Kiwi Crate November 2015 Review – Giveaway + Free Boxes
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Kiwi Crate is a fun activity and craft subscription box for kids 4-8. Crates are $19.95/month and filled with Explore magazine, along with two featured crafts. Read to the end of this review to find out how to get a free full-sized box. You can add-on a sibling pack or upgrade and get a featured book each month with your box. Kiwi Crate is our family’s first subscription box and it’s one of my favorite subscription boxes for kids.
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.
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 or skip from your account.
Kiwi Crate ships in a green box that looks like a crate. If you get multiple boxes from Kiwi Crate (ie Kiwi Crate/Koala Crate), they will generally ship together in one big box.
First Look. The theme for November is “Shadow & Light”.
Every box come with Explore! Magazine, which is filled with cartoons, games, recipes and crafts.
Kiwi Crate replaced the cardboard piece with that featured the two projects for this fold out instruction book.
The instruction sheets now have the same layout at Tinker Crate. The two main products this month are “Flashlight Fun” and “Shadow Puppets”.
The instruction sheet folds out to show the full instructions for each product.
Flashlight Fun: Your child will put together a shadow box for the flashlight and use the punch outs and transparencies to shine different shadows on the wall.
The box was easy to put together, you just fold and add the foam stickers. From there, you can use the premade shapes or create your own.
Here is one of the many shapes L played with.
Shadow Puppets: This activity took the most time to complete. There were many different shapes to create 6 different shadow puppets.
Many of the supplies for shadow puppets were also used in the flashlight fun. I like that there were colored sheets, premade shapes, clear sheets you can write on and paper you can cute shapes out of.
It took some time to put together all the puppets but they were pretty easy.
The finished puppets. Each of the puppets have an interactive feature, so you can created different action scenes.
Final Thought: This was a really fun box. Given the theme was shadows, it was pretty hard to take pictures of the actual play experience. L and I picked out books that went with many of the shapes and recreated the stories on his walls. This was a great box to work on story telling. If you want to try Kiwi Crate, you can get your first box Free, just use this link to try Koala Crate, Kiwi Crate, Tinker Crate and Doodle Crate, just pay $4.95 shipping. You will get a FULL box, not a sample trial. You can also get 50% off in the Kiwi Crate store with the code SHOP50 and you will get free shipping over $25.00 for a limited time. You will be automatically enrolled in a monthly subscription at a price of $19.95 (shipping included) and can cancel at any time. The 1st month is free except for $4.95 shipping. One free trial per brand per household.
Don’t leave yet! Kiwi Crate accidentally sent me an extra November Kiwi Crate, so I am giving it to one of my readers. Just enter below for a chance to win!
Kiwi Crate has a brand new free trial for ALL their brands: Koala Crate, Kiwi Crate, Tinker Crate and Doodle Crate. You will get a free full sized box when you sign up! Check out all the boxes here for this great deal (You will pay $4.95 shipping for each box)
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