April 2014 Kiwi Crate – “Rainforest” – Save $10.00 – Childrens Craft Subscription Box
Kiwi Crate was our family’s first subscription box and it remains our favorite. Kiwi Crate is $19.95 a month, and each month you get at least two big crafts along with Explore Magazine. Explore Magazine is a magazine that is included in every box. You can also add supplies for a sibling for only $9.95. The Explore Magazine is filled with cartoons, activities, and bonus crafts. My son L loves Kiwi Crate. He is always so excited to get this box and see what the theme is for the month.
Cost: Month to Month $19.95
3 Months: $59.85
6 Months: $111.00
12 Months: $203.40
Sibling Add On: Get extra materials for a sibling to share the crate. Customers call it the “no fight” crate. (available for $9.95/month with a monthly subscription, $28 extra for a 3-month, $56 extra for a 6-month, and $112 extra for a 12-month subscription). Only one sibling add-on can be added per subscription
Coupon: Click HERE and save $10.00 on your first box
What’s in the box? Every month you’ll receive all the materials and inspiration for projects related to a theme such as music, gardening, dinosaurs or colors. Projects may include arts and crafts, science activities, imaginative play and more. We’ve hand selected and kid tested projects that are open ended and encourage curiosity, exploration and creativity!
What ages is Kiwi Crate for? Ages 3-8 but older children can enjoy it too.
When am I billed? You will be billed for your first crate immediately. After that, you will be billed up to 10 days before your ship date. This would be on or around the 5th of each month.
When does the box ship? The first crate will be shipped within 2 business days and subsequent crates will ship the next month around the middle of the month in the U.S. Crates to Canada will be shipped on or around the 15th of each month
Can I skip? Yes – if you do not want to receive a crate for a period of time, you can pause your subscription for 1, 2 or 3 months. To pause, log into My Account page, click “Manage Subscription” next to the subscription that you’d like to pause and then click Pause. You will not be charged while your subscription is paused. Your subscription will automatically resume after the pause period is complete. Pause by 7:00 PM EST on the 4th of the month to avoid being billed for the next crate.
How do I cancel? You can cancel right from you online account.
My son always gets excited when that little green box arrives,
This month’s them is Rainforest.
The back of the information card has Steve the kiwi bird and a friend. Your child can color the characters and play with them in the box. There is also a sticker. When you first sign up for Kiwi Crate, you will be sent a poster and a pair of scissors. Your child can put all their stickers on the poster. When you fill it up, email Kiwi Crate, and they will send you a new one!
Explore Magazine comes with this magazine. It is packed with cartoons, activities and bonus crafts.
There are several bonus activities in the Explore magazine this month. The first is how to make your own Venus Flytrap.
The next activity shows your child how to make died carnations out of food coloring and water. This will be a good craft for mother’s day.
There is also an activity to make your own terrarium.
The last activity is a hanging snake. This is really cool and I want L to hang it from his ceiling.
The first activity was My Jumping Frogs. You make a launcher and make the frogs jump on a pond.
This activity was low on the messiness scale and medium on the parental involvement.
Kiwi Crate included full color pictures of each step, so even pre-readers can work independently.
Coloring the frogs
Adding the beads
Making the log and launcher
Cutting out the pond
Launching the frogs! I had to do very little to help L on this one.
The next activity was making your own Rainstick.
This activity was also low on the messiness scale and medium on the parental involvement.
I had to do a bit more to help L on this one, but he did most of it himself.
First step was folding down the leaves
Then he added the beads
The finished projects! I didn’t get a separate picture of the rainstick, but it is super cute and really sounds like a rainstick
Final Thought: This month’s projects were so fun. This is our family’s favorite subscription box. Everyone enjoys playing with the completed crafts, and it is something our family can do together. If you want to try Kiwi Crate, click HERE and you can save $10.00. That means you can try Kiwi Crate for $9.95.
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