Ella is always thrilled Kiwi Crate sitting on our side steps and now that they are offering Koala Crate, Ava will be thrilled to see these boxes too! There are times when everyone receives the same box (except new subscribers) and times when different subscribers receive different themes for the month. Kiwi Crate won’t send you a duplicate of a crate that you received in the past.
In August we received Glowing Animals:
Every box includes an information card showing the projects that are included in the crate.
And they also include a copy of Explore! magazine. There’s usually a comic, some puzzles/mazes and something to draw plus instructions for additional activities you can do with supplies around your house.
The first project we tackled was Racing Jellyfish. Ella (5) was able to do this on her own, but Ava (2) needed help. Since this was mostly stickers and tying, it was a good project to share with a younger sibling.
Ella made her glowworm friend herself. I never got a picture of the completed project – she ran off with it to see how well it glowed and now it “lives” in her room. Basically, the project included a glow in the dark sock, filling, elastics for making the worm and fabric markers for decorating. Definitely one of the simpler projects.
I love that Kiwi Crate divides out the project materials so that you don’t have to go digging through. It’s easy to pick up one project. Also, the directions are written really well for kids. Sometimes I find that directions are written for adults to help, but all the directions have pictures. It’s great for Ella learning to follow directions and work independently.
For $19.95 we got two great crafts. I love that they make things they can play with again and again. It’s nice to make a picture and hang it up on the fridge, but I love that they are making their own toys and I love seeing how their imaginations further their play with the crafts.
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