September Kiwi Crate~Modern Art

We got our September Kiwi Crate last week. I have to say I am really excited to do this one! Kiwi Crate is a monthly craft subscription box. We have been getting it for a few months now and I am thrilled with it. We get the sibling add on. They say this box is targeted for 3-8 year olds but my 10 & 12 year olds really enjoy joining in the crafts.

This month’s crate was Modern Art.

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The crafts in the box are my color block painting and my hanging mobile. Kiwi Crate gives you all the supplies to do the two crafts. When you do the sibling add on they give you enough for both children but things like markers you only get one set of. It only costs $7.95 to do the add on so I think it is definitely worth it.

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On the back of the picture page they have a cute little cut out to color, it also has two stickers(because we do the sibling add on)

The inside of the box has a little scene that you can play with the little cut outs.

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They just started doing these cute little magazines, I believe last month was the first time. They have little stories, pictures to color etc. The boys really like them.  And we get two.

IMG_2921These are the instruction books for each craft. On the front they tell you how difficult each one is, showing how much parental involvement is needed.

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Each book gives you a page with the supplies needed and then instructions, pretty easy to understand and pictures to help kids know what to do .

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I love the little easels and they have little tags that you can put on the pictures they paint. It came with some nice little canvases and paper as well. I absolutely love Kiwi Crate! It comes with everything you need to do the crafts so you don’t have to go around finding supplies at home, it is all in that little box. The crafts are wonderful and my boys have so much fun doing them. I am really glad I signed up for this.

They do also offer individuals crates, without a subscription, they are having a Halloween crate that looks so fun so I am wanting to get that one too 🙂

If you would like to try out Kiwi Crate, click here to save $10 on your first crate. It is $19.95 per month with free shipping, the sibling add on is $7.95.

August 2013 Kiwi Crate Fun with Flight

Since my September Kiwi Crate has been delivered I think I should actually get my August review done!

Life has just been super busy. This was the first month I had both the boys on the subscription so we got twice the supplies for the crafts! Riley was so excited, he has been waiting to get his turn. Of course with school starting and sports we have been so busy during the weeknights and weekends we haven’t even done them yet, but we will soon.

August’s theme was Fun with Flight.

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There is always a picture on the back for your child to color. They included 2 stickers for my boys. Carter colored the picture. Inside the box(which I forgot to take a picture of) there is a little scene, you can cut out the characters and play with them in the box.

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IMG_2704Kiwi Crate has started including these little magazines for the children. They even gave us two since we do the sibling add on. They are cute and having pictures to color, things to read. Carter was carrying his around the other day saying he loved it.

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Rad Rockets and Flying Kites

The instruction books are really nice, They are simple to follow and easy enough kids can see what they are supposed to do.

IMG_2710The supplies and instructions

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IMG_2709It came with this chart for the kids to measure how high their rockets launched.

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Supplies and instructions for the Kites

IMG_2713I was really happy with this crate. I love all the things it includes and the boys really enjoy them. Its so nice too that a lot of them have extra things and who would think the 10 & 12 year olds would enjoy them just as much as the 3 & 6 year olds!

Kiwi Crate is $19.95 per month and we do the sibling add on for $7.95. It is definitely worth it for us. If you would like to sign up for Kiwi Crate and save $10 on your first crate use this link.

The September box is coming up as soon as I can type it up! It was a good one!

 

July Kiwi Crate Review~Wonders of Water

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We got our July Kiwi Crate yesterday! This one is really fun. We didn’t get the little kiwi stuffed animal some got 😦 But I might order one for Carter.

The theme for this month was Wonders of Water. For those of you that don’t know, Kiwi Crate is  a monthly craft subscription box’s for ages 3-7. I get it for Carter and meant to add on Riley last month but forget. This is only our second month getting it. Carter loves it. You can add a sibling on for $7.95 and they get the exact same crafts the first child gets. I will give you more info on subscribing later.

When you open the box you see the card pictured above with the boxes theme. Turn that over and you have a cute little coloring picture and a sticker. Carter loves the stickers.

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When you take that out you see your two craft booklets.

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These will tell you all about the craft and the supplies it came with, directions to do it. This month’s crafts are my floating sailboat and my watercolor animals.

Here is everything that came in the box.

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The first craft: my watercolor animals we actually did today. 4 of my kids did this and it was so easy and they had fun. It was a nice thing to do when we got home from the doctor. And Carter shared his animals with his 6 year old brother, the older 2 got coffee filters and used those(the paper is the same material as a coffee filter

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It included extra paper that you can use later on to make more animals. Each boy did two and the older kids had their coffee filters.

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It was so fun to have them doing something together without fighting! And I was so proud of my 3 yr old for sharing all of the things he got in his box

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The second craft is called my floating sailboat. We haven’t done this one yet, I made him save it fir another day

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This crate also included two experiements!

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We are really enjoying our crates and I am so glad I signed up. The box is $19.95 per month, f you would like to sign up and save $10 click here.

Kiwi Crate June Subscription Box~Nature Explorer

Recently I discovered a monthly subscription box for children 3-6 yrs old. If you don’t know about subscription boxes you are missing out! They are becoming very popular lately. You pay a fee, depending on the box some get cheaper if you choose a longer subscription, I have only done monthly so far. Every month you receive a box the various companies put together. I was lucky enough to get a free Kiwi Crate and I had been thinking of signing up already so I signed up my 3 1/2 year old. I think this may be a bit old for him, he is a bit immature and still babyish, but it was adorable and he loved the idea of him getting mail. I think my 6 yr old was jealous though, so Kiwi Crate offers an option to add a sibling! That is perfect. The box is $19.95 for the monthly membership and you can add a sibling for $7.95 with free shipping. Save $10 on your first box! The price does go down if you choose a longer subscription. Sorry for the not so great pictures. I thought after we opened it I should do a review. We have not done the crafts yet. My son did use his scissors to cut up a Monsters Inc box of cookies 🙂 We just got the box last week and he has been having some bad days.

This is what you see when you open your box. It has a pair of scissors. This box also came with a pack of 4 fat crayons that my son loved! They were perfect for his little hands. Unfortunately he took off with the crayons, broke one in his carseat somehow and ate the box. Yes, I have a paper eater. I didn’t know he took it in the carseat and was shocked it was broken. They were really fat.

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These are the two crafts you will be making. The kit comes with everything to make these. On the back of this was a cute little cut out to color and a sticker. He immediately took off with them.

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This is definitely one I think he may be too young for. It comes with a cute little star punch and paper, everything to make it, but we already discussed he is a paper eater, so not so sure when this one will happen 😉

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I can definitely see him loving this. It is a little cardboard box to color and add inserts too and go and collect things. His favorite thing to collect outside lately is rocks and flowers for mommy.

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I can say I was happy with this box. I look forward to more and since I just got my shipping notice tonight for this month’s box, I guess I won’t be able to add my other son till next month. But I think with 4 crafts we can keep them busy for a little while.  If you would like to try out Kiwi Crate, save $10 on your first month’s box by clicking here. Stay tuned for this month’s review and I have other boxes coming….