Craft and Scientific Creativity Kit for Kids – Kiwi Crate

May 26, 2014Allison Murray

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kiwi Crate.

I really didn’t know how well we’d take to Kiwi Crate. It’s a crafty subscription service for kids that provides activities to complete along with the instructions and materials you need to complete it. You see, we’re not follow the directions kind of people. We’re shred open a box and then figure out how we did it wrong afterwards kind of people. But, heck, we thought… we’d give it a go at least once.

I must admit that I peeked inside of the box before the boys got to see it. I just couldn’t help myself! It had such a cute little farm themed set of stuff inside including seeds and I instantly thought “FUN!” and perhaps even had a mental squeal in there, too.

Kiwi Crate is an award winning craft and educational subscription service that kids love!

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And since the first weekend after school let out had a rainy, rainy Sunday we decided to dig out the crate and get after it in the living room floor. And just so you can see how we ALL operate, there’s all of the stuff just dumped out in the floor. Get it!

Kiwi Crate is an award winning craft and educational subscription service that kids love!

This box had the fun farm stuff like I was talking about with little plant your own plots and farm animal finger puppets. This package is a part of the Summer Adventure Series where during June, July and August the boxes will have summer inspired projects inside.

And if you’re wondering just what you might see inside of a box other months of the year, the boxes have themes like music, color, robots and safari with equally fun and unique projects as what we worked on.

Kiwi Crate is an award winning craft and educational subscription service that kids love!

First thing on the agenda was finger puppets. As I was sifting through the contents looking for glue and then getting up to retreive some from the craft room older nephew told me of the felt pieces “they’re sticky on the back!” I was pretty excited about that as it meant no scrubbing up school glue out of my rug later in the evening. And then I realized that I didn’t really believe that this kit would have everything you needed inside. That’s just not how things work. You can have MOST of what you need but you’ll always need to supplement a kit from your own stuff at home, right? Well, not in this case and that’s freaking awesome if you ask me.

Kiwi Crate is an award winning craft and educational subscription service that kids love!

The puppets were so easy to put together with little sleeves already glued together. The only thing to do was embellish each and prop them up on a cute little fence-like system with itty bitty clothespins to store them or display them.

Kiwi Crate is an award winning craft and educational subscription service that kids love!

Aren’t they cute!? This part of the project was labeled to require little to no adult interaction and it didn’t. It was easy as peel and stick but it kept the kiddos busy for a good 45 minutes.

Kiwi Crate is an award winning craft and educational subscription service that kids love!

Next up we worked on the farm plots where the boys planted radishes and grass. To be honest at first they were all, meh, until they saw the Wonder Soil grow. These people really have a lock on what captivates kids, I’ll tell ya!

We thought the whole thing was so nifty that we actually filmed the soil growing and spreading. It’s kind of boring stuff for a video but in real life we (including myself the adult) were all pretty stoked. At the end, the little one says “What will the world think up next?” Good point, kid.

Kiwi Crate is an award winning craft and educational subscription service that kids love!

They planted their seeds and made a cute little fence to surround it. The older boy enjoyed making his own fence but the younger didn’t really see the point in it so I did that myself!

Afterwards we talked about how they needed to give their seeds a little bit of water every day and discussed how they’d never eaten a radish before. How is that possible?!

Kiwi Crate is an award winning craft and educational subscription service that kids love!

At the end of it all, this was the mess left behind. If you don’t craft  you may be appalled but if you do, you know that this is NOTHING when crafting with kids. The boys were kept busy for about 2 hours with one kit and this is all that we had to clean up in the end. This is a win as far as I’m concerned and definitely worth a subscription.

So if you have some little ones you want to inspire to create and learn without having to curate your own projects and source all of the materials yourself (which can get expensive, let me tell you) Kiwi Crate is definitely right for you and yours. After all, Kiwi Crate is an award-winning monthly subscription for a reason.

And guess what? I’m so excited because I’ve got a great deal for you… Get 25% off of the first month of Kiwi Crate with the code SUMMER25. This code is good between May26 and June 30 and perfect to get in on the Summer Adventure Series. <— Oh and head there to check out the series and the projects including Camping Trip, Beach Day and Amusement Park! They look totally fun, too!

So what do you think? Are you totally digging Kiwi Crate? It’s great to send to your kiddos or have on hand for when nieces, nephews, grandkids or general babysitting comes round to your house! And as the adult in the room in the room, they’re a lot of fun for us, too! And don’t forget that coupon code – SUMMER25 for 25% off your first month!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kiwi Crate.
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Comments (2)

  • Shelli

    May 28, 2014 at 2:41 PM

    I love the bracelet!! You always make the prettiest pieces. I have only made with satin ribbon, how much more difficult is it adding beads to the mix and what size of thread do we use? Sorry for all the questions bit Id love to make one!! Thanks for another great blog!! You Rock!!

    1. Allison

      May 28, 2014 at 5:47 PM

      I’m sure I sound like a total dummy, but which bracelet? :)

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