Friday, November 16, 2012

Product Review and Giveaway with Kiwi Crate

This week we had the wonderful opportunity to review one of Kiwi Crate's creative kits for kids! We loved it so much and I wanted to give you a little peek at all the fun we had! Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post for a chance to win a Kiwi Crate for YOUR kids to try!


Kiwi Crate delivers monthly kids craft kits right to your door that are filled with materials and inspiration to encourage creativity and curiosity. Projects cover a number of developmental areas through art, science and imaginative play for kids ages 3-7.

When our kit arrived we couldn't wait to open it up! The theme of our crate was the Antarctic and it was filled with everything we needed to complete the projects inside including darling, illustrated instruction books. I loved how the booklet also included some fun facts centred on the theme!



The kids got right to work creating with oil pastels, water colour paints and had a blast!
Carson {age 8} was right into the pastel drawing - crafting is serious business you know! ;) 



Amidst all the painting and colouring I was able to sit back and watch and help as needed. Having all the supplies on hand in one convenient kit was fabulous. I wasn't searching for materials or cutting things out - all the prep work was done, we could all focus on being creative and enjoying the time together as a family.


Here the kids are putting the finishing touches on their penguins for the penguin bowling game which was a huge hit! Included in the kit were supplies for two projects as well as an "explore more" bonus activity booklet with some fun ice experiments that we look forward to doing together tomorrow! 


Overall I was really impressed with the kit from Kiwi Crate and my kids absolutely loved it and are already asking when the next one is coming! From the fun surprise of opening it when it arrived to the well thought out activities and fabulous design of the kit itself, we were definitely impressed with our Kiwi Crate experience!


Disclosure: We received a free Kiwi Crate for review purposes. 
All opinions expressed in this post are my own. See full disclosure here.


ENTER TO WIN A KIDS CRAFT KIT FROM KIWI CRATE:

If you'd like to win one of these fabulous crafting kits to try out for yourself simply follow the prompts in the rafflecopter widget below! Must be able to have crate shipped to a US address. :)


Visit Kiwi Crate for monthly subscription details and stop by their blog for even more kids crafting inspiration! If you're looking for a fabulous gift idea for the little ones on your list this Christmas they even have gift subscriptions available!

You can also enter to win a entire year of Kiwi Crate by entering their Win a Year of Holiday Cheer contest. 
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Rebecca Cooper

Rebecca is a mom of four. She enjoys crafting with her kiddos, taking photos, and afternoon naps. Rebecca is a professional photographer and author. Connect with Rebecca on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+. Sign up via email for the latest updates from Simple As That.

53 comments:

  1. I have looked at this before for possible gift ideas. It says it is recommended for ages 3-7. Do you think the crafts appeal to older kids as well...I am thinking ages 6-11? It looks like they would still have fun with it.

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  2. I heard wonderful things about Kiwi Crate regarding their activities and also the quality of their materials. I see the Pentel oil pastels above and am very impressed. You could continue using that! I wish my 2yr old was more into crafts, but perhaps next year he'd be interested. Tks for sharing!

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  3. Tanya, thought the recommended age range is 3-7 all of my kids really enjoyed the activities and mine are ages 2 {almost 3}, 5, 8 and 10. My son who is 8 was right into it and my oldest was able to read the instructions and do the activity all on her own without my help which she loved. I hope that helps. :) I think Kiwi Crate would make a great gift idea!!

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  4. My eldest would LOVE the Colorful Inspiration box and so would her sister since she wants to do EVERYTHING that she does.

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  5. Growing gardens - girls really like flowers :)

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  6. I think I'd even love to play with these!

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  7. what a fun idea! my kids love to create:)

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  8. Love the Colorful Inspiration - would be a great gift!

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  9. I love the Colorful Inspiration

    THeresa J

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  10. Michelle1:46 PM

    Thanks for the review of a product new to me. My kids would love the dinosaur kit. It looks like a good variety of activities - with some very tactile activities (play dough) as well as drawing and dress up. And what kid doesn't love wearing their own creations?! This is my first time on your site, and I'm happy to say I'm impressed and inspired!!

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  11. Mark me down for a color inspiration AND a dino dig! Those dino feet are too cute

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  12. I'm loving the Holiday boxes I think it would be a nice gift from our Elf to bring hmmmm :)

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  13. Oh man my kiddos would love this!!!

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  14. The dig into dinosaurs! Love it!

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  15. Do they regularly ship to Canada? I was just trying to order and it didn't give an option for shipping to Canada or mention it in their FAQ section :( It'd be a really fun Christmas gift for some kids I know!

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  16. They don't ship to Canada YET Allison. Hopefully soon!! :)

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  17. My kiddo would love all of these but I think he would really like the color one!

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  18. My kids would love the Fossil Fun

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  19. My son would LOVE the dinosaur one. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  20. The stained glass kit sounds like so much fun!

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  21. I would absolutely love a chance to win this excellent giveaway. Loved arts and crafts as a child and I can't wait to do this kind of stuff with our daughter!

    Fingers crossed :)

    xoxo
    -Pia
    http://umami-pia.blogspot.com/

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  22. P.S. I absolutely love the dinos... but the stained glass kit is mighty cute too!

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  23. I love the color inspiration set, and the growing set also looks fabulous!

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  24. Misty8:59 AM

    Colorful Inspiration

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  25. What a fun giveaway. These crates are certain to inspire and help create little artists...who, hopefully will be bloggers we can follow one day :)

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  26. My whole family crafts together fairly regularly. We always have a blast, and looking for more to do. I think they would love the Growing Gardens. They have been begging me for a year to plant a vegetable garden, but I just haven't had the time to go find individual supplies and get it done. Here it is in a kit. Love it! Plus there are crafts to go with their garden! Could it be any better?! moadibp2@aol.com

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  27. My kiddos would love to do the Crafty Christmas Crate together!

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  28. Great ideas and fun crafts I like the Colorful Inspiration pack.

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  29. So fun. i love that little penguin game.:)

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  30. My son would love the Fossil Fun!!

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  31. I have a grandson who would love the dinosaur kit.

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  32. I love the dinosaur one! What a fun Idea. Getting crafty is always something I mean to do but it seems to also be one of the first things that slips off when things get hectic too.

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  33. I would love the Colorful Inspiration kit!

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  34. I'd love to have the Christmas one. These are too fun!! Great giveaway!!

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  35. I'd love to win either the Christmas one or the color one. These kits are great!!! Awesome giveaway!! Thanks!!

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  36. All of my kids would love the Shadow and Light (Shadow Puppets) and the Crafty Christmas! I quite honestly love them all!!!

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  37. These are great! Thanks for sharing. And what a good Christmas gift idea!

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  38. I LOVE this idea. Who doesn't love getting fun stuff in the mail?

    I think we would enjoy the Crafty Christmas or the Shadow puppets.

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  39. Lorina4:12 PM

    My 6 & 7 yo would love, um, ALL, but I guess I'd pick Colorful Inspiration for them :)
    lmcnmkc at yahoo dot com

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  40. I've heard about these! Would be fun to win one! SparklePowerCandace@gmail.com

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  41. Lacey C11:50 AM

    All of them are great, particularly colourful inspiration and crafty Christmas!

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  42. we love gardening. we would love that kit! how fun.

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  43. My kids would love the crafts made by me. j-pennington@live.com

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  44. What a great idea for kids...my boys would love this!

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  45. Wow, that looks like a ton of fun!

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  46. I have ALMOST ordered these kits soooo many times!!! I think Lucy would be in heaven getting some in the mail!!

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  47. Anonymous7:38 PM

    I think we would love the holiday kit!

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  48. Ohh - so fun - I'll have to see if Grandma wants to spring for this for Christmas for my 4 kids...the crafty Christmas craft looks like a blast and so fun for getting into the holiday mood!

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  49. Andrea Cook8:34 PM

    The crafty christmas crate would be fabulous...if I commented twice, sorry...didn't mean to - Andrea Cook drea_35@hotmail.com

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  50. My kids would love the growing themed kit!

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