Kiwi Crate Subscription Box Review + Coupon – February 2017
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: 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
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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 “fizzy chemistry”!
Kiwi Crate included lots of different activities this month, all based on the theme.
Here’s a peek at the instructions. They are always complete and easy to follow. Everything was included that we needed this month except water.
To start, we made the two key ingredients that would be used in all the activities, an acid and a base! The acid is citric acid in water, and the base is baking soda in water.
The first thing we learned is that when a base is applied to goldenrod paper (with a q-tip), it turns bright orange!
My son then went back over the squiggle with the acid, and it partially erased it.
He used this knowledge to decorate these paper monsters, and apply googly eyes, of course.
Next, he made a secret message by writing on the paper with the acid. It was invisible once it dried.
He the used the base to reveal the secret message! Hi mom!
For the next activity, he added a little dish soap to the base, then blew bubbles into it and applied the paper to the bubbles. It was a big mess except in one area…
… where he got the desired “bubbling” effect on the paper.
The final activity was more of a true chemistry experiment. We cleaned out the beakers and created a new solution in each. The “A” beaker has citric acid in cold water. The “B” beaker has citric acid in hot water.
We then mixed a tiny bit of soap in some baking soda and made a paste. We divided the paste into two roughly equal globs.
Then we dropped the globs into the beakers at the same time. The B beaker definitely fizzed up faster! We learned that heat generally speeds up chemical reactions. Very cool!
Verdict: Kiwi Crate is awesome! This month was completely different than usual, but it was still a blast! Kiwi Crate usually contains at least 2-3 “keepsake” type crafts, but this month was all experiments. My son really learned a lot, though, and we had fun together as always. I would say at $20 per month, it’s an incredible value!
What do you think of Kiwi Crate?