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Discover the doll collection that teaches STEM skills, life values, and diversity through activities, recipes, stories and charms
Discover the doll collection that teaches STEM skills, life values, and diversity through activities, recipes, stories and charms
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::Click the green "back this project" button at the top of the page to get instructions on how to order your Joyful Jenny kit!::

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Hi, my name is Shauna and I am a busy mom of two and I understand how it feels:

  • to feel pressed for time 
  • to worry that your daughter isn't getting all the tools she needs to reach her absolute fullest potential 
  • to crave more one on one connection
  •  to know that life skills and STEM skills are important but not understand how to implement them 
  • to be totally disappointed in the doll options that are available on the store shelves 

So I set out to develop a solution that would combine all of these things and more into a whole product that solves all of these problems.

We are the only doll kit in the WORLD that combines:

  • Powerful STEM activities, (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • A life skill curriculum
  • Ethnically diverse characters
  • Characters with disabilities (both learning disabilities and physical disabilities)
  • Recipes that promote connection through food
  • Memorable Charms
  • Collectible storybooks

 Delivered right to your doorstep.  

::THIS CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN IS NOT A SUBSCRIPTION, IT IS A ONE TIME BUY OF THE FIRST KIT IN OUR LINE: JOYFUL JENNY::

::ONCE THE CAMPAIGN IS OVER (see how many days are left) SHE WONT BE BACK FOR A YEAR OR MORE AS WE CROWDFUND EACH KIT::

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WHO IS THIS FOR?

Little girls aged 4 - 9 years old

Who would buy this?

Mothers, Grandmothers and Aunts who are searching for gift options for their daughters, granddaughters and nieces.

They want to teach their girls values, they want to spark their imagination, they want to give them a doll that they can love and identify with.

 

::THIS IS THE KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN FOR JOYFUL JENNY::

OUR FIRST DOLL IN THE SERIES OF MAPLE BOX DOLLS:

::THIS IS NOT A SUBSCRIPTION, IT IS A ONE TIME BUY::

Learn more about her below!! 

 

We want to bring Maple Box Dolls to life and we need YOUR Help to get us there and get us to market! 

We are starting with Joyful Jenny and we are offering some amazing launch deals to help bring her to market!

Featured Below:

  • Meet Joyful Jenny 
  • What is included in a box of Maple Box Doll's 
  • What do they teach?
  •  Who are the rest of the dolls? 
  • Check out all the ways you can use Maple Box Dolls! 

"We decided the subscription based service model was a great option because it combines a curriculum with a "forever doll" to add to her collection, new outfits, and fun charms to add to her bracelet every month. " - Shauna Altes

MEET JOYFUL JENNY!

We are launching this campaign with the first doll in our series!  Her name is Joyful Jenny and she is a fun loving, wild haired blondie who lives on a farm in texas with her 2 brothers, mom and dad! 

Here is a photo of her first phase prototype:  Her body isn't quite right, but that will be fixed so that she is more childlike in the next few weeks

Completely posable and bendable joints
Completely posable and bendable joints
Joyful Jenny's kit comes with a daisy craft!
Joyful Jenny's kit comes with a daisy craft!

Here is a synopsis of her story

"Joyful Jenny Lives in Texas on a Big Farm. She enjoys the daily exposure to all the farm animals and the joy of helping take care of them. She does at times find that the chores are cumbersome but makes a choice to be joyful even when she does not want to."

Keepsake book with interactive question and answer time at the end
Keepsake book with interactive question and answer time at the end

EXCERPT FROM JOYFUL JENNY'S BOOK

Jenny wiped the tears from her cheeks. Her Dad said, “Sometimes it’s hard to find the joy in every situation. Sometimes it’s hard to choose to be joyful. 

He reached down and picked up the bucket and said, “See this bucket here. It’s empty right now, but with enough work it can be filled with milk! Joy is just the same. Unless we choose to be joyful in every situation, we are missing happiness. But once we work hard to look for the joy in all things, we are filled with happiness and love.

After thinking about what her father said about choosing joy and that sometimes it is hard work to choose joy, Jenny understood and she nodded.

Then her father asked, “Can you try and find something to be joyful about in this situation, Jenny?”

Jenny looked down and noticed that her kitty cat, Fenster, had jumped down and was lapping up the milk that had spilled on the floor. She laughed when Fenster looked up at her with a milk mustache and beard. She said, “Yes! Yes! Look at Fenster, he’s so cute AND he gets to drink the milk that was spilled!”

Her father said, “Well, then, there you go! You can find the joy in all things - even the hard things.”

 WHAT IS INCLUDED IN A BOX?

  • Every box receives a new character girl from the line of MBD
  • An activity to complete with all components and instructions 
  • Fun easy recipe to complete
  • First box receives collectable charm bracelet and charm
  • Every box there after: charm to attach to her very own charm bracelet
  • Storybook

 

 

 

 

What Do they Teach?

  • They teach connection - by encouraging one on one interaction 
  • They teach values - with timeless character qualities 
  • They teach creativity -with crafts and hands on activities 
  • They teach imagination - with dolls that have rich story lines 
  • They teach lifeskills - Through the integration of "Soft Skills"
  • They teach love - with recipes that are wholesome 

STEM ACTIVITIES

science projects that teach about the world around us

mechanical projects that teach building skills

flag lifts that teach engineering

 

One of our goals was to introduce GREAT lasting values, and help give parents the tools to be able to teach that. - We wanted to create a product that teaches things like patience and joy and then give them great examples on how to use them!

 All The Ways You Can Use Maple Box Dolls!

There SO many applications and uses for Maple Box Dolls

  • Awesome for gifts at birthdays/christmas/or anytime
  • Can be used as group projects with friends or as in CO - OP
  • Out of state? No problem, this is an awesome and easy gift you can purchase for your daughter, granddaughter, niece and more
  • Arrives in the mail  - girls LOVE to wait for the mailman on the day that is marked on her calendar for her Maple Box Doll arrival.

Completely original storylines Completely original artwork Completely original dolls

Why We're Different

AMERICAN GIRL DOLL - Why we're different

Barbie - Why were different

BRATZ Dolls - Why were different

What We Need & What You Get 

::REDUCED PRICE FOR DOLLS:: Price will increase after launch ~

We are seeking to raise $10,000 for this campaign, this will help us buy and launch our product and also send our U.S. backers really cool Maple Box gear and the first, special edition, Maple Box Doll shipment.

We need to raise $10,000 so that we can order product, cover shipping costs, develop branding, and start advertising.  We want to launch this enterprise and make it available to everyone. 

 As a founding contributor you get awesome perks, reduced pricing and special limited edition dolls that will not be available after we launch. Funds that we raise from our crowdfunding efforts will be used to launch the first phase of production.

MEET THE GIRLS

 

 

 A Dolly to feel good about 

We believe in conservation. Our packaging will be designed out of recycled materials and re imagined for post delivery uses, including dolly beds, cars etc...

Future Plans & Phases

We have big plans for maple box dolls, including expanding product lines (who wants to see MapleBox Tools for little boys?!?) expanding dolls and offerings, but our biggest long term goal is to continue to make amazing dolls and experiences possible!

Other Ways You Can Help 

Some people just can't contribute, but that doesn't mean you can't help:

If you can't contribute monetarily is certainly does help to contribute through word of mouth. Please help us get the word out and make some noise about Maple Box Dolls! Using these Kickstarter share tools makes it easy!

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Risks and challenges

Possible risks and challenges to bear in mind.

Thankfully we have done hundreds of hours of research and found amazing manufacturers that have designed gorgeous dolls for us. All of our suppliers are verified and ready to go. Worst case scenario our launch date is pushed back due to needing to secure another supplier. In the event that this happens we simply push our date back until we secure a manufacturer that we love and that aligns with our values.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Thank you for believing in us! Every little bit helps. You will receive an immediate download for Maple Box Dolls coloring pages and our most popular craft instructions for little girls favorite crafts!

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    ::Individual Craft::

    Order just the craft that comes with Joyful Jenny.

    Great for families with multiple children and would like to provide a craft without buying a whole box

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    ::Individual Charm & Charm Bracelet::

    Order just the charm and charm bracelet that comes with Joyful Jenny.

    Great for families with multiple children and would like to provide the charm bracelet without buying a whole box

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    You are awesome! Receive the entire digital PDF book of JOYFUL JENNY learn about Jenny and her cat Fenster on their farm in Texas and teach your little girls the fun of being joyful in all situations!

    ::Immediate Download::

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    :: DONATE:: A BOX TO A LITTLE GIRL AT:

    PALM TERRACE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    - JOYFUL JENNY!

    Your going to make some little girl VERY happy to receive the first box in our collection of Maple Box Dolls!

    She will receive the full box of Joyful Jenny, her craft, her recipe, her charm, a silver charm bracelet and her book.

    Joyful Jenny Lives in Texas on a Big Farm. She enjoys the daily exposure to all the farm animals and the joy of helping take care of them. She does at times find that the chores are cumbersome but makes a choice to be joyful even when she does not want to.

    ::BEST SELLER::

    All boxes will be personally delivered by Shauna, LIVE VIDEO OF THE DELIVERY WILL BE SENT OUT TO ALL BACKERS.

    Joyful Jenny Book Signed by Shauna Altes!

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

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    EARLY BIRD

    Joyful Jenny Kit + Additional Outfit

    Receive the first box in our collection of Maple Box Dolls!

    Receive the full box of Joyful Jenny, her craft, her recipe, her charm, a silver charm bracelet and her book.

    Joyful Jenny Lives in Texas on a Big Farm. She enjoys the daily exposure to all the farm animals and the joy of helping take care of them. She does at times find that the chores are cumbersome but makes a choice to be joyful even when she does not want to.

    ::BEST SELLER::

    Joyful Jenny Book Signed by Shauna Altes!

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    Receive ::TWO:: of your first box - JOYFUL JENNY!

    Receive the full box of Joyful Jenny, her craft, her recipe, her charm, a silver charm bracelet and her book.

    Joyful Jenny Lives in Texas on a Big Farm. She enjoys the daily exposure to all the farm animals and the joy of helping take care of them. She does at times find that the chores are cumbersome but makes a choice to be joyful even when she does not want to.

    ::BEST SELLER::

    Joyful Jenny Book Signed by Shauna Altes

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    Pledge $110 or more About $110

    Receive ::THREE:: of your first box - JOYFUL JENNY!

    Receive the full box of Joyful Jenny, her craft, her recipe, her charm, a silver charm bracelet and her book.

    Joyful Jenny Lives in Texas on a Big Farm. She enjoys the daily exposure to all the farm animals and the joy of helping take care of them. She does at times find that the chores are cumbersome but makes a choice to be joyful even when she does not want to.

    ::BEST SELLER::

    Joyful Jenny Book Signed by Shauna Altes

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    Pledge $155 or more About $155

    Receive ::FOUR:: of your first box - JOYFUL JENNY!

    Receive the first box in our collection of Maple Box Dolls! Receive the full box of Joyful Jenny, her craft, her recipe, her charm, a silver charm bracelet and her book.

    Joyful Jenny Lives in Texas on a Big Farm. She enjoys the daily exposure to all the farm animals and the joy of helping take care of them. She does at times find that the chores are cumbersome but makes a choice to be joyful even when she does not want to.

    ::BEST SELLER::

    Joyful Jenny Book Signed by Shauna Altes

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    ::BIRTHDAY PARTY IN A BOX!::

    Get everything you need to throw a FUN and engaging Maple Box Doll party where the guest gift is their own Maple Box Doll Kit!

    Includes:
    1) 6 (SIX) Joyful Jenny Kits with the doll, her story, her craft, her charm bracelet, her charm and her recipe.
    2) Pink Party Picnic Table Covering
    3) Pack of Stickers
    4) 6 Pairs of Sunnies sunglasses

    Every book is signed by Shauna Altes!

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    ::COLLECTORS EDITION:: Receive our first sketches of our first 3 dolls, completely signed and framed for you to hang on your wall. Collectors Item only for Kickstarter Campaign. See how Joyful Jenny came to life.

    Plus be recognized as a rock star supporter on our website!

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    ::PERSONALIZED IllUSTRATION::

    of your favorite little girl created by our Artist Katie Schied! She will create a framed sketch and illustration of your little girl in her favorite environment, with some of our doll characters. Wether thats at home, out in the outdoors, on the beach or wherever she loves!

    Signed - Collectors Edition!

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    ::YOUR OWN CUSTOM DOLL:: created by you and in the likeness of your favorite little girl!!

    We will create a custom doll, and story surrounding your favorite little girl, she could be your daughter, your niece, your granddaughter or whoever you want! She will have her own custom craft, her favorite recipe and her own custom charm as well!

    Once in a lifetime opportunity!

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    SUPER EARLY BIRD

    The best perk we will EVER offer on a Maple Box Doll Kit EVER!

    PLUS

    Receive an additional outfit in your Joyful Jenny box!

    Receive your first box - JOYFUL JENNY!

    Receive the first box in our collection of Maple Box Dolls!

    Receive the full box of Joyful Jenny, her craft, her recipe, her charm, a silver charm bracelet and her book.

    Joyful Jenny Lives in Texas on a Big Farm. She enjoys the daily exposure to all the farm animals and the joy of helping take care of them. She does at times find that the chores are cumbersome but makes a choice to be joyful even when she does not want to.

    ::BEST SELLER::

    Joyful Jenny Book Signed by Shauna Altes!

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    :::BOGO MEMORIAL DAY SPECIAL:::

    72 HOURS ONLY

    Buy one GIVE one to a little girl who has lost a parent while serving our country.

    We will gift a lucky girl a Joyful Jenny Doll and story book for every full kit that is pre funded.

    YOU will receive the first box in our collection of Maple Box Dolls!

    Full box of Joyful Jenny, her craft, her recipe, her charm, a silver charm bracelet and her book.

    Joyful Jenny Lives in Texas on a Big Farm. She enjoys the daily exposure to all the farm animals and the joy of helping take care of them. She does at times find that the chores are cumbersome but makes a choice to be joyful even when she does not want to.

    Joyful Jenny Book Signed by Shauna Altes!

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    BUY 2 SUPER EARLY BIRD

    The best perk we will EVER offer on a Maple Box Doll Kit EVER!

    PLUS

    Receive an additional outfit in your Joyful Jenny box!

    Receive your first box - JOYFUL JENNY!

    Receive the first box in our collection of Maple Box Dolls!

    Receive the full box of Joyful Jenny, her craft, her recipe, her charm, a silver charm bracelet and her book.

    Joyful Jenny Lives in Texas on a Big Farm. She enjoys the daily exposure to all the farm animals and the joy of helping take care of them. She does at times find that the chores are cumbersome but makes a choice to be joyful even when she does not want to.

    ::BEST SELLER::

    Joyful Jenny Book Signed by Shauna Altes!

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    BUY 4 SUPER EARLY BIRD

    The best perk we will EVER offer on a Maple Box Doll Kit EVER!

    PLUS

    Receive an additional outfit in your Joyful Jenny box!

    Receive your first box - JOYFUL JENNY!

    Receive the first box in our collection of Maple Box Dolls!

    Receive the full box of Joyful Jenny, her craft, her recipe, her charm, a silver charm bracelet and her book.

    Joyful Jenny Lives in Texas on a Big Farm. She enjoys the daily exposure to all the farm animals and the joy of helping take care of them. She does at times find that the chores are cumbersome but makes a choice to be joyful even when she does not want to.

    ::BEST SELLER::

    Joyful Jenny Book Signed by Shauna Altes!

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Funding period

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