Kiwi Crate Review and Giveaway

April 3, 2013


The boys and I recently had the privilege of sampling a craft kit sent by the folks at Kiwi Crate. The boys are always impressed by packages addressed directly to them, and were even more impressed at the two colorful wind-powered projects inside! There were a few “ooohs!” and “whoas!” as spontaneously captured:


Each Kiwi Crate comes with all the supplies you need for a particular project. I had pulled out my tape and scissors from my own craft supplies, but there was no need because even those are included in each kit! The best part is, we were sent a sibling crate which has plenty of materials for each child. Because the boys had their own sets, there was no fighting, no squabbling, no whining-and-dining (as my mom likes to put it). This may very well have been one of the least stressful craft sessions we’ve ever done!


My five-year-old needed assistance, oh, maybe 50% of the time. But my 7-year-old was able to accomplish the projects mostly on his own. The materials are colorful, neatly packaged, and kid-friendly. Each project occupied the kids for about 25 minutes and they were completely engaged the entire time! Here are the finished wind cars:


Working on the wind sock:



Subscribers benefit from free shipping and recieve never before released crates. Single crates would be great for birthday gifts, rainy days, or nice to test run if you’re not ready to commit to a subscription.

We had such a great experience with our kit, I am thrilled that Kiwi Crate has offered to send a crate to one of my readers! To enter, please leave a comment mentioning which single crate you’d be interested in. Giveaway ends next Thursday, April 11 at midnight, and I will contact the winner directly.

Kiwi Crate also has a giveaway going on right now where you can win every item in their DIY Materials Pop-up Shop along with a table from Pottery Barn.

Good luck!!


  1. Comment by Jane on April 3, 2013 11:02 am

    WOW! What a dream! I I want an adult craft crate too.

  2. Comment by JayEssJay on April 3, 2013 11:09 am

    I’ve been eyeing these to give my nephew for Christmas… I think would also love the Wind Power crate… anything with wheels!!

  3. Comment by Megan on April 3, 2013 11:12 am

    Robot Rally looks cool–I bet my 7 y.o.step-son would love it!

  4. Comment by evdokia t. on April 3, 2013 11:30 am

    oh, how amazing is this!!!!

    the wind power crate
    would be great for my little nephew!

  5. Comment by emily kate on April 3, 2013 11:30 am

    Fairy Fun looks adorable. My daughter would love it.

  6. Comment by Jenn C on April 3, 2013 12:54 pm

    “Growing Gardens” single crate would be great for my daughter :) She would love that!

  7. Comment by VeronicaSh on April 3, 2013 1:05 pm

    I love a Farmer’s market kit! It is so fun!

  8. Comment by jessica richards on April 3, 2013 1:44 pm

    I would do colorful inspiration or growing gardens. super cute!

  9. Comment by amy williams on April 3, 2013 2:33 pm

    My niece would love the fairy fun

  10. Comment by Lindsay on April 3, 2013 8:12 pm

    so fun! my boys would love the ‘making music’ crate. thanks for the kiwi crate heads up!
    love, lindsay

  11. Comment by Sandy on April 3, 2013 9:58 pm

    The magic music crate would be great for my son. This is such a great idea for a company. Kids love getting mail!

  12. Comment by Rahel on April 4, 2013 5:28 am

    I knew about kiwi crate before- it looks like such a great idea! But I never came around to try it myself. I think I would have a hard time to choose between “busy with bugs”, “colourful inspiration” and “making music”… I would probably have to ask my girls to choose.

  13. Comment by Erin on April 4, 2013 10:57 am

    My little man would love Robot Rally! I keep meaning to get a Grandparent to get him a subscription, thanks for the reminder!!

  14. Comment by Keri on April 4, 2013 12:25 pm

    Wow! Thanks for introducing me to this cool concept! I’m definitely passing the kiwicrate site on to the grandparents, who are always looking for fun, clever gifts! Since spring is in the air, i’m thinking the ‘growing garden’ kit would be perfect for my little girls! And then we can plant them in the garden when spring actually arrives! :) thanks for sharing!

  15. Comment by Rachel Swartley on April 4, 2013 10:36 pm

    I think my kids and I would enjoy the Making Music crate.

  16. Comment by angela on April 6, 2013 1:59 pm

    my niece and nephew help me out at my farmer’s market booth, so it’d be so fun to have the farmers market kit! the growing gardens kit would also be great!

  17. Comment by Jessica on April 8, 2013 11:29 am

    Would love a chance to sample Kiwi crates! The fairy fun crate would be perfect for my little! Thanks for the opportunity!

  18. Comment by Michelle on April 9, 2013 12:00 pm

    Robot Rally or Wind Power! :D

  19. Comment by Barb K on April 10, 2013 7:53 pm

    I think the Magic Music Crate would be great for my cousin.

  20. Comment by Jen on April 11, 2013 2:25 pm

    What a great idea! The boys voted and Wind Power it is! The idea of racing anything is always a hit with my boys!

  21. Comment by Mariana on April 23, 2013 12:05 pm

    “Wild Safari” and “Making Music” for sure! ♥

    P.S. – My new blog is still undergoing some maintenance, but I hope you enjoy it. :)

  22. Comment by Lonneke on April 30, 2013 2:52 pm

    I love your bright photo’s!

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  24. Comment by olgasouslova on June 2, 2013 1:19 pm

    I love your blog! One of your posts is about finding inspiration – well I found my source! I love the photos you take! And your ideas are so innovative! You are brill!

  25. Comment by Jenn on June 3, 2013 10:40 am

    Olga, thanks for saying hello and for your kind comments, and I just LOVE the origami and furniture projects on your blog!

  26. Comment by Laura on July 30, 2013 8:58 am

    Great!! I would love to win “fairy fun” for my daughter…


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