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KiwiCo Kiwi Crate Review + Coupon – Physics of Floating

Brandi D.
ByBrandi D.Jul 11, 2021

2.8 overall rating
42 Ratings | 35 Reviews

Kiwi Crate is a subscription box for kids ages 5-8 from the parent company KiwiCo. It arrives every month with all the materials and instructions needed to complete 2-3 crafts centered on a theme, plus additional materials to help educate young learners!

KiwiCo offers boxes for different age groups: 

There really is something for every age with this company!

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 by KiwiCo

The Subscription Box: Kiwi Crate

The Cost: $19.95 per month + free shipping

ACTIVE DEAL: Expiring Soon! Get $4.95 for first month

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

KiwiCo Kiwi Crate "Physics of Floating" Review June 2021


Our theme for this month is Physics of Floating and we received this booklet which contains the directions for our activities. This includes detailed, colored illustrations and clear instructions that are easy to follow. This month our booklet is divided into two different activities. On the back of the booklet, they include their social media links and a sticker for this month’s project. 

This is the little sticker chart we received in our first Kiwi Crate along with our welcome note that we can add our sticker to.


Each month you also get a Kiwi Explore! magazine with a letter from Steve the Kiwi and a little comic to go along with the theme starring some cute characters. In addition to the educational information, they had some fun extra experiments and activities for us to try.

Activity 1: Light-Up Fish Lantern


The first activity was to make a light-up fish lantern. They provided a paper lantern, glue, a brush, some "scales," some fish details, string, and an LED light.


After opening the lantern, my daughter then began to layer glue and the small circles to form the scales on the body of the fish. Some were just tissue paper, but others were thicker iridescent colors that were nice and shiny.


We set it aside to dry while we moved onto the next activity, but when we were ready my daughter used the sticky foam to add the fins and tails to the fish and some big googly eyes. I tied the LED light onto the string for her.


He turned out pretty cute and the placement of the eyes makes him look kind of goofy!

The last step was to add our lantern and string to the center. Our lantern is nice and bright and very cute!

Activity 2: Paddle Boat Race


For our next activity, we got to make two paddle boats. They provided the wooden pieces, some foam stickers, sails, rubber bands, and a set of fabric markers.


First, we got to work decorating our sails with the markers. My daughter asked me to do one with her, so I got to make my own boat! After our designs were complete we slipped the sails onto the wooden rods.


Next, we assembled the pieces by adding the foam sticker to the bottom of the boat and attaching the paddle pieces together. There was a larger paddle A and a smaller paddle B. We added a rubber band to the boat then stuck paddle A in and then placed the rudder into the star at the front of our ship. There was a hole at the front for our sail, too. To get our boats running we just wound the paddles backward with our thumbs.

We set them in the water and let them go!

Our first race was a little wonky, but we had fun trying again!

There were lots of options for experimenting with our boats too. We could have changed the placement of the rubber bands, we could have used the smaller paddle B (which is what she is doing here), or we could have changed the direction of our boat by facing our rudder piece a different way inside the star at the front.

Daddy even came to get in on the action!

Verdict: We had so much fun racing our paddle boats with this month's Kiwi Crate project! I love that they provided materials for two boats and that they provided so many different ways for us to alter them and tinker with them so that we can achieve and observe different results. Not only did we get to have fun with the boats, but my daughter also has a cool new fish lantern to hang in her room. She's also looking forward to checking out all of the extra activities in her Explore! magazine. Everything was well organized, the directions were clear and easy to follow and both learning and some fun were had, so all in all this was another great box!

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.

ACTIVE DEAL: Expiring Soon! Get $4.95 for first month

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Brandi D.
Brandi D.

I am a homeschooling mother of four. I am a former educator and have taught both elementary art and Special Education.

I have been reviewing boxes for MSA since January 2018 and have reviewed everything from activity and clothing boxes for kids to clothing, beauty, and pampering boxes for women. I have also reviewed boxes focused on home goods and even some men's boxes with the help of my husband! 

I love to discover new brands and try new things!