Kiwi Crate is a monthly craft subscription box for kids aged 4 through 8. Every box focuses on a different theme and contains a selection of fun craft projects and all of the materials needed to complete them.
In addition to their monthly subscriptions, Kiwi Crate also offers one-time purchase boxes including fun holiday-themed kits. They currently have a few Thanksgiving and Christmas kits, but they’re selling out fast! (Psst — You can save 50% on any shop order with coupon code “SHOP50” or 50% on your first monthly subscription box with “SUB50“!) I was recently sent one of their holiday kits for review, so…
Let’s see what’s in the Kiwi Crate My Gingerbread House kit!
A peek inside.
Another peek inside. 😉
The cover of the information booklet indicated the level of messiness and amount of grownup involvement required for the project. Inside, all of the provided materials were listed as well as complete step-by-step instructions.
Four “inspiration cards” featured ideas for decorating the assembled house. Full instructions were detailed on the reverse side of each card.
Pre-cut “gingerbread” cardboard shapes were to serve as the structure of the house.
A pine tree and gingerbread kids (one boy and one girl) were also included to use in the display.
Decorations galore! The kit included green/white/glittery felt, tissue paper squares, red & white pipecleaners, red/white/green ribbon, colored pom-poms, and pre-cut felt shapes.
Sticky felt circles were provided to make a snow-covered roof, along with two glue pens for attaching the rest of the decorations.
The first thing we did was add the “stained glass” to the back window. That was as simple as choosing one of the tissue paper squares (Chloe picked blue) and glueing it to the inside. Easy!
Next, I cut all of the felt circles in half and we stuck them to the roof. I did the first row as a guide, but as you can see, Chloe took a bit of a different approach. 😉
We both worked on the decorations together, with me adding the glue and her telling me where to put the pom-pom/felt shape. At one point she took a break to build a pom-pom snowman. Aww.
The back of the box insert featured a coloring page, which kept Chloe busy while I made the pipecleaner candy canes.
All done! It turned out sooo cute! (We made it while Everly was at her grandma’s and Chloe couldn’t wait to show her when she got home. She was so proud of her work. 🙂 )
Here’s a better shot of the finished project. Love it!
We had so much fun with this kit and I was impressed by how easy it was to complete. I also appreciated the fact that all of the materials needed were included right in the box. The only thing we had to provide was a pair of scissors. Can’t get much easier than that!
You can still order this kit — as well as a few other holiday themed ones — in the Kiwi Crate Holiday Crate shop. But hurry because they’re selling out FAST. Oh, and don’t forget to use coupon code “SHOP50” to save 50% on ANY shop order (this kit would only be $6.49)! You can also save 50% on your first monthly subscription box with “SUB50“.
Kiwi Crate My Gingerbread House Holiday Kit Review
A great little holiday project for little ones! Just as cute as a real gingerbread house, but it’ll last for years (and won’t get nibbled on!). 🙂
Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate and/or referral links.