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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 August 2017 Doodle Crate explored the technique “Glue-Resist Fabric Painting” and included the materials necessary to make your own Handpainted Canvas Pouches. The box includes full instructions, but if you feel stuck, they also have a YouTube video for each project.
This month’s box included canvas pouches, paint, paint brush, string, practice swatch, glue, wooden cuff, gel pens, wooden tags, sticks, mess mat and pouch inserts. Not provided, but needed, items included water, paper towels, a baking dish and scissors.
Step #1 – Gluing 101 & Step #2 – Draw A Resist Resin
The first step was to practice your gluing technique. The box included a canvas swatch to test out your ideas / pattern on. I skipped this skip as I tend to do with most of the practice steps. Sometimes this is okay (as it was in this case) and sometimes I should have practiced ;).
I picked some simple / fun patterns and got to work. This step took all of five minutes? I followed the instructions and let the glue dry overnight.
Step #3 – Paint the Fabric
Next up? Painting! I forgot to put the canvas insert in my pouches to protect the paint from bleeding, but it ended up being okay. Just a tad soaked through. Painting was fun (and easy) and I let it dry overnight before moving on to the next step.
I have to tell you, at this point I absolutely did not think the resin (glue) would be coming off this pouch. But I followed the instructions and soaked the pouches for about an hour.
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.