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KiwiCo Atlas Crate Review + Coupon – Costa Rica

Atlas Crate is a subscription box for kids from parent company KiwiCo. This box is designed to spark the curiosity and sense of adventure in children ages 6-11 and help them become citizens of the world. Each month Atlas Crate will deliver materials and instructions to provide hands-on experiences to help kids develop their sense of cultural awareness.

FYI! This box is featured in our Returning to Learning back-to-school guide. Take a look at our subscription recommendations to see how they can help make your life easier during this unique school year.

KiwiCo offers boxes for different age groups: 

There really is something for every age with this company!

This review is of the $19.95/month Atlas Crate box, for 6-11-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 Atlas Crate

The Subscription Box: Atlas Crate

The Cost: $19.95 per month + free shipping. Save with longer subscriptions.

COUPON: Get 50% off your first box. No coupon needed - just use this link.

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 about the world.

Ships to: The U.S. for free, Canada for $3.95 per month, and worldwide from $4.95-$6.95

Atlas Crate March 2021 “Costa Rica” Review


This month we are exploring the country of Costa Rica and this airmail envelope is full of information for us. On the bottom of the envelope, there is a list of what is included in our crate and a fun “Atlas Quest” to complete using our newfound knowledge after exploring this month’s country. 


In our first box, which was based on the world, we received an Adventure Book that contained cards for each of the continents and we are able to add to it each month as we receive cards for each of the new countries. They also provide a sticker for us to add to it as well which is a fun way to track our travels! Everything in this box is incredibly organized and nicely packaged making it easy to locate it all.


The cards for our adventure book are bright, vibrant, and they are full of information about Costa Rica.


This month we talked about cocoa and the Monteverde cloud forest.


They always include some “do” pages and this month we have a recipe for Gallo Pinto and some instructions for making our own Farol.

Activity #1: Scarlet Macaw


I knew that this month’s activities would be split perfectly between my two children. This first one involved making our own scarlet macaw which I knew my son would be excited for! This sheet opened up to full instructions with illustrations to go along with them.


They provided a cardboard bird body and some felt wings along with lots of wing details and other materials to make our macaws.



We slid the foam wing piece into the middle of the bird added some washers to the ends of the wings. Then it was a matter of peeling back the paper covering the adhesive and we began layering our wings with smaller blue feathers followed by the larger red and yellow feathers.


Our macaw turned out so pretty! Now we just had to make him fly!

They provided some brown foam pieces with holes and several pieces of string with metal ends on them to hold them in place.


We connected the strings to the smaller circle and to the two tiny holes hiding in our bird’s wings. Then we added the yellow beads to the holes in the larger brown piece and connected that to our smaller piece using the remaining two pieces of string.


Here is our flying macaw. When the brown pieces are closed and together, his wings lay flat, but if you swipe through you can see that when I opened my fingers his wings lift up and he looks like he’s flying. So cool! Although, his flapping is much less noticeable when my son does it since his little fingers are a lot shorter than mine!

Activity #2: Carreta


The next activity was more artistic and seemed to be slightly more complicated, so I knew this would be better suited to my daughter. We were making our own carreta out of foam and wooden pieces.


Some of the wooden pieces had designs etched into them for us already, but the wheels included templates to use to make our own designs. They also provided a set of markers for us to add our own color to the cart.


Here are her brightly colored wheels.

Next, we moved on to coloring all of the cart’s side pieces. She actually asked for my help with this because she found it to be a bit tedious, although part of that might have been because we had a busy day before we got to work on this!


With all of the pieces colored, it was now time to begin the assembly. We used several foam pieces, some lollipop sticks, and some rubber bands to assemble it.



Here is our finished carreta. So colorful and it will be perfect for her to put little toys and accessories in!

Verdict: We loved being able to travel to Costa Rica through this month’s Atlas Crate box! This box was perfect for dividing up between my older two kiddos and I love how nicely the projects turned out! The scarlet macaw is pretty and fun, while my daughter got to be creative and do a little bit of engineering to build her carreta. As usual, everything was well organized, the directions were easy to follow, and we didn’t need any items from home, so we could just open it up and go. We learned a little bit and managed to have some fun, so I’d say this box was a hit!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? From KiwiCo

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

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Written by 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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