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Kiwi Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon – November 2015

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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).

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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.

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This month’s theme is “Shadow & Light”! I think the kids’ favorite projects are the ones that involve light.

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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.

Kiwi Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon November 2015 - projects

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.

Kiwi Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon November 2015 - supplies

These are the supplies that were provided. Everything was included that we needed for both projects.

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They also included this envelope, which contains shadow puppet parts.

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This is our completed flashlight. It started as a regular flashlight, but we built a cardboard hear on it so that we can insert…

Kiwi Crate Subscription Box Review & Coupon November 2015 - covers

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!

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These are his completed shadow puppets! The ship in this picture rocks back and forth via the string on the right side.

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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?

Written by Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn’t become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

4 Comments

  1. Was this the planner addiction boxes? I’m new here, I’m not sure if I’m at the right spot. I’ve been trying to get a phone number to them, I’m pretty sure they charged me 2 times this month. I’m haveing some problems how can I reach them? Thanks

  2. Really glad to hear that another mom has vetted and enjoyed this box. I just signed up for Koala Crate for my 2 year old, after Citrus Lane announced their closure. Haven’t gotten our first box yet but apparently we’re getting the “Colors” box which is perfect because she’s learning her colors right now!

  3. While we love Kiwi Crate too…I do not like the new format. Going from 2 crafts that took less time but were equally awesome down to 1 – much longer and involved craft – has made this box untenable for our family. Moreover, I feel like the boxes are much more difficult for my kids to do now and I find myself doing almost everything for them (ages 6 and 3). Maybe we will reevaluate this box when my kids get older, but for now, we’re canceling.

  4. We love this subscription too! My 5 year old looks forward to it every month and I look forward to the one on one time we have doing the projects. The explorer magazine is a nice bonus and well put together. We’re still playing with some the projects from a couple years ago, plus the extra materials in each box make for less trips to the craft store.

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