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Doodle Crate Subscription Box Review + Coupon – December 2017


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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.”

doodle crate clay sculpture december 2017 box inside

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.)

doodle crate clay sculpture december 2017 review

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

doodle crate clay sculpture december 2017 booklet cover

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.

doodle crate clay sculpture december 2017 booklet inside

doodle crate clay sculpture december 2017 booklet inside

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.

doodle crate clay sculpture december 2017 supplies

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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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 | 6 comments

Comments (6)

  1. My 11 year old has been getting Doodle Crate and Tinker Crate Monthly for over a year. She does both completely unassisted and while she likes Tinker, she LOVES Doodle! Every month is something new for her artist side to discover and we see her continue to grow in her abilities and confidence.

    • Yay! So awesome!

  2. That is amazing!! What a great job she did on a cool project.

    • Thanks Michelle!

  3. What a cool sculpture! She did a great job.

    • Thanks katie!

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