Disclosure: I received this Kiwi crate for review purposes. I was compensated for my time. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
I’ve shared before that we love Kiwi Crate. I just can’t say enough good things about this company, their products, or their level of customer service. But, as we enjoyed playing with a new kit last week, I decided to condense it down to my top 5 favorite things.
It makes my kids smile like this
The above shot is my kids saying “Can we please open it, mommy? Please, please, please?” As soon as we brought it in the door. They know that box. They love that box. It’s like a present, and they can’t wait to open it up, dig in and see what’s inside.
Just for fun, I made a video of them opening their box. This isn’t rehearsed folks! lol. In fact, I cracked up when I watched it again, at the things they were each most excited about. I wish I had a video of them getting the box, though, because that was the real excitement.
And the smiles come even more, of course, while they are working on the projects, and playing with them, but we’ll get to that part later.
Kiwi Crate Subscriptions are a Great Value
You all know that we are on a tight budget, so I really weigh things a lot before I consider that they are worth the price. Kiwi Crate is more than worth the price. In fact, I am newly amazed every time I get a box that they can sell these kits at such a great price. They are just $19.99 per kit, and with a subscription, the cost includes shipping!
Each kit contains every single thing you need to complete 2 projects, and the super neat Explore magazine you see above. Again…amazement. They think of everything–from adhesive squares to markers, and everything in the kit is very professional.
You will also find detailed picture instructions, along with a guide showing the level of parent involvement necessary. But, it is so nice to be able to just sit down, open the box, and do the craft. I love spending that time with my boys, because I get to skip the less fun prep work of planning the project, getting materials, etc.
If you have multiple children, you can also add-on a second set of project supplies for siblings for just $9.95
They are Educational
Kiwi crates aren’t just fun, they are educational. Some are more directly than others (such as the wind crate we posted about last time), but the lessons in this kit are there as well–we used our city kit to talk about community helpers, etc. as they were building their cities.
You can browse the single kits to see which ones might be best for your homeschool.
They Inspire Creativity
Though there are instructions for the kit, many things are very open ended and inspire creativity. This particular kit was very fun for my building boys! Before even starting the official project, they spent about an hour doing this. They made sky scrapers, boxes, guns, and many more things.
For the city project, they received the city buildings pictured, but also a various assortment of extras so they could really use their imaginations putting their cities together.
It’s So Much More than a Craft
Our kids do a lot of crafts. Children’s church, VBS, Sunday School, homeschool, etc. I have to be honest and say most of these things go in the trash soon. I’m sorry, but just keeping it real. There is no way we could possibly keep ALL of these crafts.
Kiwi Crate projects are more than just another craft.
Kiwi Crate projects create something useful for them. They are making their own toys that they can then play with for hours. They are making tools to use for exploring the world around them. In the case of this particular crate, our boys will get to make some cars to drive around their cities.
Get a Discount on Your Kiwi Crate Subscription
So, there you have it…my 5 favorite things about Kiwi Crate.
Honestly, the market for kids and toys is highly saturated, but even so Kiwi Crate stands alone as being the only real subscription service of its kind. They are truly unique.
You can start your subscription now, and get 30% off your first crate. And, don’t forget that the subscription price includes free shipping.