The Doodle Post offers creativity wrapped up in a colorful paper box.
By: Andrea Mulder-Slater
Surprises by Mail
Erin Wynn is a Canadian mom, who – I’ve recently discovered – grew up practically down the street from me. Erin has has many years experience working with children and because she was a fine arts major at university, she also knows a thing or two about creativity.
Her creative energy can be seen in the kits she produces under her company’s name, The Doodle Post.
The Doodle Post offers children ages 5 to 12, the opportunity to get creative with supplies, photos and instructions delivered by mail in delightful little boxes.
Like most children, my daughter LOVES getting mail so it didn’t take her long to dive into the kits Erin sent to us, which included a llama, a cactus, a teepee and some magnets.
My daughter is 9 years old so she had no trouble completing the projects on her own, and even though she lives in a house full of artists with access to every art supply under the sun, she really liked the fact that the kits had everything she needed to make sweet little crafts, all in one tidy little package – without having to hunt through drawers and cupboards.
In addition to the supplies and instructions, each kit includes a little bit of history or information about the item being crafted, so there are plenty of opportunities for children to learn while they play. My daughter loved reading about the history of teepee structures and discovering that llamas are related to camels.
The kits are sold in 3, 4, 6 and 12-month subscriptions, ranging from $45 (CDN) for 3 months to $144 (CDN) for 12 months, and can be shipped anywhere in the world. When you buy a subscription, children receive a surprise box every month, with all the supplies to complete a craft. You can even buy some of the kits individually. And, there are group craft kits (perfect for birthday parties) and kits designed for kids away at Summer Camp.
What I particularly like is the fact that a portion of Doodle Post sales go to organizations like Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto and area after school art programmes. So everybody wins.
Find out more about how you can give your kids the gift of creativity by visiting The Doodle Post.
[Note: I was sent kits to review, and the opinions in this post are 100% my own.]