Disclaimer: I received one Kiwi Crate in the mail for review purposes. The opinions below are my own.
Kiwi Crate Gifts is a monthly service for kids age 3-7 to receive a package in the mail full of stimulating themed crafts and information. I had heard a lot about Kiwi Crate, and when they contacted me to see if I'd like to do a review, I was excited to have the opportunity.
The theme of the box we received centered around birds. The box came with all the craft supplies needed to create an individualized bird mask and a pair of bird wings. In addition, it had informational coloring books that told about different types of birds and had ideas for games and supplemental learning activities. And as an extra bonus, the box even included a pair of children's Fiskars scissors (we are always losing our kiddie scissors, so I was thrilled to have an extra pair).
Pierce set to work creating his mask and wings. One of the fun parts of the mask was that it had interchangeable beaks - a woodpecker beak, a kiwi beak, and a duck beak. Pierce decided to be a woodpecker first. Once his costume was completed, he flew around the yard and pecked at the wood on his playset.
Next the 'woodpecker' created a nest of eggs. Pierce was able to do his crafts with minimal help from me - I only assisted with a couple of tricky glue dots and the tying of knots in the wings and mask.
Kiwi Crate is one of the best kid-friendly products I have ever reviewed. It is unique, educational, and so much fun. If you have a grandchild or niece or nephew you'd love to send something special in the mail, this would make such a marvelous gift. A month runs $19.95 plus shipping, getting less expensive if you purchase several months at a time. You can also find them on Facebook.
Readers, what was one of the favorite crafts or projects you remember making as a kid?