Active kids? Rainy days? Don`t know what to do? Get a Cardboard Playhouse
from Cascades Boutique
that`s what! Not only did they send me a house to check out for review, but they`re also offering one up for one lucky reader! That`s a $48 value!
About Cascades Boutique
Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, markets and converts packaging products and tissue paper, composed mainly of recycled fibers. Cascades employs close to 11,000 women and men who work in approximately 100 modern and flexible operating units located in North America and in Europe.
Cascadesâ„¢ management philosophy, its more than 45 years of experience in recycling and its continuous efforts in research and development are strengths which enable the company to create new and innovative products for its customers.
So what`s my take? The package when it arrived via USPS was in a large box, but light weight. When I opened it the piece of the house where all bundled together along with a simple page of instructions on how to put it together. I started to do it, but I couldn`t get it just right so I left it for Eric to finish when he got off work.
Eric had no problems getting the house put together quickly, figures huh? I`ll just say I did most of the work, he just connected it properly! Anyway, Sophia LOVED it. I remember as a child I would make a tunnel of boxes to climb through and make "forts" out of them, etc. So I just knew how excited Sophia, being a 4 year old, would love the house.
It`s plain cardboard, but that`s great because it`s made for your child to be able to decorate the house. Sophia wrote her name a couple times on hers but was having more fun running in and out the doors and playing house to care about decorating it.
What makes this cardboard house different from others is the details of it. The door having cut out windows and door knob, awnings over the windows and doors, a mailbox, the chimney, etc. Also, I don`t know to many cardboard houses that offer TWO doors that open; one front and the other back.
Unlike a plastic playhouse, this one is made to play with indoors or out. Although I don`t recommend leaving it outside unless you plan on getting rid of it simply because of weather. It is a nice quality cardboard, but rain will still damage it and wind can still blow it over.
Overall would I recommend this product? Absolutely! It is high quality and great for indoor activities, especially with this crazy heat and rain weather. It is also great to provide more fun at a young childs birthday party. Everyone can participate in coloring and decorating the house. Even if mommies want to have a crafty get together, the house would be a great accent to keep the children occupied while the adults make their crafts. The decorating options are endless and not just limited to markers. You can use paint, glue, glitter, etc. So if you have a young child around, this would definitely be a great gift or new toy to add to the collection. Besides, when you`re done you can give it to the recycle guys because it is Eco-friendly after all!
Use the code CL85F77S
to get 10% off your purchase! Valid through December 31st 2012.
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