An Eco-Friendly Playhouse From KidsCraft (Giveaway)!

CONTESTS, REVIEWS | | April 9, 2010 at 9:57 pm

CONTEST CLOSED!

Congratulations AEVande!

You know how you always want to make that little go-cart or boat or rocket out of a cardboard box that you spied in some television show. As much as the idea is endearing and filled with creativity galore, that empty box is hard to come by. I mean seriously, how often do you buy a fridge or some other big appliance. Just a few months ago I received a new dishwasher but I did not even see the box because someone installed it, and typically that that would be the case for most homes.

Sure you could buy a plastic playhouse right? I mean that would probably survive the wear and tear easily. Added to the fact that the cleanup would be a cinch, but seriously peek along your neighborhood on trash day, especially during springtime.  What do you see but tossed out plastic toys?  So if you want one item that won’t land in those landfills I suggest taking a look at what KidsCraft has to offer. Did I mention that these are made with 100% recycled material?

I was offered a chance to review a cottage or rocket option in the playhouses and I chose the rocket, because I really wanted the cottage. Not make sense to you? I have 2 girls so we have plenty of doll-houses, and play houses etc so I thought a rocket would be cool.

I figured it was easy to install, not because I did it but because hubby did it and normally watching his assembly of toys is a little painful but he managed without too much of a fuss. Since it is cardboard I would suggest you decide where you want it placed since it will only withstand a few assemblies.

The 3rd effect of art makes it so real and tangible. Pretend play happens to be my favorite aspect of play and these playhouses scream out “pretend play”. You will be the toast (or juice box) of the next play date if you have one of these. The good thing around 3 kids can fit inside the rocket itself.  You want to remind, especially younger, kids that the drawings will be permanent so they think of their designs carefully. I loved the cutout designs but more than that the windows and doors are fully functional.

You can win either the Cottage Creation playhouse (valued at $59.95) or the Shuttle Imagination playhouse (valued at $69.95) US residents only.

To win visit KidsCraft site and tell me one interesting thing about the company? Contest closes 25th April 2010 . To earn extra entries, after you have left a comment, do one of the following, but make sure you leave a separate comment entry for each extra thing you do. This gives you additional ways to win the contest.

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Disclosure: I received the rocket playhouse to review!

151 Comments

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    marge mckoen says:

    my grandsons would love the space shuttle these are main In U.S.A.- lets all buy american

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    Saumya says:

    I find the message ‘by children,for children’ very interesting

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    Saumya says:

    Facebook fan

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    Stephanie V. says:

    they give a portion of all proceeds to benefit children’s charities — good for them! little boy would love a shuttle so fingers and toes crossed!
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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    Marcia says:

    Made of 100% recycled cardboard in USA

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    Jessica says:

    Wow! I love the KidsCraft playhouses, especially the shuttle (my son was an astronaut last Halloween and still insists on wearing his orange space suit).

    I viewed the Today show video and the kids really seemed to be enjoying decorating the shuttle! I love the fact the houses 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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    Jessica says:

    Facebook fan and follower.

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    Jessica says:

    I follow @ThisIsRamesh

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    Jessica says:

    Twitter follower (and I retweeted this awesome giveaway).

    http://twitter.com/Unemployed_Mom/status/12042162652

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    Jessica says:

    I just became a facebook fan of KidsCraft.

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    Jessica says:

    I just started following @kidscraftusa on twitter.

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    Jessica says:

    Email subscriber!

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    Jessica says:

    Mommy Niri is linked on my blog roll (The Unemployed Mom)!

    As you can tell, I LOVE this prize and really want to win. :)

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    Heather M. says:

    I like that they are made in the U.S.A.!

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    i think they care about our environment as they use recycled cardboard

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    updated facebook status

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    Monique Rizzo says:

    I love that they give a portion of the proceeds to childrens charities.
    Thanks for the chance.
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    Ellie W says:

    I learned that a portion of the profits go to various children’s charities.

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    I follow MommyNiri on Twitter @eswright18 and tweeted
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    Merrie L. says:

    I like that the company gives a portion of all proceeds to benefit children’s charities! Gotta love that! :)

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    Merrie L. says:

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    Annmarie W. says:

    I see that the owners have 8 young children & grandchildren among the 3 of them!

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    I’m a facebook fan! (Annmarie Dipasqua weeks)

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    I’m a Kids Craft Playhouses facebook fan! (Annmarie Dipasqua Weeks)

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    Shilo Beedy says:

    I learned that there playhouses are made in the U.S.A. using 100% recycled cardboard materials, and are 100% post-play recyclable.

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    Betty N says:

    I learned that they were featured on the Today Show…I love it when a “good” responsible company is featured on TV…their product is completely recyclable, they give a portion of the profits to children’s charities…

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    aly poyner says:

    they give a portion of all proceeds to benefit children’s charities

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    Linda says:

    I like how the company contributes a portion of their proceeds to children charities.

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    karen M says:

    They donate a portion of all sales to children s charities.They also aligned with other eco-friendly companies for their components

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    rachel burke says:

    they support children charitys

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    i am a fan of the kid craft page on facebook

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    Sue M says:

    Kidscraft is partners with Trees for the Future

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    facebook fan of KidsCraft (Susan Cottingham MayeR)

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    Michelle C says:

    I learned that they were featured on the Today show! Wow!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
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    danga says:

    fabulous company. enviro friendly and helps childrens charties. what more can you ask for but a responsible company. =)

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    S. Denys says:

    My son likes the Shuttle Imagination.

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    Karen says:

    I think it’s really interesting that they donate a portion of proceeds to children’s charities, what a great company!

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    Karen says:

    Fanned the KidsCraft page on FB too (Karen Ziemkowski)

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    Karen says:

    Linked to the giveaway on my blog here: http://siren.org/2010/04/earth-day-thursday/

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    Melissa B. says:

    They donate to charities.

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    Lisa L says:

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

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    Lisa L says:

    I’m a subscriber

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    trixx says:

    I learned they give a portion of all proceeds to benefit children’s charities.

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    trixx says:

    I subscribe too!

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    Lisa says:

    I love that their products are made in the U.S.A. using 100% recycled cardboard materials!

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    shanna says:

    I learned 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. How awesome!!!!

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    Dianne Martinez says:

    My twins would love this!

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    Rosey says:

    It not only comes from recycled materials, but it is 100% post-play recyclable.

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    Summer says:

    I love the fact that the products are made in the USA and that they are made with 100% recyclable material.

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    Sherri B. says:

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

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    Steph says:

    Their products are made of 100% recycled cardboard materials and are 100% post play recyclable.

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    AEVande says:

    interesting thing about the company: product is made of 100% recycled cardboard materials and 100% post play recyclable.

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    Lauren says:

    I learned that the playhouse are made from 100% recycled materials. Awesome!! Thanks so much!

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    chastidy says:

    I love that the product is made of 100% recycled cardboard materials and 100% post play recyclable. :)

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    they give a portion of all proceeds to benefit children’s charities.

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    Jennifer R says:

    I learned that their playhouses are made using 100% recycled cardboard materials

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    I learn they use 100% recycled cardboard materials

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    vivian says:

    that there 100% recyabel matterials and made in the usa.

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    Lily Kwan says:

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

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