I wake up every morning with every good intention of busting out a fabulous Pinterest-worthy craft that is new, mind-stimulating, creative, and age-appropriate for the kids. This rarely happens. You know how it goes. You finally come with the idea, you hunt down the supplies, you’re constantly interrupted by meals, snacks, diaper changes, phone calls, important emails, the UPS man, the broken disposal, etc. etc. etc…you gather your kids, enthusiastically explain the project, they start throwing the supplies, water is spilled, you’re running around like a maniac cleaning up messes instead of actually having a bonding/teaching moment, and you throw your hands up the in the air and just start cleaning up.
I struggle with this a lot! But don’t lose hope, mothers of America. There is a box that arrives on your doorstep, organized into a them, chock full of supplies, ideas, and content to learn about. This box of wonders is called Kiwi Crate, and though this might be the first monthly box for kids that we’ve tried, it won’t be the last. My eyes have been opened as to what craft time can and should be like!
We were sent the Busy with Bugs box, and to my boys, opening this box was practically like opening a box of candy. Paint and scissors?! We went to town. This box is full of everything we could have needed–sponges, paint brush, pencil, painting boards, paper liners, cardboard tray, clear bottles, stickers, pipe cleaners, string, etc. Even small pieces of scotch tape, pre-cut and peelable, was supplied. You could take this box camping or on an airplane, and you wouldn’t find yourself missing any supplies.
Picture instructions guided us all along the way and even incorporated questions to ask and talk about with the kids. Additional activity suggestions make this the box that keeps on giving. The ingeniously designed “no-fight” crate feature (which is what we received) allows you to add on supplies for a sibling for only $9.95.
Within the box was another firefly bug activity, which was a nice contrast to the first. This was less messy, but needed more parental involvement. They are both great for a variety of ages and interests and creative ability. Ages 3-8 sounds just right.
We tied one side onto a chair and let the boys lift and lower the zipline to see the bugs fly up and down.
So are you wondering if $19.99 is worth the cost of an afternoon of glee? Consider this: atleast in our box, we were sent high quality scissors and large bottles of paint that will be used long after today. Besides the supplies, the box provides you with ideas, a lesson plan, and future activities so that you can save your brainpower on coming up with ideas and you save yourself the runaround of tracking down every small this-and-that supply. So yes, I would say this price is fair. Sign you and your cutey up!
One winner is going to receive their own Busy with Bugs Kiwi Crate! ($19.99)
Because I was sent the winner’s prize box along with my review box, the winner will be responsible for paying shipping from me to you, via paypal invoice. This also means that this giveaway is open to WORLDWIDE entries! The box weighs 1.4 lbs. and will be sent from 02128, if you’d like to calculate the cost.
*This giveaway is open to worldwide entries.
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of Feb 21st and will be emailed. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own are not influenced by monetary compensation.