Unfortunately, my children have a mom who does not have a crafty bone. The best I can do for them is visit websites and print activities or easy art projects for kids with step-by-step instructions. Luckily, though I have a daughter who enjoys creating anything that is placed in front of her. We have a ton of craft supplies I bring up on a daily basis. Without any instruction she will create anything her heart desires. Although, this is much fun for her, I like to have a concrete project for her to work on. Since my birthday is Flag Day, Zoe has been drawing, coloring and painting many flags. But for those less crafty like me, how suitable would it be to have projects delivered right to your home on monthly basis?
With Kiwi Crate you can! Kiwi Crate is a monthly subscription with age-appropriate crafts inside a crate, that have all the materials, supplies and inspiration you need to create projects with your children. Normally, I would never consider any subscription process (unless it is a magazine) but Kiwi Crate is ideal for me. Like I stated, I do not have much creativity, so inspiration is what I need. If I have all the instructions in front of me, I’m really good. But thinking of a project that is unique will never be seen. I need inspiration!
A crate with a few projects showed up at our home and I was pleased to see the care of the package. Once opened, on the inside cover of the lid, is a visual of the projects within the crate. We also had beautifully wrapped tissue paper and an adorable letter with scissors attached, since scissors are needed for many of the projects.
We were intrigued to see what was available for us to create. Inside are high quality cards with the project name, level of messiness, benefits, what is included for the project to be created and instructions. I love how Kiwi Crates incorporates a material fun area for added entertainment with the project and also a parent’s area with informative and educational questions to ask our children about the project they are working on.
We really enjoyed making the spinning tops. The kids both created colored designs on the pieces of paper. Included were round tops and square tops. The booklet did include color ideas for mixing and matching colors, but the children had fun designing their own using their imagination. They were pleased with the different color patterns of the top once it slowed down and thought it was really clever how that worked. I obtained quality time with my children with this project assisting Zoe with spinning the top, and asking the questions.
We also made a stained glass window, which is something you would think I could envision to have Zoe create, but nope. This is why I’m thrilled about Kiwi Crate. My children created their own masterpiece made out of tissue paper, that included frames and the children were able to wear super cool blue glasses to see how the colors changed. They thought they had to look at everything in our home with them on. The project was wonderful for Zoe as the contact paper for the project has a sticky sheet that parents unpeel, the frame sticks to the contact paper and children add the precut sheets of paper (tissue and film) to make designs and patterns for their masterpiece. Once it was created we positioned another piece of contact paper on top, and hung on the window. A lot of fun for little ones with endless possibilities! There were enough supplies to create three frames plus enough tissue paper to make a tissue paper dyed bag. Zoe was so excited to craft a bag to transport with her when we go on trips, to the store, or just to visit family. She loved this project. We saved quite a few of the tissue paper from the stained glass project to create this. This is a messy project as there is a water dropper to add droplets of water to the tissue paper which will bleed onto the wet bag, so get out the art smock just to be safe!Again, an easy project for children, with easy instructions and all materials included. Our crate was built on colorful inspiration, and that is exactly what the crate provided. A few other samples of crates are Discover Dinosaurs and Dig into Gardening.
I consider Kiwi Crate a fabulous service for any family. The crates offer hands-on fun that encourages creativity and curiosity in children with age-appropriate activities. I no longer have to worry about engaging projects for Zoe as they are delivered straight to my door. No more rushing out to buy materials I may need or searching for the ideal project for her. Crates are enjoyable, and offer something my children wouldn’t have had before! Plus crates are designed by parents, reviewed by a panel of experts and tested by kids!
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