Kiwi Crate May 2014 – Farm Fun – Save $10.00 – 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 L, gets this box, and loves it. As soon as the green box appears on the doorstep, he gets excited.
The theme this month was Farm Fun. The projects this month was My Barnyard Friends and my Farm Plot.
On the back of the information card, there is always a cut out of Steve the Kiwi Bird and a friend. There is also a sticker to add to your poster. When you get your first crate, you will get a poster that you put stickers on. You will also get a pair of scissors with your first box.
Kiwi Crate included instructions to create a piggy bank.
There was also a recipe for how to make whipped butter. This sounds like a fun project.
There was also veggie painting. This is a fun thing to do with veggies. L doesn't like getting his hands dirty, but loves to stamp.
At the end of the book, there is a chicken cutout, to make a weather vain.
My Farm Plot
The first activity was to make a farm plot. This was a fun activity that let L grow grass and radishes.
Kiwi Crate tell parents on the front of each instruction book, how messy the project is and much grownup involvement is needed. My Farm Plot had a medium on the messiness scale and medium on the grownup involvement.
Kiwi Crate includes step by step instructions of the project.
L loved making the project. L added the dirt and then you add water to make it expand.
L adding the seeds
Cutting out the names for the stakes
Building a fence
My Barynard Friends
The second project was to make finger puppets.
This had a low parental involvement and low messiness.
L actually needed more help with this one, than the last one. He completed all the puppets, but needed some help.
Final Thought: Our family loves Kiwi Crate! This is the one subscription box, that we will keep as long as possible. This month's farm theme was fantastic. It has taken me a week or two to post this review. Since we completed the project, L's grass has grown 3-4″ and the radishes are starting to sprout. This is such a fun box. 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.
Kiwi Crate has also released spoilers for summer!
Projects: Glowing Campfire and Sunprint Backpack
Projects: Crazy Crab and Sea Foam Painting
Projects: Silly Squirters and Bumper Cars
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