Celebrate National Crafting Month with Kiwi Crate!

March is National Crafting Month and to get YOU inspired, Kiwi Crate is teaming up with Highlights Magazine and YoYo.com to offer your kid(s) a dream craft room!

Celebrate with us and Kiwi Crate this month and enter your family into a giveaway of a lifetime!

Enter to Win Your Kid's Dream Craft Room

How to Enter

  • Contest goes from now till Monday March 31, 2014
  • Click on the photo above to enter!

Kiwi Crate is an award-winning, monthly subscription service that provides all the hands-on materials to inspire creative, educational fun. With themes like Music, Color, Robots, and Safari, these crates deliver everything needed for unique activities that you and your kids can enjoy together. see sample crates ››

And for even more crafty inspiration, visit their DIY Ideas page to check out the latest and greatest on easy projects you can do right at home, right now!

Delightful kids' crafts delivered right to your door. shop now ››

DIY Mosaic Heart

Kiwi Crate is Partnering With Target!

We’re delighted to share some very exciting news with you: Target has invited Kiwi Crate to develop a line of exclusive crates for sale in Target stores! To celebrate, Kiwi Crate is giving away a $250 Target giftcard. The contest will go from March 1, 2014 – March 31, 2014. Enter here!

Kiwi Crate and Target Partnership

About Kiwi Crate
With accolades from Oppenheim’s Gold Seal Best Toy Awards and Dr. Toy’s 100 Best Children’s Product Awards as well as features on 
Good Morning America, the Today show, and in many parenting magazines, Kiwi Crate encourages learning and development through creative open-ended, child-led projects.

Let The Crafting Begin! 

FTC Disclosure Statement: This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

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Ornament Making Parties

One of the fun things that our church does year-round is host parties for the kids in the community.  Back in December, I took Micah to the ornament making party.  There were six projects for the kids to make, a hot cocoa bar and yummy treats for everyone.  Our church also hosted a Ladies Ornament Making Night and I attended that as well.  It was fun to get away for a couple of hours, make crafts and fellowship with other women from church.

Here is Micah making a snowflake out of white pipe cleaners.IMG_7388

Filling a plastic ornament ball with different colors of paint.IMG_7389

Beautiful creation!IMG_7394 IMG_7393Hot cocoa breakIMG_7401 IMG_7398

Yummy treats!IMG_7396

Another fun Christmas decoration…festive garland!
This was made out of string and round color-coding labels.IMG_7402

Here are a couple of the ornaments that I made at the Ladies Night Out.IMG_7378 IMG_7370

We had our share of treats too!IMG_7375 IMG_7376

I’m looking forward to our next community party…Valentine Making Party!

Kiwi Crate: Invitation to Receive 1st Crate For Free

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**Names Drawn: Christy, Rhianna, Sunny, Lindsay & Christine**                            You will be receiving an email from Kiwi Crate within 1 business day.  Enjoy!             

Would you like to try Kiwi Crate for free?  I have a limited amount of invitations to share with friends who would receive their 1st Kiwi Crate delivery for free.

What is Kiwi Crate? (This is from their facebook page.)                                                 About – Monthly deliveries for kids ages 3-7 to get hands-on with art, science, crafts, imaginative play and more!                                                                                   Description – As busy moms, we know how hard it is to come up with fun hands-on activities to do with your kids, let alone get the materials! Kiwi Crate is designed to spark kids’ natural creativity and curiosity with hand-selected and kid-tested projects and materials. We created Kiwi Crate because we want to make it fun and easy to spend “healthy,” delightful time building, exploring and creating together.

If you would like to receive an invitation to try Kiwi Crate for free (remember, it’s only for your first crate), please reply with your name and email address in the comments section below.  If I get more than 5 requests, I will draw names and you should receive the invitation by email tomorrow afternoon, 5/24.

You can pause or cancel your subscription anytime.  If you just want to receive the first crate for free, cancel the subscription after it comes in the mail.  It’s really simple and you can do it online.

Previous posts about Kiwi Crate – Kiwi CrateFamily Game Night “My Board Game”Pop-Up Shop Launch PartySecret Agent

Micah: A String Telephone

Micah: Telephone

Did you ever make a string telephone as a kid?

Today, I helped Micah make a “telephone” with two cups, yarn and toothpicks. It really works! I can’t wait until Bekah is old enough to play telephone with her big bro.  I wonder what they’ll talk about.  😉

Kiwi Crate: Ready, Set, Pin! Contest

A while back, Kiwi Crate hosted a contest called Ready, Set, Pin!  For a chance to win, you had to pin your favorite projects from Kiwi Crate’s DIY ideas onto your Pinterest Board(s).  So I started pinning away…project after project.  Their website has a lot of neat and fun ideas for DIY projects.  Well, the pinning paid off, because I won!  I won a gift certificate to Kiwi Crate and an Art Creation Station from Pottery Barn Kids.

These were the prizes from Pottery Barn Kids:

A Jumbo Wall Mounted Paper Roll.img83o

Easel Accessory Kitimg97oPBK also included a couple of extra things, like this apron…img58o…and Art Jar.img81o

Micah used red pipe cleaners from this art jar to accessorize his glasses for Awana’s Crazy Glasses Night.  He made eyebrows and a red nose.485509_10151635264072008_1192343462_n

I’ve used the Kiwi Crate gift certificate to buy some crates for the kids and to give as gifts.

The theme for the May 2013 Crate is Feathered Friends.  Watch this preview video for a peek into the crate.

Here’s my post about the fun we had with their Secret Agent crate.

 

Kiwi Crate: Secret Agent

Today, Micah and I spent some time working on Kiwi Crate’s Secret Agent crate.  It was a lot of fun to put together.  There were two projects: my periscope and my disguise kit.

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We worked on my disguise kit first. They included materials to make two disguises.IMG_9011IMG_9012IMG_9013IMG_9015

Next, we made the periscope.  This project came with crayons for decorating the periscope, but Micah used the stickers from the disguise kit to decorate his ‘scope.’IMG_9018

Finished and all ready to use for ‘spying.’IMG_9021

The crate also came with an “explore more” booklet that had instructions on what you can use to create secret messages.  I think I’ll try some of these with Micah, like using a white crayon to write/draw on white paper and then scribbling over that message with a colored pencil to reveal what was written.  The message will appear in white.  Pretty neat, right?

With the special UV light pen and top secret notebook (included), Micah wrote a secret message to his daddy.  IMG_9023

Can you see what he wrote?  =)IMG_9026

Micah really enjoyed the Secret Agent theme and asked me to play “Spy” with him several times during the day.  Btw…he wrote “I ❤ YOU DAD” on his top secret notebook.

April’s crate is Caring for Earth.  Can’t wait for it to arrive!

(If you would like to try Kiwi Crate and receive $10 off your first month, use this link.  You can pause or cancel your subscription anytime.)

Kiwi CrateKiwi Crate: Family Game Night “My Board Game”, Kiwi Crate: Pop-Up Shop Launch Party

 

Kiwi Crate: Launch Party Photo Booth

Here are a couple of photo booth pictures from the Kiwi Crate Pop-Up Shop Launch Party that we went to a few weeks ago.

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Goodie Crate that was gifted to each kidIMG_8224