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Doodle Crate Subscription Box Review + Coupon – April 2017

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

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

COUPON: Save 50% off your first box. No coupon needed - just use this link.

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 slippers! The skill focus is felt design. My nine-year-old does the projects. He’s on the young side for this subscription, but he does just fine with it. He was so excited about the project because he wanted to make a really nice thank-you present for his teacher this year! This is the booklet that came in our box this month.

Here’s a peek inside the booklet at the instructions. They 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 tape.

His first step was to cut out all the felt shapes for the soles and uppers.

He had to follow a dot pattern and make the pattern around all the shapes as a guide for sewing later.

Using the same guide, he had to poke holes through the foam soles to make it easier to sew through them.

His next step was to decorate the uppers with sticky felt shapes. He made monsters! So fun!

Then he had to align all the pieces and clip them together.

His last step was to sew through all the dots on the pieces he made and voila! Monster felt slippers! I think they turned out really cute, and I know his super awesome third-grade teacher is going to just love them! I had to help him a bit with the sewing, but as I’ve said before, he is on the young side for this subscription.

Verdict: Doodle Crate is SO awesome! What a fun project this month, and I just know the slippers are going to be a big hit! My only very small issue this month was that the instructions had him put dots on both sides of everything, but when it came down to the sewing, he really only needed one set of dots on the tops of the uppers and visible part of the insoles. Otherwise, it was really fun! 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 son.

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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. Do they always ship so late?

    • Hi Jen! They usually come at the very end of the month or beginning of the next. This one was particularly late. Thanks!

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