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Kiwi Crate Review & Coupon Code – September 2014

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Kiwi Crate Review & Coupon Code – September 2014 Box

Kiwi Crate is a monthly craft, activity and learning subscription box for kids. I’ve tried a few kid craft subscription boxes (there are a lot of great ones), and I think Kiwi Crate is one of the best, if not the best.

My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

Kiwi Crate Review & Coupon Code – September 2014 First Look

The Subscription Box: Kiwi Crate

The Cost: Regular monthly subscription is $19.95 a month.

COUPON: Use coupon code BDAYSUB to save 30% off your first 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, imaginative play.

Check out all of my Kiwi Crate reviews and the Kids Subscription Box Directory!

Kiwi Crate Review & Coupon Code – September 2014 Sticker

When you sign up for a subscription, your first box includes a map to mark off each month of activities you do with a sticker, and each following box comes with a new sticker to keep track of your progress.

Kiwi Crate Review & Coupon Code – September 2014 Explore

In addition to the monthly craft activities, each box comes with a “play and learn” magazine.

Kiwi Crate Review & Coupon Code – September 2014 Story

It includes stories that connect to the theme of the box…

Kiwi Crate Review & Coupon Code – September 2014 Activity


Kiwi Crate Review & Coupon Code – September 2014 Crest

And this month they included a fold out family crest mini-project.

Kiwi Crate Review & Coupon Code – September 2014  Castle

The first project this month is My Medieval Castle. The key on the bottom of this sheet lets you know how much grown up involvement is needed, and how messy the project may be!

Kiwi Crate Review & Coupon Code – September 2014 Items

Here are all the supplies to build the castle.

Kiwi Crate Review & Coupon Code – September 2014 Project

And inside the project guide there is a picture of what the finished project will look like, and steps to complete the project:

Kiwi Crate Review & Coupon Code – September 2014 Steps

I’m pretty impressed by the materials included with this castle activity. The castle pieces have some weight to them, and I think should last a while.

Kiwi Crate Review & Coupon Code – September 2014 Catapult

The second project this month is My Launching Catapult.

Kiwi Crate Review & Coupon Code – September 2014 Target

Kiwi Crate Review & Coupon Code – September 2014 Bullseye

Verdict: I am so impressed with every aspect of this box. The materials for the crafts are good quality, the instructions are detailed and helpful, and the activity Explore book is another great tool all in itself. I think this box would make a great gift for any kid. (I love giving it to my cousin each month!).

Now I need to try out the other new subscriptions in the Kiwi Crate family: Koala Crate, Tinker Crate and Doodle Crate!

Do you subscribe to Kiwi Crate? What do you think of this subscription?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

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.


  1. Geez, looking at my comment just now it seems like it’s a big run-on sentence or a grammar mess. I don’t know. It’s been a long day. Long comment short, I had just wondered if you and Anna were one in the same & then I saw your comment. Lol

  2. KreationKrate is shipping their first children’s box this month. It is called Kreation Krate Kind Kids and the idea is that there is one project with another materials to duplicate it 3-6 times to gift to others. There is a special for the first month $5.00 with the coupon KINDKIDS which expires October 28.

    I enjoy my KreationKrate boxes. There is a craft for me to do to keep for myself and then there is also a kind craft that I gift to others. My 6 year old enjoys helping me with the kind crafts and gifting them so I decided to give the children’s box a try.

  3. Actually…we love Kiwi Crate, but this was not our favorite. The activities LOOK great, but we found the materials substandard to their usual awesomeness. The castle pieces wouldn’t stay up (I bet they’re glued in the photo) and they kept drooping and falling down. The cardboard they used was too thin in some places and so it didn’t “fit” together. The catapult glue wasn’t strong enough to hold it and so only worked maybe once and never again. We tried to glue it together ourselves, but the kids were bummed. However, this month’s stuffed animal horse was a BIG hit.

    I would suggest that Kiwi Crate switch from those foam “glue” pieces which do not work to glue dots, which are very effective.

    • Did you contact Kiwi Crate? I checked our castle which is solid. The reason I am asking is because they sent an email saying that the box was delayed because something was not up to their standards. Maybe it slipped pass them??? We used craft glue for the catapult.

      I also received the Thanksgiving turkey name card kit today. I should had also ordered the turkey game which is now sold out.

      • I received two of each in my box for both of my daughters and both of our castles were solid too. Additionally, we’ve already received the box after this one (it’s cowboy themed – stick horses and cow bean bags) and the Castles & Catapults feels higher quality. The stick horses were fun for about 15 minutes until they were destroyed, mostly that the heads fell off and then wouldn’t stay attached. I love Kiwi crate though and my daughters love the crafts and the different things to color on from the magazine that they include to the box itself.

  4. Just emailed you! I would love to be a mom reviewer! We have 4 kids from age 11 to 2.5.

  5. The pictures are killing me although I understand why there are no pictures. My son said this is the best one ever!!! From the eyes of a 6 year old – This is an amazing castle that when is fully built with towers and flags stands about a foot or more high. It is sturdy enough to survive dragon (kitten) attacks. The catapult is a lot of fun to put together and actually can knock stuff down. It really works especially on the people that come with the crate. It’s also fun to use on other things when mom is not looking. It’s the best catapult ever!

    Maybe you can have fun with your subscribers by having a photo contest and select the best completed project to include in the blog post for the October review. Subscribers have received the next box last week which is a wild west theme so if you wanted to do it for that box there is time. I have to say as a mom it is hard for me to determine the final product from the review despite the pictures from the card.

    • I totally understand – I think we need a mom reviewer to help on the site. (If anyone is interested send me an email!). I also like the idea of the photo contest too!

      • I just emailed you! We are working on our Kiwi Crate projects today!

        • My sister did the wild west kiwi crate with my son today. He is racing through the house on his hobby horse. He loves doing Kiwi Crate!

          Just so people know Anna and PA Anna are different people. We happen to have great tastes in boxes 🙂

          • “taste” not tastes. I need an edit button. A sheriff riding his horse came by looking for his lost cows (kitten and dog). I don’t know if it is better to be a cow or a dragon.

          • PA Anna, so funny! I literally just wondered to myself if you and Anna that reviews some of the boxes were the same person as I see your name in the comments about several of the boxes I look at. We must also have similar taste in boxes.

          • You should comments I write late at night. Run on sentences, subject/verb don’t match etc. I keep telling myself don’t post late at night!!!

            I thought about applying. My husband and I also own a farm out in the country. Horrible, very slow dialup. The farm itself is hilly. Verizon showed us a cell phone signal map of our property and the signal barely reaches the house and fields around it because it is downhill. Sometimes I can receive email and use internet on my phone when I am there. So no applying to blog for me. I missed the Organic Authority box this week because I was at the farm 🙁 Same with the PopSugar CFDA on Wed although I wasn’t going to purchase it without a spoiler. My husband also has a regular job which allows me to indulge in my boxes 🙂

            Probably much more than you ever want to know 🙂

          • PA Anna, haha I definitely agree! My normal time for checking emails and going online is from midnight to 3am, sometimes later. It’s the only quiet time around here but my brain is not always 100% there after a long day. That was actually really interesting. A farm is something I know all 6 of my kids would love! Sorry to hear about the poor signal because I know that is very frustrating. I have slow wifi but not that slow. I have had the frustration of pages not loading before when trying to order something limited edition and it drives me crazy! I’ve missed out on several things because of that but I guess it’s not meant to be sometimes. I’ve found that I am a little too interested in a lot of boxes! Before joining mysubscriptionaddition I was subscribed to 3 boxes (ipsy, glossy box & boxy charm), AFTER joining I have subscribed to 5 more and have another 2 or 3 on my wish list. (I added Kloverbox, Sample Society, Birchbox, Houser Cosmetics & Orangeglad). I also ordered the L’Occitane limited box for a gift but decided not to get any of the other Spring or Mother’s Day boxes.

          • You should *read the * comments…

            I also can’t type in the morning when distracted LOL

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