I’m sharing my Honest Kiwi Co Review today. I had been tempted to try it for years so I finally pulled the plug and got a membership for my kids. Here is my Honest Kiwi Co Review for the Kiwi Crate, Doodle Crate, and Tinker Crate products.
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Kiwi Co Review
After getting great feedback on this subscription box service from a family member, I signed up for a 6-month subscription. This really gave me a chance to see multiple kits and give a really good evaluation.
First of all, I want to say that Kiwi Co creates amazing DIY crafts for kids. Not only do they make fun activities for kids of all ages, but families can do these projects at home together. There’s no need to be running out to a science museum or shopping for all the necessary bits and pieces. They inspire great STEAM learning, as well.
Kiwi Co Family of Products
The whole Kiwi Co family of products is amazing. They have a crate that will fit any of your kids from birth through teens. It has been a great value and adds so much fun and creativity to our days. We’ve even been able to count it as part of our homeschool because the kids are actually learning a lot as they go through the activities … subjects like science, technology, engineering, art, design, play and more.
Our family has had Doodle Crate, Tinker Crate, and Kiwi Crate subscription boxes. We love them all and have divided them between the kids, though all the kids like to be involved in each of them.
Kiwi Crate Review
Kiwi Crate is for my youngest – he’s 7 now, but was 6 when we started out. The Kiwi activities are so adorable and have fun hands-on activities. He’s learned about Woodland Creatures, Race Day, Magic, Ice Lab, and even built his own carnival game with a Claw Grabber. Lots and lots of cool stuff. In each box, he gets all the supplies he needs, extra games, instructions for a related snack, extension activities, book suggestions, and a story. These are right on track for 5-8-year-olds.
Doodle Crate Review
Doodle Crate is for my Tween girls. They have great craft projects included. They are pretty detailed and not just a 5-minute art project. These are things like Weaving, Screen Printing, Watercolor Calendar, Homemade Colored Pencils, Clay Pencil Holder, and a Furoshiki Tote Bag. They are perfect activities for kids 9-16 who love to learn about art and design techniques.
Tinker Crate Review
Tinker Crate is for my Tween boy. These crates are amazing for your 9-16-year-old science and engineering lovers. He gets all the materials for an amazing STEM project, a Blueprint of step-by-step instructions, a magazine with additional experiments and great learning information all about the subject of the Crate. He has created a Secret Code Cypher, Animation Zoetrope, Draw Bot, Fiber Optic Stars, Phantom Projector, and a Gravity Game, along with lots of other activities. There are so many learning extensions in each crate, also.
Looking for ways to entertain your younger kids? Read Toy-Free Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers and Perfect Gifts for Preschoolers. Kiwi Co also makes the Koala Crate for 3-4-year-olds and Cricket Crate for 0-2-year-olds.
Why Kiwi Co Is Awesome
- Each monthly box comes with absolutely everything you need for the project. It will even come with scissors and glue if needed. No rushing out to the store for any last-minute items for these fun activities.
- The instructions walk you through each and every step with pictures and words.
- The kids are learning, but they think they’re just having fun
- Fun stories are included
- They include extension activities
- There are extra activities linked to online
- The things you’re building are high quality
- It gets your kids off the tv, without any arguing
The only negative thing that I can point out is that when you are done with your projects, you have to figure out where to store them. I have handled this by letting the kids hang onto them for awhile, but once they’re not useful anymore I get rid of them. I have a problem with managing clutter, so staying on top of this is a must
There really are many, many more reasons why we love Kiwi Crate, but it’s impossible to list them all here. You’ve really got to just try it out for yourself. It’s not that big of an investment for what you get and you won’t regret it.
During the long, hot days of summer or the rainy and cold days of the rest of the year, a crate from KiwiCo is a great indoor activity. YouTube and video games can wait for another day and your kids will be thrilled with all the fun they’re having. Believe me, you won’t have to listen to “I’m Bored” today with a Crate in your mailbox.
So, whether you’re trying to get a few more minutes of sleep on a Saturday morning, a few minutes of peace for a shower, or looking for an indoor boredom buster, you need to order a crate today.
Let me know if this Honest Kiwi Co Review was helpful. Do you have any questions I didn’t answer?
And, have you tried them out yet? Let us know what your kids have created.
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