October 2014 Kiwi Crate Review + Half Off Coupon

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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.

The Details:

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: You can save 50% off your first Kiwi Crate by clicking HERE and using the code SBM50

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.



Our family loves with Kiwi Crate shows up on our door.  Every month, the activities are so much fun to do.


When you first open the box, there is an information card with the main activities.  This month’s theme was “Wild West”.  The main activities are “My Hobby Horse”, and “My Cattle Roundup”.


The back of the information card had Steve the Kiwi Bird and a little armadillo friend.


Explore Magazine is a fun magazine filled with cartoons, activities and projects.  In this month’s magazine were “My Tie Rattlesnake”. “My Covered Wagon” and a punch out cactus.


 The first project was “My Hobby Horse”.  This was low on the messiness scale and medium on the parental involvement scale.


 The instructions fold out and show step by step instructions for the craft


Everything was included to make the hobby horse, but we were actually missing an ear.  I ended up cutting it in half and making it work.


 L had a great time making the hobby horse and I really didn’t have to do too much.


The finished project.  This turned out so cute.



L rode this all the way to bed.


The next activity was “My Cattle Roundup”.  This had a low messiness scale and medium on the parental involvement.


This project involved sewing, and L is really good at that.  L had a great time with this project



Kiwi Crate included a large game poster and all the materials to make bean bags.



The bean bags were super easy for L and he had a great time with the finished project.



The Finished Project, The bean bags turned out really cute.



The finished projects: The Hobby Horse and My Cattle Roundup.


All the materials



Kiwi Crate also included a booklet of all the various holiday crates, gift subscriptions, stocking stuffers and other cool gifts.

Final Thought: This was another great month from Kiwi Crate.  L loved this months crafts.  He has already named the horse and has ridden it around the house.  The bean bag toss is also a really fun game.  Kiwi Crate has never disappointed us.  Every month the crafts and so much fun and they are lasting toys for my kids to play with.  If you want to try Kiwi Crate, you can get $10.00 off by clicking HERE and using the code SBM50

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