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It has taken us some extra time to do the December 2015 Kiwi Crate, but I am glad we did it. 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 MOM50 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.
The December box was all about making an arcade.
Explore Magazine always is packed with fun activities, but this month, it seemed to have more activities than usual.
There was a two page spread on a a penny arcade. You can use a penny to play several games.
There were also page on how various arcade games got started and a bit about each one.
In addition tot he main craft in the box, there were three project you can do with household objects. We completed the claw game box which goes with this month’s project.
There were cut out decorative pieces to add to your box too.
The information guide has information about how the claw works. My 6 year old loves learning how things work, so we spent some time going over this.
There is a picture of everything in the box. The two main products this month are “Pom Pom Prizes” and “The Claw”.
There were full colorful instructions for each activity. The claw activity was broken down into three parts.
The box was packed with supplies.
Pom Pom Prizes These pom pom prizes were easy to make and they serve and the prizes in the game. To make them, you wind the yarn, tie the middle with a pipe cleaner and cut the ends.
Winding the yarn. We didn’t take as many photos completing the project, because we were having too much fun.
The Claw: Your child will make a full working claw. There were several parts to this activity, but it was not hard to put together.
Getting the guide ready.
Finishing the claw.
This is the finished project! This turned out so cute, my 6 year old has been playing with the claw every day.
Playing with the claw!
Final Thought: This was one of our favorite Kiwi Crate boxes. The claw is so well made, it has held up to play all well. L has been picking up rocks, stuffed animals and so many other toys. Kiwi Crate is a great box for children and is a favorite in our household. If you want to try Kiwi Crate, use this link with the code MOM50 to get 50% off your 1st box of Kiwi Crate, Koala Crate, Tinker Crate, Doodle Crate.
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