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Calendar April 25, 2015 04/25/15 AuthorBy Subscription Box Mom Comments 0 Comments 0

Doodle Crate Review – “Papermaking & Bookbinding” + $10.00 Coupon

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Doodle Crate Review - "Papermaking & Bookbinding"

Doodle Crate Review – “Papermaking & Bookbinding”

Doodle Crate is a subscription service that inspires children 9 to 16+ to be creative and have fun.  Each monthly crate encourages children and teens to gain confidence and learn new techniques.  Doodle Crate is $19.95/Month but you can use the code SHARE10 to save $10.00 on your first box.  Each box is filled with all the materials you need to learn new craft techniques and create a cool DIY project.  If you need added help, Doodle Crate also makes videos to help you through the instructions.

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Doodle Crate ships in a blue box.

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I was sent the Papermaking & Bookbinding crate for review.  This craft is all about making paper and binding a book.  Doodle Crate includes a little booklet with instructions on how to complete all the products.

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The information card had two sides.  The first side featured directions on how to make paper.  This paper becomes the outside part of the book.

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The back of the booklet gave instruction on how to bind the book.

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Make Your Paper:  To make paper, Doodle Crate included a tray, bone folder, shredded paper, colored tissue paper, mesh, and a bottle.

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You fill the bottle 3/4 of the way with shredded paper, add tissue paper for color, water, then shake

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You then lay a piece of mesh in tray and pour the bottle of dissolved paper on top of the mesh.

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You lay another piece of mesh on top, press out the water and let it dry overnight.

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Bind Your Book: Once your paper is dry, you can begin to stitch up the book.  Doodle Crate included four different colors of thread.

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You glue the paper you made to cardstock, this becomes the outside of the book.

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Doodle Crate included a large stack of paper, so you have enough materials to make 2-3 books.  Doodle Crate also included directions on how to stitch up the spine.  It was very east to do.

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This is the finished book!

Final Thought:  This was a very easy craft to complete, but it was fun. The instructions are easy enough for 9 year old, but still enjoyable for an adult.  I personally have enjoyed both Doodle Crates that I have reviewed, and I think this would be a fun box for adults and teens.  If you want to try Doodle Crate, use this link with the code SHARE10 to save $10.00 on your first box.  There is also a sale on longer subscriptions.  When you subscribe for a 6 month plan, you will get 1 month FREE, just use the code SPRINGFF6.  When you subscribe for a year, you will get 3 months FREE, just use the code SPRINGFF12!

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This entry was posted in Children Subscriptions, Doodle Crate Reviews and tagged: on Saturday, April 25th, 2015 by Subscription Box Mom


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