Kiwi Crate Saves the Day!

by Alissa Marquess on December 16, 2011

{The winner of our Kiwi Crate Giveaway is commenter number 10- Jennifer Weiss! Congrats!}

Hey! I’ve got a present for you!  I’m giving away a Kiwi Crate!  But first, this riddle:

What’s worse that being inside for three days with sick kids and bad sleep?

Melt down!Having nothing to do on the afternoon of day three as the restless, but not quite healthy oldest kids, ages four and six, start to exude that I-just-want-to-hit-you-go-away-but-I-won’t-leave-you-alone energy at each other, while the one year old sniffles around grousing and grumpy.

It is enough to drive a mama to stand at the pantry and quietly eat up all the chocolate chips.

But suddenly, in the midst of chaos (and a dire lack of chocolate chips) a ray of light, the sounding of trumpets:Opening Kiwi Crate to review (1)

A Kiwi Crate arrived on my doorstep for me to review. (Kiwi Crates are a craft-box monthly subscription service, “A crate filled with materials and inspiration will arrive on your doorstep each month.” So, yes, they sent me a crate for free, but the opinions in this review are MINE.)

As we open it I am, first off, totally impressed with how cute it is, and how much care went into packaging it (You can find the story about their name if you click here.)

I am also hoping desperately that it will be something both my boys can participate in, and won’t precipitate more tears and tantrums.

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I am pleased to say that it not only had plenty of materials to share, it also immediately got my kids’ attention.

Kiwi Crate Review: Cool Shades

They dove right in, happily chattering about what they were doing, as I scanned the little idea pamphlets included in the box.

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Kiwi Crate does a great job of sending open ended crafts that will spark creativity.  You can tell a lot of care has gone into designing the crates, not only because of the thoughtful inclusion of every item you’ll need, but also because they include pamphlets with questions to get your family thinking, ideas for books to go along with the crafts and links to even more ideas on their website.

(In fact they keep a pretty dang cool blog, with kids craft ideas,for everyone.  You can like them on facebook to follow it.)

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I was actually so happy with my Kiwi Crate that I wrote them to ask if I could give one to my readers and, hooray!  They are giving away a Kiwi Crate to a lucky reader of my blog!

You can win your own Day-Saving-Device /Open-and-Go Box of Creativity from Kiwi Crate.  All you need to do is to go to their website and look at the sample cratesEnter to win by leaving a comment here as to which crate you like.

By entering below you are agreeing to the Official Rules.

One entry per person, U.S. residents only; comments will close at 9pm MST December 20th. One winner will be drawn on December 21st and notified by email.

Leave a comment below with which crate you like to enter!

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