Doodle Crate Subscription Box Review + Coupon- January 2017
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.”
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (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 40% off your first box with code MSA40!
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 wall hanging! The skill focus is color mixing. 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.
Everything we needed was included except water and scissors.
First, he spent a little time building his palette of colors with the color wheel. His acrylic paints came in the primary colors plus black and white, and he used the color wheel to make all these different shades.
He then painted all these perforated pages and let them dry.
He also had to paint the wooden branch and leaves and let them dry.
Once the pages were all dry, he tore them apart into squares. He folded this little track to put them into for spacing.
Then he taped the tracks of squares onto strings.
Finally, he tied the branch, strings, and leaves all together to complete the structure.
This is my son’s completed wall hanging! I think it turned out really good, and he has already received some compliments on it from visitors!
Verdict: Doodle Crate is awesome! This month’s project really turned out pretty, and I think he actually learned a lot about color mixing. He found it very interesting! 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?