This month’s My Artist Box celebrates Leonardo da Vinci. | Source: Kids Art Box/The Toy Insider

Leonardo da Vinci is one of the most famous artists in history. Between his great inventions, the Mona Lisa, the Vitruvian Man, and more, his work is some of the most recognizable art in the world. For both his birthday and World Art Day, Kids Art Box is dropping a box full of da Vinci-themed crafts for kids to explore their inner artist.

Designed for kids ages 6 and up, the da Vinci craft box features four crafts that feature different art styles. Each craft also comes with a video tutorial on — you just need to log in first!

The Pop Art Mona Lisa takes the most iconic painting in the world and adapts it with a fun, new art style. Inspired by Andy Warhol and other pop artists of the 1950s, kids can paint, draw, and print on a black-and-white Mona Lisa to create a colorful canvas. 

With the Vitruvian Man reproduction, kids cover the paper with layers of paint and wrinkles to make their work look older. When the background is complete, they can then paint silhouettes of the Virtruvian Man with his arms and legs sticking out in different directions.

Most kids have a basic understanding of modern painting, but the Fresco Technique craft brings them back to the Renaissance to learn a whole new art method. With the Fresco Technique, kids can create a type of plaster out of cornstarch, glue, flour, and water to make their canvas before painting on top of it. When they’re done, kids can also crack the plaster so their paintings really look like they came from the 15th century!

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Finally, kids can jump into 3D art with the da Vinci Bridge diorama. Using the design da Vinci created more than 500 years ago, kids can create the bridge out of craft sticks and paint and design a gorgeous landscape around it. 

Kids Art Box also features artists like Frida Kahlo, Henri Matisse, Robert Duncanson, and more with other themed crafts. Adults can pay for the My Artist Box subscription monthly for $38, every three months for $110, or yearly for $399. If kids are really excited about one artist in particular, adults can buy the boxes individually for $48. When kids explore artists of the past, they unlock their own creative potential. Your fridge door is about to get a lot more crowded.

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Ashley Pelletier

Ashley Pelletier

Ashley is assistant editor for The Toy Insider, The Pop Insider, and The Toy Book with a Master's in journalism from Quinnipiac University. When she isn’t writing her latest story, she is reading a fantasy novel or rewatching one of her three favorite TV shows over and over again. She’s also a big fan of showing people pictures of her two dogs and cat.