Doodle Crate Subscription Box Review + Coupon – December 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.)
About Doodle Crate
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 each month.
Ships to: U.S. for free, Canada for $6.95
Doodle Crate December 2017 Review
This month’s project is making a handcrafted sculpture! The skill focus is wire armature and clay sculpting. My nine-year-old son usually does these projects, but this month I had the opportunity to share this box with my 16-year-old niece! Fun! 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 niece 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, water, and paper towels.
The first step was to create the wire armature. The supplies included a variety of thick and thin wire, so my niece just formed them into the shape she wanted, and anchored it to the cork base that was provided.
She then used the clay, water, and sculpting tools to form the clay around the armature into the shape she wanted.
She had to let the clay dry overnight. The next morning, she painted the sculpture and then let that dry.
Her last step was to use tissue and glue to create little leaves and hanging moss.
This is my niece’s completed sculpture! It turned out so beautiful! I am really proud of her.
The Verdict: Doodle Crate is SO awesome! It was really interesting this month to see what happened if I sat back and let a 16-year-old girl do the craft unassisted. She did great! She had absolutely no questions and was able to do it all totally unassisted. I expected as much. 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!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the January box!
Coupon – Save 40% off your first month subscription (plus FREE shipping), no coupon required, just use this link!
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