Doodle Crate Subscription Box Review + Coupon – March 2018


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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.”

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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.)

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About Doodle Crate

The Subscription Box: Doodle Crate

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

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 March 2018 Review

This month’s project is making geometric candles! The skill foci are wax dyeing and candle molding. My nine-year-old son usually does these projects. 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 scissors and the microwave.

My son’s first step was to fold the mold along the lines and then roll it into a tube and adhere it together into a roll. He put this one into the cup provided for pouring the wax.

He went ahead and folded all the molds at this stage.

Next, he filled a paper cup with wax flakes. He also added a chunk of crayons to try and get the color he wanted. He then microwaved the cup until everything was melted and stirred it together.

He then had to pour just a little wax in the bottom of the mold to create a seal. Otherwise, the wax would just fill up the cup. He had to let it dry for about 30 minutes. We happened to have a clothespin handy, so we used it to keep the wick straight, but the instructions said to use the stir sticks. Either would work fine.

Then he filled up the mold with wax and let it dry for an hour.

Once it was dry, he peeled the paper off the hardened candle.

These are my son’s completed candles! They are so pretty! Doodle Crate also provided the little dishes to set them on. As you can see, for the second and third candles he poured them in layers and let them cool between stripes. We also added a few drops of nutmeg essential oil from a recent Aroma Box by Herb Stop, so our whole house smelled like cookies! Yum!

The Verdict: Doodle Crate is SO awesome! My son and I completely love this subscription. This month’s project was a good challenge for him without being too difficult. I love his candles, they turned out really beautiful! 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 April box!

Coupon – Save 40% off your first month subscription (plus FREE shipping), no coupon required, just use this link!

Check out all of our Doodle Crate reviews and the Kids Subscription Box Directory!

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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 Doodle Crate Reviews, KiwiCo Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes & Coupons, Subscription Boxes for Kids| Tags: doodle crate | 6 comments

6 Comments

  1. What a great project!!

  2. These turned out awesome. He did a nice job!

    The coupon link isn’t working by the way.

    • Thank you Suzanne! I will check into it.

      • Hi Suzanne – I just double checked and the coupon is automatically populating at checkout. The link was working for me a couple months ago, but cleared my computer’s cookies and it started to populate again! Hope that helps! – Sara

  3. His candles look amazing! So professional!!

    • Thanks Melissa!

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