Within the last few months I’ve noticed that Olivia wasn’t as interested in the projects in the Kiwi Crate as she used to be. She was taking the products and supplies and using them to create something entirely different, or play with them entirely different than the suggestions that are included in the box.
This is great, but I feel like if you’re going to spend $20+ a month on something (that’s perfect for a case of those summer boredom days) you should actually do the craft or the activity that the supplies are for.
Looking through the website, I discovered the Doodle Crate, designed for girls around the age of 9, that included projects like making purses, and that sort of thing. Olivia’s mature, and we work on the projects together, so I decided that we would give it a try.
Violet still gets the koala crate – the best toddler toy I’ve ever purchased
We’re on month two. This month, we’re making a basket. First we’re going to dye the yarn, then we’re going to weave the basket, a craft that is much more tailored to the things that she likes (at almost six), and something that we can work on together.
The doodle crate is around $25 a month once you factor in the shipping and the exchange, but we pre buy the package of twelve months to reduce the cost every month. This is where it comes in as a great gift idea for kids. My parents live out of town, and mom is always trying to buy the kids things, but they have everything so this becomes one of those perfect gift ideas for the kids that have everything.