Kiwi Crate Review + Coupon Code – April 2016


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Kiwi Crate
Cost: $19.95/month.
Ships To: United States and Canada.
Coupon Code: “FUNPACK” to save 30% off your first month of Kiwi Crate and their family of brands PLUS score a free activity journal, playing cards and summer chalk set!

Kiwi Crate April 2016 Subscription Box Review - "Coral Reef"

Kiwi Crate boxes are designed around fun themes and filled with all of the materials and inspiration for hands-on projects for kids ages 3-7. It was one of the first boxes I ever subscribed to and we still love it.

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Kiwi Crate ships via FedEx Smart Post and generally takes about a week to arrive. All of my Kiwi Crate boxes (Kiwi Crate, Koala Crate and Doodle Crate) arrived together in one large box.

Kiwi Crate April 2016 Subscription Box Review - "Coral Reef"

We received this crate back in April and I have no idea what took us so long to complete (well start) it.

Kiwi Crate April 2016 Subscription Box Review - "Coral Reef"

Kiwi Crate April 2016 Subscription Box Review - "Coral Reef"

The April 2016 Kiwi Crate theme was “Coral Reef” and included three projects: “Color Your Reef”, “Make Your Jellyfish” and “Race Your Jellyfish”.

Project #1 – Color Your Reef

Kiwi Crate April 2016 Subscription Box Review - "Coral Reef"

Kiwi Crate April 2016 Subscription Box Review - "Coral Reef"

The first project (well step) was to decorate our reef scenes with colorful patterns. This project was medium on the messiness scale and low on the grownup involvement scale.

Kiwi Crate April 2016 Subscription Box Review - "Coral Reef"

I worked on these projects with my son who is 4.  He’s a little on the young side for Kiwi Crate, but he didn’t have any problems with the coloring!  There were, however, some issues with the smudger.  He liked to dip it water and then smudge the pastels like crazy.  So much so that the paper ended up flaking off in some spots.  Oops!  He loved it though.

Project #2 – Make Your Jellyfish

Kiwi Crate April 2016 Subscription Box Review - "Coral Reef"

Kiwi Crate April 2016 Subscription Box Review - "Coral Reef"

The next step was to create a couple of friendly Jellyfish to live in your reef. This project was medium on the messiness scale and medium on the grownup involvement scale.

Kiwi Crate April 2016 Subscription Box Review - "Coral Reef"

I had to do most of this project (other than the coloring of the jellyfish tentacles), but W loved the result! It involved a lot of threading and stringing and he just wasn’t into that.  He liked putting the googly eyes on though.

Project #3 – Race Your Jellyfish

Kiwi Crate April 2016 Subscription Box Review - "Coral Reef"
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The final step was to complete your coral reef and have a jeelyfish race.  It was low on the messiness scale and high on the grownup involvement scale.

Kiwi Crate April 2016 Subscription Box Review - "Coral Reef"

My 8 year-old *probably* could have done this on his own, but my 4 year-old?  No way! Making the jellyfish go up and down involved quite a few steps and careful attention to detail.  I didn’t take any pictures of the actual race (with the ratchet sticks), but W would like you to know he won ;).

imagine! Magazine

Kiwi Crate April 2016 Subscription Box Review - "Coral Reef"

Kiwi Crate April 2016 Subscription Box Review - "Coral Reef"

Kiwi Crate April 2016 Subscription Box Review - "Coral Reef"

As usual, the explore! magazine includes puzzles, games, recipes, experiments, stories and additional activities relating to the theme.

Do you get Kiwi Crate?  What’d you think? If you are interested in subscribing or just want to learn more, click here. New subscribers can use the coupon code “FUNPACK” to save 30% off your first month of Kiwi Crate and their family of brands PLUS score a free activity journal, playing cards and summer chalk set!


About Jennifer

Jennifer is the author and founder of Subscription Box Ramblings. She first discovered subscription boxes in 2012 and has been addicted since. Current favorites include Popsugar Must Have Box, Boxycharm, Mommy Mailbox and Rachel Zoe Box of Style.

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