A Look Inside Kiwi Crate

I have sung the praise of Kiwi Crate before for being the perfect way to spend a rainy day in a creative and thoughtful way.  But what I realized is that people still have questions about what makes Kiwi Crate stand out from simple crafts you can get from the dollar store.  So, here is a look inside Kiwi Crate.

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We received this Kiwi Crate as a birthday gift, and my little guy who loves animals was thrilled to see the safari theme.  The two activities were “My Safari Jeep” and “My Safari Search.”


We decided to complete the “My Safari Search” activity, and we are so happy that we did.  We took out all of the materials and made some predictions about what the craft would entail.


My little guy was right…we were decorating animals for a safari!

We went through the written instructions and detailed pictures in the instructional booklet before getting started.


Next we laid out all of the materials, making sure we had all of the necessary pieces, and setting up a work space.

My little guy was thrilled that we were going to be using stamps, one of his favorite ways to make art, and even more excited that he got to make the stamps all by himself!


There were two wooden cubes with various different felt shapes with sticker backings so he was able to create his own stamps and then choose from the different ink colors to decorate the animals.


While decorating each animal, we talked about what we knew about it.  The elephant was easy, but the ostrich was a great challenge for my almost four year old.  Thankfully there were some learning cards for each animal so there were fun and interesting facts to learn about every animal in the safari crate.



After playing a bit with each animal and setting up our own safari in our sandbox, we also looked at the enclosed extension activity to keep the learning going.



We completed this craft about three weeks ago and the animals are still roaming our coffee table and climbing Lego towers daily.  It is a testament to the creativity and quality of Kiwi Crate that these toys have withstood my rough and tough little boys and are still intriguing to them after all of this time.

Now that you know what a Kiwi Crate entails, don’t forget about this creative gem when heading to birthday parties or simply preparing for screen-free rainy days when you can’t play outside.  Trust me, you won’t regret it, whether you sign up for a subscription or simply buy a box or two.

Looking for other fun crafts?  Be sure to check out our top picks for sensory play, as well as our favorite places to complete crafts:  Easel Art Studio, Mariano’s Weekend Crafts, and the Home Depot Kids’ Workshop.

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  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says

    That would be perfect to keep my kids busy this summer. Look at all that fun stuff in there.

    • amandasimkin says

      They also have Tinker Crates for older kids (junior high) and I can’t wait to try those out!

    • amandasimkin says

      It’s also perfect for adults who have no idea what to get kids as gifts. It is a game changer!!!

  2. Kristen says

    I have always thought about getting Kiwi crate for my boys. I am glad your kiddos liked theirs! The stamping activity looks like fun.

    • amandasimkin says

      It is a really great gift idea to suggest to others (and that way your house isn’t cluttered with obnoxious and loud toys, either!).

  3. CourtneyLynne says

    Now this sounds like something my daughter would totally love!!! Going to have to look into it for her 🙂

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