Kids Art Box was created by Melanie, a mom of 3 boys who are 7-, 5-, and 2-year-old. Melanie loves connecting with her children via art and believes art is very important for children and adults alike. She believes in having a good balance of process and product art for children to have fun with and learn from.
Originally a full-time engineer, she (very happily) quit her job when her oldest son was 4-years-old. Being a full-time working mom of 2 boys, it was hard to find time to prepare the art activities, come up with ideas (Pinterest is overwhelming!), and find the right supplies. When she stopped working and became a full-time stay-at-home mom, she did many more art activities with her children and found out how rewarding it was to connect during these times. She also really enjoys preparing the right activities for children.
Melanie started these Montessori subscription boxes to share her love of art and time spent together with other families. She wants more families to experience the fun and connection that comes with doing art and science activities together. Plus, it is a great way to learn about new topics every month! Since Melanie and her family are a Montessori family and love nature, the activities are Montessori and nature inspired.
Nick is Melanie’s husband. He joined her on this exciting journey and has been helping on the business side. He is also in charge of all the technological aspects of it! He is very excited about the Daddy and Me Art Box and volunteered to help come up with themes for it. He also gives input on the monthly activities picked for each theme.