The Surrealist Box
Eileen was born in Argentina in South America in 1911. Her father was Scottish, and her mother was American. Eileen’s work focused on natural objects, often in a funny way; she took photos of unusual rocks that looked like faces. Inspired by her mother’s love of wearing big hats for special occasions. Eileen was a surrealist painter and object maker. She was mainly interested in painting and assemblage filled with four art projects and a story Eileen Agar's work:
- Encourages children to be curious; there are no rules!
- Tips for parents on how to support their child to explore
- Illustration by Rebecca Williams
- Cards are printed on environmentally and responsibly sourced cards that can be kept and reused
What materials are inside the box?
- Coloured card
- Collage pictures
- Collage shape template
- Face template
- Pipe cleaners
- Collage - feathers, mini sticks, skeleton leaves, cellophane, glitter card, doily
- Air drying clay
This box comes in two sizes:
Single box: Curated craft material for one child
Age Range:Make and wonder art club is made for three to 10-year-old children. Due to its small parts and long string, it is not suitable for children under three years. Older children and grown-ups may enjoy creating too.
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 an A4 cardboard mailing box; multiple boxes are sent 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.
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
A creative experience you can enjoy together. Flexible ideas and prompts to get you exploring, talking and creating together
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
It was really good, fun and I could have gone for ages. I loved the bubble wrap and making my own stamps. From Abigail aged 8.
So good to have a box that isn’t ‘conveyor belt’ crafts and gives the child an opportunity to express their creativity
This was such a fantastic kit! One box and so much to do. I managed to get my children to share between them. There was more than enough. We’ve only managed two activities which kept them entertained for at least 2 hours!
The remainder of the activities will be over the next week or so. Looking forward to ordering the Georgia O’keefe box!
I highly recommend this box!!!
lovely product, very open ended activities that ignite curiosity and creativity!