Kiwi Crate February 2016 Review + Half Off Coupon – Race Day
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The February 2016 Kiwi Crate was the best crate we have received. My son and I played with this box for hours. 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.
The Kiwi Crate box was a bit different this month. The them of the box was printed on the side of the box.
First Look. The theme for February is “Race Day”.
Explore Magazine always is packed with fun activities, cartoons, recipes and more.
There was an activity to make a car without wheels, using a balloon, and the Kiwi Crate box.
Instead of a fold out paper with directions, there was a thick guide with all the directions.
There were some introductory remarks about this months products, along with a full list of what was included in the box. The two projects this month are: Airbrush Art and Race Cars.
Airbrush Art (Messiness: Medium. Grownup Involvement: High: This activity uses a airbrush and markers to create fun patterns with stencils.
The Supplies: The was washi tape, stencils, markers and the airbrush included for this project.
You put the marker in the airbrush and squeeze.
After L practiced on some paper, L used the stencils to decorate the car parts. The airbrush was easy to use, but it making the checkered pattern gave L a bit of a hand cramp. I ended up doing some of the stencils, but it was fun.
After decorating the car parts, your child puts together the car. There was actually 6 pages of instructions, but my 6 year old was able to build both cars without help.
There were so many parts to make two cars.
Working on the cars.
The finished cars turned out great. The only part I did, was add the rubber bands to the straws and balloons.
L and I played with these cars for a long time. There were big/small wheels, and big/small straws. We switched out the straws and wheels to see what combination would work best. L actually won most every race, regardless which car he had. We discussed the science behind the different size straws, but L figured it out without my help.
Final Thought: I think this was L’s favorite Kiwi Crate thus far. The cars hold up really well and they have been through hours of play already. After subscribing for three years, Kiwi Crate is still impressing me with new, fun ideas and boxes. If you want to try Kiwi Crate, use this link with my exclusive code MOM50, to get 50% off your 1st box of Kiwi Crate, Koala Crate, Tinker Crate, Doodle Crate.
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