Kiwi Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – September 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.
Good to Know: Keep an eye out for Kiwi Crate’s holiday boxes, which should be coming out in the next month or so. They are one-off boxes (no subscription required), and the projects are amazing and useful ways to prepare for the holidays – things like cards, table settings, ornaments, menorahs, etc.
This month’s theme is “Woodland Creatures”! I sense something adorable is about to happen…
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 marble run and zipper pulls! 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 provided. Everything was included that we needed for both projects.
This is our completed marble run. It is super fun and works perfectly! My son was really, really into this. It hangs over a doorknob. Then when he puts a marble into the chute at the top, the marble jumps from chute to chute until it lands in one of the buckets at the bottom. Also, the chutes are just stuck on with velcro, so he can change it up as much as he likes!
See! I told you something adorable was about to happen! These are our completed zipper pulls. They turned out so good! We decorated the little felt bodies with little felt sticker shapes. Inside the bodies were little pockets that we then stuffed and stuck closed. Then I tied the lanyard pieces on the top of each (my son couldn’t do this part). Kiwi Crate also included a little bottle of tacky glue, so I think we are going to go back and glue everything together so it will stay forever. I think these will make incredible gifts for my son to give his little friends when the holidays roll around.
The verdict: I need to go back and look at how many times now I have said “THIS WAS OUR FAVORITE KIWI CRATE EVER!” because I think the answer is almost every time! I honestly don’t know how they manage to send such a polished, professional package with such unique, carefully curated projects every single month for $20, shipping included. In my opinion, this is about the best $20 you can spend on an hour of quality time with your child.
What did you think of this month’s Kiwi Crate?