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.


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!


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!


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.

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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.


  1. Jennifer M says:

    I would choose the Cottage.

  2. Kerrie Mayans says:

    I would choose the space shuttle for my son.

  3. Kerrie Mayans says:

    I am a blog subscriber

  4. I’d get the cottage for my daughter

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

  6. facebook fan of both (Susan Cottingham Mayer)

  7. I like the Creation Cottage.

  8. 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

  9. i subscribe

  10. i am both yours fb fan

  11. 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.

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

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

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

  16. I subscribe.

  17. I would chose the shuttle for my boys :)

  18. I love the cottage!

  19. The cottage.

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

  21. Lily Kwan says:

    I would choose the Creation Cottage.

  22. Lily Kwan says:

    I subscribed to your blog.

  23. Lily Kwan says:

    I became a fan of The Not-So-Blog and KidsCraft on Facebook.

  24. I’d love the fun Creation Cottage!

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