A cardboard one; with a Scooby wizard on top.
Jayden, like any other curious kid, loves hanging out and hiding in corners, closets, and boxes. When KidsCraft offered to send us the Shuttle Imagination, I knew this playhouse would be a hit in our household.
KidsCraft playhouses encourage creative play with their blank white slate and fun cutout design. KidsCraft playhouses are easy to assemble. Each piece of recycled cardboard is pre-cut with flaps and slots, so there’s no need for cutting or taping. The cardboard walls are sturdy, perfect for drawing on. While I love the fact that KidsCraft playhouses are meant to be doodled on, we decided not to draw on ours just yet. Jayden has enjoyed using the box that it came in as a little art easel. See, we recycle too :).
The Shuttle Imagination playhouse is a place where Jayden can hang out with mommy’s old stuffed animals. We do most of our “living” in our living and play rooms, so Jayden doesn’t play in his shuttle as often as he would if it was in his play room. I can imagine that constant play would decrease the lifespan of any cardboard product. So to better justify the price of these pimped out cardboard homes, I’d suggest they come as a full package with crayons, stickers, paints, and other art supplies. Kidscraft does offer to mail a free 8-pack of recycled crayons to customers who shop at specialty retailers and redeem their sales receipt at kidscraftusa.com.
Each purchase supports a charitable cause. KidsCraft Playhouses will donate 5% of sales to charities like the Ronald McDonald House, Boys & Girls Club of America, and after-school programs. Donations will also go to Shriners Hospitals for Children, a network of 22 non-profit pediatric hospitals across in the US, Canada and Mexico. So while the cost of this product may be a little pricey, it does support a good cause.
Shuttle Imagination Playhouse: $69.95
Green Stats: KidsCraft playhouses are made of 100% recycled cardboard. KidsCraft and the Trees for the Future Foundation will plant one tree for every product sold.
During a move to a new office they were left with an abundance of empty, broken down cardboard boxes. Kids being kids, they were naturally drawn to the boxes and wanted to rebuild and play in them. They also took out markers and crayons, drawing on them for what seemed to be hours on end. KidsCraft instantly knew their kids were onto something BIG and were inspired to share it with others.
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