Kiwi Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – May 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 Interesting Insects!
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 bug tic-tac-toe and dragonflyers! 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 supplies that were included to create our color dragonflyers. Nothing else was required.
This is one of our dragonflyers and the launcher. These turned out to be so much fun! The reason there’s only one pictured is because the other one was immediately launched behind a dresser. We colored the dragonfly bodies with color-changing markers, which were really cool! Then we stuck them onto pipettes and built the little bottle launcher. You place the flyer on the straw, give it a squeeze, and it takes off! They actually get pretty good distance and speed!
These are the supplies that were included to create our tic-tac-toe game. We only had to provide scissors otherwise.
Oh I just love the way this turned out! It’s adorable! It has a nice platic cover and hanging rope to display as a big collection when not in use, but when you take the cover off you can use the insects to play tic-tac-toe! Bees vs. Ladybugs! How clever! It wasn’t hard to make, either.
The verdict: We love Kiwi Crate! I am consistently impressed with their crafts and how well put-together the supplies are. This month’s projects were so fun! My son and I enjoyed making them, and now he is enjoying playing with them as well. I think Kiwi Crate might be the best $20 I spend all month!
What did you think of this month’s Kiwi Crate?