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I received a crate from Kiwi Crate to try with my kids and review. The crate that I received was the Koala Crate, which is for three and four-year-olds. My children enjoy doing craft projects and exploring with colors, so I figured this would be a perfect activity for us to do together, with grandma.
About Kiwi Crate
Kiwi Crate is a subscription service that helps develop and increase creativity in children. Busy parents need options to keep their children engaged in an activity, but often lack the time to complete the activity and shop for the materials needed. With Kiwi Crate services, parents receive everything they need for each project right in the box. The services strive to provide fun and engaging projects each month.
If committing to a subscription service is not ideal for your family, you can also order single crates, mini crates, and party favors.
Age Categories Available
The age categories and the projects included for each age category are quite specific.
The breakdown is:
- Ages 3-4: Koala Crate
- Ages 5 – 8: Kiwi Crate
- Ages 9+: Doodle Crate and Tinker Crate
A full breakdown of each group’s box inclusions is provided so that you will know what to expect when your box arrives each month. There are varying topics of interest, project types and materials for each project.
My Koala Crate Experience
Both my children and I were excited to complete our craft project from the materials in our Koala Crate. Our crate came with a bird mold, wings, and a mask. The directions were straightforward and easy to follow. At first, I was impressed. As my children and I got into the project, I noticed that the materials were not of the best quality. Once the mask was put together, the feathers began falling off. The beak also fell off. A short time later, we lost a button when working on the wings.
We were quite careful with the materials as I could see that they were a bit fragile. We had a lot of fun completing this craft project as a family, which nearly makes up for the lack of quality in the materials. The positive reviews on Kiwi Crate raised my expectations of the material quality.
Although my impression of the service is mixed, the fact that we enjoyed completing the project as a family does make it worth the time it took to put everything together. The kids were quite proud of their creation too.
Activities like these are great for rainy days and help break the ice with a new sitter so that you and your spouse can enjoy an evening out. If you are looking for an activity to complete with your children, and honestly don’t mind that the end product isn’t going to last a long time, Kiwi Crate services would be ideal for you. If you prefer longer lasting materials, the Kiwi Crate service is not the right type of subscription service for your family.
Do you do craft projects with your children? If so, what are some of your favorite projects?