Kiwi Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – February 2015
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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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.
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This month’s theme is Sports!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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?