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Doodle Crate Subscription Box Review + Coupon – April 2016

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Doodle Crate is a subscription box from Kiwi Crate targeted at older children aged 9-16 that delivers an art project every month. They describe themselves as “a studio for hands-on creativity delivered every month.”

Doodle Crate kindly sent us this box for review purposes. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)


The Subscription Box: Doodle Crate

The Cost:  $19.95 per month with discounts available for longer subscription commitments

COUPON: Save 30% off your first box with code MSA30!

The Products:  Instructions and supplies for children aged 9-16 to create one new art project

Ships to:  US free, Canada $6.95

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This month’s project is mini Moroccan paper lanterns!  The skill focus this month is embossing.  So cool!  This is the booklet that came in our box this month.  I did this project with my eight-year-old son.  He’s a little young for this subscription, but he has a real propensity (and interest) for the visual arts.  He tends to need a little help, but he usually does pretty well!


Here’s a peek inside the booklet at the instructions.  The instructions were clear and well illustrated, so they were easy for my son to follow. The booklet also always contains good tips and suggestions for practicing.


These are all the supplies that were included for this month’s project.  Everything we needed was included except scissors.



And here are our completed lanterns!  Oh my goodness, they are so beautiful!  Sorry they are just kind of in a wad in the photographs, but this way you can see them from a lot of different angles.  This project took my son a really long time, but it was completely worth it, I think.  We are hanging these up in the kitchen!  We only had one issue, and that was that the hole punch they sent broke almost immediately.  It could punch a small and standard size hole, and the standard size was the one that stopped working.  Fortunately, we have a standard size hole punch at home, so it was no big deal to complete the project.

Verdict: Doodle Crate is awesome!  Our project turned out so awesome this month!  The hole punch was a bummer, but it all turned out ok.  Things like that don’t happen too often with Doodle Crate.  I still can’t believe it’s only $20.  When you consider the materials, the curation, the project selection and instructions, that’s really a bargain!  Most importantly, it always sets the stage for some fun times crafting with my kids.

What do you think of Doodle Crate?

Written by Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn’t become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. This is really awesome, but how is embossing involved?

    • Thanks pen! He gave the bronze paper stock lantern “shades” a textured look with an embossing technique. Hope that helps!

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