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Doodle Crate Subscription Box Review + Coupon- November 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.”

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

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The Subscription Box: Doodle Crate

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

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This month’s project is making a punched metal dry erase board! The skill focus is metal punching. 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.

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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. Everything we needed was included except scissors and tape.

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First, he put the frame together for the dry erase board.

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Then he cut out the template to place over the metal sheet. In this picture, he is connecting the dots, which was unnecessary but fun for him. After this, he taped the template to the board and punched through the holes on the template into the metal.

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This is my son’s completed dry erase board! So cute and funny! Here you can see where he punched through the metal. Then all he had to do was slide the metal sheet into the frame. The box came with other templates and two other sheets of metal, so if he feels like changing the design later, he can always do that.

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Here it is in its final hanging place. In this picture, you can see that there is a piece of elastic on the left side that holds a dry erase marker. Too cool!

Verdict: Doodle Crate is awesome! My son enjoyed the process of metal punching and the end product is simply delightful. 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.

2 Comments

  1. What a cool project! I love seeing your son’s art and craft projects, he’s so talented!

    • Omg Lenya you just made my day!!! Thank you so much! 💕💕💕💕💕

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