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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. L and I have been doing the projects together together for ages and always have a good time with it.
Kiwi Crate ships via FedEx Smart Post and generally takes about a week to arrive. As I mentioned in my August Koala Crate review, all of my Kiwi Crate boxes (Kiwi Crate, Koala Crate and Doodle Crate) arrived together in one large box this month.
I didn’t know the theme of this one when I opened the box, but it seemed from the start like it would be a good one.
The August 2015 Kiwi Crate theme was “Day At The Lake” and included two projects “My Paddle Boat” and “My Fish Lantern”.
Project #1 – My Fish Lantern
My Fish Lantern included all of the materials needed to decorate a lantern like a fish and watch it glow. The project was high on the messiness scale, medium on the grownup involvement scale and involved “creating”, “exploring” and “moving – fine”.
L and I worked on this one together. I assembled the lantern (getting the frame in was a little tricky) and spread the glue on it so that L could decorate it with the tissue paper scales. We didn’t realize it until the end, but there were also metallic scales to put on. It probably would have been easier to spread them all out, but we did alright.
We all loved the way the lantern looked when all the glue finally dried. Up close you can kind of see the glue still on the metallic scales, but that was probably user error. It’s so cool all light up that you really can’t even notice.
Project #2 – My Paddle Boats
My Paddle Boats included all of the materials necessary to make and race rubber band powered paddle boats. It was medium on the messiness scale, medium on the grownup involvement scale and involved “moving – fine”, “discovering” and “exploring”.
L was able to complete this project all on his own. He read the directions and followed each step without any problems at all. I ended up decorating the other sail, but he showed me how to put it all together.
I didn’t take a picture of these in the water, but they definitely float. I don’t know that there is any skill involved in racing them – it seemed like it was mostly luck, but it was fun.
As usual, the explore! magazine includes puzzles, games, recipes, experiments, stories and additional activities (like making ice cube boats) relating to the theme.
Did you get Kiwi Crate this month? Did you love it as much as we did? We have all been enjoying Kiwi Crate lately. L is getting to the higher end of the age group for this box, but I think he likes being able to do everything himself. If you are interested in subscribing or just want to learn more, click here! New subscribers can use the coupon code “SHARE10” to save $10 off your first month of any of the Kiwi Crate family of brands, including not only Kiwi Crate, but also Tinker Crate, Doodle Crate and Koala Crate!