Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Pink and Green Mama's Gratitude Giveway #3: Kiwi Craft Crate



Let's kick off the holidays with another giveaway!


My lovely friends at Kiwi Crate sent us 
this fun little craft kit to play with and try out. 
"C" (age 4) loved it, it's a perfect mess free craft kit for toddlers and preschoolers.


Everything you need comes inside the kit, even these scissors
(which are awesome and now "C"s favorite pair) 


We got the Colors Crate to explore.
First up was playing with colors on two different spinning tops.
The papers were precut so we just colored them in 
and you can make different designs on both sides so you get 
twice as many tops to play with. 


Each craft comes with these cute little instructions and tips.
Very cute graphics and very user friendly!


"C" adding finishing touches to her tops before we gave them a whirl!


They sent multiple, prepunched circles of paper 
to fit onto each of the two spinning tops. 
She made designs on both sides!


Spinning the top!


Look at how the colors blend together -- weeee!


Then, she wanted to make the "stained glass" window that came with the kit.
We stuck the pieces of pre-cut contact paper to the pre-cut matte board frame.
Then, "C" stuck tissue paper to the contact paper's sticky surface. 


Checking her work to see how the colors look in the sunlight.


Then, she played with it on our light table. 
They also sent us these cool pieces of colored plastic so we could blend colors!


Trying the stained glass with the included "blue" glasses
to see if the colors change. 


Then, it was time to play with bleeding tissue paper.
"C" had never played with this stuff before and I guess
I hadn't either. We laid out the included white mini tote bag on a cookie sheet
and used the include eye dropper to apply water to the tissue paper.


We let it dry on the bag and it made a pretty tie-dyed rainbow!


All in all this was a GREAT kit. 
"C" is the perfect age for it and I think any kid ages 3-5 would love it. 
It was very mom-friendly too. 
There was minimal set up (and clean up) involved!
These would make great birthday gifts for classmates and friends. 


Want a chance to win your own free kit to play with at home?
Leave a comment below, stating which kit you'd like to receive
from Kiwi Crate (go check out their website)
they have several cute ones on their website.
One entry per person please. Must be 18 years or older.

Make sure I have your email address so I can contact you.
I'll draw a name by random number generator on 
Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 8pm EST. 
Comments are now closed. 

Fondly,
pink and green mama
MaryLea



80 comments:

creative homeschool ideas said...

ooh the colors crate looks so fun! thanks for the opportunity.

Sarah said...

Check out all the crates.. I think my favorite is the color crate also. The dinosaur crate is a close second. My little boy would absolutely love this! Think if I don't win, I'll have to try one out. Thanks for all you do on this page. sarahlprice@gmail.com

JamieA said...

I <3 the dinosaur crate. My little guy loves dinos and this would be the ultimate Christmas present for him!!!

Kaden Epstein said...

My daughter wants to have a rainbow birthday party this year...so besides ALL your wonderful ideas...the colors crate you sampled would be AWESOME!!!

katieepstein@yahoo.com

Cathy said...

The gardening crate looked fun!

Rebecca Trotter said...

Ooooh- the color's crate. I've been out of work so long we've run out of paints and are almost out of crayons. This would be a real treat for my 3 little girls!

Summit of Glory said...

dino looks awesome - well they all do - so you can't go wrong. Cute idea. Thanks for the giveaway.
leeannarmitage@sbcglobal.net

Sarah said...

I love the dino feet but the girls would like the colors crate the best!

Just Tea said...

My babies would love this!!!
teanag@gmail.com

judean said...

what a fun idea, thanks for the giveaway!! Discover Dinosaurs looks awesome, but I am going to see if the g-parents will get us a subscription so we can have them ALL!

Chey said...

I really like the garden crate... I could see the kids having a lot of fun with it. The color crate would be a close second!

Jennifer said...

Kiwi Crates look great! I think my 4 year old would like almost any of them, especially the coloring crate for winter or the gardening one for spring time.

Thanks!
jlynngould@gmail.com

CelebratingGoodTimes.com said...

i have taught art and the crates are a great idea to get projects into the hands of children, but your website is a favorite of mine too! Thanks for all you do.

ಪುಟ್ಟಿಯ ಅಮ್ಮ/Putti Amma said...

The color crate you sampled would be AWESOME!!! Garden crate looks great too

Kim said...
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Anne said...

Those are fabulous! The color crate is my favorite, too!

Melissa-WhatMommyWants said...

We would love to try the Gardening Crate! Thanks for the giveaway!
ambrsmommy@hotmail.com

jhostetler said...

I love the Gardening Crate. My girls love planting and watering! What a neat idea to get a crate each month.

Marcia said...

The colors crate would be most intriguing to my little one.

Anonymous said...

I would like to enter your Give Away #3 for the Kiwi COLOR kit.
pglassman@msn.com

Thanks Phyllis

Darby said...

This project looks really fun and easy, especially for mom and little one! what a great giveaway, looks like hours of enjoyment!

Jenny Stott said...

I like the Dino crate and colors crate! jenniferstott1@yahoo.com

Smarts63 said...

The color crates are quite awesome! That is an interesting concept and something that I will definitely look more into! Thanks for this opportunity!




ericagorzen@gmail.com

Michaela said...

I've never heard of Kiwi Crate before, looks amazing! My kids would love the dinosaur crate or the space crate, as those two topics are big in this house right now!
(michaelaAThintgenDOTcom)

Mara said...

How to pick!? I like the color crate & the gardening crate :)

sunniejane at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

All the crates are so cute & creative. I think we'd like the Dinosaur Crate best!

Amanda T
acht16@hotmail.com

Fiona said...

What a completely fabulous idea. My kids argued, but overall I think the dinosaur crate was the winner (with the garden crate a close second).

Me said...

I love the color crate! It's wonderful. Your girls looked like they had so much fun!

credding23@gmail.com

Katy said...

I love craft kits too! I've been making my own with the help of your pdf downloads - a few days a week we have 'art school' at home with my 4 & 7 year old. This would be a fun addition to our collection!

Katy said...

oops kherstein@yahoo.com

Hana said...

My 3 year old granddaughter would love the color crate. Thank you for sharing your creative ideas.

Jen said...

I think all of the crates look awesome! My girls would the the gardening one.




sweetviolets1979@yahoo.com

Iwanna said...

The gardening crate looks lovely and fun!

lun_annia@yahoo.gr

Rane dae said...

Colors, please! I have been sharing this site with all my home school mamas!

ranedae (at) postalmodern (dot) com

Katielee said...

What a cool company. Really great idea. I think the colors crate would be a big hit around here. Thanks!
kitterlee (at) gmail (dot) com

Jodi said...

My kids would love the gardening crate. Thanks for the chance to win!
Jodi
jodiyoungman@gmail.com

Abby said...

My children would love the colors one, but I think the garden one would be a close second!

Cybele said...

We are just starting out on our homeschooling journey with our 4 year old and she would LOVE something like this. I love this blog, so many ideas to inspire our little artists!

Cybele said...

Whoops! leo7620@gmail.com thanks :)

One Fish said...

The colors crate and the dinosaur one look like a lot of fun!
kerstinthornton [at] yahoo [dot]com

Heather @ Life, Gluen Free said...

I've heard about their crates!! So neat. We would love to try the Colors Crate.

Cricket said...

My girls would definitely love the colors crate, but gardening would be a close runner up.

Cheryl B. said...

I think the colors kit would be awesome to win. Thanks for the chance.

Katfishmama said...

Wow! We would love this kit!!

Dan and Sharon said...

I love the color Crate. I love making strain glass with kids.

Anonymous said...

the gardening crate would be lots of fun. we love growing things inside during the winter. nancywalters44@hotmail.com

Tracey said...

Fantastic find, my little guy would love it (ok, so would I)

Miss Kimmie said...

The Gardening Crate look like fun! Thanks... Kim
kimberly.acuff@gmail.com

Jennifer said...
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Jennifer said...

Would love to win the Dino kiwi crate...my boys would totally dig it! Thanks for the chance to win :)
Jlanzalone72@gmail.com

Alicia C. said...

I think that, if I were to win, I'd choose the colors crate. (The gardening crate comes in at a close second!)
ohmiss14 at yahoo dot com

Casey said...

The color crate looks fun. I am an art teacher and my kids are so "over" my projects. They would love this tidy box of projects that they can squirrel away and do on their own. I love the kiwi crate idea!

Casey said...

I forgot to add my email: Casey.kirk00@gmail.com

ginigin said...

What a neat concept. I would love to win the Colors crate. Such fun ideas. The kids I work with love tops and that tote bag is a fantastic idea. Thanks for a cool giveaway.

Erin said...

Cute, I think our fam would enjoy the dino kit! :)

Sharna said...

Oh they look brilliant. I love both the Colour Crate and Gardening Crate. I wouldnt be able to decide.
They look like it would be great to have one or two put away in the cupboard for rainy days.

Molly said...

Just checked out the website...such a fun idea! I do believe my homeschoolers would have so much fun with the gardening kit!!! Thank you for offering this awesome give-a-way!!

veronica said...

What a great giveaway. I would definately choose the Colors Crate, but the dinosaurs would be a close second.

Laura said...

My boys would love the dinosaur crate. ericlauradavis@gmail.com

MaryBeth said...

My son would love the projects in the color crate. The gardening one looks fun as well.

The Hobgood Five said...

The colors crate looks like my favorite, too!

neene96 said...

My daughter and I would love to receive the Color crate with the gardening crate coming in as a close second. Hope we get lucky.

Anonymous said...

HI, MaryLea,
I don't know if this counts as an entry....but WHAT A COOL KIT! Very fun!
I LOVE your blog (I'm an email follower). I enjoy getting my color fix when I get your post. Love it, keep up the great work!
julie
yak67yak@yahoo(dot)com

Serena said...

Colors Crate - they all look fun :)
hyrena@yahoo.com

Kate said...

I'd definitely choose the color crate. It would be best for my little artist. Thanks!

Kate

Juliette said...

I love the color crate - great ideas! And my husband would love the gardening crate to do with the girls.

Joanna said...

I love that idea - especially for gifts for the preschool set. My boys would love the dinosaur crate. They act like dinosaurs everyday anyway! Ha! Thanks for all your great ideas! jjpgpittman@sbcglobal.net

Steph said...

I would love to share that colors crate with my 4 year old.

Anonymous said...

MaryLea,

Would love to win this wonderful kit. I am starting to homeschool my four year old son and this would be an excellent addition to our art time! Love the color crate the best.

Have a wonderful day!
Alison

AlisonBullard@aol.com

Tricia Orchard said...

Wow! All of the crates look fantastic, but I would choose the colors crate.

Cheers!

Staci said...

We'd love the Discover Dinosaurs crate!
mommastaci33 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Love the color crate!
Kim
kfzduff@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I think we would enjoy the colors crate! So fun! Thanks for the chance to win!

Erin
aecampbell@juno.com

Liberty said...

Wow, what a fun little package! Thank You for the chance to win!

Love your blog so much!!!

Terri said...

They all look like so much fun! My girls would love the color crate!

erica :) said...

Oo! how fun! i teach preschool and this would be a blast!

Bethany said...

I just discovered your blog through Pinterest and I love it! This kit looks awesome :)

Karenda said...

Hi,
Would love to try out the craft box - please enter me in the drawing. Looks like your daughter had a lot of fun with the items.

echis said...

LOVE!!!!! I would love the COLOR CRATE!!!
echis@midco.net

drina M. said...

I would love this for my three year old!

mrsmadrigal23@yahoo.com

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