The Story Box
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 favorite 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
- Glue stick
- Eye stickers
- Chalk pastels x 12
This box comes in two sizes:
Make and wonder art club is made for three 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.
- We currently ship to the UK only. Shipping is calculated on weight at checkout. For example, First-class UK shipping for 1 single box is £2.70
- Single boxes are mailed in an A4 cardboard mailing box, multiple boxes are sent in a paper mailing bag
- Orders are shipped within 3-5 working days
We are committed to zero waste and the art box is 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 can add the additional postage to your order.
Gifts: You can add a personalised gift message at the checkout
Frequently asked questions
Frequently asked questions
How do I subscribe?
It’s easy to subscribe, just choose the box size, and follow the instructions. Each month we create an art box with creative activities, we pack it and post it to you. Boxes are shipped around the 5th each month. You can also buy single boxes from our shop.
What box will i will receive?
Each Month we highlight a strong creative woman and share the story of her life and work. We share the artist we will feature on instagram and Facebook each month.
How much does a subscription cost?
A box costs from £15.50 per month and sibling box from £18.50 a month (depending on your subscription length). You can also buy individual boxes.
What is the difference between an art box and a sibling art box?
The standard art box contains activity cards and art materials for one child. The sibling box contains enough art material for two children and one set of cards. The triple box with enough art materials for 3 children and one set of 3 cards. Not all art material is duplicated in the sibling and triple box, children will have to share some materials.
When is the payment taken?
Payment is taken on the day you subscribe and subsequent payments are then taken on the the 11th the following month.
Yes, You can buy individual boxes from our shop and you can also buy past months boxes in our shop.
Can I skip a month?
Yes you can skip a month. You will need to log in to your account. To skip the following month you need to cancel before the your payment is taken for that month.
How do I cancel?
You can cancel at anytime. You will need to log in to your account. To cancel the following month you need to cancel before the your payment is taken for that month.
When will I get my first art box?
If you sign up before the end of the month, your box ships on the 6th the following month. So if you sign up on the 20th March your first box will ship on the 6th April and If you sign on the 3rd April, your first box will will ship on the 6th May.
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.
Postage is calculated and added at the checkout. We ship by Royal Mail. Subscriptions are posted 2nd class with FREE UK SHIPPINGI 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.
All About Make + Wonder
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.
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.
Christmas Subscription shipping:
If you place an order before the 5th December and choose the December box your order will be shipped on the 6th December.
If you your order after the 6th December and choose the December box. Orders will be posted every 2/3 days.
Last order date for posting in time for Christmas is Friday 17th December