Tuesday, April 13, 2010

KidsCraft Playhouses : Review & Giveaway!!

When my kids can use their imagination with play, and step into creativity...I am all for it! I was recently sent a really fun Playhouse for my kids to explore, decorate, color/marker, and make their own. (I helped a little) KidsCraft Playhouses: made from 100% recycled materials, are cardboard playhouses that fit 2-3 kids. I was sent the Shuttle Imagination to review, and my kids were thrilled! The Shuttle came in one large box, and the set up only took a little while. I like how the cardboard is sturdy...because my kids are busy, and they need something that will hold up to their test.
Here is a picture of my little guy, Cole age 1, entering the spaceship. Cole was so excited about going inside to be with his sister. He loved just going in and out.
As you can see, my daughter loved the Shuttle Imagination, too! She was so excited and could barely wait for me to put it together. She loved looking through the holes, which were designed like space shapes: circles, stars, flying rocks, etc.
Easily the Shuttle Imagination holds 2-3 kids comfortably. I love that the KidsCraft Playhouses are built for more than one child, because kids love to play together.
Peek-a-boo Madelyn! She loved looking out at her brothers. Isn't she cute?
Here is Caleb looking out, he loved this new playhouse, too. Here is his design around his face that he decorated. I think that the KidsCraft Playhouse is a great place for kids to let out their creativity and draw all over something (that is OK) and they can make it their own. I also love that this playhouse is already ready for kids to play in, you just need to assemble it for them. I have made many play houses out of card board boxes, and it is tough getting scissors through the card board, and it doesn't always look that great. However, the KidsCraft Playhouses are designed with saving the parent's time in mind (in my opinion).
The kids all had a great time coloring, thinking, drawing, and picking just the right colors for their Shuttle. It was fun to see them so hard at work.
I love Caleb's person on the side of the Shuttle. :) It is just precious to me...
I highly recommend the KidsCraft Shuttle Imagination to you. I was thrilled with this product, and my kids absolutely love it. This makes for a great indoor project when it is raining or snowing out...and my kids have so much fun in it all the time. (especially when I am making dinner).

*KidsCraft offers two designs: Shuttle Imagination ($69.95) and Creation Cottage ($59.95).
The Shuttle Imagination measures 39”L x 34”W x 72”H. Fin attachments are 12” long.

About the creators:
Two dads and a grandfather from Atlanta got a first hand look at how the cardboard box captures a child’s way of thinking. While packing up their financial services business, moving from one office to another, their kids tagged along. Although the fathers brought along playthings like coloring books and crayons for the 3 to 7 year olds, it was the empty boxes that captivated the youngsters. The dads saw the sparks of a business and KidsCraft Playhouses was born.


***WIN IT!!***
KidsCraft Playhouses is generously sponsoring to give a playhouse away (winner's choice of style: Creation Cottage or Shuttle Imagination)!! This contest is open to those in the United States (bloggers or non-bloggers). To enter, you need to go to the KidsCraft website and find out one interesting thing about the company. Contest will end on April 27th at midnight.
**For extra chances you can: become a fan of KidsCraft on Facebook, follow KidsCraft on Twitter, blog this contest, add my button to your site, subscribe to my blog, twitter and/or become a fan on facebook, and/or visit everyday and add another friendly comment KidsCraft company and the use of their playhouses. Lots of chances to win! Don't forget to put the extra comments for the "extra" work. Good luck!**

This post was written for KidsCraft.com, who supplied a playhouse for me to review. I was also offered a chance for my readers to enter a giveaway with the sponsorship from KidsCraft. I was not compensated for my time or written review.

166 comments:

Ellen C. said...

I love that their products are 100% recyclable. Thanks for the chance.

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Ellen C. said...

I'm a google subscriber.

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Snowflake07 said...

I think it's interesting that they also sell natural soy crayons on their website. Those would work great for decorating the playhouses.

Snowflake07 said...

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Stephanie said...

they give a portion of all proceeds to children's charities
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slb3334 said...

I think it's cool they have eco crayons.

Snowflake07 said...

I also like that they sell Natural Clementine markers on their website.

tapango1 said...

I love that their products are 100% recyclable

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Shanna said...

LOVE that their playhouses are made in the U.S.A. using 100% recycled cardboard materials, and best of all they are 100% post-play recyclable as well.


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Shanna said...

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EmmysBoosAndRawrs said...

The company came up with the rocket and house ideas when their kids were playing with cardboard boxes after an office move.

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EmmysBoosAndRawrs said...

I already follow kidscraft on twitter as @boosandrawrs

Shanna said...

Another random bit -
Love how they give a portion of their profits to charities.

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Aileen said...

Your kids look like they are having a blast. KidCraft Playhouses gives a portion of all proceeds to benefit children's charities.
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Aileen said...

Already a fan on FB
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Aileen said...

Already subscribe by email
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Aileen said...

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socmama said...

I learned that the company is located in Atlanta, GA.

Snowflake07 said...

I like that you can buy Clementine natural paint on their site.

Mary A said...

I learned that they "give a portion of all proceeds to benefit children's charities." Thanks for the giveaway.
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Aileen said...

Fan of KidsCraft on FB.
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Jennifer H said...

All of their products are recycleable, including the crayons and markers! Jenprincess88 at aol dot com

Jennifer H said...

fb fan of Kidscraft

ellie said...

I learned that part of the profits goes to various children's charities.
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ellie said...

I Follow KidsCraft on Twitter
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ellie said...

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tweeted
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mogrill said...

All of their products are recyclable
Thanks for the chance.
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Marcia said...

A portion of the proceeds from sales goes to children's charities

Shanna said...

I also love that they give a portion of their proceeds to children's charities! Wonderful!

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Snowflake07 said...

I love that they use 100% recycled cardboard materials.

Missybeez said...

I like that a portion of all proceeds to benefit children's charities.
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rainmommy said...

they offer soy crayons in a varity of shapes!
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rainmommy said...

I am a kraftkid facebook fan
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rainmommy said...

i follow KraftKid on twitter
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I added your button
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rainmommy said...

i subscribe
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rainmommy said...

i am your fb fan
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rainmommy said...

I learned they were used at an art insistitute! you can see pix on the facebook page
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Joyful Noise said...

I just wanted to say I love Maddie's excitement...

Chris said...

This would be great at a wedding to entertain the kid's!

Chris said...

I love that it is sturdy cardboard, easy for the kids to color on then, and much more fun to play in without having it wobbleing all over the place.

Chris said...

Love the soy crayons! (they accidently eat it, and they're getting a little extra protein in for the day. : )

Chris said...

These at a wedding could really sell these I bet! People may want to have them at birthday parties, summer BBQ's in the backyard to keep the kid's busy, graduation parties...a lot of people may not even know these are available!

Chris said...

What a way for kid's to express their individual style and creativity as they create their very own "lil kiddie abode". They can really call it their very own first home! May start some thinking of future architechtural work...hmmm

Shanna said...

I love that it let's the children explore their creativity. How fun! I am crossing my fingers for this one, my son would love this. How fun to be able to decorate it yourself.
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Snowflake07 said...

I like that they come undecorated. I think helping my daughter decorate a house would be a lot of fun for both of us!

Linda said...

I like that their products are made in USA and 100% recyclable.
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idahomom said...

IMy boys would love the shuttle and I love that they are made from recycled material.

Aileen said...

I love the fact that this stuff has been made out of 100% recycled cardboard.
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Aileen said...

Became a fan of KidsCraft on FB
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Aileen said...

According to KidCraft's FB page they are going to be putting out a smaller version of the Creative Cottage and Shuttle Imagination product. arobimom at gmail dot com

Shanna said...

I saw on the Kidscraft FB Page that they are coming out with smaller versions of their cottage and shuttle. How cool ! They never stop!! =D Love these products!!
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Snowflake07 said...

I love that more than one child can play in the playhouses at a time.

Shanna said...

I just love this company! I have been trying to win one for so long now, been crossing my fingers!! What a creative fun thing for children, let them run their imagination wild!
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Aileen said...

Free shipping on all Kidcraft orders till 4/30 in honor of Earth Day.
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Snowflake07 said...

I think it’s great that they give a portion of all proceeds to benefit children’s charities!!!

ABCFrugality.com said...

I love that their products are 100% recyclable.

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Jenny said...

I think it's great that their products are recyclable!

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Jenny said...

I'm a fan of kidscraft on facebook

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Jenny said...

I follow kidscraft on twitter @freebiespot

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Courtney :) said...

I love the idea that it is totally recyclable!!

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Shanna said...

also love the natural markers they sell!!
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Snowflake07 said...

I like the Eco Star crayons on their site. I like how the star shape provides several points from which to color from.

mail4rosey said...

I learned that it not only comes from recycled material, but it is also 100% post-play recyclable.

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mail4rosey said...

I follow Kids Craft USA on Twitter (mail4rosey).

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Shanna said...

Love that the playhouses are big enough for more than one child! No fighting! =D
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lezanac said...

I love that they give a portion of all proceeds to benefit children's charities. lezanac@yahoo.com

lezanac said...

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Snowflake07 said...

I like that they are a partner of Trees for the Future.

Angela said...

product is made of 100% recycled cardboard materials and 100% post play recyclable

Angela said...

become a fan of KidsCraft on Facebook

Angela said...

following KidsCraft on Twitter

Angela said...

became a fan on facebook

dolphee said...

My daughter and son would love the Shuttle Imagination.

Amy said...

I think it is really cool it is made from card board so very much recycleable
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Amy said...

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Chris said...

My daughter would love this!

Chris said...

Kids can take their imaginations TO THE MOON!!! : )

Chris said...

I love the little house, and decorating it in any way their little minds want!

Chris said...

I would love them to make other types of these! I bet they could get creative with a lot of different types...

Chris said...

Siblings could really bond with this, because all ages can put their creativity into it!

Chris said...

glitter, poffy paint, ribbons, rhinstones...you could really put a lot into this!

Chris said...

Again, awesome idea for a WEDDING!!!ADVERTISING FOR IT TOO!!!

samsakara said...

I love that the playhouses are made in the USA.

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Melissa B. said...

They donate a portion of the proceeds to charity.

Beau said...

The founders of KidsCraft knows kids! They have 8 grandchildren/kids between them.

Leen said...

I love that these are 100 recyclable after your kids outgrow them!
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Leen said...

I'm a fan of KidsCraft on Facebook (Eileen B)
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Leen said...

I follow KidsCraft on Twitter @Leenburke
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Leen said...

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sheila said...

Their playhouses are made in the U.S.A. using 100% recycled cardboard materials, and best of all they are 100% post-play recyclable as well.

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sheila said...

I am a facebook fan.
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sheila said...

I am a google subscriber.
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sheila said...

following KidsCraft on twitter @ smyummy

sheila said...

Facebook Fan of Kids Craft.
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Shanna said...

Love that they planted 1000 trees in recognition of Earth Day!
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Stephanie said...

100% post play recyclable

Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said...

They give a portion of all proceeds to benefit children's charities!

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Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said...

I follow kidscraftusa on Twitter @MommyImHungry

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Snowflake07 said...

It’s nice that they also sell Clementine Glue on their site.

jennem said...

The paints are also all natural.
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jennem said...

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degood said...

I love that their products are made in the USA and I thought it was interesting that the company was started by some dads from Atlanta.

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degood said...

I follow kidscraft on twitter as kmayans

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sherri419 said...

I learned that they give a portion of their profits to children's charities! Great company! Thanks!

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Google reader subscriber! Thanks!

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OneDayItWillBeAlright said...

Love that their products are made from 100% recycled cardboard.

missrantsypants said...

They have a fun photo gallery of customers designs and creations!




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vegan4life said...

they gve donations to children groups ty.
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Jennifer R said...

I learned that their products are 100% recyclable.

Trina said...

I love that they give 10% of their proceeds to children's charities.
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FDP 4 Life said...

Having 8 young children and grandchildren between the 3 of us, we knew firsthand the value of encouraging children to be creative and imaginative.

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Lissa said...

A portion of their proceeds are donated to children's charities.

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Dan Mihaliak said...

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kathy pease said...

our product is made of 100% recycled cardboard materials and 100% post play recyclable. We have also 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.

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Steph said...

I think its great that their playhouses are made in the U.S.A. using 100% recycled cardboard materials, and are 100% post-play recyclable as well.

Snowflake07 said...

I think it’s interesting they had a segment on The Today Show.

Stacey said...

The company has been awarded the Seal of Approval from the National Parenting Center. They are also an eco-friendly company.

dvice said...

I read that they give a portion of all proceeds to benefit children's charities.

tina reynolds said...

They sell natural soy crayons and the shuttle or cottage is 100% recyclable thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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Jinxy and Me said...

It's great that they are made from recycled material!

trixx said...

I learned the playhouses are made of 100% recycled cardboard materials and 100% post play recyclable

trixx said...

I'm a subscriber

Life Is A SandCastle said...

They are located in my home state of GA
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DEBIJOT said...

A portion of all proceeds are donated to children's charities.

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Vanessa said...

I found out that they they also sell natural soy crayons!

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lilyk said...

I learned that the company is located in Atlanta, Georgia.

lilyk said...

I became a fan of KidsCraft on Facebook.

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I became your Facebook fan.

Shanna said...

Found out they were on the Today Show before!
Sweet!
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