Kiwi Crate August 2016 Review + Coupon

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Kiwi Crate August 2016 Review

Kiwi Crate August 2016 Review

The August 2016 Kiwi Crate was themed “Fun with Flight”  Kiwi Crate is a fun activity and craft subscription box for kids 5-8.  Crates are $19.95/month and filled with Explore magazine, along with featured crafts. Kiwi Crate is our family’s first subscription box and it’s one of my favorite subscription boxes for kids.

The Details:

Cost: Month to Month $19.95

3 Months: $59.85

6 Months: $111.00

12 Months: $203.40

Coupon Save 30% on your 1st box, just use the code BOXMOM30.

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 5-8 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 Box

Kiwi Crate ships in a green box with the theme of this month on the front.

Fun with Flight

The theme for August is “Fun with Flight”.

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Explore Magazine always is packed with fun activities, cartoons, recipes and more.

This month, your child can:

  • Read a cartoon with Steve the Kiwi
  • Read about flight in read life
  • Explore how rockets fly
  • Build a helicopter
  • Discover how airplanes work
  • Build a straw flyer
  • Play games
  • Bake hot air balloon muffins
  • Make a paper airplane

Information Guide

The instructions are all included in a little book.

Kiwi Crate Sticker

The back of the magazine has a sticker.  When you first subscribe, you will get a pair of scissors and a poster for all your stickers.


When you open the information guide, there is a list of materials in the box.  There is also a breakdown of each activity with information about the messiness and parental involvement needed for each activity.

Build Your Rocket Launcher: Messiness (Low), Grownup Involvement (Medium).


This activity had many different pieces.  My son was really excited the rocket launcher pad.

Build a rocket launcher

The first part of the project was to build the base to the rocket launcher. These instructions were easy to follow and the base turned out to be very sturdy.

Assembling the rocket launcher.

Assembling the rocket launcher.

Rocket Launcher

The build was a combination of cardboard and wooden pieces.  This is what the finished base looks like.

Make Your Rockets

Make Your Rockets

There were straws included to make rockets for your rocket launcher.

Build your rockets

These were also very simple to assemble.  You did have to fold the fins carefully, attach to the rocket, then add a stopper to the end.

Rocket Launcher

This is the finished project!  There were four rockets and the rocket launcher.

Blast Off!


This was the best part of the project…..THE LAUNCH!

Rocket Set up

We set up in the driveway.

Toy rockets

I couldn’t get a good action shot, but this was after the launch.  The rocks went around 20-40 ft, which was pretty impressive.  Both of my boys took turns with this.

Fly A Kite: Messiness (Low), Grownup Involvement (Medium).

Fly a kite instructions

The second activity was to make and fly your own kite.

fly a kite materials.

There were enough materials to make two kits.  There was also a set of markers.

designing a kite

L got to work designing his kites.

Finished Kites

These are his finished kites.

Fly a kite

There wasn’t much wind, but L had fun running the kite all over the yard.

Kiwi Crate Materials

This box was packed with fun materials to play with.


Final Thought This was one of my son’s favorite Kiwi Crates.  The finished rocket projects has received hours or play.  I also love the project encourages kids to get out and play.  The projects turned out sturdy, so they won’t fall apart during play.  If you want to subscribe, you can save 30% on your 1st box, just use the code BOXMOM30

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