Giveaway: Kiwi Crate 6 month subscription

Today I get to announce the second giveaway of our annual Home for the Holidays week! This is one of my very favorite recommendations for parents of crafty kids, and it would make a fantastic holiday gift:  a six month subscription to Kiwi Crate.

We love Kiwi Crate at our house!  Those green boxes are heralded with shouts of joy when my kids find them in the mailbox because they know fun is held within.

Back in September I let you in on my secret for how I “do it all” with the kids – homeschooling, crafting, parenting, etc. The not-so-secret secret is that I let other people do some of the work for me.

Enter Kiwi Crate:  a monthly subscription service with themed crafts for your kids that, get this, includes everything you need in the box.  You just have to gather your children, open the box, and get started.  Ta da!  You get to be one of those fun parents able to pull together a crafting session with your kids at a moment”s notice.

We”ve been crafting and exploring with one of their holiday themed crates this month, making a cardboard “gingerbread” house and some ornaments.  So much fun!

Kiwi Crate was recently being named one of Dr. Toy”s 100 Best Children”s Products for 2012.

Ideal for children ages 3 to 7,  though my fifth grader loves it as well, this service costs $19.95 per month. As I mentioned everything you need is included in the box, but parents of more than one child will appreciate that you can add on extra materials for a sibling. 

I appreciate the realistic “messy-factor” rating. Some crafts are messier than others, and while that doesn’t stop me from sharing them with the kids, it is nice to know about that ahead of time so that I can pick the right craft for the moment.

Kiwi Crate has 3, 6, and 12 month subscriptions available.  You can also sign up month to month and you can cancel your subscription at any time.  They also have some neat holiday themed crates and some ideas for stocking stuffers available now.

Would you like to win a six month subscription to Kiwi Crate?

Friends, I would be so excited for you to be able to give the gift of a six month subscription to Kiwi Crate to a little one in your life this holiday season!  I just know you”re going to love it as much as my family does!

How to win

Simply use the widget below to leave a comment on this post, and you”ll be entered to win! (If you”re reading this via email, please click over to the main post to leave your comment.)

For extra entries, you can also follow Kiwi Crate on Twitter and Facebook—simply follow the steps in the widget below!

This giveaway will end tomorrow night, Thursday, November 29 at midnight EST, and we’ll announce the winners of all the holiday giveaways at the end of the week. I hope you”re one of them!

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Kara Fleck is the editor of Simple Kids. She is a small town mama, writer, knitter, bookworm, and hooligan. Kara lives in Indiana with her husband Christopher and their four children Jillian, Max, Lucy, and Amelia. You can find more of her writing at

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  1. I’m so excited about this because I’m really really bad at crafting. Really. Kiwi craft would make a huge difference in my ability to be creative with my kiddo.

  2. I keep reading amazing and awesome things about Kiwi Crate. We love to craft with tissue paper, buttons, and things found in nature around here!
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  3. While I hate the clean-up, I love making glittery things. Our favorite is to find things in nature and add a little paint and glitter to them.

  4. Kimberly Listrud says:

    A long time favorite is to make paper snowflakes. Quick and easy and you can make them as elaborate or as simple as you feel. I also like making snowflakes out of white pipe cleaners and the ones with glittery look are great too.

  5. Our tradition is to make gingerbread houses together. My husbands family has a competition, so they always see us making our own and they want to be a part of it. It’s so fun to watch your kids grow into the traditions you grew up with!

  6. We like to make homemade gifts. Kiwi Crate sounds like something the kids would love!

  7. Personalized yearly ornaments for us

  8. Heather Y. says:

    We made cinnamon ornaments for the first time last year and loved them.

  9. Gingerbread houses! :)

  10. Ornaments! There are just so many good ones!!! :)

  11. I think it would be great to have a ready-to-go craft appear on our doorstep. My son really likes to bake cookies!

  12. I like button wreaths and yarn stars–also called God’s eyes, I think?

  13. We made an Advent sensory bin with colored rice and our Playmobile Nativity set. Our kids could play for hours!

  14. My kids love to craft so there is hardly a favorite! But this time of year we turn our schooling into Christmas fun with Christmas School! Activities and crafting galore!

  15. Our Sunday School is going to do a cute nativity craft using TP rolls, fabric, yarn, & popsicle sticks. I can’t wait to see how it turns out!
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  16. Honestly, I am bad at crafting with my kids! And my kids love to make crafts. This would be wonderful to get me into good habits!

  17. We love to make gingerbread houses together.

  18. We love to bake together, decorating Christmas cookies is a favorite, yummy craft!

  19. gingerbread houses

  20. Last year we did “gingerbread” houses out of graham crackers and frosting – fun to make and fun to eat!

  21. gingerbread houses

  22. Last year we made watercolor popsicle stick frames. I love them and they loved making them. We also made salt dough ornaments, and gingerbread houses. So much fun!

  23. A tradition we have is building gingerbread houses. The kids love doing that!

  24. paper snowflakes

  25. We love to make paper snowflakes!!

  26. Ashley McRea says:

    I am not very crafty at all, but my children would love to make a gingerbread house. They also enjoy making ornaments. We have made homemade wrapping paper with brown paper and stamps.

  27. Rainey Daye says:

    Truthfully, we haven’t done much crafting up to this point, as kiddo is only 3.5 years old…but we have several things lined up to do/make this holiday season…including salt dough ornaments that will be Bug’s Christmas gifts to everyone. 😀

  28. My 5 year old son would love the activities in Kiwi crate!

  29. Making gingerbread houses!

  30. i loved making our gumdrop wreath together.

  31. Kristen M. says:

    I like to create ornaments with my kids. A favorite medium is salt dough.

  32. Brittney Moore says:

    I love gingerbread houses, but I just love art with the kids, we like to try new things every year!

  33. I love the simplicity of cutting paper snowflakes, but gingerbread houses are lots of messy fun!

  34. For Holiday’s?? LOVE gingerbread houses! SO worth doing!
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  35. Making gingerbread houses has become a beloved family tradition. It never looks quite as lovely as we’d hoped it would, but the time we spend doing it together is one of our favorite parts of the holidays.

  36. Making ornaments. Having a hard time figuring out what to do this year with my 4 year old.

  37. I love making holiday crafts…flat ones that re easy to store and pull out over and over every holiday season!

  38. However stereotypical, I love making gingerbread houses with kids. I have the best memories of making homemade gingerbread houses with one of my good friends growing up. We gorged on icing and candy. Good memories.
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  39. We love doing gingerbread houses together. I buy a kit from Trader Joe’s, then we go to town using leftover Halloween candy. So much fun.
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  40. This is the first Christmas my daughter will be able to do some art projects and I’m looking forward to decorating sugar cookies with lots of sprinkles.

  41. Make gingerbread ornaments and bake and decorate sugar cookies! Lots of hands- on fun!

  42. My favorite would have to be our gingerbread house.

  43. I’m not sure this counts as a “craft”, but I love to make and decorate cookies with my kids. They really get into making them special.

  44. Last year we dipped pinecones in beeswax. The smell as they hang on our tree is heavenly!
    Cynthia´s latest post: Observing Advent while Travelling

  45. handprint art!

  46. My kids would love this!


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