Things I Can’t {Homeschool} Without – Kiwi Crate Edition

November 24, 2012

I’m starting a series of posts from now until – well – until I run out of things I love. I want to tell you all about some of the things (like Kiwi Crate) that make my life easier, prettier, shinier, and just a little more fun all around. Some will be just things I have around, some referral links to things I own, some things I was sent to try out. I’ll let you know while talking about each, but know that I really do love (and use) them all. 


First up is the amazing, convenient, answer to what -the-heck-are-we-doing-after-nap Kiwi Crate. I.LOVE.THEM. I have been itching to write about them and waited till I had a few kits behind me to tell you all about what they are like.

You’ve probably seen me post about them on Instagram and Twitter the past 3 months. So what exactly is a Kiwi Crate and how does it work?

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Kiwi Crate is this kit of 2-3 activities (sometimes season/holiday oriented) that shows up at your door once a month with age appropriate crafts for you and your little ones to make together. Everything you need is included, from tiny aprons to scissors to colored pencils, depending on what the kit holds. It also includes little instruction booklets for each craft, and one for addition ideas in later days or to make it easier/harder for an age range.

I love anything that says “kit”. I have no idea why that is, but you slap the word “kit” on something and I want it. And because although I can be creative, I tend to get overwhelmed with ALL.THE.CRAFTS. out there ::coughPinterestcough:: and do nothing. So Kiwi Crate is this perfect, simple, easy way to add a bit of extra crafty into our days; stress free and frustration free.

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Shadow puppets. Charlie really loved this one – and then Bella figured out he had a shadow and died laughing. The crank operated flashlight came with this.
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Rhythm beads – we dyed the beads and then made a bracelet and anklet she could wear that jingled as she walked. This box paired up with Carnegie Hall for the theme of music.

The crates can be ordered on a monthly, several months, or yearly basis – and each one is only $19.95. Shipping is included in that price as are all supplies. Use my referral link to get $10 off. Need an extra? Additional crates are only $7.95 per month.

Right now Kiwi Crate has holiday kits (Christmas, gift making, Hanukkah) and tiny stocking stuffer ones available as extras for the season. Grab a few for friends or gift a subscription to someone! There isn’t a lot quite as thrilling in the mail as seeing that green box with the Kiwi bird waiting for your family to open.

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The apron in the Farmer’s Market kit that came with special “crayons” and stencils to draw on it with. She helped Daddy make a pie in it.

Hopefully you’ll try them out and adore Kiwi Crate as much as Bella and I do. xoxo


  • suburbancorrespondent

    December 1, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Whoops, just noticed it goes up to age 7, so I decided to try the holiday craft kits. But it isn’t giving me the 10-dollar associate referral discount – does that apply only to the subscriptions?

  • suburbancorrespondent

    December 1, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    I am unspeakably jealous that this did not exist when my kids were all little. My youngest is 7 now, which I believe is beyond their target age group. So I am just waiting until I get to be a Grandma and can gift these to my (hopefully grateful) daughters-in-law.

  • grace at {Gabbing with Grace}

    November 25, 2012 at 6:33 am

    Ah, this sounds lovely. Wondering if they have things that are boy-ish? I’ll have to check it out. I too, can get REALLY overwhelmed by all the pintersty crafts and then gathering all the materials, etc. This sounds like a huge relief. I think I’m gonna try it, yo! Thanks for the heads up. =)

    1. Diana

      November 26, 2012 at 10:14 am

      They do! Most of them are gender neutral – in fact I don’t know if we’ve gotten a crate with a craft that can only be used with a girl or boy.

  • Lillian @ Elle The Heiress

    November 24, 2012 at 8:57 am

    I found out about Kiwi Crate about six months ago and thought it was a brilliant idea! I’ve been wanting to try it out, but we already have enough craft supplies to last us for a few years. What can I say? I’m a crafting junkie. Your $10 off offer might just sway me to try it, though! =)

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