My youngest daughter is 10. She loves crafts and creating things with her hands. She usually searches for projects on Pinterest, but we recently had the chance for her to try something new. Kiwi Crate.
I am grateful that my daughter is creative. When she uses her imagination to make creatures, characters, and crafts she is very proud. And, while creating another beaded necklace is great, I like to encourage her to do things that continue to help her learn.
When I had a chance to review one of the KiwiCrate boxes, I jumped at the chance! I had seen ads for them on Facebook and thought they looked like fun for kids (who are learning while they are busy building).
I was provided a Kiwi Crate for free for this review. That has no bearing on my opinions.
What is KiwiCrate?
Kiwi Crate is a subscription box service. What makes them unique is that every box contains a STEM project. Kids get to have fun building something, and parents appreciate that learning is still involved.
Kiwi Crate Review
We received our Kiwi Crate just in time for Spring Break. I knew that by Tuesday my daughter would be saying “I’m bored.” When we pulled out the box, she was excited to get started!
The box we received was for the Solar System. We were excited to dig and see what waited for her to get busy creating!!
When we opened it, everything we needed was tucked inside – right down to the paintbrush! I did not have to provide any supplies. I appreciated that as there is nothing worse than your child being excited to work on a project, to have to stop so you can go buy that “one missing item.”
To encourage her to read and follow directions, I helped her unload everything and then left the kitchen. I told her to follow the instructions carefully, or she would mess up the project (and to holler if she needed anything).
Before I knew it, she was busy making her solar system! She loves to paint, so I think that was the one part of the project she loved the most.
Once she had the planets painted (following the pictures in the instructions to make sure they were the colors they recommended), she started building. She put the light into the sun and then added the planets. The instructions were well-written, and she was able to build the entire project with absolutely no help from mom.
She thought it was so cool that she could “light her sun” and see the planets around it. We used this as a chance to talk about which planet has life on it. She also learned about which planet was closest to the sun and the one that was furthest away.
Because she is curious, she did additional online research to learn more about each of the planets. She was most interested in why Saturn had rings! It was fun watching her start the dinner conversation telling us all about what she learned that day.
In a nutshell, we loved our Kiwi Crate and would recommend them to anyone who has a child. They are a great, fun way to learn!
Who is Kiwi Crate for?
Kids from ages 0 – 104!! They offer a box that will work for any child. KiwiCo offers a small one for toddlers up through more advanced kits for teens and adults.
What does it cost?
KiwiCo has products and boxes for all price ranges. Some items are less than $15, and the prices go up from there. That gives you an option to buy – no matter your budget.
Do you have to get a subscription?
Nope! While they do have many subscription boxes for monthly projects, they also sell smaller one-time projects as well. That makes it the perfect gift for an Easter basket, stockings or birthdays.
You can learn more and get started by visiting KiwiCo.