I signed up to receive our first Kiwi Crate box at the end of last month. When the box came in, I carefully opened it and then put it aside for a day I knew we would be home and have time to actually sit and do the activities. If the kids knew what was in the box they would have wanted to do it right then! If you are not familiar with Kiwi Crate, it is a monthly subscription service that delivers a box tailored to 4-8 year olds with 2-3 activities to keep them engaged. Each month has a different theme, this month being Medieval Fun.
It was a nice surprise to open the box to find a pair of scissors on top and a nice welcome note that thanked us and let us know we would be needing these for many of the activities that would follow. I have seen reviews of several other crafting boxes that boast to include everything needed but you still have to supply your own glue and scissors, so Kiwi Crate has it covered!
Once inside, there were supplies to make a hand flag, a mask, and princess type hat (sorry I don’t remember what it was called), a catapult and instructions to make a castle out of household items. There was even a packet of red cool-aid that could be used to dye the silk material which would be fun! Since the kiddos didn’t want to wait for it to dry, we decided to leave it white. We laid the contents of the box in front of us and decided what we would tackle first. Addie decided on the princess crown as she called it. The instructions were very simple and required simply cutting and using stickers included to hold it together. The ribbon was cut to size so it just had to be inserted into the per-punched holes and we were finished. We did choose to cut the silk material in half and used half of it for the flag and half of it for the top of Addie’s hat.
Austin decided he wanted a prince crown rather than a mask so we used the silver side to make his crown. Instead of topping it off with the scarf, we used one of the included Pom-Poms and sticky dots to hold it onto the top. Now the kids said we needed to have a party since they had party hats!
They enjoyed playing with the catapult materials more than they enjoyed the activity I think. They thought it was cool to be able to shoot the little balls but Addie preferred to use the basket and spoon and pretend she was cooking something. The band also quickly became a bracelet. Austin loved the wooden box that was included and carried it around all day. The kids had a ball!
Overall, I was very pleased with the activities that were provided. You could do them all at once or break them up and do them on separate days. They were fun to do and were simple but not very time intensive! The kids loved it! You can subscribe to the monthly service for a month alone or continuously and can stop it at any time. The cost is $19.95 per month shipped. If you are new to Kiwi Crate, you can sign up here to get your first Crate for only $9.95.
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