Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Outer Space Crafts: A Review and Giveaway for Kiwi Crate

A few months ago we were walking to our mailbox and my daughter asked, "Mom, did anything come for me today?"

I laughed.  "Um, you're 4," I said.  "Nothing for you just yet."

Yet, I can't blame her.  I remember when I was a kid and on the rare chance that something came for me, I was thrilled beyond belief.  So, when I heard about a great little company called Kiwi Crate, I thought it would be a perfect gift for my daughter.  They package up craft kits and send them out once a month to their customers.  They literally send everything you would possibly need for these crafts, along with great instructions.  They even addressed it to my her, which I thought was such a nice touch and my daughter was shaking with excitement when we opened the box.

They have all kinds of kit choices, for girls and for boys, such as gardening crafts, space crafts, dinosaurs, colors, etc.  The one we got was the space kit and as it came with two different crafts.  First, we made really cool a solar system.  The great thing about this project was that we got to use sparkly paint!

Once you get everything painted, you hang it up on the mobile cardboard they provided, with the string they provided.  We still have it hanging up and the kids thing it is SUPER cool!

The next project was rockets...You basically get a bunch of long tubes and some paper and some decorations and follow the instructions to put them together and then voila!  You have rockets!  The kids blow on one end and the rocket flies off through the air.  This was really fun for them because they got to chase the rocket all over the room and they giggled with delight when they saw it fly.  I could see this being a PERFECT craft for a 5 year old boy's birthday party.  One caveat I will make is that this craft really isn't idea for kids below age 3.  Kiwi Crate recommends their crafts for kids ages 3-7 and I suggest you stick with that.  I tried let Little Buddy participate (age 2) and it just didn't work as well.

I really like the folks at Kiwi Crate and they have kindly offered to give one of my readers a free crate (a $20 value, enter below), contest ends July 31 at 12:01am. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Please note: Although this was a sponsored post and I received the product free of charge, all opinions are my own.

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  1. Thank you for the great giveaway!

  2. Thank you for the great giveaway! My boys would love this!

  3. This looks like a creative, fun way to spend an afternoon with a child!

  4. Thanks for the giveaway! What a neat idea, everyone loves to get mail! :)

  5. thanks so much for the giveaway! I love doing crafts with my daughter

  6. Thanks Im sure my daughter would just love this

  7. I think my kids would have a blast with one of these kits!

  8. I love doing crafts with the kids, great giveaway!

  9. I collect fun things for the kids at Ronald McDonald House, and this would be perfect!

  10. My son loves crafts, he would really enjoy these.

  11. I think that these are so cool! I love the fact that you dont have to go out and search for items to make a craft (or an idea for that matter). This is something that would be greatly enjoyed in our house

  12. That is so cool! I wish I had known about this early this summer, but plan to check out their crafts!

  13. I've heard about them - would love to give that a try with my own 4 year old daughter!

  14. My children would love this! I am going to check into this for sure!

  15. My niece would have great fun with this!

  16. I've heard a lot about these- would love to try one out!

  17. Man, my kids would love this!

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  18. This looks like lots of fun. Plus all kids and adults love to get "good mail." Thanks for the great giveaway. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  19. This looks great! My girls LOVE crafts!
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  20. my kid sister would like this :)

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  21. Thanks for a chance to win this for my kids! (CoreyOlomon at gmail dot com)

  22. What a neat idea! Never heard of this before.

  23. These look like fun!

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