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KiwiCo Chalkboard & Glow Slime Kit Review

Anna Rodriguez
ByAnna RodriguezJan 2, 2019 | 1 comment

KiwiCo. Science & Art Pack Chalkboard Slime December 2018 - Box Review Top

KiwiCo
3.8 overall rating
23 Ratings | 16 Reviews

KiwiCo. has been one of my favorite subscription companies for years now due to their outstanding kid subscriptions such as Kiwi CrateDoodle Crate, and Tinker Crate, and my kids absolutely love their projects! In addition to their subscriptions, KiwiCo. has several standalone projects available for purchase in their online store.

They recently sent me their Science & Art Pack, which is a trio of amazing arts and STEM-based electronics projects for children ages 9 and up!

KiwiCo. Science & Art Pack Chalkboard Slime December 2018 - Box Opened Front

Please note that the full Science & Art Pack includes three projects. This review is of only one of those projects, Chalkboard & Glow Slime.

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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About Science & Art Pack

The Box: KiwiCo. Science & Art Pack

The Cost: $87.85 (currently on sale for $74.95) + free shipping. The Chalkboard & Glow Slime is also currently available individually for $22.95.

ACTIVE DEAL: Limited Time Only! Save 50% off your first box!
CODE: MSA50

The Products: Three science & art projects for children ages 9 and up

Ships to: Anywhere in the United States, including Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands and APO addresses

DIY Chalkboard Slime Kit Review

KiwiCo. Science & Art Pack Chalkboard Slime December 2018 - Booklet Front Top

This is our instruction manual that was included in the box.

KiwiCo. Science & Art Pack Chalkboard Slime December 2018 - Booklet Opened Top

Here’s a peek at some of the instructions. They are illustrated and easy to follow.

KiwiCo. Science & Art Pack Chalkboard Slime December 2018 - All Content Without Booklet Top

These are the supplies that were included. The only thing we needed to supply from home was water.

KiwiCo. Science & Art Pack Chalkboard Slime December 2018 - Process 1 Top

My son’s first step was to make two mixtures, a glue and water mixture, and a borax and water mixture.

KiwiCo. Science & Art Pack Chalkboard Slime December 2018 - Process 2 Top

His next step was to add the chalkboard paint to the glue mixture.

KiwiCo. Science & Art Pack Chalkboard Slime December 2018 - Process 3 Top

From there, he had to pipette small amounts of the borax into the glue mixture and stir. It makes a really sticky mess for a while until it is just the right consistency – slime!

KiwiCo. Science & Art Pack Chalkboard Slime December 2018 - Process 4 Top

Next, he drew some designs on the slime with the chalk markers. The slime was a little wetter than I think it needed to be in order to get the vibrant designs shown in the booklet.

KiwiCo. Science & Art Pack Chalkboard Slime December 2018 - Process 5 Top

Then he stretched and played with the slime to alter the shape of the design. Fun! Kids this age (10) are really into slime.

KiwiCo. Science & Art Pack Chalkboard Slime December 2018 - Process 6 Top

KiwiCo. included some little containers to keep the slime fresh while not in use. How thoughtful!

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Next, my son made the glow-in-the-dark slime. The process was essentially the same. This is the glue mixture. He added glow powder to the mix.

KiwiCo. Science & Art Pack Chalkboard Slime December 2018 - Process 8 Top

Then he added borax mixture and stirred with the wooden stick.

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He eventually got a good slimy consistency. This one was a little drier than the chalkboard slime.

KiwiCo. Science & Art Pack Chalkboard Slime December 2018 - Process 10 Top

Here it is glowing in the dark. It’s so cool!

Verdict: We love everything from KiwiCo, and this project was a special treat for us! My son really enjoyed doing this project, and he loves playing with the slime. Slime is a serious trend with the 8-11 set these days! And the project really does a great job merging art and science! For a very reasonable price, too! This project was one of three in a $75 gift set. I would say $25 for an hour of learning and creating something special is definitely a bargain!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, this box is not part of a subscription. It is an item in the Kiwi Co. store, which can be purchased while supplies last.

ACTIVE DEAL: Limited Time Only! Save 50% off your first box!
CODE: MSA50

Check out all of our KiwiCo reviews and more boxes for ages 5-8 and ages 9-12 in the Kids Subscription Box List!

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What do you think of KiwiCo’s Chalkboard & Glow Slime Kit?

KiwiCo is a monthly subscription box that inspires kids to see themselves as makers, engineering and creating their own innovative designs and outcomes. They offer multiple lines of fun and enriching STEAM projects that are designed to spark creativity, tinkering, innovation and learning. Ultimately... 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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JustJese

What a nice review! I think I may actually purchase this…just the standalone kit. Buying the larger pack comes out to be more expensive than purchasing the 3 kits individually.
Is there anything special that is featured in the bigger all-in-one box that you can’t get when buying the kits separately?

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