Kiwi Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – June 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 “Spheres and their Peers”! All about shapes!
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 the box!
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 a tangram game and bubble shapes! 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!
These are the materials that were included to make our tangram game. The only thing we had to supply for this was vinegar. It is really unusual for Kiwi Crate to require any additional supplies beyond scissors!
This is our completed tangram game. My son drew designs on the wooden game pieces with a white crayon, and then we dyed the pieces the same way we dye Easter eggs. And just like Easter eggs, the part he drew on with the white crayon was supposed to stay undyed but didn’t. It’s still a fun game, though!
These are the supplies that were included to create bubble shapes. We had to provide scissors, a large bowl, and water from home.
Here are our completed, non-traditional bubble wands. We had so much fun with these! We actually got the whole family out in the front yard, braving the Georgia summer heat, running around trying to see what kinds of bubbles we could make. It was awesome! The answer, though, is still spherical. The two dimensional shapes made single bubbles, whereas the 3-D shapes made clusters of bubbles.
The verdict: We love Kiwi Crate! Their consistency from month to month is impressive. We always have fun with our Kiwi Crate projects, even if occasionally something doesn’t turn out quite right. I think their planning, instructions, and project selections are always excellent, and I sometimes can’t believe they put everything together for under $20 per month. It’s such a great value for so much quality time with my son!
What did you think of this month’s Kiwi Crate?