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Kiwi Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – January 2015

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Kiwi Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – January 2015 Box

Kiwi Crate is a subscription box for children ages 3-8. It arrives every month with all the materials and instructions needed to complete 2-3 crafts centered around a theme, plus additional materials to help educate young learners!

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Kiwi Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – January 2015 Inside

The Subscription Box: Kiwi Crate

The Cost: Regular monthly subscription is $19.95 per month + free shipping

COUPON: Use coupon code MSA30 to save 30% off the first month of any Kiwi Crate subscription!

SHIPS TO: US for free, Canada for $6.95 per month

The Products: Crafts and DIY projects for kids, with supplemental learning kits, booklets, and activities. Crates are filled with materials and inspiration to encourage creativity and curiosity. Projects cover a number of developmental areas through art, science, and imaginative play.

Kiwi Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – January 2015 Theme

This month’s theme is Let’s Bake!

Kiwi Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – January 2015 Magazine

Every month, Kiwi Crate includes a copy of explore! magazine. My son (age 6) loves this magazine! He always wants to try all of the activities in it, and it also has some cute comics and short articles that are perfect for his reading level.

Kiwi Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – January 2015 Dress UpOur first project was to decorate a kid-sized chef’s hat and apron! The instructions predict that this will be a low mess, low parental involvement project. This project is also supposed to be great for exploring and creating, plus gross motor skills!

Inside these little instruction cards every month there are also some fun facts that I like to make my son read to me while we are working on the project together. Did you know that chef’s hats are so tall because the head chef needs to be locatable in a kitchen filled with staff (so the hat makes him the tallest man in the kitchen)? Also, the number of folds in a chef’s hat is supposed to reflect how many recipes he has mastered, so more folds mean more experience? My son and I found this information fascinating!

Kiwi Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – January 2015 Dress Up Supplies

This project had all materials included to complete it. The hat and apron, some tickers, and a pack of metallic crayons were all that were needed for this project.

Kiwi Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – January 2015 Dress Up Complete

This is the completed project! The blue rectangle on the hat is just something I put over my son’s name, but it looks adorable in his handwriting. He also looks adorable wearing it! I can’t wait for him to wear this to help me out in the kitchen! I wondered if he would think this was too un-manly for him, but he loves it too!

This project was indeed low mess and could have been low parental involvement if I didn’t want to do this with him. He basically peeled off white stickers and stuck them all over the hat and apron, then colored over the stickers and peeled them back off to get that outline effect. I think it looks great! It was a creative project, but I’m not sure about ‘exploring’ and very not sure about ‘gross motor skills.’ It was an awesome project anyway!

Kiwi Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – January 2015 Cake

Our second project was to decorate a foam cake! This project was expected to be high messiness, medium parental involvement, and good for creating, exploring, and fine motor skills. Just like decorating a real cake, I suppose!

Kiwi Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – January 2015 Cake supplies

This project also had complete supplies! This time they even included a brown paper mat to work on!

Kiwi Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – January 2015 Cake Complete

OK, this wasn’t our most successful Kiwi crate project ever, ha! I’m terrible at decorating cakes! This project did require extra parental involvement, I just wish he had a more skilled parent to help him with this one! The frosting is made of clay, and we just sort of ‘frosted’ the pieces and put them together. Then he had a bunch of little cardboard decorations he added on. It was a huge mess! It was really fun, though.

Kiwi Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – January 2015 Paper Dolls

On the back of the theme card every month, there are paper dolls that your child can color and cut out, and the inside of the box becomes a little play set that he or she can color and play with the paper dolls in. So fun, and I love that the box is re-used! There’s also a sticker that he or she can collect and put on the accomplishments chart that came with his or her first Kiwi Crate. Kids love earning badges!

Verdict: Even though our cake didn’t come out that great, it was still a really fun Kiwi Crate this month. I really liked that the cake decorating process was the same as in real life in terms of using the frosting tubes. Plus, the chef’s gear turned out great, and we learned a few things during the process! We love Kiwi Crate!

What did you think of this month’s Kiwi Crate?

Written by Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn’t become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

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