Kiwi Crate is subscription box for children ages 3-8. It arrives every month with all the materials and instructions needed to complete 2-3 crafts centered around a theme! There are also additional learning materials included about the chosen topic.
Cost: $19.99/month, or less if you subscribe.
Coupon: Get $10 off your first box when you sign up via this link!
How it Works: When you sign up, you can choose the age of your child so that Kiwi Crate sends you an age-appropriate box. You can also choose multiple boxes for multiple children, and each will be personalized to their age.
We have been doing Kiwi Crate for 3 months now, so I thought it was high time to add a review. My toddler LOVES getting his “special delivery” in the mail each month, and then we typically hold onto the boxes until we have an “inside day” and need something new to play with. Kiwi Crate included 3 crafts this month, and I have to say, this was one of the best boxes we’ve gotten! Because some of the crafts had a few steps (ie: allowing the clay snowman to dry and freezing the “paint pops”), it really extended the fun all day. We started the crafts in the morning, and finished them up after nap.
You can the box is stuffed with products! It is really well packaged, and all of the materials included are very high-quality. Thick cardboard, reusable stickers, bright colors…
First, we started with the Snowman Snow Globe.
This craft involved making a snowman with air-dry lightweight clay, decorating it with the included cardboard and foam pieces, and placing inside a plastic tube after drying. Tissue-paper confetti added to the tube provided the “snow.” Overall, a fun, easy, cute craft! It was definitely age-appropriate and required little help from Mom. The hardest part of this one was waiting for the snowman to dry before adding the confetti!
Our next activity was painting postcards with freezer paint pops!
First, we mixed the paint in the provided freezer trays. (It was a just-add-water powder paint.)
They had to freeze for a few hours, so we stuck them in the fridge and moved onto the Penguin Bowling kit, but here’s a picture from after nap–freezer paint pops were ready to go! The kit included some cardboard postcards to paint on, and I have to say the paint had a neat chalk effect that was pretty unique. They also provided a “mess mat” in the kit so no need to dig up old newsprint!
Finally, Penguin Bowling!
The kit included these laminated cardboard penguins as well as reusable stickers and a dry-erase marker, so you can decorate the penguins how you like, over and over! After they are decorated, you add a curved cardboard “foot” so that they rock and little when standing up.
We are having a hard time keeping the included “bowling ball” away from the dog, so it didn’t make it into the pictures, but, rest assured it is there! We had fun setting the penguins up and knocking them down over…and over…and over… Somehow the toddler always wins, though…
All in all, Kiwi Crate is a really great subscription to be part of each month. I loving having a “new” toy I can pull out when my kiddo needs a “re-direct.” The crafts are age-appropriate and take the right amount to time to complete (not to long, not to short) so they keep their attention. Even at the full price of $19.99/month I think the kits are a great value, and the included equipment is of good quality. Try it out yourself, and save $10!