Kiwi Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – November 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!
Kiwi Crate kindly sent us this box to review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
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 “Shadow & Light”! I think the kids’ favorite projects are the ones that involve light.
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 flashlight fun and shadow puppets! These are the instructions. I’m still getting used to Kiwi Crate’s new printed format, but I have found their instructions to consistently be clear and comprehensive.
These are the supplies that were provided. Everything was included that we needed for both projects.
They also included this envelope, which contains shadow puppet parts.
This is our completed flashlight. It started as a regular flashlight, but we built a cardboard hear on it so that we can insert…
Shine-through covers! For the black ones, all my son had to do was punch the designs out, but Kiwi Crate included dozens of these pieces of cellophane that the kids can make their own designs on. My son only made one for the time being, the pink sun. He wants to do a whole story with all his new gear, and he’s waiting until I’m done with the review to work on the rest of the covers. It may take a while!
These are his completed shadow puppets! The ship in this picture rocks back and forth via the string on the right side.
The plastic circle behind the cloud actually rotates so you can have the moon or the sun above, and a storm or birds below. How cool!
The verdict: This was a really fun month, and the things my son made are going to last him a long time, I can tell. He is really getting into the idea of using all this stuff to make a shadow puppet production! We love Kiwi Crate, it’s been my favorite and my son’s favorite for a long time now. In my opinion, if you have children in this age range, this is the best $20 per month you can spend.
What do you think of Kiwi Crate?