April 2015 Kiwi Crate Review + $10.00 Coupon
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Kiwi Crate is a craft subscription for kids 4-8. Boxes are 19.95 a month, and each month your child gets 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. Kiwi Crate was our first subscription box, and it remains one of our favorites.
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
Kiwi Crate comes in a little green box, that look like a wooden crate.
The theme for April is “Science of Color”. The two main crafts this month are “my color separation lab” and “my color spin art“.
The back of the information card features Steve the Kiwi Bird and an animal friend for your child to color and cut out.
Explore Magazine is a little magazine full of cartoons, games, and activities.
This month, there was a cute cartoon about a panda.
In the back of the book, there was a cut out rainbow to assemble.
My Color Spin Art was the first projuct we completed. It was ranked high on the messiness scale and medium on the parental involvement scale.
Kiwi Crate always includes a picture of all materials you need, so even kids who can’t read, can gather all the supplies.
The instructions are very easy to follow.
Kiwi Crate always includes all the supplies needed.
L made the spinner, then used the dye to make cool spin art.
L used many different color combinations and we still had many plain discs left.
The discs turned out great. I am going to Modge Podge them to some old cds and use them as coasters.
The second product was My Color Separation Lab. This activity explored how color separate. This project was medium on the messiness scale and medium on the parental involvement.
This project had more steps than the last, but they were still easy to follow.
There was a play mat included, to help graph the colors.
For this product, your child marked a line at the top of the paper, near the fold. One end went into the water, and you child marked the colors that they saw.
Once the papers were dry, your child made a rope and clips to hang the papers.
There was also a bonus color experiment pack included.
The two activities in the bonus back were color movement and walking colors.
Color Movement explored how fast color spread in warm water vs cold water. I enjoyed explaining why the color in the warm water spread faster.
Color movement was really cool, you are supposed to use 5 cups, but we lost the blue tablet. You add red to one cup, yellow to another and leave clean water in the middle. The paper towels make the color travel and turn to orange.
Final Thought: This was another fun month. My son loved My Color Spin Art the most. I can’t wait to make coasters from his artwork. This month was more science based than some past crates, and I really enjoyed that. Kiwi Crate is a really fun activity subscription service for kids. 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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