Doodle Crate Handmade Soap Review + Coupon – June 2019


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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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KiwiCo offers boxes for different age groups:

There really is something for every age with this company!

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, Worldwide for $6.95 to $7.95. Find your country here.

June 2019 Doodle Crate Handmade Soap Review

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My box always comes with an amazing instruction manual with easy to follow instructions. I love that each instruction has a picture – it is really hard to mess up any project thanks to the detailed instructions and pictures. This month, we were super excited to make soap! The next items in our box were all the materials we need.

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Clear Glycerin Soap

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Solid Glycerin Soap

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Microwave-Safe Container
It doesn’t look like it is there, but it is a clear 250ml container.

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Soap Coloring in Blue and Yellow

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Miniature Shapes Mold

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Toothpicks and Craft Sticks

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Wood Frame Pieces and Wood Dowels

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Glue

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Pipettes

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Soap Mold

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First, we started by setting up all of our supplies on the table. I had Bella set out a placemat under her work area so that nothing would get on the table.

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Instructions directed us to cut our soap into squares using a butter knife. This was definitely a job for mom so I was excited to jump in to help!

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We started by making marbled soap. Bella put a couple of clear cubed glycerin soaps into our microwavable container and melted them for about 20 seconds. Then she poured the melted soap into the soap mold.

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Then she took some of the blue color and, using the pipette, dropped a few drops into the soap mold.

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I got to add a little bit of yellow with permission. Bella then took a toothpick and swirled the color around a little bit.

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It came out so pretty! This one is my favorite one!

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While our first soap was drying, we decided to make another type of soap. This time, Bella put 2 white glycerin soap cubes into the microwaveable container and melted them. She added color directly to the container and mixed using the craft stick. She poured her mix into the miniature shapes mold and let them dry for about 30 minutes.

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When they were done, they were easy to pop right out! Bella made a lot of these for every bathroom and sink in the house.

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Bella tried other projects too. She made two color soaps and even a soap in a soap!

Verdict: This was such a cool project from Doodle Crate! As soon as it came in the mail, Bella wanted to make soap and continues to make soap when she feels like it. I owe her a trip to Hobby Lobby to get more supplies to make more. I really love that this box brought out a hobby that she never knew she would love! The best thing about Doodle Crate is that everything needed for a project is pretty much included (except for hardware such as scissors, a knife or a microwave). An entire fun project for $19.99 is really a spectacular value!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? It is possible you might get this crate, but it is not a guarantee. From KiwiCo:

Crates are assigned each month based on availability and your crate history – not all subscribers receive the same theme each month.

Check out all of our Doodle Crate reviews and the best subscription boxes for tweens and teens!

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Written by Carol Castaneda

Carol Castaneda

I am a mother of 2 going on 3 soon and enjoy the little things in life, especially in surprise form! Monthly subscription boxes give me that surprise every time I see the mailman delivering them! My favorite boxes include beauty boxes, lifestyle boxes and anything pregnancy-related boxes; my all time favorite is my FabFitFun subscription.

Posted in Doodle Crate Reviews, KiwiCo Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes & Coupons, Subscription Boxes for Kids| Tags: doodle crate | 3 comments

3 Comments

  1. Will the dye for the soap making stain countertops? I’m not sure what they used. Granddaughter just made the soap and the blue gets on the countertop when we use it. She LOVES the project.

  2. This is the EXACT same kit (booklet and exact projects) 100% the same as their soapmaking box a couple years ago. Do they normally just recycle old projects?

    It seems pretty lazy- glad I stopped my sub when I did else I would be highly annoyed to get a duplicate kit. Even if they wanted to repeat soapmaking, why not send out new molds, wax colors, updated booklet, variations of projects, etc.?

  3. What a great project & Bella is the most adorable model ever featured on MSA!! I love the final product- her soap is fabulous!! What a delightful review 🙂

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