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Kiwi Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – February 2015

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Kiwi Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – February 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 – February 2015 Inside

The Subscription Box: Kiwi Crate

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

COUPON: 50% off 1st month subscription (plus FREE shipping) with coupon code SHARE10

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.

Check out all of our Kiwi Crate reviews!

Kiwi Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – February 2015 Theme

This month’s theme is Sports!

Kiwi Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – February 2015 Reverse

On the back of the theme card every month is a sticker (which my seven-year-old loves collecting!) and some paper dolls your little one can color and cut out. The inside of the shipping box can also be colored and used as a set for the paper dolls. I love how Kiwi Crate reuses its shipping materials!

Kiwi Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – February 2015 Magazine

Every month, Kiwi Crate includes a copy of explore! magazine. My son 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 – February 2015 Basketball Supplies

Our first project was to create our own mini basketball hoop to hang up on the wall! As you can see on the bottom of the instruction card, Kiwi Crate expects this activity to be high mess, medium parental involvement, and good for creativity, exploring, and gross motor skills. These are the raw materials that were sent for the project.

Kiwi Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – February 2015 Basketball

This is our finished project. My son was really looking forward to having and using this basketball hoop, but this actually was a complete fail. Kiwi Crate was supposed to include two golf tees that poke through the back of the backboard and connect the tubing around the net, but they left them out! Then to make matters worse, I used the suction cups to hang the net up, and one of the hooks on a suction cup just broke right off! I am definitely going to have to contact Kiwi Crate about this! We were successful in making a stamp and stamping the “net” so that it looks a little like a net, and that was fun. It was pointless, though, without the rest of the parts in good working order.

Kiwi Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – February 2015 Soccer Supplies

Our next project was Pom-Pom Soccer! Kiwi Crate predicts that this project will be low mess, medium parental involvement, and good for exploring, creating, and fine motor skills. These are the raw materials for this project, and yes, for this project they did send all the needed materials!

Kiwi Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – February 2015 Soccer

Here is our completed project. This is actually the most fun game ever! It almost makes up for the defective basketball hoop! We basically folded the paper stadium they sent and stickered everything into place. We made the goals separately with the beads for scoring on top and then stuck them to the soccer field. Then we stuck the little players to straws. To play, you put the pom-pom in the middle and blow through your straw to try and move it into your goal! So fun and funny, too! Everyone in the family got a laugh trying out this game.

Verdict: Kiwi Crate is so consistently good that I almost hate to say anything negative about them at all, but they really did drop the ball this month (so to speak). In addition to the defective basketball hoop with the missing parts, the box was quite a bit late this month, and that’s never good. We did have a blast with the soccer game, and we usually have a blast with everything that Kiwi Crate sends. I am always impressed with what they are able to offer for a low subscription price. This is one of my favorite subscription boxes, and this month notwithstanding, I never hesitate to recommend it to anyone with children in this age range. I just hope this month was an anomaly and not the beginning of a trend!

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.
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10 Comments

  1. Hi Anna, Thank you for taking the time to share these reviews. I have just recently read most of your reviews on the kid boxes you have reviewed. I am a mom of 6 with 2 in the age range of 4-8 years and 2 in the age range of 9-12. My other two are 13 & 18 years old. My question is…Do you think that there is a possibility of two children in the same age range sharing a box? It is barely financially feasible to be able to order 2 boxes with a price of $19.95 each but definitely not 4. Even with a coupon for the first month I worry about the following months. I am hoping that, sibling battles aside, they can work on these together with either my husband’s or my help. I don’t want to risk it if it’s not really a box that they can share but I hate for them to miss out if it is. Again, thank you for taking the time to do these helpful reviews.

    • I originally bought a Kiwi Crate sub for my 4 year old niece. She and her 6 year old brother both worked together on all the projects and for the most part it worked out pretty well. There are always two projects, so you could assign one to each kid for easy splitting, but you could also just divide up the work for each kid for each activity. For instance, with the soccer game, you could have each kid decorate one half of the stadium, have each kid make one of the straw players and one net and scoring bar. Kiwi Crate also will bump up the materials for two kids for an extra $10, which is what I do now, so they each got to make a basketball hoop and they each got two soccer players, but there was still only one soccer field.

      • Thank you so much Renee. That information is very helpful to me. I think I may try out how a single box would work out for each pair I have in the same age range. But knowing that I can add a second set for $10 more is definitely a nice possibility to have there. Thank you again for responding. 🙂

  2. I guess we were lucky! Our box came with all the pieces and everything worked well. It was our first time getting this box and my daughter loved it! We have had a lot of fun building and playing with both projects.

  3. We didn’t get the golf tees either! That project is on hold until I can track some down.

  4. I have a 6 year old nephew. Is this sub age appropriate for him?

    • Hi Trish! It’s absolutely appropriate! I just have to mention that there is some adult assistance needed with most projects. I’ve found that the emerging readers really enjoy the magazine! But being able to read is really helpful in reducing the amount of assistance needed. I hope this helps!

  5. We had a little issue too. Our basketball closure wouldn’t stay closed. Kind of a bummer because it was the first time my daughter could do this part on her own. I found another ball but it took some of the fun out of our DIY project.

    • Our ball would close either. Luckily, my son has 2 similar inflatable balls from last summer. However, the hoop wouldn’t stay attached to wall. Suction cups didn’t work, we tried tacks…kept falling down. He did love the soccer game though.

      • Hi Cay! You could try using the suction cups on a clean mirror or window. They stick really well to glass! Ours stuck tight to a mirror but then the little hook on one of the suction cups broke instantly. 🙁

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