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Doodle Crate Subscription Box Review + Coupon – May 2016

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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.)

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The Subscription Box: Doodle Crate

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

COUPON: Save 30% off your first box with code MSA30!

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

Ships to:  US free, Canada $6.95

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This month’s project is a suncatcher!  The skill focus this month is translucent painting.  So pretty!  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!

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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.

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

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Here’s my son’s (kind of) complete suncatcher.  He finished it, and I think the glass painting came out beautiful, but why do I ever think that a suction cup is going to hold anything?  How many times do I have to learn the same lesson?  So, we hung up his beautiful suncatcher in the window so we could admire it, and it fell down about three minutes later.  The little chain bits came off and somehow two of them got lost.  But not to worry, we will find everything and put it back together again.  I’ll hang it on a tack this time.

Verdict: Doodle Crate is awesome!  Our project turned out so beautiful this month!  I didn’t have to give my eight-year-old too much help this time, either.  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 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 | 2 comments

Comments (2)

  1. Anna have you tried (lightly) wetting the suction cup before you hang it? My parrot has a window perch that hangs by suction and I wet them slightly and it stays up until he decides to pull them off.

    • No I haven’t. Thanks for the tip, Faye!

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