-ups may enjoy creating too. Unfortunately due to small parts and long string, it is not suitable for children under 3 years of age.
Each Art Club box will inspire children to create and invent - while helping parents create a creative experience that you can explore together. Each box introduces your child to a new female artist. As well as learning about the artist's approach, you get a set of activity cards and all the materials to create four art projects. There are no rules!
The quantity of past boxes are limited. This is a one-time purchase. Purchase of this box will not sign you up for a monthly subscription.
Sign up to our Art Club subscription and we'll send you the latest Art Club box to your door each month.
Orders are shipped within 3-5 working days
We currently ship to the UK only. Shipping is calculated on weight at checkout.
For example, First-class UK shipping for one single box is £2.70. Our shipping policy
Single boxes are mailed in the A4 cardboard art club mailing box ( no additional packaging)
Multiple boxes are shipped in a4 boxes and then place in a paper mailing bag.
We are committed to zero waste, and art boxes are not shipped in an additional mailing box or bag. They are shipped in an A4 cardboard box with the art club sticker on one side and the postage label on the reverse.
If you would like your box shipped in a mailing bag, please email us, and we will add the additional postage to your order.
We try and reduce the amount of plastic that are in our boxes where possible
Our box is often part of the art project and can also be recycled (after you remove the labels)
Sending a gift
If you are sending one box and would like your box shipped in a mailing bag, please email us, and we will add the additional postage to your order.
You can add a personalised gift message to your order at checkout.
Frequently asked questions
Frequently asked questions
What is a Make + Wonder box?
Make + Wonder’s monthly art club boxes are for children aged 3-10 years old. They are a monthly art subscription box designed to spark your children's imagination and creativity. There are lots of ideas but no rules. The box is full of open-ended inspiration and tips to support children’s creativity.
How will the activities encourage my child to create?
Each box is focused on the process of exploring and creating art rather than the finished product, so children will not get frustrated trying to reproduce an adults design. Activities have been created by Qualified Primary School Teachers and are influenced by Reggio Emilia, Montessori, Loose Parts Play and process oriented art. Our boxes support the National Curriculum and the Early Years Foundation Stage in the UK.
What age is the art box for?
Our creative kits are designed for children aged 3-10 years old. But there is no age limit, older children and adults may enjoy creating too. The box contains resources that are unsuitable for children under three years of age to use. We have children of all ages who subscribe between 3-10 years. Younger children ( under 5's) will need help and support to set up the projects and make.
Do you include pictures of the artists work?
We can not include artists' work images in our art kits, as it would breach copyright rules. There are links to videos and pictures of their work. Each month we also include an illustration of the artist and their work created by an artist we commision.
Are your boxes just for girls?
No! We designed Make + Wonder with girls and boys in mind. We feel like it is important for all kids to learn from the lives and experiences of creative women.
Why doesn't Make + Wonder feature men?
We believe that all art is important , but what inspired us to start Make + Wonder was the lack of strong female artists and their stories. We want Make + Wonder to be the place to share the stories and art of creative women.
Do you make boxes for groups of children?
Yes we can make art boxes for groups of children to use. These are perfect for playdates or parties. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get a price.
Where do you ship to?
We are currently only shipping to the UK, we are hoping we will be able to ship to the EU again soon.
How much does postage cost?
Postage is calculated and added at the checkout. We ship by Royal Mail. Subscriptions are posted 2nd class with FREE UK SHIPPING
I haven't received my box?
Boxes are all posted with Royal Mail. They are still experiencing delays in some areas due to COVID and some boxes can still take up to two weeks to arrive.
Your box will not fit through a letterbox and will be returned to your local depot if they are unable to deliver it. Please contact your local Delivery office to check if they have your parcel.
Our two grandchildren love the joint box, both doing it together and independently. It is lovely to see them develop their artistic talents, and each month is different and enjoyable. Thank you, we would highly recommend
I have this box subscribed for my daughter but secretly I love it to. Every month it has amazing inspirational activities to do that aren’t what you would see normally. The quality of the materials is great to. Last week we got a full water colour set in a tin! I’m a photographer and love this for my girls. (@jenniferdavydayphotography on Instagram if you want to see what we get up to)
Beautiful. Great ideas. Both my 5years old boy and 7 years old girl love it. I would add that my son isn’t usually intrested in any art kind of things
. Thank you
I sent this to my niece as an acitivity during the summer holidays.
She loved making the Jelly fish, and there was enough in the packs to last more than one day of crafting. Definitely going to purchase again, but loved that you can purchase as one-offs as well as subscriptions
Very well thought out activity and very inspirational
Great box and so nice to get something for siblings to do together
A fantastic box and super that the children could do together independently. Thank you!
Beautifully presented and put together - with plenty of materials and ideas. My granddaughters were thrilled.
I've bought this as a Christmas present and can't wait for them to use this gorgeous art box
Purchased for my 4 and 7 year olds as the younger in particular is very into art and adores her book about Yayoi Kusama.
This is a really lovely book. Just enough biographic info to make a great introduction, along with photos of some of each artist’s work. Important life events aren’t sugar-coated or sanitised, but are handled in a manner appropriate for children. We read an artist a night, as each chapter is about the right length. Very nice illustrations too.
As a result of this book my daughter now adores Kenojuak Ashevak. It was amazing to watch her discover art that speaks to her. (Kenojuak’s picture gets an excited equal and a kiss every time we pass it!)
Also very happy to support make+wonder with this purchase as it’s a fabulous shop and resource for inspiration!
Bought as gifts but wanted to keep - very well received gifts
My son loved it!
I bought this box as a little something fun to do together with my 2 girls before they go back to school - they love crafts - and this box gave us hours of fun. I was really impressed by the products included as well as all the info/how- to suggestions and the positivity in the wording was fab& really helped my girls to just have fun & enjoy it x
My niece is absolutely thrilled with her art gift box! It’s nicely presented, with many activities included & great quality materials.
My 9 year old daughter is thrilled with her box. We learnt about Frida Kahlo as an artist and had lots of fun creating head bands, collages and glyphs! She is looking forward to creating her self-portrait and using her sketch book. The materials are beautiful and the perfect quantity. Thank you for inspiring my daughter and I! Can’t wait to order our next box!! X