Kiwi Crate Subscription Box Review + Coupon – April 2016
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!
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. Save with longer subscriptions.
COUPON: Use coupon code MSA30 to save 30% off your 1st month subscription (plus FREE shipping)!
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 “Coral Reef”! This was an exciting theme for us because my eight-year-old is obsessed with sea life!
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 usually send the materials and instructions for 2-3 discreet projects that fit the theme, but this month is a little different. This month they sent the materials and supplies for three phases of one large project: a coral reef with jellyfish that you can race!
These are the supplies that were provided. Everything was included that we needed this month.
This is my son’s completed reef, jellyfish and all. It looks great! He loves the jellyfish! The only problem is that the jellyfish racing portion of the activity doesn’t work. You’re supposed to be able to insert the ratchet strips (on the right) into the gear boxes on either side, pull the strips up and down, and move the jellyfish. First of all, there is too much friction inside the boxes to move the gear with the ratchet strips. We could have played with that to see if we could loosen it up, but the other problem is that the jellyfish are not heavy enough to pull the strings down when the lines are slackened. It just won’t work.
Verdict: We absolutely love Kiwi Crate, and the coral reef and jellyfish turned out great! The racing part not working was a bummer, though. This is two months in a row that some part of our activities didn’t work properly. I would prefer Kiwi Crate not get too ambitious with their projects and make sure everything is going to work! Also, the racing portion was pretty intense to build. I had to help my son out quite a bit. If I had to help him this much, I can only imagine how bored a younger child would get! Here’s hoping next month’s projects go a little more smoothly!
What do you think of Kiwi Crate? Did you get your jellyfish to race?