Kiwi Crate - June box

We received our very first Kiwi Crate box today! Kiwi Crate offers four different age brackets of subscription boxes. Depending on the age bracket, the boxes can contain projects involving; art, science, crafts or all the above. The price depends on how many months you sign up for. I went with the 3-month subscription for summer break.

After weeks of anticipation from the 8yo, the box showed up today. Every month has a theme, this month is color. Because this was our first box, we received a welcoming letter, color-in poster titled "My Adventures with Kiwi" and a pair of kid-scissors. For every box, there is a Kiwi sticker that is related to the monthly theme, kids adhere this sticker to the poster every month so they can track their Kiwi Crate fun. This month's was Kiwi with a rainbow. One of today's do on-your-own activities was color the poster and hang in his room.

There are two main projects and some other fun side projects. To our surprise the box is packed full of activities. There is a booklet with comics, seek and finds and other theme related do-yourself projects. There is also a "bonus craft" that sounds fun.

Everything that came in the box.

We jumped right in and made one of the projects, "my Color spin art". Level of messiness; high. Level of needed parent assistance; medium.

First make the spinner.
Get all your colors in order and get ready to spin and paint.

Art can be messy.
I'm going to try hard to have him make some of these projects last for a week or two. But, he was ready to do all of them today and had a great time doing spin art.

 A few additional things I really enjoyed; all the instructions are on heavy enough stock paper to handle kid hands (and liquid) without falling part when touched, the box is usable for this craft, each instruction has a level of messiness and a level of parental assistance needed (low, medium & high).

I was a little apprehensive when I ordered the crate, not sure if the box was really worth $20 a month. But, both the hubby and I are very excited about this first box. I'm impressed with the quantity and quality of the supplies and we are really looking forward to the other projects... and the July box.

He spent almost an hour working on the poster! Love it.
Click here, for a video on the box opening and the June box part 2 here.


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