Kiwi Crate by KiwiCo
Kiwi Crate by KiwiCo 53 Staff Reviews

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Kiwi Crate ($19.95 per month + free shipping) is a subscription service from KiwiCo that sends your child a monthly box filled with materials and inspiration to encourage creativity and curiosity. Projects cover a number of developmental areas including science, technology, engineering and art through problem-solving and imaginative play. Each Kiwi Crate box contains materials and instructions to create 2-3 age-appropriate art projects centered on a theme, plus supplemental educational materials. Suitable for kids ages 5 to 8 years old.

The Basics

  • $19.95 Monthly
  • Ships Worldwide
  • Founded in 2011
  • For ages 5-8
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Brandi Dowell profile picture by Brandi Dowell on January 11, 2021

This surface tension-themed Kiwi Crate was such a hit with my kids! While this didn't include one main activity like there usually is, we found ourselves having a good time trying out the variety of quick little activities they included. The kids were really engaged with it all and went back to the different activities multiple times. It was like having a fun little water-themed playtime and I appreciated how exploratory this box was! It was educational, well-organized, and even with so many activities, I found it really easy to keep my children focused. Of course, we got a little bit of water on the table, but the fun far outweighed the little bit of clean up I had to do! Read more...

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The Basics

  • $19.95 Monthly
  • Ships Worldwide
  • Founded in 2011
  • For ages 5-8

What We Love

  • Interdisciplinary projects that combine elements of STEAM learning.
  • Easy-to-follow directions for every craft project.
  • EVERYTHING is included – no pausing a project while you go buy glue.
  • Flexible membership options – switch to another KiwiCo line (such as the popular Doodle Crate or Tinker Crate for older kids) if your child outgrows Kiwi Crate or just isn’t loving it.
  • Allows you to teach art, science, engineering, and other important skills to your child with confidence even if you’re not an expert.
  • Add-on a high quality children’s book for $9.99 per month that is specifically chosen to go along with the theme of your box. It’s a fun way to keep the learning going even after the projects themselves are completed.

What You Should Know

  • This subscription box is not customizable.
  • Kiwi Crate projects come with a lot of pieces and many involve building something for your child to keep, so beware of potential clutter.
  • Most projects will require some help from a grown-up.
  • There are sometimes enough materials to share if you have multiple children in the same age range.
  • Each Kiwi Crate includes access to a video tutorials for that month’s project and some bonus content.

We Recommend Kiwi Crate If

  • Your child loves building and creating things.
  • You are looking for a fun way to sneak some STEAM education into your child’s imaginative play.
  • You enjoy doing DIY crafts and science projects together with your child often enough to get use out of a monthly subscription.

How Do Subscribers Rate Kiwi Crate by KiwiCo?

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User Reviews


Feb 24, 2021
My son (age 7) received a one year subscription for Christmas and so far we are 4 boxes in and he absolutely loves it! Our boxes have been a continual theme - The World > France > Japan > England. Each box has two building activities, usually a famous landmark, annual tradition and/or toy/game. For example France was painting a stain glass cathedral window and making a racing cyclist (Tour de France). So far all of the builds have been completely different, very high quality and assembly has ranged from easy to just the right amount of critical thinking. Each month we also receive 6 high quality pages about each country that show a map of the area, fun facts, interesting history, a bonus activity (materials not included) and an easy recipe to make. All of the pages have pre-punched holes to add together to make a book. Overall we are SO happy with the boxes and would definitely recommend!

Oct 19, 2020
We look forward to this box every single time! The toys are amazing and always end up being my son’s favorites out of everything! Amazing quality too!
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Feb 14, 2020
I am very unhappy with Kiwi and will not order anything from then again. My grandson enjoyed the boxes for a year, and then I tried to change the order to 6 times a year as they were piling up. They stopped the subscription for one month, then resumed it for a full 12 months and will not give me a refund or top the deliveries.
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Sep 27, 2019
I purchase the panda crates for my 7 month old. The coins for the box are way too small for a 7 month old. If I ever forgot one or left him alone with the toy, he could have gotten it lodged in his mouth. I contacted them and they sent me the box for 12 month old. Same sized pieces in the puzzles. The quality isn’t the greatest. I would rather get toys I know my son will be okay playing with. Don’t leave your child unattended.

May 25, 2019
Bought a 6 month sub for the kids to keep busy this summer. We love it! Great interactive stem activites, the kids really look forward to it!
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Dec 25, 2018
Kiwi Crate collects a profit off of false and misleading advertising at the expense of children. It is Christmas Eve and I HAVE NOT RECEIVED THE DELIVERY that was ORDERED PAID FOR under the guarantee That the order would be received by 12/24. There is absolutely zero excusable reason that a company would advertise that a GIFT FOR CHILDREN would arrive BY CHRISTMAS and not deliver. It’s honestly appalling. Kiwi Crate has lost a repeat customer: I had a 10 month subscription in 2018 and have FOUR subscriptions currently (on top of the 4 additional gifts in which were not delivered): and I will be canceling all subscriptions immediately. I cannot recommend a company who doesn’t stand by its word, I cannot help but feel deceived and disappointed for my kids. I understand it is difficult to guarantee deliveries around the holiday season, however this is EXACTLY what Kiwi Crate had marketed to last minute shoppers. Had Kiwi Crate been transparent about their shipping limitations, I would have made alternative arrangements for gifts for my children. The shipping status confirmed delivery would be received on Dec 24, and now I’m left empty handed on Christmas morning. This is inexcusable and an obvious representation of the way this company conducts its business.

Sep 19, 2018
I liked this okay, but my grandson grew tired of them. When I tried to cancel my renewed subscription they refused to cancel it. I have to pay for the remaining 4 crates on my subscription and then they wont autorenew it. So, you can cancel autorenew but you CANNOT CANCEL subscriptions.
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Mar 27, 2018
These kits are cheesy and over priced. Books are will written and colorful, however, over priced. Amazon is much cheaper and customer service is always much better. My biggest problem was dealing with customer service. Very rude.

Mar 10, 2018
These crates are hit and miss. Out of three we have had two that are not great and one that was over the top awesome. The biggest problem we had was shipping. For example, was that our "February" box was shipped March 1st from California. As of March 10th, we still don't have it in Utah. And they don't have a "monthly" box. So you get left overs. My second son got the same one my first son got a few months ago. I hate that. Not worth the money. Do a youtube search and make them yourself.
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Jan 18, 2018
oh kiwi crate, how we love you. it's like the gift of one hour each month, because my kids gather around it no matter what they were doing before the mail came. from the ten year old, down to my toddler, everybody finds something to dig about the craft projects..like the homemade arcade box? that one sparked a week of play & other projects. they include everything you need, the quality of the art supplies isn't too shoddy, and they always have coupons and promotions to keep cost down.
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FAQ

Can I buy individual Kiwi Crates?
Yes! If you’d like to try out Kiwi Crate before committing to a subscription, you can purchase a single crate from the KiwiCo website.
How much does Kiwi Crate cost?
The current base price for Kiwi Crate is $19.95 per month with free shipping in the U.S.
What is a deluxe Kiwi Crate?
Kiwi Crate offers a “Deluxe” upgrade for each box where you receive a children’s book that complements the theme of the box. Deluxe upgrades are $9.95 per month. Customers can upgrade to Deluxe at any time during their subscription.
How many projects are in each box?
This will vary by month, but each box typically includes 1-2 larger, more involved projects or 2-3 smaller, easier projects.
Can I skip a month?
You can pause your Kiwi Crate subscription for a month at a time on the “My Account” section of their website.
What other subscriptions does KiwiCo offer?
KiwiCo offers boxes for different age groups: Panda Crate for 0-24-month-olds, Koala Crate for 2-4-year-olds, Kiwi Crate for 5-8-year-olds, Atlas Crate for 6-11-year-olds, Doodle Crate and Tinker Crate for 9-16+-year-olds, Eureka Crate and Maker Crate for ages 14 and up.

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