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Kiwi Crate Subscription Box Review + Coupon – August 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!

This box was sent to us at no cost for 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

LIMITED TIME DEAL: Save 40% off your first month with code BRIGHT40 (find more info here!)


Save 30% off your first box with code MSA30!

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 “the power of water”!


Kiwi Crate included two projects this month. The theme is “Fun With Flight”!


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 except scissors.



This is my son’s completed kite! He got lazy with the coloring. August is a hard month for kite flying here in the South – it’s really hot and humid and still. Nonetheless my son got a little bit of lift out of it, and it seemed to hold up pretty well. I actually think if the wind were strong, the tape probably wouldn’t hold, but that’s just speculation as of now.



My son’s second project this month was a rocket launcher! He built the launcher and the arrows! They look pretty cool, but…

…it was pretty weak for a rocket launcher. It has a means of changing the angle of the launch, but that didn’t really help.


The culprit was this weak connector under the launcher that connects the tube to the shaft. It came apart pretty easily, so I’m guessing it allowed a lot of air to escape and then came apart mid-launch every time.

Verdict: Kiwi Crate is usually awesome, but this month was a bit of a dud. Their projects are usually really great! This month’s projects were definitely an anomaly. At least we got a good laugh out of the rocket launcher! The projects can usually be completed in about an hour, and it’s honestly one of our most fun  hours all month. I would say at $20 per month, Kiwi Crate is 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.

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  1. Tape that connector piece/tubing together so it doesn’t pop off. Ours worked great once we did that ! 🙂

    • Thanks for the tip Cheryl!

  2. Of the three boxes, which one is your family’s favorite? My daughter is almost 7 and loves to do crafts and build things. I’m leaning towards the Tinker crate

    • Hi Amber! Kiwi Crate is perfect for 7-year-olds.

    • I recently switched my son (8) to Tinker Crate after having Kiwi Crate for over a year. My son was able to do KC all by himself, where I usually have to help some with the TC. And even then I sometimes mess up and use the wrong piece. TC usually has just 1 main activity, with maybe 1 really small extra added and there’s more reading material. KC had 2 activities usually which was nice in case he didn’t like 1.
      But you can always switch subscriptions if you get one and decide is not quite right.
      I’d look back at a few reviews for each to get a better idea.

      I’d definitely recommend getting one or the other to anyone though. It’s great quality stuff and everything is always included. I love getting them add much as my son

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