This post is sponsored by Kiwi Crate
Subscription boxes are not just for fashion, beauty, pets or snacks. They’re now for kids too! Kiwi Crate is a kids’ craft kit subscription box. The box includes everything you need to make two to three hands-on activities. Also included is Kiwi Crate’s explore! magazine filled with bonus activities, kid-friendly recipes and more surprises! (We got a bonus sticker too!) Here’s my Kiwi Crate review.
Kiwi Crate Review
Focuses range from art, science, games to imaginative play, and more. Here is a link to some of the past crates. Coming soon: Castles & Catapults, Wild West and Discovering Dinosaurs. (Mazen can’t wait for the dinosaur one!)
Parents have lots of choices – from a one month box to a 12 month subscription, and the price goes down for the longer commitments, as low as $16.95 a box. Shipping is always free. And if you have more than one crafty kid, there’s a sibling add-on for $9.95 a month. You can also shop for individual arts & crafts and party favors on the website.
My sister and I loved all kinds of kits growing up. If it comes neatly in a box, kids are going to go bonkers. Of course you can go out and buy materials and to create your own crafts. And you should. But the beauty of Kiwi Crate is that it comes in a box, in the mail, with everything neatly tucked inside. Talk about a rainy day saver!
What comes in the Kiwi Crate box?
Everything you need is included in the box. We decided to take our box to the beach where we had no craft materials to use. This worked out so well – I knew everything we needed was already packed for us. Including our first pair of kid scissors as a bonus! (M is still young for scissors so I’m tucking them away for later).
Our two crafts were very cute – a finger puppet activity and a DIY farm plot.
All of the activities are kid-tested in the Kiwi Crate review studios, so you know they’re kid approved. M is probably still a little young to be the ideal age for this, but with Grammie and me helping we had a great time.
We unpacked the box and got started!
It took Mazen a while to get what we were doing, but once we made the chicken he understood what to do.
We helped him choose the adornments and placement on each puppet. (Photographing a toddler doing a craft is quite the challenge! You’ll also notice the outfit change. We had a snack interlude that involved watermelon all over the first shirt!)
We assembled the puppet stand and helped M place the puppets on.
He loved pretending they were on a train!
And we had fun practicing animals noises as well!
They traveled with us to dinner throughout the week.
And my mom says this is a great idea for grandmas too. You could send it right to her house in anticipation of a visit!
Peanut Butter Balls Recipe
Kiwi Crate has a huge website of DIY ideas for kids, including lots of recipes. I wanted to make something yummy to share with you all, and when I saw these No Bake Peanut Butter Bites I knew I’d found the one. They were super easy and are soooo delish! While I’d put them more in a cookie category than a snack due to the powdered sugar, they are still packed with healthy ingredients like sunflower seeds, raisins and good ole peanut butter. I’m already pondering if I could make these with whole wheat flour and oats and cut way back on the sugar! But for an after-dinner treat, Mazen gobbled them down : )
We made them together, and he loved dumping each ingredient in a bowl. I rolled most of the balls and gave him one to do himself, which looked more like a worm than a ball at the end of it! I’m sure in a year or so he’ll get the ball rolling down pat.
No Bake Peanut Butter Cookie Bites
Makes a dozen balls
- 2 graham crackers
- ½ cup peanut butter (a drippy kind worked well for me)
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 1 tbsp honey
- ¼ cup sunflower seeds
- 2 tbsp raisins
- Crush graham crackers in a plastic bag using a rolling pin. Put crumbs in a bowl.
- Mix together peanut butter, sugar, and honey until it forms a paste. Add sunflower seeds and raisins and mix until incorporated.
- Roll dough into balls and then roll balls into graham crumbs.
- Refrigerate to store.
- Delicious at room temp or right from the fridge!
This post was sponsored by Kiwi Crate