Kiwi Crate Review by Mel & Archie – January 2019

I am always on the hunt for new boxes, and I have found that there are not many boxes for my boys that have had me interested… until I found Kiwi Co. I think it was one of my fellow Bloggers, Sam, who pointed me in the direction of this fabulous company. She knows that my two are a handful and need constant entertainment!

So Thank you to the very lovely Katherine over at Kiwi Co, for sending my little Angels/Devils (delete appropriately) both Kiwi Crate and Tinker Crate to review. You can read my Tinker Crate review here.

The box arrived via Parcelforce, it was double boxed so the inside box was perfect and undamaged in transit. The boxes are very detailed, telling you exactly what is inside. I really like the designs.

Archie was interested as soon as he saw the box, and I even managed to get him involved in the live unboxing. He sat for half of it, which is a miracle to be honest. You can watch it back on our YouTube Channel by clicking play below…

How much is this box?

Well, we have very kindly been given a special offer for our followers. Your first box is FREE, just pay shipping! Click here

If you love the box, you can of course carry on your subscription. The prices are as follows:

  • Monthly – £15.62
  • 3 Months – £46.85 plus shipping (£14.48 per month)
  • 6 Months – £86.89 plus shipping (£13.27 per month)

Shipping is £5.44, taking the total to £21.06 monthly

*Prices are estimates (actual price: $26.90 USD for monthly box including shipping)

You can cancel at anytime easily from their Website.

The full range…

They do boxes from ages 0-104! Yes, something for everyone. There are:

  • Tadpole Crate (0-36 months) – Explore and Discover
  • Koala Crate (Ages 3-4) – Play & Learn Activities
  • Kiwi Crate (Ages 5-8) – Science, Art and More
  • Atlas Crate (Ages 6-11) – Geography & Culture
  • Doodle Crate (Ages 14+) – Art & Design Techniques
  • Tinker Crate (Ages 9-16) – Science & Engineering
  • Eureka Crate (Ages 14-104) – Engineering & Design

You can also switch box type anytime you want, if you fancied a change!

What is inside the box?

Create your own Arcade Claw Game with Pom Pom Prizes!

  • Wood Claw Set (10 Pieces)
  • 3 Rubber Bands
  • 6 Rings
  • 8 Bolts
  • 8 Nuts
  • String
  • 2 Straw Pieces
  • 2 Sticker Sheets
  • Claw Guide
  • Handle Guide
  • Pom Pom Winder
  • 2 Yarn Skeins
  • 2 Pipe Cleaners
  • 6 Wiggle Eyes
  • Instruction Guide

Plus the Kiwi Explore Arcade edition Magazine!

The magazines are packed full, brightly coloured high quality paper too. There are more things for us to do that we will save for another day, today we are just making the Arcade Claw and Pom Poms.

Time to get crafty!

So, we decided to get both of the boys together to make build what was in their boxes. They rarely spend time together so I saw it as an opportunity for some Brother time.

The instructions were so easy to follow, having step by step numbers the entire way through. We did have to assist a lot with Archie’s to make the pom poms especially. I think I will keep the wooden device you use to make them so that I can use it in future too.

There are exactly the right amount of pieces which are bagged up separately to make it easier. And here we have the outcome!…

As you can see from the photo, much to our confusion, Archie was more intrigued by Joel’s Automaton, and vice versa. We couldn’t help but laugh as this is so typical of Brother’s always wanting each others toys!

The toys are really high quality when you consider the price of the entire box, the effort and thought that goes into every one. All of the boxes have a different theme. (Please note that it is only the Arcade Claw included in this box, please see my Tinker Crate Review for the other items).

Our Verdict?

We would definitely love to try out more of these, they are really unique and I can see why they are so popular. I love the fact they cover all ages from 0-104.

You can get your own FREE BOX too, you do have to pay shipping, which I calculated at £7.79 for this offer, it is usually slightly less at just over £5 when you subscribe. I do think that this box is worth full price though, so this is a small price to pay to enable you to try it out before you subscribe. Shipping would be free if you were in the USA, as Kiwi Co are based there.

I think you would be mad not to give this one a go, there is one to suit every single age and genre, so if you have kids, or adult sized kids, you can’t go wrong.

Use our link above to order, but you can check out their Social Media too via the links below.

Thank you for reading!

Mel & Archie x

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