Kiwi Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – October 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 “Treasure Hunt”! Fun!
My son has subscribed to Kiwi Crate for over a year, but this month Kiwi Crate sent us a Welcome Kit to review.
The cool thing is that my son’s old chart was completely filled up with monthly achievement stickers from Kiwi Crate anyway, so this was perfect timing!
Part of the welcome kit is an official pair of Kiwi Crate scissors. These are needed almost every month, and they’re a quality pair of scissors. We can never have too many good pairs of scissors around here!
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 treasure chest and treasure maps! These are the instructions. Kiwi Crate usually sends two little booklets, but the instructions for these came together in this one big fold-out booklet. I’m not sure if this is a permanent change or just something they do in the welcome kit. In either case, the instructions are very clear and easy to follow. They are also pretty well illustrated.
These are the supplies that were provided. Everything was included that we needed for both projects.
This is our completed treasure chest. I shouldn’t say our, this time he made it all by himself! It turned out great!
This is his completed treasure map. Actually this is just his first completed treasure map; Kiwi Crate sent enough blank maps to make several, and my son has big plans for all of them! The first map is a pretty basic room layout map he made to remind himself where he put his treasure chest, but he plans to make several more maps to do treasure hunts with his brother. Future maps may also be in color as Kiwi Crate sent along colored pencils for this purpose, too.
The verdict: We absolutely love Kiwi Crate! Every month my son is excited to receive it and do the crafts and activities inside. I also think Kiwi Crate has a great balance of crafts – some are keepsakes, some are toys, some are games, and some are usable objects. Kiwi Crate is also great for bonding time with your little one (unless they kick you off the project like my son did this month).
What do you think of Kiwi Crate?