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!

Check out all of today’s giveaways:

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About Kara

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 am seriously so not crafty. I feel like my kids miss out. We do lots and lots of drawing and baking and cookie decorating, but very few crafts. I can’t think of one I love to do with them. This would be amazing. Am I disqualified? :)

  2. Kristina Best says:

    This the 1st year we made some Christmas Ornaments.

  3. This is awesome!!!!!!

  4. I love making snowflakes and homemade gifts and traditional things like cotton ball snowmen:-)

  5. My 5 year old would love this! He’s Mr Crafty and I’m craft-challenged.
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  6. I love making snowmen and fall crafts with my kids.

  7. Lauren Brill says:

    My daughter (and other children) would LOVE to get something so special delivered in the mail just for them!

  8. We really wanna win this one!!!

  9. My daughter loves any holiday craft involving googly eyes – we made a flock of Halloween bats and have plans for googly Santas.

  10. We make beaded wreaths on sparkly pipe cleaners….easy and keeps preschoolers busy for a loooooong time.

  11. The kids and I have made a scrapbook calendar for their aunt and uncle. That was fun.

  12. Great contest! Thanks for sharing.

  13. My boys love making gingerbread houses (or trains)!

  14. Cookies and ornaments!

  15. I enjoy making Christmas ornaments with my kids :)

  16. oh my goodness – my kids love ANYTHING that might even slightly be considered a ‘craft’. They are seriously bonkers over making stuff.
    Roxy´s latest post: proof

  17. Thanksgiving and Halloween. Anything fall!

  18. We love to make Christmas cards and paper chains.

  19. The kids and I make ornaments together every year! This year I am thinking of adding in some Christmas placemats out of old cards. We also make new decorations for the front windows too.

  20. Snowflakes and gingerbread houses.
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  21. We’re making homemade ornaments for a much loved uncle this year.

  22. I’ve been eyeing Kiwi Crate for my 5-year-old son. It seems like the only time he will sit still is when he is drawing, painting or crafting. So I am always looking for more ideas to encourage his artistic side.

  23. We always cut out snowflakes and of course, make cookies!

  24. I feel like I am stuck in a watercolor rut; I would love to break out of it and do more interesting and memorable crafts with my little kids!

  25. Ornaments and home decorations! This year we are doing wine cork trees, Finnish stars, Toiler paper rolls stars, and if we can wing it, twig stars and some other natural ornament.

  26. We love making ornaments for the tree!

  27. Cinnamon ornaments

  28. I am not crafty at all, my 4 year far surpasses in this way. But this holiday I plan on doing watercolor snowflakes and ice cream cone trees and maybe a few other things. For the most part I buy supplies and he makes his own craft.

  29. I’m on my second year of gingerbread houses from scratch!

  30. Ooh! I have a bunch of little girls who .love. anything and everything crafty!

  31. My kids love it whenI pull out any kind of paints!

  32. Heather Chris says:

    Would love to win this!!

  33. I would have to say that my favorite kid craft at Christmas would be decorating cookies and gingerbread houses.

  34. We love to make cinnamon ornaments.

  35. Growing up, my mom was not into any sort of arts and crafts…she was a great mom, but that was not her thing. As a result, its not really my thing either but I want it to be! And I want my children to have the joy of sitting down and doing arts and crafts as a family, with lots of beautiful “oops” along the way. These crates would make that so much easier!

  36. Homemade Christmas ornaments

  37. Gingerbread houses from those kits. I hope to one day start making them from scratch, but the kids will hazve to be quite a bit older…

  38. Great idea!!! This would be awesome for home school crafts when there isn’t time to plan! Thank you!

  39. Oh my goodness. Yes please!!!! They would so love getting mail, let alone crafty mail….could it be any better?!

  40. We try to come up with a new ornament each year for the kids to make.

  41. I like making decorations of some kind so they can be enjoyed for the seasons.

  42. We love making ornaments of any kind

  43. I’m just getting into crafts with my oldest who is three, but he’s helped me make and paint ornaments so far and is so excited to put them on the tree this week!

  44. Jenny Myers says:

    My kids like anything they can paint their body with

  45. I actually don’t have any favorite Christmas crafts…need some ideas!

  46. Lindsay Nicole says:

    My daughter would love this! What a neat idea!

  47. Gingerbread houses, ornaments. Last year my son crocheted garland for the tree.

  48. Making ornaments and some decorations to put on the walls and windows(really simple ones with my tot) and this year we’ll try a gingerbread house)

  49. We love to make ornaments and a gingerbread house. We actually made some Thanksgiving turkeys this year too! Thank you for the great giveaway!

  50. This would be my dream gift for my kids. So awesome.

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