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. paper chain garland, salt dough ornaments, handprint pictures!

  2. We love doing crafts as a family. So far we have “decked” our halls with ornaments, wreaths and a Christmas-tree-with-removable-ornaments. And that’s just been this week! :)

  3. Baking and decorating gingerbread men and sugar cookies.

  4. we’d LOVELOVELOVE this! What a gift it would be!

    • our favorite holiday craft begins, usually, with making snowflakes. also fun: glittering pine cones and making ornaments for gifts.

  5. MelissaReid says:

    I just love doing ornaments, from mini nativity scenes to cute basic snowflakes, and then decorating the tree with our crafts is half the fun as well!

  6. My grandsons would love this gift.

  7. Snowflakes.

  8. We love to make paper snow flakes and garlands all over the house.

  9. I love making ornaments with kiddos.
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  10. I’ve seen these crates – such a great idea. Love that gingerbread house. x

  11. Amanda Gray says:

    I love making ornaments and garlands with the kiddies.

  12. Heather Taylor says:

    This year we’re making a felt tree with felt ornaments that our toddler can rearrange. So excited about it! She’s just 19 months, so I think this activity will be fun for her (and us) :)

  13. lisa marie says:

    My kids favorites are gingerbread houses and men, paper chains, snowflakes and origami stars for the windows and to decorate gifts. This year we also made decoupage boxes with Christmas buttons, bows, wrap scraps and tinsel – the grandmothers will love them :)

  14. Lots of ornaments of all kinds!

  15. Emelia Rogers says:

    I love to make paper chains with my 3 year old, and string popcorn and cranberries for the tree!

  16. Our favorite “crafts” are the edible kind! Cookies and gingerbread are on the agenda for this week.

  17. Jodi Nairz says:

    We would LOVE this! My daughter absolutely loves to do crafts and I am always looking for fun ideas to use in our homeschool.

  18. we love making paper snowflake and cinnamon-applesauce ornaments! this year, i think we’re going to make some felt garlands for the kids to decorate their rooms with!
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  19. Making homemade ornaments!

  20. Kelly Carr says:

    My 5 and 2 year old love to make salt dough ornaments:)

  21. We like making animals, mushrooms, bells, bowls, and cups out of clay.

  22. we make ornaments, gingerbread houses and paper chains

  23. Elisabeth Stinziani says:

    wet felting, especially now, we can make lots of ornaments to give away! Recently we painted wooden nature atble trees with water colours. That was fun, too. not too messy. i don’t much like lots of little pieces of cut out paper but occasionally, especially around Christmas, we use the shape punch to cut cards.

  24. Our daughter just turned 5, and this is the first Christmas we’re diving in and making lots of decorations. Tomorrow’s project is applesauce/cinnamon ornaments, and I’m excited to give it a try! She loved decorating cookies, so I’m guessing this will be a success.

  25. My 2 year old is really into gluing lately. So any craft that involves glue is her favorite! :)
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  26. Ooo…crafting is becoming a major component in our homeschooling days, so this is great!

  27. My kids would LOVE those.

  28. We love making little felt birds, dog biscuits for all the dogs we know and chocolate horses.
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  29. We enjoy making handmade Valentine’s,
    dying Easter Eggs, making a popcorn/cranberry
    garland for our Christmas tree!
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  30. Homemade gifts for the family – this year fingerprints on wooden kitchen utensils.

  31. We love making our paper chain that counts down the days until Christmas!

  32. I love to make food crafts: cornflake wreaths are fun (rice krispie treats made with corn flakes, colored with green food coloring and shaped like wreaths) as are chocolate covered pretzals, anything that is simple. We also like to make candle holders made with glass baby food jars. The possiblities are endless on what can be done.

  33. My daughter is more into abstract cut and glue art!

  34. With just a wee one in the house, we keep it simple with handprint ornaments and paper snowflakes.

  35. Paper snowflakes and construction paper Christmas trees blinged out with sequins for ornaments! Peanut butter and birdseed pinecones for the birds and pomander oranges.

  36. Last year we made dough ornaments that they painted themselves. Fun!
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  37. If I win this, I am going to give it to my friend A. She just welcomed baby girl #2 into the world. 6 year old big sister R is super creative and A would love quick boxed ideas for creative time.

  38. We love making snowflakes!

    I have never heard of Kiwi Crate until now. What a fun option! I think my kids would be just as excited as yours!

  39. We love salt dough ornaments and coffee-filter snowflakes (we use oversized coffee filters).

  40. I like making paper snowflakes. Sometimes we do them on coffee filters and paint them with water colors– they look lovely in the windows.

  41. we love to make salt dough ornaments

  42. My kids love making ornaments and baking Christmas cookies!

  43. ornaments!

  44. Making snowmen with construction paper and cotton balls!

  45. Michele Villano says:

    We love making cookies, snowflakes, ornaments, and this year we will be making edible Christmas trees

  46. My kids are still young so mostly we just do coloring and gluing. I’d love to branch out with the kiwi crates!

  47. We love doing paper snowflakes and gingerbread houses this time of year!

  48. We love to bake, make snowflakes and garlands

  49. At 2 1/2 my son loves foam stickers, so we pick up sets at the dollar tree for each holiday and they last us all season :) (I still need to put my Halloween ones away!!)

  50. Paper snowflakes are a hit at our house!

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