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KiwiCo Kiwi Crate “Mechanical Mini Golf” Review + Coupon

Brandi D.
ByBrandi D.Aug 2, 2022 | 0 comments

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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!

This review is of KiwiCo's Kiwi Crate (for ages 5-8), which costs $19.95 per month.

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First Impressions

Who doesn't love a good game of mini golf? I thought this might make a fun rainy day activity!

What's Inside This Box

 

This booklet highlights our theme for the month and it includes colorful, detailed illustrations to go along with our easy-to-follow instructions. On the back of the booklet, they include their social media links and a sticker for this month’s project. It looks like we have two separate components to our set this month!

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.

 

Our Kiwi Explore! magazine is always a nice bonus complete with a comic and some extra activities that really enhance our lessons each month! It's educational and full of fun and useful activities for us to try.

 

This month we received lots of wooden and cardboard pieces, along with some foam and felt pieces.

 

There was also a bag of air dry clay in red, yellow, and blue along with some smaller components like rubber bands, googly eyes, wind up wheels, and some marbles.

Part 1: Golf Putter

 

The first step was to assemble the putter by fitting the wooden pieces together and using straws, a round stick and rubber bands to hold it in place and allow it to swing.

 

Then she added the sticker to her putting green and tested it out! Very simple and it worked!

Part 2: Golf Obstacles

The Chomper

 

The second part of our box involved making various obstacles for our game. This included a chomper, a flag raiser, a windmill, and some clay obstacles. First, she folded up the pieces for the crocodile's head, then she added the legs that would allow him to chomp, and finally the googly eyes.

 

The chomper was "open" by putting his legs down. She had to try to make the ball go all the way through the hole without hitting the sides, otherwise it would fall down and "chomp" her ball!

The Flag Raiser

 

The flag raiser was simply a piece of cardboard with legs, which we added a marble to for weight. When the ball went through the hole, it tapped the back piece and the "Wow!" sign popped up!

She had tried a few times and was expecting it not to work, hence the silly expression when it actually worked this time!

The Windmill

 

The windmill was another easy one to make. We added feet to the piece of cardboard, secured a motor to the top, and then criss crossed our foam pieces to form the windmill bars which stuck to one of the wheels and spun when we wound up the motor.

The arms of the windmill would block the hole so you had to be quick! She actually got it on her first try, but didn't succeed this time!

Clay Obstacles

 

My daughter had so much fun testing out those other obstacles, but she was even more excited to work with the clay they provided to form some more obstacles for her mini golf course. She got to work blending the colors to make the obstacles even more colorful. I love that they allowed for some creativity with something so simple as including some air-dry clay! These will need some time to dry, but when they are ready, we will have one super fun mini golf course!

Value - Was This Box Worth It?

The Cost: $19.95

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My daughter really loved this! I thought it was such a fun way to explore chain reactions and we not only have a new mini golf game with three fun obstacles to make it through, but she also go to add her own creative spin with the clay! I'd say that makes for a great value!

Key Takeaways

This box was fun, educational, and well organized with directions that my 7-year-old was able to follow independently! She thought it was a great activity and now we have something to play with on a rainy day, too!

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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.

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Brandi D.
Brandi D.

I am a homeschooling mother of four; 3 boys and 1 girl. My youngest son was just born in January 2022, my other boys are 4 and 6, and my daughter is 7. 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!


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