(photos from our very first kiwi crate.)
I saw a review of Kiwi Crate on someone's blog about a year ago and fell in love with the idea. And thought about getting a subscription for my boys, but really debated the idea since I have plenty of art supplies already (so why did I need to pay for some to come every month?). But what pushed me over the edge and finally sign up was the fact that I didn't need to prepare anything. It comes all ready for us to dive in. Which was very appealing for homeschooling, I figured I would save them up for days when I really didn't have the time or energy to plan a lesson. And that's how we do it; I don't regret it one bit!
They have been fantastic, so fun, and I could go on and on. The boys love it too; I added in the second sibling last fall. While there are plenty of supplies for both boys to do something (like two wind cars in the photos above), it got to the point where they were fighting over certain things that there would only be one of (like the robot crate only had one wind-up). I think what happened is Nick finally got old enough to do the crafts himself and didn't like playing second fiddle to Max.
So if you have kids and aren't so great at coming up with crafts to do, get one! It is SO worth the cost, even if you have plenty of supplies already. Just look at it the way I do; you're paying for the endless ideas (you can go online to see more craft ideas to do on the same topic).
I am not endorsing them and get absolutely nothing for writing this, I'm just sharing for my friends who asked about it and have shown interest in getting them. They do, however, have a refer-a-friends program, so if you sign up by clicking on this you can get $10 off. Pretty sweet, huh?
I'm just sorry it's taken me so long from when I took the pictures to actually blogging about it! Guess I shouldn't be surprised though, I'm always behind.