Spring Break+Kids? Spark Your child’s Curiosity with This Fun DIY

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It’s finally here.Yep, Spring Break. And unless you have accounted for every
second of a long week of endless activity – you will undoubtedly hear those
dreaded words, “I’m so bored…there’s nothing to do!” Luckily (as if she could
foretell the incoming dilemma) My Senior Editor sent a Kiwi Crate my way with
a simple note: “This will come in handy. I promise.”

So on day one of Spring Break while on Auntie duty, (Yes folks, it only took a
day!) 10 year old Chyna and I delve into a fun and imaginative activity crate…
a perfect solution for a curious mind and heart.

Here’s what I found…

Kiwi Crates are jam packed activity boxes built around projects covering art,
science, and imaginative play, curated by a design team of parents and review-
ed by an advisory board of experts in all areas of child development. In other
words, kids will love creating the engaging thematic activities, no matter what
their age.

Each crate is designed around a theme ready to be explored through arts and
crafts, targeting skills in creativity, discovery, gross motor, fine motor, explo-
ration, communication, social skills, vocabulary and verbal expression. My 10
year old tester and I had the choice of two Kiwi Projects included in our crate
(Stained Glass Window Art and Spinning Colored Tops).

Chyna was immediately drawn to the pretty hues of the transparencies, narro-
wing our choice to the stain glass project. Inside, we found bright, easy to under-
stand instructions and illustrations – perfect for even your younger explorers.
Everything is included within the box… Every supply. From contact paper, black
matting, scissors and plastic colored paper, to her own pair of 3D glasses for
viewing her finished piece!


After peeling away the self adhesive contact paper and securing onto a mat.…

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We cut the plastic colored paper into different sizes, then combined colors to
make other colors for a beautiful Stained Glass window effect. It was exciting
to see our creation unfold!


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Our crate includes enough supplies to create a few stain glass window panes,
perfect for a rainy day play date or an afternoon with a visiting friend.

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Tadaa! Here is our finished product. As Horace once said: “A Picture is a poem
without words.”


Screen Shot 2016-02-29 at 10.30.03 PMWant to see more? Kiwi Crates can be
ordered by monthly or as an annual sub-
scriptions through the Kiwi Crate website.
In addition to the monthly box, Kiwi Crate
also offers specialized boxes that include
holiday-themed boxes and mini crates.
You really can’t go wrong. It will keep the
busy bees a bit calmer . . . And that my
friends, makes for a very Happy Break.

For more DIY crafting ideas and tips, be
sure to visit the Kiwi Crate website at



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