Kiwi Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – March 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! This is still my seven-year-old son’s favorite box!
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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 Backyard Adventure! On the back of the theme card (every month) is a sticker to put on his Kiwi Adventures Chart that he received with his first box. It also has little paper dolls that he can color and play with on the little set they print inside every box. I love that Kiwi Crate reuses all the 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.
This month’s projects are making a growth chart and a backyard golf game! These are the instruction booklets. The instructions are always very clear and easy-to-follow. Also, along the bottom of the cover, you can see that there are indicators telling the adult three things: how messy the project will be, how much adult involvement will be required, and what skill development the project is good for. I have found these indicators to be very accurate!
Usually Kiwi Crate has the supplies for each project divided within the box, but this month everything was all together. It’s not a problem since the instructions have the materials listed out in detail. I think they were together this month because there were a lot of larger pieces. The only thing we had to supply for both projects were scissors and a pen.
This is our completed backyard golf game. It turned out great! Although technically it is more like croquet, I think. We made a putter from cardboard tubes, stickers, and a big sturdy cardboard leaf. The hoops are made of similarly sturdy cardboard, and we decorated it with flora and fauna we created from pipe cleaners, felt, and googly eyes. Kids love googly eyes! OK, I love googly eyes too.
This is our completed growth chart. It turned out great, too! Although you can see from my pen markings on it that my sons are almost too tall for it! This is only the top of the growth chart, but it wasn’t really possible for me to photograph all five feet of it with any degree of detail. The growth chart came pre-printed with the centimeter markings, the bare tree, and the woodland creatures. My son took the blank leaf stickers, rubbing crayons, and a clear plastic leaf-detail plate (all included) and rubbed the leaf detail into the stickers. Then we pulled off all the stickers and decorated the tree. I attached the hanging ribbon to the top, and we were done!
Verdict: I am happy to report that Kiwi Crate is back to its usual awesomeness after a shaky month in February. My son loves Kiwi Crate, and I really enjoy doing it with him! It’s great quality time together crafting! And it’s such a great outlet for his creativity! I have also noticed lately that he’s very proud of his creations, and I like that he always has a cool end product he can show to his father and big brother. I am consistently impressed with the value of Kiwi Crate. I actually don’t know how they can put together such great crafts, all the materials, and a really good magazine every month and still make a profit for $20!
What did you think of this month’s Kiwi Crate?