Thursday, February 24, 2011
I can remember when I was much younger playing with all my cousins in cardboard boxes using our imaginations to turn ordinary cardboard boxes into something extraordinary from our own princess carriage, to a horse and buggy even as far as turning several of them into a maze we called our mansions! Well, since “Bug” is getting to about the right age for his imagination to really start blooming and we spend a lot of time pretending with the cardboard boxes we get in the mail, but recently I was introduced to a really awesome company called Box Creations! So naturally when they agreed to let “Bug” review one of their “box playhouses” we were both very excited!
About Box Creations (taken from website):
Box Creations is dedicated to providing unique, sustainable product innovation to the marketplace as well as good old fashioned fun!! We are founded on the principle that a richer play experience should involve the child’s imagination as well as encouraging the child to be an inherent part of the finished product.
Box Creations believes in safe and affordable product - while acknowledging our Eco-system to insure sustainability in our World. All of our products are made from recycled materials and are safety tested. We pride ourselves on developing sturdy as well as easy to assemble products. Our designers are kids at heart and their love for play shows in the uniqueness of each piece! You’ll get hours of play at a fraction of the cost of the more permanent play structures!
And as everyone knows - KIDS LOVE TO PLAY IN THE BOX!!
We were able to choose the Pirate Ship to review and I have to say we were both waiting by the door very impatiently for it to arrive and as soon as it arrived we immediately started putting it together so that we could become pirates! Although it seemed like it took months to arrive it actually arrived very quickly.
(I plan to post pictures up just as soon as I get my camera cord replaced)
Once we got our Pirate Ship put together and ready to go, which took my husband and I about 15 minuets give or take a few. The kit came with everything we needed to put the pirate ship together quickly as well as the instructions and makers so that we could decorate the ship as we like. “Bug” and I decided to do a bit of artwork on the outside of our ship to make it personal just for him!
Since receiving the Pirate Ship “Bug” has been playing in it quite regularly and at least once a day and for his birthday party we had it out for all the kiddos to play in and I can tell you they all really enjoyed playing with the swords and we actually had to cut a few more out of some spare cardboard we had lying around. I know they spent at least two hours running around acting like pirates!
Not only has having the Pirate Ship around been a blast for us all (yes, I’ve even been a pirate once or twice J) but I can not believe how well these pieces of cardboard has held up especially with all the abuse it took at “Bug’s” birthday party! It still looks like new and is still standing, what I love most is that each of the kiddos that has gotten to play in the ship has been able to add a little something to the side of the ship to make it that much more special! We are all looking forward to many more play dates with our Pirate Ship in the very near future.
“Bug” and all the other kids love the Pirate Ship and I have to say that it is one of the most simple toys I have ever seen but I think that is exactly why it’s so great! We all know that most kiddos love boxes, and what could be better than a box shaped so that their imagination can really take them places!
If you are looking for a simply yet extremely fun toy for your kiddos or maybe for a birthday party activity or a gift for someone special “Bug” and I highly recommend checking out the awesome cardboard playhouses at Box Creations and let your imagination take you to new places!
To purchase the Pirate Ship mentioned above and so many more visit the Box Creations website!
If you want $10 off your purchase from their website just enter the code PROMO10
Box Creations has so very generously offered one of my readers a cardboard playhouse of their choosing (ARV $39.99)!
Mandatory Entry: Visit Box Creations and tell me which item you would choose if you won! Please remember to leave your e-mail address if it’s not visible in your profile.
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Giveaway ends March 09, 2011 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen at random, using random.org and contacted by e-mail and has 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.
This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive the Pirate Ship mentioned above complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.
Posted by Stephanie Grant at 5:31 PM