Doodle Crate Subscription Box Review + Coupon – October 2015
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.”
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
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!
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.
These are all the supplies that were included for this month’s project. Everything we needed was included except a cup of water.
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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