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Kiwi Crate Subscription Box Review + Coupon – May 2016

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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!

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: Use coupon code MSA30 to save 30% off your 1st month subscription (plus FREE shipping)!

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.

Ships to: US for free, Canada for $6.95 per month

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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. This month’s theme is “Moving and Rolling”!


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 two phases of one large project: a pinball machine!


Here’s a peek at the instructions. They are always complete and easy to follow.


These are the supplies that were provided. Everything was included that we needed this month.


This is my son’s completed pinball machine! The first phase was basically designing and coloring the backboard (where it says “Fun Zone”). This kit was really well designed, so all the pieces fit perfectly. The rotating pieces and other obstacles on the left side were up to my son to place, but he decided to make it look like the example Kiwi Crate sent for now. He can move them at any time, though! The launching piece also rotates a bit, so he can change the angle at which he shoots the marbles. It’s really cool! He was a little concerned that there are no flippers on this pinball machine for manipulating the marbles after they are launched… I had to remind him, seriously, how many other eight-year-olds do you know who have built their own pinball machine?

VerdictKiwi Crate is so awesome! My eight-year-old and I both love it! It is consistently top-notch in every regard – printed materials, supplies, project selection – everything is always really well done. The projects can usually be completed in about an hour, and it’s honestly one of our funnest hours all month. I would say at $20 per month, it’s an incredible value!

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. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

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