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Subscription boxes aren’t just for Grown-ups!

Hello, friends! I took a break from blogging to spend time with my three little lovelies who were home for Christmas break–and extended Arctic freeze break due to the frigid temperatures in Ohio. Hope you all had a great holiday and ready for an exciting 2014!

As you know, one of my favorite inventions is the subscription box. I love my Birchbox, adore the Box of Happies, and am LOVING my newest indulgence: Beauty Army. My college sophomore gets a Birchbox and Bonjour Jolie box every month–mama love can come wrapped in brown paper–and this month, my littlest love joined in on the fun, when her elf surprised her with a Kiwi Crate!

I, er, the elf checked into lots of different kids subscription boxes before settling on this one–decided by virtue of an awesome promo that gave me one box free!

Although from order to receipt was a looooonnnnngggg wait, I attribute that to December being way backed up with Christmas shipments. It arrived in perfect time, though, on a day she was feeling ill, and gave us plenty of fun activities.

Her box theme was Polar Expedition and had several different snowy crafts included as well as a booklet containing more ideas. She made a polar bear headband, two little polar bear gloves with a ball (sticky with velcro) to play catch, and some window clings. Additionally, she got an adorable snowflake cookie cutter and a very nice pair of scissors, which she loved. I might add, they cut very well, unlike some kid scissors.

While she is 7 and probably at the top of the age range for a box like this, she really enjoyed it. The headband and gloves she made completely on her own. The window clings–which employed 3D paint and glue–required some mama-assistance, but they worked and she was OVERJOYED.

Although we didn’t utilize this (my 13-year-old son did play sticky ball catch with his sister) a nice feature for those with little ones close in age is the option to add an extra set of materials for a sibling.

Overall, we were thrilled with our first Kiwi Crate. At $20/month, for a 3-month subscription, it’s cheaper than a trip to Chuck E. Cheese, and the fun lasts much longer.

Do you have a favorite subscription box? Do you want to read about a WHOLE bunch of them? Check out my friend KW’s AMAZING blog!wpid-IMG_20131219_123533.jpg