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Doodle Crate Subscription Box Review + Coupon – Feb 2016


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.)


The Subscription Box: Doodle Crate

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

COUPON: Save 50% off your first box with code MSA50!

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

Ships to: US free, Canada $6.95

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


This month’s project is a pair of clay pencil holders and some custom DIY colored pencils! This is the booklet that came in our box this month. I usually do this sub with my eight-year-old, but this month my ten-year-old was in the mood for some crafting, so we worked together on this. I love that either one (or both) of them can do this box!doodle-crate-feb-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. The booklet also always contains good tips and suggestions for practicing.


These are all the supplies that were included for this month’s project. Everything we needed was included except water and some paper plates.


These are our completed pencil holders and pencils! My son made the hedgehog (left) and I made the fish (right). Unfortunately, the fish doesn’t hold pencils very well, but I think the hedgehog turned out great! Although he looks a little like a sloth…

VerdictDoodle Crate is awesome! That being said, this month’s project was pretty hard for us, and it took a lot of time. That’s fine, but I’m glad my ten-year-old wanted to do this one! We initially made the pencil holes in the clay with a pencil, but the instructions said to use the dowel that was included to make the holes bigger, but that made them too wide and shallow for the most part. Oh well, they can’t all turn out perfect. The pencils are beautiful! Despite our partial success this month, we still love Doodle Crate, and I still can’t believe it’s only $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.

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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 & Coupons, Subscription Boxes for Kids| Tags: doodle crate | 1 comment

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  1. This one is so cool! My son had Kiwi Crate and I just changed him to Tinker Crate (I had a really hard time deciding between Tinker and Doodle) – I might have to consider adding on Doodle Crate too!
    I love that you even got to make your own pencils!
    That’s awesome that your son’s turned out so good – I know my son would have just loved it if his worked and mine didn’t 🙂

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