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Doodle Crate Subscription Box Review + Coupon- December 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.”


This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)


The Subscription Box: Doodle Crate

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

Ships to: U.S. for free, Canada for $6.95

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This month’s project is making a fortune telling machine! How cool! The skill focus is lettering. 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. Everything we needed was included.


First, he wrote out all the fortunes. This was supposed to be the “artsy” portion of the project, but he wasn’t that interested in learning fancy lettering. He was more focused on making fun and funny fortunes. I’m okay with that – not every art form has to be interesting to everyone.


Then he put all the fortunes in little plastic bubbles and put the bubbles in this clear globe.



He then glued all the pieces of the base together and let them dry.



This is my son’s completed fortune telling machine! His last step was simply to put the clear globe into the base and voila! It dispenses his fortunes! Everyone in the family absolutely loves this. It is so fun!

By the way, my fortune read, “You will receive something strange in the mail.” You can bet on it!

Verdict: Doodle Crate is awesome! This month’s art focus was a little bit of a bust, but the machine is so awesome! We are having a lot of fun with it. 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. Ha! I love your fortune. So appropriate. 😊 I think this project is fun, but maybe some materials to decorate the base would have been nice. My kids would see that and want to paint it.

    • I was thinking we should paint it, too, Katie. GMTA

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