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Doodle Crate Subscription Box Review + Coupon – October 2015

Doodle Crate Subscription Box Review + Coupon October 2015 - box

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.)

Doodle Crate Subscription Box Review + Coupon October 2015 - inside

The Subscription: Doodle Crate

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

COUPON: Save 50% off your first box. No coupon needed - just use this link.

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

Ships to: US free, Canada $6.95

Doodle Crate Subscription Box Review + Coupon October 2015 - booklet

This month’s project is make-your-own wooden clock! This is the booklet that came in our box this month. My nine-year-old and I were both excited about this project. This is exactly the kind of thing that will make an incredible Christmas gift from him to a grandparent or special teacher. I love that!

Doodle Crate Subscription Box Review + Coupon October 2015 - booklet-inside

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, but I disagreed with the technique presented here. It says to assemble the clock and then paint it, but if he had done that, he probably would have gotten the wrong paints on the wrong panels accidentally. I told him to paint the panels first and then put them together. Does that make sense? In any case, the booklet also has lots of suggestions for making the clock special with various different designs. I also liked that the instructions aren’t too specific. As someone who does art projects frequently, I can say that instructions can sometimes crush creativity.

Doodle Crate Subscription Box Review + Coupon October 2015 - supplies

These are all the supplies that were included for this month’s project. Everything we needed was included except a cup of water.

Doodle Crate Subscription Box Review + Coupon October 2015 - clock

This is my son’s completed clock! It works and everything! I think it looks fabulous, but will look even better when it’s not lying on a wooden table the same color as the wood of the clock.

The Verdict: We have had nothing but positive experiences with all the Kiwi Crate products, so it is no surprise to me that we love Doodle Crate! This was a great project that resulted in an awesome keepsake that someone will be able to enjoy for years. The instructions and printed material looked great and were easy to follow without squelching creativity. And the materials are great quality! We’re already looking forward to our next Doodle Crate.

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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.

Posted in Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Kids| Tags: doodle crate | 2 comments

Comments (2)

  1. Do you know if we order now, will we receive this box/project or the next? This is awesome! My 5 year old would go nuts!

    • I’ve asked the same question about Kiwi Crate, and their response was, “I am happy to help! For our subscription service, we do not offer an option to select which crates are sent from month to month. In general, we do not announce upcoming monthly crate themes, as we find that the children love to be surprised each month! Not all subscribers will receive the same crate theme each month – we assign crate themes based on a customer’s history with us.”

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