Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Imagination Box Company Carboard Playhouse Review and Giveaway

Have you ever bought your child what you thought was the perfect present?  And all they do is end up playing with the box?  Well, I've got great news!  Now the box can be the perfect present!!

My daughter loves playing with boxes, so I was thrilled to receive a Castle Tower from the Imagination Box Company!

As a mom, I love toys that require my children to use their imagination.  When children use their creativity and imagination, there are no limits on where they can go.

I remember using a large washing machine box for a playhouse as a child.  We had a door, that opened and closed and a couple of windows.  My sister, brother and I decorated the outside to look exactly like a house.  Flowers and grass along the bottom.  We LOVED that playhouse.

Imagination Box Co. allows children to do the same thing!  The playhouses are easy to assemble and fun to decorate.  There are several different choices: castle tower, schoolhouse, firehouse, cottage, barn and a 'create your own' that is a blank slate.

Prices range from $15 to $39.

You can decorate them with the non-toxic washable paint that come with each item or you can use crayons, markers or colored pencils.  This makes it easy for children of all ages to help in the decorating process.

I'm very impressed with how sturdy the cardboard is.  It's strong enough that the kids can really play with the structure without having to worry it will fall over or break.  I also love the fact that it can easily be folded back up and stored in a closet or under a bed if necessary.  I honestly don't see that happening anytime soon.

My daughter will be 7 years old this month and she LOVES it!  After we finished putting it together (took about 5 minutes), she immediately started coloring it.  An hour and a half later she was still hard at work and enjoying every minute of it.

She finally decided to take a break from coloring so she could play Barbies in her brand new princess castle.  She was devastated when I told her it was time for dinner.

This castle tower is a huge hit in this house.  My little princess finally has the castle she has always deserved!



***If you are ordering this for a gift, you will need to know that all products are shipped in packaging that has a picture of the item on the front.  If you need it wrapped, simply give them a call and they will gladly assist you!



Imagination Box Co. is an award winning, green, socially and environmentally responsible company. Their toys are 100% made in the USA and designed with the support of our local community, our country and our world in mind. In addition, they are 100% recyclable, environmentally friendly and safe for our great Mother Earth!


  • Their green toys are made with sturdy double-walled corrugated board, these toys are extremely durable and made to last!
  • Toys are printed inside and out with Imagination Box Co.’s own unique and original play time designs
  • Each paintable toy comes with its own free starter set of washable, non-toxic water color paints
  • Craft and creative toys are perfect for both individual and cooperative play
  • Makes a great child’s gift
  • These unique green, eco-friendly arts and crafts toys will provide your child with hours of creative & pretend play long after the painting fun is over




WIN IT:

 ONE lucky Being Frugal and Making it Work reader is going to receive an Imagination Box of their choice (Castle Tower, Barn, Schoolhouse, Firehouse, Cottage, or Create Your Own Cottage).

Mandatory Entry:

Visit Imagination Box Co. and tell me what your favorite product is.




This giveaway will end at 11:59 pm EST on Wednesday January 26th

This giveaway is open to US residents only. The winner will be chosen using Random.org, with the winner will be notified by e-mail. Please make sure I have a way to contact you. You can leave your email, or link to your blog site. The winner will have 48 hours to respond, if there is no response another winner will be chosen.



**I received a Castle Tower for the purpose of a review.  The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own.  Results may vary.  I was not compensated in any other way for this review.  The generous sponsor of this giveaway will mail the prize directly to the winner. 

A special thanks to the Imagination Box Co. for this great review and giveaway opportunity!

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Sabrinia said...

I love the school house, I could just see my two kids making Batman and Joker go to school. :0)

Not sure if we are supposed to leave an email but if you could contact me via Facebook that'd be best please.

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Renee Ann said...

Hi, Bridget! Thanks for visiting my site Doorkeeper at http://reneeannsmith.com/. I'm following and entering your contest. I visited the company's site and even tho' the country cottage was pretty cute, the tower's the best! reneeasmith61 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Renee Ann said...

Extra entry #1 I follow via GFC.

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Extra entry #2 I follow via GFC.

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Redheadedmom said...

following you back from www.atozformomslikeme.blogspot.com

Cute idea! I bet my kids would have hours of fun with these!
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Bargain Hunting Beth said...

I LOVE the castle
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Bargain Hunting Beth said...

I follow --via connect-- extra enrty #1
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pinkim said...

Hi there, thanks for stopping bu truly simply pink...this looks great! I just gave you a follow back
Stay pink!

Nama Halacy's Comfy Cottage said...

Thank you so much for following me. I am excited to follow you back!

dnbuster said...

I like the firehouse!

dnbuster said...

i follow you on goodle friend connect!#1

dnbuster said...

I follow you on GFC #2

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i follow you on facebook

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CJ said...

I love the barn. Would be great for my son! cjpeters(at)zoho(dot)com

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Hallie said...

As much as I think my girls would LOVE the schoolhouse, I think the tower would be a HUGE hit since my girls love Tangled!! Oh how they would love to win this!!!

CJ said...

1. Follow you now on twitter cjpeters(at)zoho(dot)com

Hallie said...

I follow you on twitter~ :)

CJ said...

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Hallie said...

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Hallie said...

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Hallie said...

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I follow Imagination box on Twitter!

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Hallie said...

I follow Imagination box on facebook! :)

Hallie said...

I follow you on facebook too! :)

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I tweeted!! :)

Katie said...

I really like their castle tower and I think my daughter would like that too!

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Katie said...

I follow via google friend connect #1 (DaKaWa)

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Katie said...

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Shawn said...

I'm in love with the cottage! It's like something directly out of a fairy tale. I have to be honest though...the kids would have to share it with me!

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cyberrat123 said...

I like the Eco-Friendly Country Barn
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3 Giggly Monsters said...

My favorite is the firehouse.
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3 Giggly Monsters said...

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TINA said...

hello, my fav product has got to be the castle tower, i can see my girls with their barbies and my son with his dinosaurs and dragons using this!
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TINA said...

i also follow you on google friends!
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Stephanie said...

fave is Eco-Friendly Country Barn
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Kimberly said...

The Castle Tower is supper cute!
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Kimberly said...

I follow On GFC
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I follow On GFC #2
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Linda said...

I like the cottage.
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naynays1 said...

I love the school house.
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Ken M said...

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Ken M said...

I follow @imaginationbox on twitter as @schmoolander

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polly said...

i love the barn! i think these are great! fun idea!
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Ken M said...

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Lissa said...

I love the schoolhouse too!

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tyson2468 said...

My favorite is the Country Barn. They are all so fun! Thank you for the chance to win :)
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Ken M said...

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Ken M said...

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Sprout5 said...

I think I LOVE this company! I really like the Castle Tower and if I win this giveaway I'll do a full review on my blog too! Very Cool!
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Ken M said...

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Mo 'Betta said...

I like the cottage and the school house, but I think my kids would like the tower the best!

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**Ashley P** said...

my fav is the country barn
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Jax said...

My favorite has to be either the Country BArn or the Castle Tower....and either would be wonderful for my neice.

Jax said...

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I tweeted about the giveaway.

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Ken M said...

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Nikki said...

I love the firehouse! Adorable!

Ken M said...

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Melissa B. said...

The cottage is my favorite.

Jenn S. said...

I like the Eco-Friendly Cottage.

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jaszyperski said...

Fire house! My son would love it!

Tipper said...

I would love to also try their metallic watercolors!

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chazvgo said...

My boys would love the Eco-Friendly Country Barn :)

Ken M said...

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bkeg said...

I really love the paintable firehouse.


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Hazel said...

Love the barn! My kids would have so much fun!

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Hazel said...

I follow on GFC

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Jinxy and Me said...

I love the Firehouse!

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Ken M said...

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Leslie S. said...

All 4 of my kids love the barn.We live in the country so they love barns and animals.Thanks!
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Nicole Greene said...

My favorite is the Eco-Friendly Cottage

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susansmoaks said...

the firehouse is my favorite
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