July 18, 2012

Kiwi Crate Celebration Shop - Fairy Fun

If you follow us on Twitter @mommytesters then it's no secret that we are major Kiwi Crate fans.

If by some horrible misalignment of the stars you've never heard of Kiwi Crate, they send out monthly themed boxes of crafts for kids ages 3-7.

A while back I ordered a 3 month subscription to Kiwi Crate for Kayla because she is absolutely obsessed with craft projects.  It's her favorite activity at school and ever since she was old enough to string a couple of words together she would say "Do art"- it was all she wanted to do.  Sadly, she happens to be the daughter of a less than crafty mother.

You can tell from the picture below that Kayla has learned to recognize that green box and is over the top excited when it shows up each month.



I love the bonding, learning and creative development that doing these types of projects offer.  However, the thought of spending what little free time I have at a craft store tracking down obscure materials is downright unappealing and knowing me I'd inevitably forget some crucial component...

That's where Kiwi Crate comes in.  Each crate contains all the materials you would need to complete the projects as well as very detailed and easy to understand instructions.  At about $20 a month including shipping I personally feel like I'm getting a deal for the lack of hassle and the amount of entertainment the crates provide for Kayla.

A few weeks ago we showed you a pictures only preview of the firefly project from the June "busy with bugs" crate.  You can see how much joy Kayla got out of that project here: Kiwi Crate June box

Kiwi Crate recently opened their Celebration Shop which sells individual projects to be used during birthday parties or for party favors.  They also sell gift crates as a nice option to give when you're on birthday party number 7 of the month and you're running out of original ideas.

When our friends at Kiwi Crate offered to send us the Fairy Fun Gift Crate I was pretty excited because I knew it would be right up Kayla's alley.  So what was in the box?


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Each box usually comes with 2 great projects which vary in complexity, time to complete and level of parent involvement.
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The Fairy Fun Gift Crate came with a bonus project (yay!) it was a flower headband that looked like it would be great accessory for any fairy.

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Here are the materials provided for the wand.  Kiwi Crate is pretty generous with the materials they give you and we probably have enough to make a second wand using our own stick or dowel.

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First we got to work on the wand.  The gift crate included both heart and star shapes so Kayla could choose which one she wanted for her fairy wand.  She needed some help wrapping the dowel but was able to stick on the shapes herself.  

Kiwi Crate says their crates are best suited for ages 3-7 and I think this is accurate.  A 3-5 year old might need a little more help and a 6 or 7 year old would be fine on their own for most of the projects we have done so far.


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Here is Kayla hard at work coloring the flowers for her fairy flower headband. There were some great metallic markers included in the box to color the flowers with.  As she was coloring them she colored all over our wood table and I got a bit worried it might not come off but it did with just a wet paper towel.

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Here is my little fairy,very proud of her finished wand and headband!

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We had to go outside so Kayla could demonstrate her flying abilities and show off her wand.  If you let  her tell the story she turned our palm tree into a "froggy prince"

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After a lot of flying, including figure skating style lifts performed by yours truly (exhausting!!) we decided to take a break and read a very appropriate tie in book - Alice The Fairy.  I happen to think that this gift crate and a copy of the book would make an excellent present for a little girl.

Much to Kayla's disappointment I didn't let her do the whole crate at once.  I hid the rest of the crate and saved it for a rainy (or lazy) day..more on that Friday!

If you just can't wait to learn more about Kiwi Crate's subscriptions and gift options then you can take a look right here: Check out Kiwi Crate



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