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The Story Box

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Explore stories, chalk pastels, and plaster canvas -  inspired by the artist - Paula Rego's art. This box inspires children to read Paula’s story. make a plaster canvas, explore floating chalk, create a story collage and draw on plaster.


The story box inspired by Paula Rego's art

Paula Rego was born in Lisbon, Portugal in 1935. It was a dangerous time and the Prime minister and police were very strict. Paula grew up feeling afraid, she was very shy and liked to listen to the traditional stories her grandmother told her -one of her favourite stories was Peter Pan. Paula also loved to draw her own stories. Paula is now known around the world for her brave artwork. She still likes fairy tales and stories and these inspire her work. Her work is dreamlike and encourages us to use our imaginations. 

Filled with four art projects and a story about Paula Regos' work

  • Encourages children to be curious, there are no rules! 
  • Tips for parents on how to support their child to explore
  • Illustration by Liz Mosley
  • Cards are printed on environmentally and responsibly sourced cards that can be kept and reused

What materials are inside the box?

  • White paper
  • Shape template
  • Music paper
  • Story collage paper
  • Modroc
  • Glue stick
  • Eye stickers
  • Chalk pastels x 12

This box comes in two sizes:

    Single box: 4 creative idea cards, illustrated story, enough curated craft material for 1 child
    Sibling box: 4 creative idea cards, illustrated story, enough curated craft material for 2 children

     

    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.

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    Shipping Information

    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 an A4 cardboard mailing box; multiple boxes are sent in a paper mailing bag

    Reducing waste

    Zero Waste

    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)

    Gift Information

    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

    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 nicola@makeandwonder.com to get a price.

    Shipping

    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.

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    Beautiful art box

    I've bought this as a Christmas present and can't wait for them to use this gorgeous art box

    • Art Supplies

      Take the stress out of project planning with all the high quality art materials you need for four fun art projects

    • Inspiring Female Artists

      Children are fascinated by stories about the female artists and learn about their creative approach

    • Process Art Projects

      Artist inspired art projects designed by teachers that let children confidently lead the creativity

    • Creative Experience

      A creative experience you can enjoy together. Flexible ideas and prompts to get you exploring, talking and creating together

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