I grew up in the suburbs where door-to-door mail delivery was non-existence. Every afternoon I would walk to the end of my street, key in hand, to collect any mail from our Superbox. I was giddy whenever there was a letter addressed to me from one of my few pen pals or friends living in distant cities. My feet would practically float above the ground as I ran up the hill to our house; tearing into the envelope the instant I crossed the threshold.
In the age of the Internet, e-bills, evites and on-line catalogues few personally addressed pieces of mail arrive in our letterbox. Rarer still anything meant for the boys.
A few weeks ago, to their excitement a cardboard envelop arrived for them from The Doodle Post stuffed with glittery pom poms, glue, orange and yellow striped sticky tape and a dozen cake picks. The makings of do-it-yourself cake toppers!
The Doodle Post is the brainchild of creative mastermind and passionate art educator Erin Clark-Wynn. With more than 10 years experience teaching art and several more in advertising, Erin, a devoted crafter and mom of two young girls saw a niche in the Canadian crafting market.
The Doodle Post is a Canadian craft subscription that is delivered to your front door. These DIY craft projects designed for children 6-12 years old take about 15-30 minutes to complete. Each box contains the items needed for the craft and a detailed yet simple step-by-step set of instructions with accompanying pictures.
Erin dreams up each project and draws on her years of teaching to ensure that the projects are age appropriate and require little to no adult assistance. Erin’s passion for art is matched by her passion for giving back to the community.
Each Doodle Post box contains quality supplies from Canadian businesses and a portion of the proceeds from The Doodle Post is directed to Canadian charities that are dedicated to bringing art into the lives of children and kits to those without the means.
My boys were excited to get started on their cake toppers, which coincidentally arrived just in time for a family birthday celebration.
I was amazed at how well my two boys, ages 6 and 7, worked together to complete this project. They read through the instructions and laid out the supplies.
The eldest was eager to show off his knowledge of procedural writing skills (that were recently honed in his second grade class) and the youngest excitedly reached for the ruler when the instructions suggested cutting the tape at 5 cm.
The cutting “Vs” out of the tape, to create the flag, was a challenge for the youngest but with some rarely displayed cooperation with his older brother, the cake toppers came together nicely.
I asked the boys if they had any feedback and the resounding answer: this is so much fun!
The Doodle Post is so much fun! It was fun for me to watch the boys create a meaningful craft entirely on their own without any input from me and that was useful! They were very proud to top their grandfather’s cake with these electric blue pom-pom toppers.
The Doodle Post is the perfect answer to the question: What do your kids want for their birthday?
The cost of The Doodle Post:
1 month = $12 + shipping
6 month = $70 +shipping
To learn more about The Doodle Post:
Visit the website: www.thedoodlepost.storenvy.com
Send an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out Facebook: www.facebook.com/thedoodlepostproject