I know what you’re thinking, ‘Why spend more money on crafts I could do at home?’ Right? I know.

But here’s what I’m slowly learning: convenience does have a payoff.

I tend to be the ‘pick myself up by my bootstraps’ type of girl. In general, I tend to think why let someone do something for me that I can easily do (or figure out how to do) by myself?

Christmas crafts? I got this.

But once I start gathering supplies, I realize I don’t have everything I need for the project in mind and the kids are gathered around ready to get their hands into some glitter. But I’m not ready. So we pack it all up and save it for another day.

If it’s a good week, I might remember to go to the craft store to get what we need, come home and prep it, and then invite the kids to take part. So…after the mayhem of dragging out supplies, caravaning the kids through the aisles of Hobby Lobby (which is almost more stress than a plane ride), the cost of supplies, and stress…a boxed kit is sounding pretty good right now.

What Christmas crafts does Kiwi Crate offer?

Kiwi Crate has some great holiday craft crates like making your own clay ornaments, a felt Christmas tree with ornaments, a cardboard gingerbread house with all the fixings (that won’t go stale or begged to be eaten), penguin bowling, and more.

And don’t forget to check out Kiwi Crate’s DIY craft ideas. They have a great gallery of do-it-yourself projects by age, theme, holiday with printable instructions. Look for the snow globe and Christmas tree hats projects, along with tons of other great ideas.

And what about Christmas gifts?

Kiwi Crate’s got you covered. Stocking stuffers? Yes…space mobile, a variety of dress-up kits, or race car among others.

Like a specific crate? Want to order just one? You can do that with Kiwi Crate’s single crates. Choose from a variety of crates like fun with flight, storytelling, castles & catapults, secret agent, or robot rally.

A gift subscription would be a great option if you’re looking for a gift that keeps on giving. You can choose from a 3-month, 6-month, or 12-month subscription.

If you already have a subscription you know how awesome the Kiwi Crate craft supplies are–durable and high quality. Consider giving art supplies as a gift.

If you have older kids in mind, check out Tinker Crates and Doodle Crates. Or Koala Crates for the 3-5 crowd.

Our family has really enjoyed our experience with Kiwi Crate and I’m looking forward to trying a few holiday crates with my kids this season.

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Thanksgiving Theme Unit

November 6, 2014
Montessori Thanksgiving Theme Unit

For the last week and a half, I have been immersed in 17th century New England culture. And it’s been fascinating. As I prepared this Thanksgiving theme unit, there were so many tales and tangents I explored and new things I learned in my research. Like the Pilgrims weren’t originally called Pilgrims, but Separatists. And, […]

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Kiwi Crate Review: Fun with Flight

October 30, 2014
Kiwi Crate Review Opening the Box

What you want to know about Kiwi Crate…and maybe more. What we liked, what we didn’t like, and what we’re looking forward to from our Kiwi Crate subscription. My initial skepticism. When I first heard of Kiwi Crate it sounded fun, who wouldn’t love getting a box of colorful, fun activities in the mail? But I […]

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Johnny Appleseed & Apple Mini-Theme Unit

October 29, 2014
Johnny Appleseed's Apples A Mini-Theme Unit

After this week, you know my love for fall, right? I’m eager to welcome the changing of seasons even if the temperature hasn’t budged. The picking of apples and the baking of pies is another one of those things I don’t hesitate to embrace with abandon. Sure we’ve sweated the last two years we visited […]

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Our Non-Traditional Halloween’s

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If traipsing up and down busy streets knocking on strangers doors to ask for candy isn’t your thing. Or even Trunk or Treat’s. No worries. You didn’t violate some parental holiday agreement. We’ve yet to have a traditional Halloween with our children. It wasn’t something we intentionally set out to boycott (we don’t). My husband […]

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A Nature Walk for Fall

October 24, 2014
A Nature Walk for Fall

I really can’t say how much it helps me to get outside and take a walk. Even with the kids. It’s funny though, because I tend to have a love-hate relationship with the great outdoors. I want to be a naturalist, but I don’t care for the sweating or all the prepping that can come […]

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10 Activities to Welcome Fall

October 20, 2014
10 Ways to Welcome Fall

I love fall, I really do. Not in a Pumpkin Spice Latte (I’m more of a Salted Caramel Mocha girl anyway), bust out the boots and sweaters kind of love. But the way the seasons move and change, I love noticing how one day the wind is cooler, the ground crunches with leaves, and the […]

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Montessori Halloween Activities

October 13, 2014
Montessori Halloween Activities

I love the change of seasons and adapting traditional Montessori activities to flow with the seasons. This weekend I spent a few hours pulling out all my fall materials, adding new ones to the mix and strewing them across the school room floor to build new activities. It’s the kind of fun only teachers (and […]

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Back to School with Montessori

August 3, 2014
Back to School

Our summer is beginning to wind down and I’ve been thinking more and more about school. I’m not quite ready to say goodbye to summer. (But I am ready to quick packing the pool bag. Amen?) We’ve been following the Montessori philosophy and incorporating it into our lifestyle and education for nearly 6 years, since […]

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Montessori 101

August 3, 2014
Montessori 101

“Education should no longer be mostly imparting of knowledge, but must take a new path, seeking the release of human potentialities.” Maria Montessori When the topic of homeschooling comes up and I mention we’re Montessori homeschoolers, I’m often asked, What is Montessori? What does that mean? I always seem to stumble over my answer. It’s […]

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The Backyard Nature Hunt

July 16, 2014
Backyard Nature Find

Last week I was trying to get the kids to play outside. They were more reluctant than usual. I packed them up and told them we were all going outside together and would stay outside until I finished working out. Grumble, grumble. (Why is it that all winter they want to play outside, but when the […]

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