For the holidays Doodle Crate released a one-time box of a felted ornaments craft! Doodle Crate is one of the latest additions to the KiwiCo family. Geared toward kids 9+, it inspires young makers to learn new skills and gain creative confidence through craft and art projects. This box is also excellent for anyone wanting a craft subscription (even adults). It’s not just another craft project every month – it’s a whole new technique. In my experience, this is the best “arts and crafts” box for older kids, tweens, teens, and adults. Kiwi Crate has a whole line of subscriptions, plus awesome holiday crafts. See all the Kiwi Crate holiday gift subscriptions and holiday shop items here!
The box includes an information booklet that gives a great overview of the technique to be learned – this is just like the regular monthly crate!
The materials that will form the main substance of the craft ornaments. The wool roving provided was enough to make at least a dozen ornaments like those we made (though we did use more white and black than the other colors). We saved our leftovers to make some fun projects later!
The felting pen. The pen has three needles mounted inside, and three spares are provided in case you break any.
It takes a lot of patience to get the wool to pack down and adhere to the felt. We used less wool with each successive ornament, and we had an easier time using a little less.
We cut each ornament out in the shape of a star, leaving a slight border.
And then we attached the ribbons to the back with glue. You can see how much more easily and securely the thinner ornaments attached to the felt: the penguin (right) has far more strands sticking through the felt than the Santa (top).
The completed ornaments, ready for the tree! She was so proud and so were we!
We love the entire Kiwi Family of crates, but Doodle is the one best for older kids interested in crafting — it’s actual quite fun for adults looking for an entry-level craft that’s lots of fun! They have avoided gender branding the box, so it is great for crafty girls and boys alike.
You can visit the Kiwi Crate Holiday Shop to see everything!
The Description: Every crate includes all the materials and inspiration for DIY projects that encourage kids to tackle new challenges and gain creative confidence! Kids ages 9 to 16+ (or for younger kids if they have an older person’s assistance!)
The Price: $19.95 per month
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