Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Crafty Kids Eco-friendly Playhouses {Review & Giveaway}

{This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations, Megan!}

Sometimes I look at the toys in my girls' play room and wonder if they would notice if half of them disappeared. They're fun and all, but some of them just seem to end up sitting on the shelf or only getting played with once in a while.

On the other hand, I wouldn't dare touch the Shuttle Imagination Playhouse that has had a permanent place in our home ever since our Crafty Kids (formerly KidsCraft) review back in June. There is hardly a day that goes by that my children don't play in there, turning it into everything from a house to a rocket to a bus to just a fun place to hang out and play.

And throughout the hundreds of times that a multitude of kids have gone in and out of our Shuttle, colored on it, and in general loved it (not always in the most gentle way), it has held up wonderfully. There's not really anything that I would consider changing that would make this a more entertaining, eco-friendly, all-around fun item to have...

Except maybe give it a friend.

After receiving a tremendously positive response to their Shuttle Imagination and Creation Cottage, Crafty Kids has now come out with model versions that are 1/3 the size. Still featuring the same easy-to-assemble, high quality, detailed 100% recycled blank cardboard pieces as their full-size counterparts, the Mini Craft Models are just the right size for dolls or stuffed animals.

Plus, they're just so darn cute, you know?

What is it about things being small that just makes me want to say, "Awwwwww"?

Already familiar with the ease of putting together the slots and flaps of Crafty Kids products, this Shuttle Imagination Craft Model was fully constructed and ready to be decorated in a matter of minutes, if that. I definitely didn't have to tell Big Sister E and Little Sister B twice, they went right to work at personalizing this as their own.

Weighing in at only three pounds and standing just under two feet tall, this Shuttle can easily be moved from the floor to the tabletop without any problem and I love the way that my kids can easily customize it at their own pace.

If they feel like pulling out the crayons or markers (each Craft Model actually comes with its own set of six washable, non-toxic, jumbo markers) then they can, but if they just want to whittle away the hours sending their stuffed animals and baby dolls on imaginative adventures, then they can do that as well.

With their full and mini-sized exceptional Playhouses, Crafty Kids has turned a universally-adored toy (the cardboard box) into an award-winning, creativity-inspiring product. Whether two feet tall or six feet tall, the Shuttle Imagination and Creation Cottage combine great design, quality construction and imaginary play into an inventive, eco-friendly pleasure for kids of all ages.

Plus, thanks to their generosity, one person will find out how much fun a Craft Model from Crafty Kids can really be, because...

One lucky person will win their choice of a Shuttle Imagination Craft Model (ARV $24.95) or Creation Cottage Craft Model (ARV $22.95)!

To enter to win: Visit Crafty Kids and tell me another of the great products that they sell.

Extra Entries (available after the mandatory entry above is completed; please leave a separate comment for each entry in order for them to be counted).

1 Extra Entry (per method) if you follow Crafty Kids on Twitter and/or Like them on Facebook. 1 more Extra Entry if you leave the following message on their wall: Crafty Kids Craft Models provide endless imaginative fun! I just entered to win my choice of Shuttle Imagination or Creation Cottage Craft Model at Thanks, Mail Carrier! http://bit.ly/aXnfWK
1 Extra Entry (per giveaway entered) - Enter any (or all) of the giveaways running on Thanks, Mail Carrier for the duration of this giveaway.
1 Extra Entry if you follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway by copying and pasting the tweet below and leaving me the link. Tweet daily for an extra entry every day!

#WIN a Crafty Kids Shuttle Imagination or Creation Cottage Craft Model! Kids love them! @thxmailcarrier http://bit.ly/aXnfWK #giveaway

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Giveaway will end on October 22nd at 11:59pm CST. Do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile, as I have to have a way to contact the winner. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

A big thank you to Crafty Kids for providing a Shuttle Imagination Craft Model for me to review as well as the choice of Craft Model for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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Mary Elizabeth said...

Great giveaway!! I like the GLOB easy shake jars!! My oldest child is super, super artistic and creative - he would love them!!! mclaingreen@yahoo.com

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Jenn S. said...

I like the Eco Star 8 Pack Basic Colors + 2 Bonus Shooting Stars .

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Tami said...

i like the Shuttle Imagination Craft Model also.

Tami said...

i entered for the k'nex too

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i entered for the see saw too

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i entered for the playdough too

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i entered for the keurig also

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I like the GLOB Paint Kit
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Love the GLOB.

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Contest said...

I like the Creation Cottage!
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I entered the Spinning Seesaw giveaway.

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Mommy Is Green said...

I like their Eco Star 8 Pack Basic Colors + 2 Bonus Shooting Stars!

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Together We Save said...

Wow - these look fun... when my girls were little we just used boxes from the furniture store!

Rita said...

I think the Shuttle Imagination is cute too.

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nickieisis3 said...

I like the Eco Star 8 Pack Basic Colors + 2 Bonus Shooting Stars

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I like the GLOB easy shake jar!

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Sims Family said...

I had one of the full sized shuttle imaginations when I was little! I would love to have one for my kids!

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wigget said...

they also sell The Shuttle Imagination

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I think these star crayons are cool http://www.craftykidsusa.com/products/Eco-Star-8-Pack-Basic-Colors-%252b-2-Bonus-Shooting-Stars.html

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Lisa Ladrido said...

What a cute idea!! Great pics too!

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Kimbuckjr said...

MANDATORY ENTRY: Another GREAT product Crafty Kids carries is the "GLOB Easy Shake Jars." These GLOB jars are pretty cool! I wouldn't mind owning the set.
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Anonymous said...

I like the Glob Easy Sake Jars

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Annette said...

The Glob paints look great as well!

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Megsp22 said...

They also carry crayons and paints to decorate the playhouses with!! My nephew had one of these in his classroom and they all LOVED it!!

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The GLOB Easy Shake Jars would be great as well.

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Kristy said...

I like the Creation Cottage

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