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Kiwi Crate Subscription Box Review + Coupon – August 2018

Brandi Dowell
ByBrandi DowellAug 21, 2018 | 0 comments

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

Kiwi Crate (from parent company KiwiCo) is a subscription box for children ages 5-8. 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!

KiwiCo offers boxes for different age groups: Cricket Crate is for 24-36-month-olds, Koala Crate is for 3-4-year-olds, Kiwi Crate is for 5-8-year-olds, and Doodle Crate and Tinker Crate are for 9-16+-year-olds. There really is something for every age with this company.

This review is of the $19.95 a month Kiwi Crate box, for 5-8-year-olds.

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).

About Kiwi Crate

The Subscription Box: Kiwi Crate

The Cost: $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

Kiwi Crate August 2018 Review

The theme for this month was Rainbow Optics. This was the included booklet that showed us the various activities in our crate and provided instructions. The pictures are very clear- detailed and in color- and I like that they always provide a materials list for everything that should be in your crate.

On the back of the booklet was our sticker for this month’s project and their social media links.

This is the little sticker chart that we received in our first Kiwi Crate along with our welcome note. This time we got to add our Rainbow Optics sticker after we completed our projects.

Each month you get a Kiwi Explore! magazine that goes along with your crate’s theme. There is a letter from Steve the Kiwi and a little story to go along with the theme starring some cute characters. The rest of the magazine is filled with additional activities and information about rainbows.

Some of the activities this month included making your own rainbow, exploring color mixing and also this fun connect the dots activity.

They also included this recipe for rainbow kabobs which would make a fun and healthy treat!

The first activity in our box was to make a mixing colored light. Everything was easy to locate and get set up to put together.

First, we took the sticker off of the wooden hexagon and then attached it to the lid of our box.

Then we folded up the paper triangle that was included and inserted it into the middle of our box, securing it on the bottom with the included sticker.

Then we stuck this last piece in the top by lining up the colors to match the base of the hexagon.

We decorated our light container with the included stickers and had plenty left over!

We turned on our three LED lights and slid them into their spots inside the hexagon and put our lid on top. The cutout on the black sticker made it so only two colors of light shone through at once and we were able to rotate the container to change the color.

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Then we added our decorated container to the top and watched as the light shined through. We went from blue to green to purple. So cool! The lights were very bright and when it was green it reminded me a bit of the Northern Lights with its frosted glow. 

The next activity was to make a projector for our second set of lights.

We added the mini velcro circles to the circles on our paper and styrofoam block and then secured the block to the paper.

Next, we added more velcro to our clear square and wrote a message using the included dry erase marker.

We secured our sheet to the top of the cube and then used the stickers to add the white paper to the other side.

Our second set of lights had little styrofoam circles that allowed them to fit right into the holes on the top of our block. We placed our cube at the other end of the paper on the white rectangle and aimed the lights at the center.

Then we were able to see our message projected on the screen! By changing the angle of the lights we were able to also change the background colors.

The last little piece of fun were these 3D glasses that allowed us to look at our lights in a new way!

Verdict: I am always so amazed at how Kiwi Crate is able to provide us with such unique and interesting methods to explore different topics. This was such a creative way to learn about rainbows and what kid doesn’t love lights? This will make such a fun little nightlight for the kiddos and the projector setup is a great new toy that we got to create by ourselves. It’s such a perfect way to explore how lights and colors mix because they could see it in action. Everything was also well organized and incredibly easy to put together, which made for some stress-free learning. I think that the cost of $19.95 plus free shipping is a great value for the activities that we got to complete this month!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? It is possible you might get this crate, but it is not a guarantee. From KiwiCo:

Crates are assigned each month based on availability and your crate history – not all subscribers receive the same theme each month.

CouponSave 40% off your first month! No coupon required, just use this link!

Check out all of our Kiwi Crate reviews and more boxes for ages 5-8 in the Kids Subscription Box Directory!

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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.
Brandi Dowell
Brandi Dowell
Brandi has loved the idea of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013. Now that she’s a mother of 3, she loves finding unique boxes to educate and entertain her kids while enjoying some more pampering boxes for herself. Her favorites these days are Lillypost, KiwiCo boxes & Wicked Good Perfume!

Brandi Dowell
Brandi Dowell
Brandi has loved the idea of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013. Now that she’s a mother of 3, she loves finding unique boxes to educate and entertain her kids while enjoying some more pampering boxes for herself. Her favorites these days are Lillypost, KiwiCo boxes & Wicked Good Perfume!
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