Kiwi Crate July 2014 Review + $10.00 Coupon
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.
It’s always a good day when the little green box arrives
Beach Day was the theme for the July box. The two main crafts were My Crazy Crabs and My Sea Foam Painting.
The back of the information card always features Steve the Kiwi Bird and a Friend. There is also a sticker to add to your poster. When you first subscribe to Kiwi Crate your child will get a poster that your child can add a sticker to each month.
Explore Magazine is a great addition to Kiwi Crate. Explore Magazine included cartoons, games and several activities.
Saltwater Experiment: This experiment tells you the difference between salt water and fresh water.
My Sponge Ball: This is a fun activity that teaches you how to make a ball from a sponge.
My Aquascope: This activity uses an old yogurt tub to make an aquascope, that lets your child see under water.
My Shark Puppet: This activity lets your child make a puppet shark
The first project was my crazy crabs. This craft makes little crabs that you bowl over their shells with a ball. Kiwi Crate also rates each project’s messiness scale and parental involvement. This project had a low messiness rating and a medium grownup involvement.
Kiwi Crate walks you through step by step on how to make each project.
Kiwi Crate included everything to make the project.
L added the stuffing to the crabs
L had a great time bowling over the shells.
The next project was My Sea Foam Painting. This project rated high on the messiness scale and medium on the grownup involvement.
This project required several more items and all were included in the box except for the water and the paper bag.
There were several items in the box for this craft, including a box of chalk.
You mix the food color and soap, dip this straw thing and blow on paper.
The finished piece. The colored bubbles made a cool effect. The chalk was included, so your child could draw sea creatures. L isn’t much for art and he liked his picture just like this.
Final Thought: This was a really fund crate. L has had a great time playing with the crab activity. The sea foam panting was also lots of fun and not as messy as I expected. 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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