Doodle Crate Subscription Box Review + Coupon – March 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
This month’s project is a hand-woven tapestry! This is the booklet that came in our box this month. I did this project with my eight-year-old son. He’s a little young for this subscription, but he has a real propensity (and interest) for the visual arts. He tends to need a little help, but he usually does pretty well!
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 scissors.
This month’s project was actually two projects, because the first thing we had to do was build a loom!
This is our completed tapestry! It turned out okay, but we had some issues. My son had some difficulty tying all the little ends off, and then he found the actual weaving pretty tedious after a while. I had to help him out a lot.
Verdict: Doodle Crate is awesome! That being said, this month was a little bit of a miss for us. Neither of the boys was too excited about this project, and then I think it wound up really being too advanced for my eight-year-old. Despite this, 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.
What do you think of Doodle Crate?