KidsCraft Playhouses: Review and Giveaway

hypothesis KidsCraft Playhouses will provide my two daughters with hours of creative and imaginative play.  The Creation Cottage will allow my kids to design their own little space to play.

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One Creation Cottage from KidsCraft, crayons, markers, stickers and two overly excited girls ready to play house!  About KidsCraft:

creationcottage “Kids Craft Playhouses was founded with a few basic goals in mind, to provide a high quality outlet for play to our children that will stimulate their imagination and foster creativity while maintaining a strict, eco-friendly awareness.

Months ago during a move to a new office we were left with an abundance of empty, broken down cardboard boxes. Kids being kids, they were naturally drawn to the boxes and wanted to rebuild and play in them. They also took out markers and crayons, drawing on them for what seemed to be hours on end. As with many great ideas, this one simply needed to be uncovered or seen from the proper perspective. We instantly knew our kids were onto something BIG and that we had to share it with others.

The pure enjoyment and creativity that they exhibited is ultimately what inspired us to start Kids Craft Playhouses. Having 4 young children between the two of us, we knew firsthand the value of encouraging children to be creative and imaginative. We also understand the importance of the future of our children’s environment, a consciousness even our kids have gained at an early age, which is why our product is 100% recyclable, and we have aligned ourselves with other eco-friendly companies for our components. And, to complete the spirit behind our “by children, for children” message, we give a portion of all proceeds to benefit children’s charities.”

results At Christmas, Santa was very good to my kids.  Both of my girls received way more toys than they knew what to do with at one time!  So, what did they play with first??  The big giant box in which Lily’s Barbie Dreamhouse was packaged!  Figures.

Apparently, the people at KidsCraft have had similar experiences and developed the solution….a gift that IS a box!  KidsCraft designed a cardboard box that is shaped like a cottage or a spaceship that requires no cutting or tape to assemble.  With the house laying flat, my girls colored, glittered and went crazy with stickers in order to make the space exactly what they have always dreamed of.  After assembling the house, which took less than 15 minutes, the girls had a great time coloring the inside to create a kitchen, bedroom and bathroom.  The girls proceeded to decorate with their own pillows and blankets and even requested snacks be served in the house!

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The Creation Cottage did in fact provide hours of entertainment for both of my daughters without having to turn on the television or video games.  I loved watching my girls use their imaginations to create story lines and scenarios to act out in their own little pretend world.  Great toy!  No batteries required!

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KidsCraft definitely hit a home run with this toy!  Both of my daughters loved decorating, assembling (with Mom’s help) and pretending in their new house.  As a Mom, I loved the fact that my daughters spent several hours using their artistic abilities and imaginations without the aid of electronic toys.  I thought the house was easy to assemble and was made of a good quality cardboard.

The Creation Cottage can be purchased for $59.95 and a Spaceship is also available for $69.95.

Are your kids ready to create?  KidsCraft has generously donates your choice of either the Creation Cottage or the Shuttle Imagination to one lucky reader!

How to enter:

1. Visit KidsCraft and tell me which product you would choose if you won!

Additional entries:

1. Blog about this giveaway and link to The Not-So-Blog and KidsCraft (10 extra entries).

2. Follow me (@BridgetteLA) and @KidsCraftUSA on Twitter and Tweet this giveaway. Every time you tweet you get an additional entry! Unlimited! (You must have over 50 Twitter followers to qualify for unlimited entries!)

3. Subscribe to my blog.

4. Become a Fan of The Not-So-Blog and KidsCraft on Facebook.

5. Place my blog banner on your sidebar.

6. Subscribe to my Feed.

Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on April 20th. Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to U.S. Residents only.

This product review is the opinion of the Experimental Mommy. Other may have a different experience with the product. I was not compensated for this review other than a product sample provided by KidsCraft. All opinions are 100% mine.

Comments

  1. Diane P. Hunn says:

    What a great fun idea. I actually was this close to getting this for my grandkids but already had so much for them. I would love to try this and keep it a Granny’s house for when they come over to play!

  2. I’d choose the Creation Cottage.

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  4. I’m a subscriber.

  5. We would love to have the Shuttle Imagination one!

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  9. Monique Rizzo says:

    My daughter would love the Cottage.
    Thanks for the chance!!
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  10. Stephanie V. says:

    shuttle imagination for my little boy – he would love it!
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  11. Jennifer h says:

    The shuttle 🙂

  12. Jennifer h says:

    fb fan of both!

  13. I would choose the spaceship

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  17. Aleksandra N says:

    I would choose the cute cottage!

  18. I’d choose the Creation Cottage

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  20. I would choose the Shuttle Imagination. Cool!

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  23. Ellen C. says:

    I’d definitely have to choose the creation cottage. thanks for the chance.

  24. Ellen C. says:

    I’m a subscriber.

  25. chrissyb says:

    Love the spaceship one for my son!

  26. chrissyb says:

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  27. chrissyb says:
  28. I would so get the spaceship! It is so cute and my husband loves outer space things for our sons

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  31. Karen Gonyea says:

    Subscriber 🙂

  32. I would definitely choose the Creative Cottage if I won!

  33. I’m a FB fan of you both (Melissa Johnson Cleaver)

  34. Karen Gonyea says:

    Yet another great prize 🙂

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  36. Christine says:

    I would choose the rocket for my son! Thanks for the chance!!

  37. Christine says:

    I am an email subscriber

  38. Karen Gonyea says:

    Count me in for 04/09/2010 🙂

  39. Merrie L. says:

    If I won, I’d get The Creation Cottage!

  40. Merrie L. says:

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  41. Merrie L. says:

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  42. Merrie L. says:

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  43. I know my daughter would love the Creation cottage. She would have so much fun.

  44. I am a Fan of The Not-So-Blog and KidsCraft on Facebook – Jill Lear

  45. Katklaw777 says:

    I luv the Shuttle Imagination…perfect for a boy or girl! Thanks.

  46. Katklaw777 says:

    I subscribe by email.

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  57. Tabathia B says:

    I’d pick the creation cottage

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  58. Christine W says:

    As a grandmother who is fascinated with the study of space and NASA, I would really love to win the Shuttle Imagination for my grandson.

    Thank you,

    Christine
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  59. Tabathia B says:

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  60. Christine W says:

    I follow (@BridgetteLA) and @KidsCraftUSA on Twitter and Tweeted this giveaway http://twitter.com/ossmcalc/status/11975330299

    Thank you,

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  62. Christine W says:

    I subscribe to your blog.

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  63. Christine W says:

    I am a Fan of The Not-So-Blog and KidsCraft on Facebook.

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  64. Christine W says:

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  65. My son would love the Shuttle Imagination.

  66. Karen Gonyea says:

    Very nice 🙂

  67. I would choose the Creation Cottage. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  68. I follow both on Twitter @eswright18 and tweeted.
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  69. Karen Gonyea says:

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  71. Suzanne Denys says:

    I like the rocket for my son!

  72. The Shuttle Imagination would be great for my grandson!

  73. Karen Gonyea says:

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  74. I would choose the space shuttle…My little grandsons would really enjoy this

  75. I follow you and Kidscraft on twitter (Grandma3710)
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  76. Gosh I think I’d have to go with the Spaceship. Think of the things they could imagine!

  77. I’m a FB fan of both: Cori Eckstrom Westphal

  78. If I won I would have to get the shuttle
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  79. follow both on twitter and tweeted
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  83. If I won I’d choose the Creation Cottage

  84. Following you & KidsCraft on twitter & tweeted
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  85. I am a fan of KidsCraft and the not so blog on Facebook

  86. I am subscribed by email

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  89. Kathy Luman says:

    I would choose the The Creation Cottage if I should win.

  90. Kathy Luman says:

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  91. Kathy Luman says:

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  92. Oh my yes, the spaceship. Does anyone else have a seven-year-old Star Wars addict beeping and whirring their way around the yard?

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  94. Jennifer R says:

    I would get the creation cottage.

  95. Jennifer M says:

    I love the creation cottage. My daughter would have tons of fun with it.

  96. Steve Scott says:

    My boys would love the shuttle. I like that they are made from recycled material.

  97. I would pick the shuttle

  98. Melissa B. says:

    I would choose the shuttle for my preschool classroom.

  99. I would definitely choose the shuttle – my boys would love it!!

  100. My grandchildren would like the shuttle

  101. My so said he want to rocket into to space:)So the space ship would be perfect

  102. Subscribed by email

  103. jenn mccullar is a fan of both on facebook

  104. Kathy Scott says:

    My boys would love the shuttle.

  105. Stephanie says:

    I would choose the spaceship.

  106. Jennifer M says:

    I would choose the Cottage.

  107. Kerrie Mayans says:

    I would choose the space shuttle for my son.

  108. Kerrie Mayans says:

    I am a blog subscriber

  109. I’d get the cottage for my daughter

  110. subscribe via email sue.sweeps at gmail dot com

  111. facebook fan of both (Susan Cottingham Mayer)

  112. I like the Creation Cottage.

  113. I would want the rocket ship for my son! he loves rocket ships and all things boy! this would be perfect for his 7th birthday party and something both he and his little sister can do togeather
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  114. i subscribe
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  115. i am both yours fb fan
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  116. The Creation Cottage would be my choice. Zoey loves coloring and this would be so much fun for her to personalized for herself. Wonderful concept for encouraging creativity.

  117. I’m a Fan of The Not-So-Blog and KidsCraft on Facebook

  118. I’m subscribed to The Not-So-Blog via email

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  120. I would choose the rocket for my toddler’s upcoming birthday. How cool of a gift would that be??

  121. I subscribe.

  122. I would chose the shuttle for my boys 🙂

  123. I love the cottage!

  124. The cottage.

  125. I would choose the shuttle. My son wants a space themed party for his sixth birthday. This would be perfect.

  126. Lily Kwan says:

    I would choose the Creation Cottage.

  127. Lily Kwan says:

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  128. Lily Kwan says:

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  129. I’d love the fun Creation Cottage!

  130. I’m an email subscriber

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