November 2014 Kiwi Crate Review + $10.00 Coupon + Free Box
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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.
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: Save $10.00 off EVERY subscription. This means you can try the new Koala, Tinker and Doodle Crates for $6.95 each (plus shipping). Just click HERE and use the code NOVEMBER10. This also works on Gift Subscriptions!! This is a huge savings and it is the biggest discount I have seen on the new crates.
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? To cancel, please call (866) 639-6502
Kiwi Crate is our favorite box and it ships in a little green box
The theme for this month is Discovering Dinosaurs. The two main projects are “My Dinosaur Fossils” and “My Dinosaur Dress-Up”.
The back of the information card has Steve the kiwi bird and a friend, that you can color and cut out. There is a sticker that your child can add to their poster.
Explore Magazine is a fun magazine that has cartoons, activities and other fun things
There are instructions to make fossils and then use them to dig and explore.
There is another activities to see how big dinosaurs were, back in the day. All you need is tape and a measuring tape.
The last activity is a set of dinosaurs to cut out and put together.
My Dinosaur Dress-Up is low on the messiness scale and medium on the parental involvement
The directions are full color and easy to follow.
Kiwi Crate included everything you need to make the project
The project was pretty easy for L and I didn’t have to do much to help him. He did practically everything by himself.
Finished project; L looked so cute at a dinosaur
The second project was “My Dinosaur Fossils”. It rated low on the messiness scale and medium on the parental involvement.
This project was a bit more complicated than the first.
Everything was included for the project. The white cards are stickers to place on the dinosaurs.
Then you get some clay and press it on the dinosaur, to create a fossil.
The clay stuck to the stickers and were really hard to get off. This is the best imprint that we got.
The second dinosaur didn’t work out so well. The clay stuck to everything. I emailed Kiwi Crate about the sticky clay and I know they will make it right. I did read that some people are spraying their dinosaur with cooking spray, to make the clay not stick.
Final Thought: L really enjoyed making the dinosaur dress up outfit. The fossil were a fun project, but it was frustrating when the clay stuck to the stickers. I will update when I hear back from them. I have never been disappointed with Kiwi Crate’s customer service.
Kiwi Crate has a nice sale on their boxes. Save 60% off EVERY subscription. This means you can try Koala, Kiwi, Tinker and Doodle Crates for $7.95 each. Just click HERE and use the code HOLIDAY60 to sign up.. This also works on Gift Subscriptions!! This is a huge savings and it is the biggest discount I have seen on the new crates.