Unboxing January's Scales & Smoke Box!

By: Cheryl Long

Take a closer look at our SCALES & SMOKE box! 


Starting the new year out with a bang with this super fun Dragon filled box (we are all big fans of anything with a Dragon themed here at OwlCrate Jr!). Read on for more on our Scales & Smoke box! 


Wings of Fire bookworm bowl by Andrew Kolb

OwlCrate Jr has lots of fun new collections planned for 2023 including this super fun Bookworm Bowls Collection! Every quarter subscribers will receive a new bowl designed by Andrew Kolb (@kolbisneat --designer of last year’s character trading card collection) and each bowl will be based on a new beloved middle grade fandom! The inaugural bowl was inspired by the Wings of Fire series! (Also, check out that beautiful packaging by Michelle Gray).



Dragon Clay Kit

Next up, a super fun craft project! Make a dragon friend of your own with this dragon oven bake clay kit, dreamed up & designed by Team OwlCrate Jr. I (Cheryl) had such a blast making my own little dragon friend … his name is Edgar.






Dragon laces kit

Add some personality to your plain old sneakers with this How to Train Your Dragon inspired shoe accessory set, complete with lime green Viking rune laces and amazing Shoe-Dragon wings! You’ll definitely be the snazziest person at the gym!






Heroes of Havensong: Dragonboy Enamel pin

Another new collection coming in 2023 is the monthly OwlCrate Jr Enamel Archives pin collection. Each month artist Jane Mount (@jane_mount), creator of Ideal Bookshelf, will be designing a monthly enamel pin inspired by the month’s book pick. This first pin of twelve was inspired by Heroes of Havensong: Dragonboy by Megan Reyes (@mreyeswrites).





Dragon Pin Banner

Where are you going to store all those wonderful new pins? On your new dragon pin banner of course! This dragon bookshelf pin banner was designed by Team OwlCrate Jr — all your book pins will look so lovely lined up on these shelves!






Neverending Story tassel bookmark

Fans of Neverending Story will be so happy to receive their new favourite Luckdragon tassel bookmark, designed by Kelly Leigh Miller (@bookofkelz). He’s so adorable!







Magical Monthly Recipe Card for Dragonfruit smoothie bowl

And yet … another new collection! Each month subscribers will be receiving a fun Magical Monthly Recipe to try out in the kitchen. Each recipe is easy for kids to get involved with and Team OwlCrate Jr team tested & approved. Where will you store all these recipe cards? … Stay tuned next month to find out!





Heroes of Havensong: Dragonboy by Megan Reyes

Finally the book pick… The first book pick for 2023 was Heroes of Havensong: Dragonboy by Megan Reyes! This is a super fun adventure story full of magic, friendship, quests, and, of course, dragons! The OwlCrate Jr special edition came with a signed bookplate, a letter from the author, a QR code to scan for extension discussion questions (curated by the author), as well as a letter from the author.



If you missed out on the January Scales & Smoke box there are some copies available in the shop. Don't miss out on a future box! Subscribe now with code JRBLOG15 to save!