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Doodle Crate Subscription Box Review + Coupon – August 2017

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Doodle Crate - Desk Organizer - August 2017 DIY Subscription Box for Kids Ages 9-16

Doodle Crate, by KiwiCo, is a subscription box targeted to older children aged 9-16 that delivers a monthly art project. They describe themselves as “a studio for hands-on creativity delivered every month.”

Doodle Crate - Desk Organizer - August 2017 DIY Subscription Box for Kids Ages 9-16

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.)

Doodle Crate - Desk Organizer - August 2017 DIY Subscription Box for Kids Ages 9-16

The Subscription Box: Doodle Crate

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

COUPON: Save 40% off your first month subscription (plus FREE shipping), no coupon required, just use this link!

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

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

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Doodle Crate - Desk Organizer - August 2017 DIY Subscription Box for Kids Ages 9-16

This month’s project is making a desk organizer! Perfect timing for school! The skill focus is mosaics. My nine-year-old son usually does these projects. This is the booklet that came in our box this month.

Doodle Crate - Desk Organizer - August 2017 DIY Subscription Box for Kids Ages 9-16

Here’s a peek inside the booklet at the instructions. They 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.

Doodle Crate - Desk Organizer - August 2017 DIY Subscription Box for Kids Ages 9-16

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

Doodle Crate - Desk Organizer - August 2017 DIY Subscription Box for Kids Ages 9-16

The first step was the lengthiest: making the mosaics on the sides of the box. One was all squares, which he made in kind of a random pattern, and the other was diamonds and triangles, which he made this cool 3D pattern on. It reminds us both of Minecraft! He made the mosaics by gluing down tiles to the wood on a grid.

Doodle Crate - Desk Organizer - August 2017 DIY Subscription Box for Kids Ages 9-16

After the mosaics had dried a bit, it was time to assemble the box. He applied some glue to the foam base.

Doodle Crate - Desk Organizer - August 2017 DIY Subscription Box for Kids Ages 9-16

Then he stuck the inside wooden bottom (with the guides) on top of it. He applied a glue line around the bottom border where the other walls would stick.

Doodle Crate - Desk Organizer - August 2017 DIY Subscription Box for Kids Ages 9-16

He then inserted the side walls.

Doodle Crate - Desk Organizer - August 2017 DIY Subscription Box for Kids Ages 9-16

Then he inserted the long mosaic walls.

Doodle Crate - Desk Organizer - August 2017 DIY Subscription Box for Kids Ages 9-16

Doodle Crate - Desk Organizer - August 2017 DIY Subscription Box for Kids Ages 9-16

He then added inserts to the inside of the box to organize all his desk supplies.

Doodle Crate - Desk Organizer - August 2017 DIY Subscription Box for Kids Ages 9-16Doodle Crate - Desk Organizer - August 2017 DIY Subscription Box for Kids Ages 9-16

This is his completed desk organizer! I think it looks really impressive!

Verdict: Doodle Crate is SO awesome! This project was a lot of fun, and I love when the project turns out to be a really nice keepsake. It’s even cooler when I know it’s something he will use! 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 son.

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.

3 Comments

  1. I think my kids would have loved this crate instead for August and they got relief prints… and they were not too happy with that it was boring

  2. I’m a fully grown adult with no kids and I subscribe to this box for myself LOL Never thought I would enjoy it so much . If I have to give an award for any box for a ” highly unexpected loving box” , it must be this one. Hands down my fav and I cant get enough of it

    • That is so awesome Jenny! Agreed.

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