August 24, 2010

Crafty KidsUSA Model Playhouses {Giveaway}

A few months back, we got to try out the amazing cardboard Shuttle Imagination Playhouse from Crafty Kids USA, and we loved not just that it was a full-sized playhouse, but that it could be customized by painting and decorating. Naturally I loved this, being an art teacher, but I also was impressed that the cardboard house if eco-friendly too.

In addition to life-sized playhouses, Crafty Kids USA has just introduced mini versions of their Creation Cottage and Shuttle Imagination playhouses. We chose the Creation Cottage Craft model to review.
It is such a cool little house that SoJo likes to put his cars in. Plus since it's made of sturdy cardboard, it's very lightweight and he can move it from room to room depending on where he wants to play. The door and windows are his favorite features, and he spends time moving cars in and out of them.
But that white was looking pretty boring, so we got out our natural paints from Clementine Art (which incidentally, Crafty Kids also sells), and got down to the messy business of painting. The decorating was definitely the icing on the cake of this playhouse.
This was so fun, for both SoJo and myself.
He liked blending the colors on the roof
and then on the side of the house.
Not exactly a masterpiece, but he enjoyed the physicality of the experience. And of course one can paint over this as many times as you want, at least as much as the cardboard can handle. The model playhouses come with 6 jumbo markers to get you started.

This is a wonderful way to occupy your children and to allow them to customize one of their toys. I think being able to do so will give them a sense of pride about their creation and inspire many hours of creative play.

WIN IT! Crafty Kids USA is generously giving away one of their new craft models, either the Shuttle Imagination model ($24.95) or the Creation Cottage model ($22.95)
To Enter
Visit Crafty Kids USA and leave a comment naming something else the Crafty Kids sells and which model playhouse you'd choose if you won.
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  • Follow @katydidandkid and tweet this giveaway, leaving a link to your tweet in the comments. You can tweet once per day (leave a comment each day). You can copy and paste my tweet if you'd like: Win a cardboard model playhouse from @CraftyKidsUSA. Lightweight, eco-friendly, and you can decorate and customize it!http://goo.gl/fb/RJzWO
US Postal addresses only.You must do the first entry in order to enter ("I want to win, thanks!" comments will NOT be considered). You will have until Sunday September 5th at 11:59pm EST to enter. The winner will be chosen via random number generator the next day and notified by email. I'll also post the winners on my blog HERE. If I don't hear back from the winner within 72 hours, I'll pick another.
Disclosure: I received a Creation Cottage Craft model playhouse for review purposes.

97 comments:

  1. The have a glob paint kit,that is another product the sale. Oh if we won I think we would choose the cottage!! My niece would get a thrill out of this!
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  2. I subscribe in a reader to you
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  3. I am a fan of yours on facebook
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  4. I follow crafty kids on twitter@meeyeehere
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  5. http://twitter.com/meeyeehere/status/22034769622
    I follow and tweeted
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  6. I also love the glob paint kit- I would pick the cottage
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  7. E-mail subscriber
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  8. I like you on facebook
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  9. I follow you via GFC
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  10. would pick shuttle and also like GLOB Paint Kit
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  11. I like their Clementine Soy Natural Crayon Rocks.
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  12. I subscribe via email
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  13. I follow you on gfc and I forgot to say that I would choose the rocket ship.
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  14. They sell GLOB Easy Shake Jars and my son would love the shuttle!
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  15. I Follow @CraftyKidsUSA on Twitter under Childrensnook

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  16. I am a Fan of Crafty Kids USA on Facebook

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  17. I have 3 little ones that I am homeschooling and these are really neat. I like the Clementine natural glue and soy crayons.
    Thanks,
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  18. I subscribe via email!
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  19. I follow you on Google Friend Connect.
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  20. I "like" you on Facebook.
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  21. I am a new fan of Crafty Kid USA on Facebook.
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  22. I would choose the creation cottage model and another item I like is the
    glob paint kit
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  24. fb fan(michelle b)
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  25. craft kid fb fan (michelle b)
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  27. twitter follower & tweeted
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  28. follow crafty kids via twitter (chelleb36)
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  29. Shuttle Imagination

    I like the Clementine Natural Soy Crayon Rocks-8 Pack.

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  30. i like their clementine natural markers. i would love the shuttle imagination. what fun!
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  32. follow gfc publicly
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  33. They also sell GLOB Paint Kit. I'd choose the Shuttle Imagination. Thanks.
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  35. follow your blog
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  36. follow you on Twitter and tweeted about the giveaway
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  37. I like the Glob Paint kit. I would choose the shuttle.
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  38. The natural crayon rocks look neat and I would choose the rocket...how fun!
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  39. I am an email subscriber
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  40. Now following Crafty Kids on twitter = @justicecw
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  41. I am a FB fan of yours = Christine W
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  42. Follow you on twitter and tweeted at http://twitter.com/justicecw/status/22943227964
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  43. They also have paint and crayons to decorate your playhouse with.
    I would like the The Shuttle Imagination
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  44. I like Kids Craft playhouse on facebook
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  45. I like Katydid and Kid on facebook
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  46. I follow with google friends
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  47. I follow kidscraftusa on twitter
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  48. twitter follower and tweeted
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  49. 9/4 tweet at http://twitter.com/justicecw/status/22982736308
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  50. They have the GLOB easy shake jars available and i would get the shuttle for my grandson.
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  51. I would also like the Playdate Fun GLOB Paint Kit. If I were lucky enough to win I would want the Shuttle.

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  52. I'm a Crafty Kids follower on FB ( will supply FB e-mail via e-mail prefer not to make it public)

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  53. I follow kidscraftusa on Twitter

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  54. I follow you on twitter (ReneeWelchTweet)

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  55. They also carry Glob Easy Shake Jars, and I'd choose the Shuttle!

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  56. I follow CraftyKidsUsa over on Twitter (@psychotichouse)

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  57. we like the glob paint kit, and we would choose the cottage!!!!11


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  58. i follow craftykids on twitter

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  59. i like craftykids on facebook
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  60. The company also sells glob paint. I would choose the space shuttle mini playhouse.

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  61. also like the Clementine Natural Soy Crayon Rocks-8 Pack; would choose the creation cottage playhouse

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  62. follow sponsor on twitter 9ziggy

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  63. The also sell the GLOB Paint Kit. I would choose Shuttle Imagination if I won.

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  64. Follow and tweeted (mnsteph):

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  65. 9/5 tweet at http://twitter.com/justicecw/status/23069846955
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  66. They sell glob paint and I'd want the space shuttle.

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  67. Tweet for today (Sunday)

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  68. They sell Eco Star 8 Pack Basic Colors + 2 Bonus Shooting Stars we would choose the space shuttle thanks for the chance eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  69. I am a fan of crafty kids on facebook (mrstinareynolds)

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  70. I am a fan of yours on facebook (mrstinareynolds)

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  71. I follow your blog thanks for the chance to win

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  72. I follow crafty kids usa on twitter @mrstinareynolds

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  73. I follow on twitter and tweeted http://twitter.com/mrstinareynolds/status/23081305062

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  74. The glob paint is a must-have and the rocket would be my choice of prize.

    Thank you.

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  75. I am an e-mail ubcriber.

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  76. I follow them on Twitter (mail4rosey).

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  77. I follow you on Twitter (mail4rosey).

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  78. I like the GLOB Paint Kit. If I won, I would love to have the Creation Cottage.
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  79. I follow you on GFC RONA111
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  80. I follow Crafty Kids on twitter. RONA11111
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  81. I follow you on twitter RONA11111 and tweeted the giveaway
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  82. I like the glob Paint Kit and if we won this giveaway we'd choose the Shuttle Imagination model

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  83. I'm a a Fan of Crafty Kids USA on Facebook, (Lesley Parkinson)

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  84. I'm a a Fan of Katydid and Kid on Facebook (Lesley Parkinson)

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  85. Following @CraftyKidsUSA on Twitter as moreorlesley

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  86. My daughter would love the glob paint kit! suelee1998 @gmail.com

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  87. following you and tweeted:

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  88. They also sell GLOB Easy Shake Jars. I'd love the Shuttle Imagination! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  89. I'm an email subscriber. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  90. I'm a GFC follower. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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