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Doodle Crate Subscription Box Review + Coupon – August 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.)


The Subscription Box: Doodle Crate

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

LIMITED TIME DEAL: Save 40% off your first month with code BRIGHT40 (find more info here!)


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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 making a faux leather portfolio! The skill focus is stitching and embellishing. My eight-year-old does the projects. 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! This is the booklet that came in our box this month.


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 is my son’s completed portfolio! I think it turned out so awesome! He plans to use it to carry his artwork, which is super appropriate, I think. I just hope he doesn’t decide it’s too girly.

To make it, he first stitched on the pocket and then stitched up the sides. This was hand-stitching, there were no needles involved. When he was done, I tightened up the stitching for him and made some good hidden knots. Then he planned out the design for the front flap with four different kinds of brads. Then he just inserted the brads and voila! Done!

Verdict: Doodle Crate is awesome! I thought this month’s project was super impressive, and so did all my friends I showed it to. 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.

What do you think of Doodle Crate?

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.

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. Your posts were the first to catch my eye, and you’re holding strong. Thanks for making stuff with your kids and trying new stuff!

  2. Wow, I want it for myself!

    • Haha!

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