When I was first asked to check out Kiwi Crate I was reluctant because I try to encourage parents to use what they have and do it all themselves. The reality for most of us is that we are busy and even if you can get all the supplies at a local store getting them doesn’t always fit in your schedule. Even the craftiest do it yourselfer can use a little extra time this time of year , I know I can. This is what I think Kiwi Crate is absolutely perfect for.
If you aren’t already familiar with Kiwi Crate what they offer families are complete craft kits by way of a subscription or special kits like the one we received you can buy a la carte from their celebration shop. These kits are beautiful , come with ample supplies ( I was not expecting this ) and great easy to follow directions that early readers can handle solo. They have a great FAQ section for all the specifics too.
I will be completely honest I wasn’t expecting to love this as much as I did. I am kind of like a 2 year old who stamps her feet and throws directions on the floor in order to do it all herself so kits aren’t normally my thing. The crafts were so well created to have the ability to be very open ended for the kids who crave freedom while creating and yet have enough structure for the kits who would feel lost without them. As I said there was ample supplies too so those who want to do their own thing aren’t left searching for materials .
We got a chance to play with the Crafty Christmas holiday crate and made both the paint swirled ornaments and the ginger bread house.
Then my daughter and I made the gingerbread house. I should have skipped the one with candy she made with her grandparents ( and has been sneaking candies off of since!) and just made this cardboard one. It was fun and even though she is obviously younger than the average crafter I didn’t have to help that much at all.
My overall thoughts about Kiwi Crate is that they are beautiful, well made and perfect for busy families who want to craft but need someone else to do the grunt work for them. So that’s pretty much most of us !I was compensated for this review by Kiwi Crate. The opinions and kids are mine.