Here's my honest, unpaid review of KiwiCo (we've tried the Koala Crate, Kiwi Crate, and Tinker Crate). Plus, a code at the bottom of this post for 60% off a crate if you want to try it too!
A couple of years ago, Esme received a one year subscription to the Tinker Crate from KiwiCo (for ages 9 to 16+) for her birthday. She loved every single crate that year and had a lot of fun with it.
However, I didn't realize until just a few months ago that KiwiCo has different crates for all ages - for babies on up!
So, in December, I decided to try the Koala Crate for my four year old. We've received four crates now and they've been a huge hit here!
My Unpaid Review of KiwiCo
All of the KiwiCo crates have a S.T.E.A.M. theme: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.
This month's theme for the Koala Crate (designed for ages 3 to 4) is Glowing Nature. In this crate there were supplies and instructions to make a Mushroom Lantern, a stuffed Glowing Firefly, and a Jellyfish Game.
In addition to the crafts that come each month, there's also a magazine included in each crate with facts, stories, poems, games, additional crafts you can make at home, and ideas for books to check out from the library. It's really a great little magazine!
I've been really impressed with the quality of the crates and the creativity they inspire. That's why I'm so happy to share my honest, unpaid review of KiwiCo with you.
At four, but almost five, Rory can do a lot of the projects in the Koala Crate on his own. I just get him started and then he can run with it.
When he does need a little extra help, his sisters are always more than happy to jump in. (In fact, they've been asking for some crates of their own and with summer break coming, I'll be happy to oblige.)
Though Rory would happily sit and work through all the projects as soon as the crate arrives, I normally try to ration it out a little so we can make it last for a few days.
And even after he's finished all the crafts, he plays with everything for days and we enjoy the magazine all month long.
KiwiCo is a monthly subscription service, but I like that there are no commitments and it really is easy (just one click in your account on the website) to cancel or pause your subscription. I've paused my subscription for a month and it was no big deal.
It's also easy to gift a crate or a subscription to someone. This makes a great gift for friends and grandchildren of all ages!
For Christmas, my mom gifted a subscription for the Kiwi Crate (ages 5 to 8) to my brother's two children. They brought one of the crates with them when they came for Spring Break last month and all of the kids had fun helping them put together their crafts. They played with them all week long.
We've received all our boxes right on schedule, haven't had any difficulties with the website or with customer service. It's been a great experience so far.
We're loving our KiwiCo crates! They're fun for the kids, but also, they make me feel like a fun mom. I can tell you right now, all four of my kids are getting one of these in their Easter Basket this year.