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Summer can be a particularly good time for children to participate in a variety of creative activities including craft projects. However, for busy parents it can be hard to find the time to collect all the materials needed to make arts and crafts. That's where Kiwi Crate comes in!
Kiwi Crate is a company that offers crafting crates shipped to your door which include all the materials needed to make several projects. Each crate is designed by a team of creative parents that get their inspiration from their own children. Once the crates are designed, they are reviewed by an advisory board that includes experts in education, developmental psychology, art, and science to ensure delivery of enriching and developmentally appropriate projects.
After hearing about Kiwi Crate on Good Morning America and doing a little research on my own, I decided to order my first Crate. Upon receiving our first Kiwi Crate, my 3 year old daughter was eager to open the box and see what was inside. The Space Exploration Kit included all the materials needed to create a space mobile and several rockets including scissors and tape. It was nice to have all the materials needed included in the crate!
First, we made a rocket and my daughter was very excited to launch her rocket with the big launching straw. She tried to see how far she could launch the rocket as I considered the extension activities you could do with older children such as measuring the farthest length or slightly modifying the design to see if the rocket could go farther.
Next, we painted stars, planets, sun and moon to create a space mobile. The paints included in the kit offered a variety of colors and two were "sparkly" paints. We sorted and counted while we put the mobile together. For older children this activity would be a great introduction into learning about the solar system.
My daughter thoroughly enjoyed the Kiwi Crate and we even had left-over materials for future projects. Each crate costs $19.99 and includes shipping and handling. They can be purchased as a monthly subscription or as a gift. Visit www.kiwicrate.com for more information on how to get your own Kiwi Crate.