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Kiwi Crate Subscription Box Review + Coupon – September 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


COUPON: Save 30% off your first box with code MSA40!

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 “secret agent”!


Kiwi Crate included three projects this month.


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.



I don’t know how we missed this, but my son had never heard of a periscope before. This is his completed periscope! He really liked it once he figured out how to use it. Ever since then, he has been using it constantly! You can’t tell really from the pictures, but the mirrors work pretty well!


The second project was all about writing encrypted messages. This is a sample of one message my son wrote.


This method of encryption works by reading the message through the red shaded glasses. It works better with your eyes than with a camera lens, but you can still see the message. It says, “Hi. I’m Darth Stroyer.” (Sorry, bad inside joke.)


This is a message my son wrote with invisible ink.


This type of ink can be read by shining a UV light on it. Fortunately, the other end of the invisible ink pen has a UV flashlight!



The final project was assembling this spy briefcase. It was pretty easy, and my son loves having a place for all his new gear! Very cool!

Verdict: Kiwi Crate is awesome! Their projects are really great! 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, it’s an incredible value! This month’s projects were really fun, despite the fact that my son has done several spy kits before thanks to subscription boxes. I still can’t believe he didn’t know what a periscope was! Haha!

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.

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