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Doodle Crate Chalkboard Ornaments Holiday Box Review + Coupon – December 2017

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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.” My nine-year-old son loves it, and we could not be more excited to have the opportunity to review their holiday crates this year!

doodle crate chalkboard ornaments holiday 2017 box open

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

This is a review of the Doodle Crate Chalkboard Ornaments Holiday Box, which is on sale for $11.95 and still available for sale!

doodle crate chalkboard ornaments holiday 2017 review

About Doodle Crate

The Box: Doodle Crate Chalkboard Ornaments Holiday Box

The Cost: On sale for $11.95 (originally $17.95)

LIMITED TIME DEAL: Use coupon code CHEER to a Kiwi Crate, Koala Crate, Doodle Crate or Tinker Crate subscription for $7.95! (Regularly $19.95 a month.)

Coupon: Save 40% off your first month of any KiwiCo subscription! No coupon required, just use this link

The Products: One holiday craft for children aged 9-16

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

Doodle Crate Chalkboard Ornaments Holiday Box Review

Family Fun mini-zine

As a bonus, this box included this cool little mini-zine from Family Fun! It has some ideas for even more DIY holiday ornaments.

doodle crate chalkboard ornaments holiday 2017 booklet cover

This project is making chalkboard ornaments! The skill focus is chalk art. This is the booklet that came in our box.

doodle crate chalkboard ornaments holiday 2017 booklet inside

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.

Somehow I failed to get a picture of the supplies, but they can all be seen in the picture above the subscription info. I guess we were too excited to get started! Everything we needed was included.

The first step for my son was to paint the ornaments with the chalkboard paint on both sides and let it dry.

After the chalkboard paint was dry, he had to prime the ornaments. He did this by rubbing each side completely with the broad side of the white chalk and then rubbing it off with a dry paper towel.

He then decorated the ornaments with the chalk markers. They are so stinkin’ cute! I can’t stand how adorable they are!

Next, he had to assemble the tree by sliding the two pieces together.

handmade chalkboard ornaments

These are his completed ornaments! I absolutely love them! He decided to make them standing ornaments instead of the kind you hang from the tree. Doodle Crate provided little foam inserts for the animals’ feet to allow the pieces to stand, so we now have this adorable holiday woodland scene! As a side note, they are chalkboards, so my son can redecorate them every year, or as often as he likes!

The Verdict: Doodle Crate is SO awesome, and we love their holiday crates! This project was our favorite so far this year! They were easy and super fun to make, and the end product is just darling! We love it! 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. Happy Holidays!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box? Yes! It and other holiday crates are still available!

Coupon – For a limited time, use coupon code CHEER to a Kiwi Crate, Koala Crate, Doodle Crate or Tinker Crate subscription for $7.95! (Regularly $19.95 a month.) Or, save 40% off your first month subscription (plus FREE shipping), no coupon required, just use this link!

Check out all of our Doodle Crate reviews and the Kids Subscription Box Directory!

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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. Bravo to him! He did a wonderful job! This is a great box to make kids focus on using their hands and putting down the electronics.

    • Thanks Michelle! Agreed!

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