Kiwi Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – April 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: Save 50% off your first month 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.
This month’s theme is The Science of Color!
On the back of the theme card (every month) is a sticker to put on my son’s 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 set of flags through color separation and creating spin art! 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!
For the first time since I have subscribed to Kiwi Crate, they included a bonus activity! We haven’t tried it yet, but it’s all about color mixing. Fun!
These are the supplies that were included to create our color separation flags. The only thing we had to provide was water.
Here’s the finished product, and I think they turned out beautiful! We hung them over the curtains in the boys’ room and they look great!
These are the supplies that were included to create our spin art, although we also used the box itself. We only had to provide scissors otherwise.
This was a fun project! We basically used the supplies to make a top out of the wooden disc. Then I spun the top while my son dropped the water colors onto the paper discs (that were lying on the wooden disc). They turned out really vibrant and cool looking! So much so that my husband kept the “top” to create fun CD covers this way!
The verdict: Kiwi Crate is awesome! It continues to stand as our favorite kid subscription box. My son loves Kiwi Crate, and I really enjoy doing it with him! It’s great quality time together! And it’s such a great outlet for his creativity! The only thing about this month’s box is that it was less craftsy and more STEM-y, and I’m not sure how I feel about that. I think there are plenty of good STEM boxes out there, and I hope Kiwi Crate doesn’t try to be all things to all people. They are so good at what they do! 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?