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Kiwi Crate Subscription Box Review + Coupon – December 2016

Anna Rodriguez
ByAnna RodriguezDec 31, 2016 | 0 comments

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Kiwi Crate by KiwiCo
4 overall rating
22 Ratings | 15 Reviews

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!

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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).

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The Subscription Box: Kiwi Crate

The Cost: Regular monthly subscription is $19.95 per month + free shipping

COUPON: Limited Time Only! Use code MSA50 to save 50% off your first box!

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: U.S. for free, Canada for $6.95 per month

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

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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 “gone fishing”!

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Kiwi Crate included two projects this month, including this awesome fishing game! Everything was included that we needed this month except water.

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

 

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Our first step in making the fishing game was to assemble the base.

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My son attached the cord to the track and then added the bottom tray to the spindle.

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He then added a spacer and the top tray.

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Then he loaded in the fish!

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He built these little fishing poles out of rods, hooks, and pipe cleaners.

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The final step was to tie this partially filled spray bottle (used in the next project) with water and tie it to the cord. This was used as the weight to pull down on the cord and make the spindle spin.

Here it is in action! The bottle really pulled the cord too fast, so it was not really possible to catch fish well that way. This is a traditional fishing game where the fish move up and down a bit, making it easier or harder to catch them. This works much better with someone pulling the cord at varying reasonable speeds.

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Our next project was spray art! My son used the markers to create colored blobs (with white space between) on filter paper.

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He then sprayed the paper, which made all the colors run together beautifully.

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After allowing the paper to dry, he put it in this little paper frame and stand. It’s so pretty!

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. This month the fishing game was really easy to put together and fun to play! I also think the spray art turned out really nice. I would say at $20 per month, it’s an incredible value!

What do you think of Kiwi Crate?

Kiwi Crate ($19.95 per month + free shipping) is a subscription service from KiwiCo that sends your child a monthly box filled with materials and inspiration to encourage creativity and curiosity. Projects cover a number of developmental areas including science, technology, engineering and art throu... read more.
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.

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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