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Doodle Crate is one of the new(er) lines in the Kiwi Crate family. Designed for girls ages 9-16, Doodle Crate includes all the materials and inspiration for DIY projects such as patterned pouches, friendship bracelets, or colorful candles. Crates encourage girls to tackle new challenges and gain creative confidence!
Doodle Crate ships via FedEx Smart Post and usually takes about a week to arrive to me.
I am far from a teen/tween, but I subscribe to Doodle Crate for myself. I typically find the projects to be (fairly) simple, fun to do and relaxing.
The July 2017 Doodle Crate explored the technique “Foam Making” and included the materials necessary to make your own Handcrafted Relief Prints. The box includes full instructions, but if you feel stuck, they also have a YouTube video for each project.
This month’s box included foam shapes, printing plates, ink pads, templates, tracing paper, foam sheets, paper, glue stick, pen, pencil, notebook, and cards. Additional items which the instruction booklet says are needed were scissors and paper towel. I used the scissors, but not the paper towel.
The first step was to dream up your design. The box included foam shapes to help get you started and also some templates / blank foams to make your own foam shapes. I used both and used the information card as a guideline on what kind of details to use. Don’t make the mistake that I did with the “Hello” or any template with lettering. Mine ended up backward. #fail. I should have read the instructions. The box included a pen which is used not to draw, but to add details. The pen tip worked, but I did end up with ink on my shapes. I feel like they should have provided a different tool for this.
Step #2 – Creating A Printing Plate
Once you make your template, it’s time to create a printing template. All this involved was peeling the adhesive off the foam and placing it on the printing plate template. Easy!
What do you think about Doodle Crate? Did you get a box this month? If you are interested in subscribing, Doodle Crate is currently offering 30% off the first month of a new subscription with coupon code “SHARE30” at checkout.