Doodle Crate Subscription Box Review + Coupon – November 2017
Doodle Crate, by KiwiCo, is a subscription box targeted to older children aged 9-16 that delivers a monthly art project. 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.
LIMITED TIME DEAL: Now through 11/27, use coupon code EARLY to save 60% off your first month of a Kiwi Crate, Koala Crate, Doodle Crate or Tinker Crate subscription! (Regularly $19.95 a month.)
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The Products: Instructions and supplies for children aged 9-16 to create one new art project each month.
Ships to: U.S. for free, Canada for $6.95
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This month’s project is making a felt succulent garden! The skill foci are felt crafting and clay modeling. My nine-year-old son usually does these projects. This is the booklet that came in our box this month.
Here’s a peek at the instructions inside the booklet. 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 in this month’s project. Everything we needed was included except scissors.
The first step was making the felt plants. My son started with a long felt shape, some double-sided tape, and a wire, and he wrapped the felt around the wire into the shape of an agave.
For some of the plants, he colored the tips of the leaves this pinkish/coral-ish color.
This jade plant was made in a similar fashion to the agave, but he wrapped on a slight angle.
The name of this plant escapes me, but for this one, he had to double a slotted length of felt and then wrap as usual. He then made several other plants in a similar fashion.
He then had to adhere the legs to the base of the garden container.
He then used the wires on the bottom of his plants to stick the plants into slots in the garden container. I think he has a natural eye for plant arrangement!
This is my son’s completed succulent garden! The last step was to create clay sculptures to accent the garden pieces. I have to say, his little clay froggy is adorable! This turned out so fabulous!
The Verdict: Doodle Crate is SO awesome! My son usually loves their project selections, and this month was no exception! He really got into this one, and he is super proud of his resulting product! I think he is actually planning on giving this to his art teacher as a Christmas present. I think it will be a big hit! 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.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the December box!
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