Giveaway: Kiwi Crate

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Let the creativity flow with Kiwi Crate and their monthly box of crafts and activities. Our kids were all giddy when the bright green box showed up on the door. And I was truly blown away with all the high quality supplies and super creative activities inside each box— especially the heavy water color paper (it was beautiful!). Each Kiwi Crate box is crammed with beautifully designed instruction books, high quality craft supplies and really cool ideas.

Now is your chance to win a six month subscription to Kiwi Crate and get in on this creative exploration!

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Why we love Kiwi Crate…

There are days (many days) when it’s a challenge to bring out the art supplies to come up with some sort of craft for the kids. Well, with Kiwi Crate the supplies and ideas are all in a box— making it easy peasy. Kiwi Crate also has a shop where you can buy gift crates, party favors and stocking stuffers— all embracing a child’s creativity. They recently launched The Studio, which is full of craft tutorials (Jadah, Melissa and I are all contributors over there.)

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Enter the giveaway now!

Family Sponge is giving away a six month subscription to Kiwi Crate (worth $110) to one lucky reader. Here is how you enter:


1: VISIT Kiwi Crate.

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SUBMIT: After you complete the two steps, please comment below this post and tell us about one of the messiest crafts you have done (I love hearing these stories!). This is how you will be entered in the giveaway.

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* This giveaway ends Dec 14, 2012 at 11:59pm PST.

** Kiwi Crate is currently having a 12 Day Holiday Gift Away that we also wanted to share with you as well.

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79 Responses to Giveaway: Kiwi Crate

  1. Marti December 7, 2012 at 5:52 am #

    What a great prize thank you

    • Marti December 7, 2012 at 5:55 am #

      sorry my cat hit submit before I was done the messiest craft I have done is sponge painting our bathroom with kids, they got one wall and we put hand-prints and Bible verses it was wonderful but messy

  2. Jennie December 7, 2012 at 6:01 am #

    I think the messiest crafts I have done with children always involve glitter. When I was a student teacher and brought out the glitter in my PreK class, my supervising teacher would leave the room. She couldn’t handle the chaos and the mess that glitter brought with it.

    I always thought that glitter added something special to the art. 🙂

  3. Arianna Carlson December 7, 2012 at 6:12 am #

    This is such an awesome give-away. I hope I win, although I’ll gift it as I’m sure they won’t ship to Korea. Which is fine b/c I have someone special who will love it.

    In any case…

    We do lots if messy crafts, but the one I’ll never forget is when we took out fingerprints for the first time. My son was 6 months old. We say him on the tile floor in the kitchen and let him have at it. We ended up with a baby painted head to toe- but he managed to finger, foot, body paint the most beautiful masterpiece on a canvas frame. My son is now 4 and the painting hangs in my husbands office.

    Remembering this brought tears to my eyes.

  4. leslie December 7, 2012 at 6:54 am #

    fingers. officially. crossed.
    ( I have a major crush on kiwi crate!)
    messiest craft to date:
    tie- splatter painting or mason jar snow globes.

  5. Candice N December 7, 2012 at 7:20 am #

    Making anything with finger paints is always messy! My 4 year old doesn’t quite get the “don’t touch anything besides the paper” rule 😀

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. Meleah Fuller December 7, 2012 at 8:47 am #

    Doing any craft with my three kids (6 yrs, 4 yrs, and 19 mths) seems to always be messy but I agree with someone above about the glitter. Seems to hang around for days after 🙂

  7. Cassie December 7, 2012 at 8:54 am #

    My son was making a “mixed media” piece on his easel – paint and stickers. Somehow, one of the stickers made it onto the mat and onto his sock… it got paint all over the carpet! We started a new rule that day that we have to check our feet before stepping off the mat… but I still have his picture 😉

  8. Deanna Sanders December 7, 2012 at 9:14 am #

    The messiest craft was the first time I got the finger paint out!

  9. Nina H. December 7, 2012 at 9:18 am #

    One of the messiest crafts we’ve done is make icing christmas trees out of ice cream cones. There was icing everywhere….especially when there’s a 3 and 1 year old involved.

    • Sandy December 7, 2012 at 10:42 am #

      That is messy. Reminded me when I had the after school program make a Christmas village with icing and graham crackers and ice cream cone trees too! So long ago but just brought back smiles thinking of the fun.

  10. Sadie December 7, 2012 at 9:32 am #

    We love kiwi crate! Thanks for the giveaway!

    With a 1 year old and a 4 year old, I do a lot of crafts and the messiest ones are the best. Just yesterday, we did snow paint with shaving cream and glue and glitter. It was every where, but we had a blast!

  11. Sandy December 7, 2012 at 10:32 am #

    With my toddler, so far the messiest craft has been finger painting. When I worked with elementary school-age kids, any crafts with glitter were the messiest so much that the glitter would be stuck on me and end up all over the seat in my car!

  12. Mara kelley December 7, 2012 at 10:52 am #

    My four year old is devoted to & passionate about “crafting”. I feel like everyone of our projects becomes a full body experience & therefore is quite a mess. But the most messy would have to be the first time he painted on an easel. At 21 months old, he was more adept at painting himself than the paper. So I took off his shirt & shorts leaving him just in his diaper. Well this served as an open invitation & before long he was covered in swirls of colorful paint from head to toe.

  13. Leah December 7, 2012 at 11:10 am #

    My kids would love this! So hard to choose messiest craft. Glue, clay and finger painting.

  14. Carolina J. December 7, 2012 at 11:34 am #

    All done! My recent messiest craft was making the donkey hats. The paint and tissue paper, and the glue were everywhere!

  15. Cerise December 7, 2012 at 1:23 pm #

    This summer my sister and I helped my 2 and 4 year old boys paint some t-shirts for 4th of July. My 2 year old managed to paint himself from head to toe in red, blue and silver. He was VERY patriotic!
    Thanks for hosting this giveaway. Kiwi crate would be amazing to win.

  16. Linda Crews December 7, 2012 at 2:45 pm #

    Messiest craft? Coloring a block of ice with food dye and then pouring salt all over it to see how fast it melts. As the ice melts, you have to keep adding food dye to see where it melts faster and pouring more salt as needed.

  17. Amy Kalb December 7, 2012 at 3:24 pm #

    Messiest crafts = anything with glitter! A close second has been making (and then playing with) homemade playdoh. Doh!

  18. Brittany December 7, 2012 at 4:12 pm #

    Paint and sparkles … enough said!!

  19. nikki hatfield wilson December 7, 2012 at 4:52 pm #

    Did all three! My messiest craft adventures have involved E600, spray adhesive and modge podge. Great projects were accomplished, but there is still glue stuck to my countertops.

  20. Lisa Volpe December 7, 2012 at 6:58 pm #

    We have never really had a “messiest” craft project? They are ALL pretty messy? My son is 5! We try to “contain the mess” but, ya’ know? I guess the messiest (and the saddest) was a pumpkin carving gone wrong? We had carved his pumpkin and he was sooooo proud! He was 3 and wanted to carry it to the porch. I told him to let me carry it because it was waaaay too big! But of course, he is a “man in the making” so he wanted to do it himself. Just as he got to the door our great dane puppy came running up (thinking he was going out) and knocked Levi AND his “perfect” pumpkin down! It splattered EVERYWHERE!!! There were tears and pumpkin parts all over! Thank goodness he isn’t scarred for life! 😉

  21. alvina castro December 7, 2012 at 7:18 pm #

    My messiest craft? Me and munchkin do alot of finger painting as the basis of lots of crafts and that gets us into messes! The paint inds up all over our legs and face and most times hair because we play too much while painting

  22. Wendie December 7, 2012 at 8:17 pm #

    The Family Sponge paper mache Halloween baskets! I started them on the dinning room table with three kids (6, 4, 2). It was a HUGE mess. I ended up getting so frustrated I popped the kids’ balloons (creating an even bigger mess). I tried again the next day OUTSIDE on the patio table. That saved my sanity! I was able to get the hose out to spray off the table and kids when the project was completed.

  23. Rusti December 7, 2012 at 8:34 pm #

    The messiest craft project we have done, that comes to mind, is a pinata. We had paper mache everywhere. The pinata turned out good though 🙂

  24. rhonda December 7, 2012 at 8:40 pm #

    The messiest craft I have ever done was sand art. I gave the kids glue, glitter and a dish full of sand. My littlest one dumped his sand in his sisters hair, my middle child tasted her glue and the oldest shook the glitter everywhere! It was a disaster! However, the kids loved it and it made them very happy. We found glitter and sand for weeks after!

  25. Natalie December 7, 2012 at 9:18 pm #

    I did all three and messiest craft…any craft with my 3 sweet boys! Our most recent adventure we took shirts rubber banded circles and dyed them orange…the messy part? Taking black puffy paint and giving it to a 7,5, and 3 year old :). Paint everywhere! But so much fun and joy was had making the faces then taking baths!

  26. Andrea December 7, 2012 at 10:50 pm #

    Messiest craft is a toss up between painting pumpkins and making play doh. 🙂

  27. Karen Estes December 8, 2012 at 11:53 am #

    I’d have to say the messiest craft that we have ever done is the time that I let my kids paint a sheet outside. The neighbor’s children saw what we were doing and came over and everyone was covered in paint. The worst part was the clean up because all of the paint brushes and all the leftover paint were full of dirt. I had to throw away all of the leftover paint. But they had a blast.

    It doesn’t help that I seem to all do a craft when I should be making dinner.

  28. Lucille Smith December 8, 2012 at 7:32 pm #

    I will tell you this years messiest was making glitter Christmas balls for the tree. Not one of my brightest ideas when my youngest flips on a extra light and the fan comes on blows glitter every where. I don’t think it’s all cleaned up yet and that was the week of thanksgiving. Lol. I love my kids and we make some messes! Then the youngest said well mommy now everything sparkles and shines. All I could do was laugh!

  29. Jennifer Stinnett December 8, 2012 at 9:07 pm #

    We have “action art” in our house! We cover the dining room table with paper, pour finger paints on plates, and let our 2 year old go to town… he walks on the paper, dad flies him around with his hands in the paint, anything goes! His playroom walls are covered with his many materpieces!

  30. bridget December 9, 2012 at 5:38 am #

    my lady is still little so the messiest is really coloring all over ourselves but we got an easel so i imagine there is lots to come

  31. April December 9, 2012 at 1:54 pm #

    Fingerpainting still pretty much tops our list!

  32. Carolyne December 9, 2012 at 10:18 pm #

    Pumpkin carving…always messy but fun!

  33. Elizabeth Thompson December 10, 2012 at 11:46 am #

    My almost 4 yr old loves to draw, color and paint. He usually doesn’t get very messy, but one time I remember he was in the kitchen drawing with some dry erase markers in a book while I nursed his brother. When my husband got home I heard, “oh boy, has Mommy seen you?” Little man had decided to color all up and down his arms and on his hands. Those markers are now in time out. ;]

  34. Vanessa Montoya December 10, 2012 at 12:33 pm #

    Our favorite messy craft is goop! My son loves watching/letting it run through his fingers. I also love to add different colored food coloring to match the occasion 🙂
    Another messy craft that we did for the first time this year was salt dough ornaments. I love how our tree now has handmade ornaments on it 🙂

  35. Becky December 10, 2012 at 1:00 pm #

    Toddler fingerpainting on the floor turned into full body painting. It was so much fun though!

  36. Tyfani Longmeyer December 10, 2012 at 5:01 pm #

    Body painting gets pretty messy with a 2 year old! Liquid water color in a squirt bottle ranks as 2nd messiest.

  37. alisa December 10, 2012 at 6:48 pm #

    I did both steps. The messiest craft I ever did was with paint pens. The kids were using them to decorate their ornaments and when they shook it the top came off and paint went everywhere!!!

  38. Connie December 10, 2012 at 6:55 pm #

    When my husband left the paint out, we found my 3 year old after she painted her whole body blue.

  39. Monica Waugh December 10, 2012 at 10:14 pm #

    Messiest craft was probably making oobleck.

  40. Monica Waugh December 10, 2012 at 10:16 pm #

    Shared on my FB wall. Thanks!

  41. Monica Waugh December 10, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

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  42. Rachelle December 10, 2012 at 11:07 pm #

    Letting my kids cut, poke, rip and smash styrofoam packing pieces was the messiest craft project we have ever done. I wanted then to sculpt and practice with those fine motor skills. Oh man. It looked like snow had fallen all over the back yard. Thank God for our shop vac!!! The worst part was that I decided to just let them go at it while I cleaned the kitchen. By the time I looked around the corner it was sticking to their hair and clothes. Ugh!!! I love kiwi crate! Pick me!

  43. Tracie Brown December 11, 2012 at 4:50 am #

    making a pinata was one of the messiest crafts we ever did! Never again 🙂

  44. tammy g December 11, 2012 at 7:09 am #

    Anything involving glue and glitter!

  45. Carley December 11, 2012 at 7:12 am #

    Finger painting! It turns into arm and belly painting…

  46. Brittany December 11, 2012 at 8:26 am #

    Shared on FB 🙂

  47. Angelic December 11, 2012 at 10:53 am #

    Sparkles sparkles sparkles!!!

  48. Emily December 11, 2012 at 8:23 pm #

    I love to bake with my kids, kinda like a craft! And there have been some really messy projects. Spilt flour, spilt oil…..messy! Thanks for the giveaway

  49. Christine December 11, 2012 at 8:27 pm #

    One of our messiest crafts were glitter snow flakes. I am pretty sure that glitter is of the devil.

  50. Andrea December 12, 2012 at 7:28 am #

    Making playdoj with my toddler gets real messy real fast!

  51. Tammy Campbell December 12, 2012 at 7:36 am #

    We did a big banner for my husband with paint, glitter, balloon— enough said.

  52. Rosemary December 12, 2012 at 8:47 am #

    Messiest craft would be bubble painting.

  53. Rosemary December 12, 2012 at 8:47 am #

    Shared on Facebook.

  54. Jackie December 12, 2012 at 12:08 pm #

    Messy, that’s a tough one, hmmmm, glitter and glue!! Glitter is always such a mess.

  55. Noelle Cagle December 12, 2012 at 3:26 pm #

    Well, I think our project christmas child shoebox was super messy. cutting, gluing, glitter and paint. it was a hot mess.

  56. Rebekah December 12, 2012 at 5:59 pm #

    Finger painting. I know it is a simple craft, but we make it a full contact sport! Best done on a beautiful day, outside with a long roll of paper. Feet & toes included. 🙂

  57. Marianna December 12, 2012 at 7:29 pm #

    Finger painting is definitely the messiest but fun art craft. My 3 year old and I were painting. We laid the paper on the floor and just printed hands and feet and smeared, made dots and shapes. The entire paper was covered. Well my daughter had spilled paint on the floor and at the time my 10 month old started playing with one of our dogs toys. The dog heard the squeak and ran towards it, stepping on the paint and leaving paw prints on our paper. I loved how our art came out but it wasn’t fun cleaning paw prints from the beige/light brown carpet.

    Thank you for such wonderful giveaway! =)

  58. Sarah December 12, 2012 at 7:41 pm #

    Messy crafts include paint and stamps — the stamp ink seems to get EVERYwhere.

  59. Crystal Suttle December 12, 2012 at 8:08 pm #

    Me and my 2 1/2 year old decided to paint some shelves and book cases for her room. I got the paint and brushes and set up outside. She painted pretty much everything including a chair, me, and herself. Did not paint the shelves. It was mess that I am glad we did outside. She’s loves to paint now!

  60. Karen December 12, 2012 at 10:26 pm #

    Does my children finding a tub of face cream and smearing it all over their dresser mirror (after emptying all the drawers so they could use them as stairs) count as craft time? No,…well then finger painting (with fabric paint) canvas bags for the grandmas. Not only were the bags a big hit, we now have a very colorful kids craft table.

  61. Miranda December 13, 2012 at 5:57 am #

    The messest craft would have to bemaking Christmas ornaments with my 3 year old! Glue and glitter all over!!!!!!! My 8 year old did ok but he still had glitter everywhere!!!! Tis the season!!!

  62. Brooke Vaught December 13, 2012 at 6:06 am #

    Thanks so much for the opportunity to win such a great prize.

  63. Christy Norland December 13, 2012 at 6:07 am #

    I don’t do messy crafts. Ever. That’s why we need Kiwi Crate!! 🙂

  64. Stephanie December 13, 2012 at 6:12 am #

    Finger painting with my (then) 16month old! He had the best time and I got the best pictures of him covered from head to toe in paint!!!

  65. jennifer t December 13, 2012 at 6:24 am #

    the messiest craft was painting mother’s day boxes that we made at home depot. but my girls had fun and loved it

  66. Carol December 13, 2012 at 6:24 am #

    I would have to say it was hand trees and foot reindeers, but she had a blast.

  67. Carol December 13, 2012 at 6:26 am #

    Shared on Fb

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  69. Pamela S December 13, 2012 at 9:13 am #

    Shared. Our messiest crafts are those involving glue and popsicle sticks to put the glue on whatever. Taylor is good at it. It’s Mama who has a little trouble keeping the glue off her fingers, out of her hair, and off the table, chairs, dog, etc. Luckily my son is more adept than I am at crafts.

  70. Bridget December 13, 2012 at 9:32 am #

    We modge-podged maps and other kid-friendly images to plastic Ikea chairs to make a kid-inspired seating area. It was a glorious mess and there is still modge podge paper stuck to my patio.

  71. Mary Ann December 13, 2012 at 11:07 am #

    Any project involving glitter which we lovingly call “the herpes of the craft world.” I find glitter weeks, months, years later despite numerous cleaning attempts.

  72. Tammi December 13, 2012 at 12:26 pm #

    One of the messiest crafts I’ve done with the kids involved glitter. We decorated styrofoam trees and for sparkle added glitter and it was everywhere. Now we use glitter outside.
    We LOVE Kiwi Crate!

  73. Nikki Lopez December 13, 2012 at 2:35 pm #

    hi, this is such an awesome gift. i have a 8.5 and 7 year old girls that would enjoy this so much. our messiest craft was pudding body paint. it was done outside, how cool that you cant paint yourself all over, and eat it or lick it off. it was a blast but definately a mess, and super sticky 🙂

  74. christina obrien December 14, 2012 at 7:34 am #

    The messiest craft that my two boys and I have done definitely has to be finger painting. The paint never just stays on the paper, it ends up on the floor in the children’s hair and clothes, and they even managed to get in on the dog! lol

  75. Jen Chapman December 14, 2012 at 9:07 am #

    One of the first craft projects I tried with my two boys was something I found on Pinterest…you put soap in the microwave and watch it grow into a giant cloud and then they suggested you put food coloring in it and mold it into shapes to use in the tub. Sounded like a great idea! Who knew soap could make such a mess! It was everywhere, hands were green and blue, and the final product looked gross and they refused to use it in the tub!

  76. Becca T December 14, 2012 at 9:30 am #

    So, I am a walking mess…so crafting follows suit. Things get really festive the kitchen…we just bake, mix and measure with abandon and anything with marshmallows! A fab mess.

  77. Kim @ design + life + kids December 14, 2012 at 3:36 pm #

    we are big fans of kiwi crate. in the summer we take old sheets and let the kids go crazy with paint outside in the yard. so maybe that’s their messiest craft!