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Calendar May 30, 2016 05/30/16 AuthorBy Subscription Box Mom Comments 1 Comment 1

Koala Crate May 2016 Review + Coupon

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Koala Crate May 2016 Review

Koala Crate May 2016 Review

Koala Crate is a subscription for 3-4 year olds.  Boxes are $19.95 and filled with a fun magazine and crafts.  Koala Crate has a partnership with Highlights magazine, so there are fun articles and activities included in the box.  My 3-year-old gets Koala Crate and he loves that he can do crafts just like his older brother.  There are not many subscriptions that are appropriate for 3 year old

Koala Crate

Koala Crate always comes in a yellow box.

First Look

First Look


Koala Crate partners with Highlights Magazine to create Imagine Magazine. The magazine is filled with stories and games, similar to Highlights magazine.  The theme for May is “Birds”.

Bird Magazine

There was some information in Imagine magazine about birds.  Imagine magazine combines fun activities, cartoons and educational material, all in a little magazine.


There was DIY to make a hatching egg, using materials at home.  There was also a page with book suggestions for your child to read about birds.

Information Guide

All the instructions for the projects are in a fold out guide.

Activity Guide

Each activity has a key to let parents know how messy it is, how much grownup involvement is needed and what skills the child will learn.

Bird Wings

Bird Wings (Messiness: Low Grownup Involvement: Medium) There was a fabric set of wings that your child can decorate with rainbow feathers.

Cape Materials

This project was really simple, just button the feathers to the cape.

fine motor skills

This activity was great to work fine motor skills.  Some feathers were easier than others to button, but T was so proud to finish it himself.

finished cape

This is the finished cape. You can’t see it, but there are loops on the bottom side to go around the child’s shoulders and wrists, so they can “fly”.

Bird Mask

Bird Mask To go with the wings, a bird mask kit was included in the box.


There was additional instructions to use clue dots to help attach some felt pieces, which are used for the beaks.

mask pieces

There were several feathers for the mask and the 3rd project in the box.  After the mask is complete, your child can choose three different types of beaks for the mask.  Each beak has velcro, so they are easily switched out.
making the mask

The feathers attached to a sticker, then you place a felt piece over them, so they stay in place.

beak for mask

Attaching velcro to the beak.

bird costume

Here is the finished mask and cape, it’s so adorable.  The only complaint I have, is the elastic for the mask was too short.  My son has a pretty big head, so the mask was a bit tight.

bird cape

This is the back of the cape!

Clay Bird Sculpture

Clay Bird Sculpture (Messiness: Medium Grownup Involvement: Medium) The last project was to make a little bird out of clay.  My son loves playdoh, so he was all over this!

clay bird sculpture parts

This project used feathers, air dry clay, and face parts.


T was so good at this project, I really didn’t have to do much.

assembling the bird

Carefully sticking the features in.

finished bird

The finished bird!  He did a fantastic job with very minimal help.


Final Thought: This was a wonderful box.  I really wasn’t sure about the bird theme, but it turned out so well.  My loves the cape and has been flying around the house.  The bird is super cute and I placed it on a shelf for display.  If you want to subscribe to Koala Crate, or any of the Kiwi Crate subscriptions, use this link and use the code stargift to save 30% on your 1st box and get free bonus gift of games, playing cards and a summer chalk set, Till 5/31

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1 Comment(s)

  1. pukefairy, June 1, 2016:

    i loved what this box had, the most excited thing is the mask n cape.. really cool