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Doodle Crate Subscription Box Review + Coupon – September 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

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

Ships to: U.S. for free, Canada for $6.95

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This month’s project is making a desktop bulletin board! The skill focus is Paint Resist. My eight-year-old does the projects. 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! This is the booklet that came in our box this month.


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, water, and paper towels.


This is my son’s completed bulletin board! He painted the push pins, too! The kit also came with lots of little quote bubble shaped notes for him to stick on his new bulletin board. LOL! As usual, I think it turned out amazing.

To make it, he planned out his design and then applied tape to the cork board. He then painted the sections inside the tape. Once it was dry, he removed the tape. Then he assembled the mounting and stuck it to the back of the self-adhesive cork board. He also stuck all the pins in the box and painted those, too. It was pretty easy overall, but I think it turned out fantastic!

Verdict: Doodle Crate is awesome! I thought this month’s project was fun and turned out to be a great looking and useful project. My son’s art class also just studied crayon resist, so this project tied in well with that. I still can’t believe what Doodle Crate can provide for $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. I like the way your son’s board turned out way more than the example board’s zig zag pattern – and the colors he chose are great, too! He’s very talented.

  2. He did such an amazing job. Just seeing how well he did, making the cork board, is enough 4 me 2 consider buying it.

  3. That is so awesome. He did such a great job

    • Thanks Nicole!

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