January 2015 Kiwi Crate Review + Coupon
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I was really happy to see the January Kiwi Crate on my doorstep. 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. We always have to start on our Kiwi Crate right away. My son loves his Kiwi Crate, I think it is his favorite subscription.
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 use the code SHARE10 to save $10.00 on your first month
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
L's box seemed to arrive early this month.
The theme for January is “Let's Bake”. The two main crafts this month is “My Frosted Cake” and “My Chef Dress-Up”.
The back of the title card has Steve the Kiwi bird and a friend your child can color, cut out and play with. There is also a sticker for your child to add to his/her poster. In your first box, Kiwi Crate sends a pair of scissors and a poster.
Explore! Magazine is a fun filled magazine filled with cartoons, games and craft ideas.
The first craft project is “salt dough baking”. There is a recipe for you child to make their own salt dough ornaments. I have done this at Christmas, but never made play food. This looks really fun.
The second craft project was about yeast. You child can learn what yeast eats.
The last activity in the book is cut outs to turn the Kiwi Crate box into a stove top. How cute is this!
The first project L work on was “My Frosted Cake”. This ranked high on the messiness scale and medium on the parental involvement.
Kiwi Crate includes full color directions. Each direction is easy to understand, even if you don't read yet. This is great, because it helps kids be independent.
Kiwi Crate includes everything your child needs. There were green and white icing packets, that looked like real icing. Super cute!
L need the most help getting the foam to stick together and stay together as he iced the cake. It wasn't too hard and he had a blast.
L added the letter “L” on top of his cake, then he added decorations.
This is the finished cake! It turned out so cute!
“My Chef Dress-Up” was next! This had a low messiness scale and low parental involvement.
Once again the directions were clear and easy to follow.
L got right to work on his project.
This is the finished apron and hat.
This is all the supplies that come in the box.
This is the two finished projects
Final Thought: Once again Kiwi Crate delivered a super cute box with engaging crafts. The cake is adorable. My husband came downstairs and thought it was a real cake, thankfully he didn't try to eat it (and it quickly realized it wasn't real). If you want to try Kiwi Crate, click HERE and use the code SHARE10 to save $10.00 on your first month. This will work on Tinker Crate, Koala Crate and Doodle Crate too.
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