My interest was piqued when I read about how several celebs’ children were enjoying Kiwi Crate in a recent issue of US Weekly. I reached out to the PR department who provided me with press materials and a sample to review.
Launched last fall, Kiwi Crate is a wonderful new monthly art project by subscription service for kids, created by parents. Each month, you’ll receive at least two inspired activities and materials designed to get them to create and explore.
Kiwi Crate was built out of a passion for hands-on fun that encourages creativity and curiosity in children. Kiwi Crate is designed to spark kids’ natural creativity and curiosity with hand-selected and kid-tested projects and materials. Kiwi Crate was created to make it fun, easy and delightful to spend time building, exploring and creating together. Founded by Sandra Oh Lin, mom of two, the Kiwi Crate team is now comprised of creative parents who dream up the projects, valued experts who review them, and a community of kid testers who keeps us on our toes and ensures the projects are fun and engaging.
Our green box arrived addressed to my son. When I opened the box up, I was immediately impressed with the pair of child-size scissors that were included along with the following cute note:
The crates are specifically designed for children ages 3-7. The company takes a lot of care to design their crates in a way that is open ended so that although children across the age range may have different outcomes, they will all enjoy interacting with the projects and materials.
So my two and a half son son is younger than the intended targeted age and arts-and-crafts is not his forte. Instead of doing it as a big activity, I am breaking it down to small projects for him to do with a grown-up’s help. He did enjoy painting the planets blue and silver. I would definitely recommend Kiwi Crate for older children and those who enjoy doing art projects with different mediums. The quality of the supplies is excellent. Can I just say how excited I am by the bright, colorful and shiny pipe cleaners! The kit also comes with detailed instructions which are easy to understand and follow. (Thank you so much, Kiwi Crate.)
If the $19.95 a month is a little much for you year round, 3 and 6 month subscriptions are also available, as well as party crates.
DISCLAIMER: I did receive a sample crate for review but all opinions expressed are my own.