A full review of KiwiCo

For over a year now we've been receiving a subscription box from KiwiCo each month (except for March, when we took a break while moving). I thought it was about time to write a short (unsponsored) post on it, since we really do love it, and I want to share that love with all of you!

KiwiCo is a monthly subscription box, and there are seven crates, ranging from ages 0-14 (and older!) years old. Each box is geared toward a different age range (we get the Koala Crate, which is 3-4 years old, but I'm thinking of moving Adri to the Kiwi Crate).

So, the details on why we love KiwiCo.

1. It's affordable. Only $20 a month (I think it's a little under that) and that includes shipping. I don't have to think about it, and it comes to our door every month.

2. The projects are STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math). This means that it's not just a "fun" box (it's that too), but Adri is also learning about something educational with each crate.

3. It comes with everything. Okay, so this was the part that I was a little skeptical about. I'm not a huge crafty person, and the thought of finding a project to do, and then going to the store to buy all the parts for the craft is overwhelming. Each crate comes with EVERYTHING that you need (even things like tape and glue), and it's so easy. I never have to disappoint Adri by starting something and then realizing we are missing a vital part in making it.

4. It's fun. Did I say that already? It is though! I'm not sure about the crates for older children, but Adri's comes with three projects (all along the same theme) each month.

5. You can cancel at any time. This was helpful when we moved and got a bit behind on our crates. I simply stopped our subscription for a month. You have the option to "pause" for one month, or if you need more time, you can cancel and then start up when you want to start receiving the box again.

A couple of tips for using your box:

It's tempting to breaking into it right away, but I found that it works best if I let Adri look inside when we first get it in the mail, and then tuck it away. We save it for a boring weekend, a rainy day, or (my favorite) a rough day when she needs some distracting.

If one of the projects are time-consuming, or I feel like one of them was a big deal (like the finger puppets that she made), I'll set the rest of the crate aside and let her just play with or use the one that we made. It spreads them out, and I find that Adri's not at all disappointed.

Like I said above, the first time Adri got her box a was a little worried, because I was sure that we would start a project and then find that something needed to complete the project would be missing and then all hell would break loose. But nope, everything was there, down to the very last piece of tape. So, you can break into your boxes with no fear!

If you'd like to try KiwiCo for yourself, you can get 50% off your first box here. You can also cancel at any time (like I said above). So there's really nothing to lose! If you do decide to try it, let me know what you think!