This has been one of the most unexpected fun items Honey and I have had a chance to review. Remember the days as a kid when you got lucky and your parents but a new refrigerator or washer and you got to play with the box? You turned that box into your own fort, castle, or house. That is what Build a Dream Playhouses is to me. It brings back fun childhood memories. I would love to help create those same memories for my own children however I have no plans on buying any new appliances soon.
That is where Build a Dream Playhouses comes in. They have a variety of cardboard dream houses much better then a cardboard box.
“Our innovative products exercise children both physically and mentally, as opposed to video games or other expensive toy fads,” said Sam Cahill, creative director, Build A Dream Playhouses. “Imaginative play creates influential interaction between children and their peers and provides countless hours of enjoyment for kids that parents can support and afford.”
Build A Dream play structures offer the simplicity of cardboard, while inspiring the complexity of a child’s imagination. The unique products are lightweight, sturdy, and are easy to assemble with no adhesive or fasteners required.
The cardboard is printed with one color, black graphics on the white corrugated, which helps provide the basis for children to imagine. The clean surface material allows children to decorate the play structure with paints, markers, stickers or other creative accents to truly make it their own.
When our Dream Playhouse Castle arrived I was first surprised at how large it was. Secondly the best surprise was even though in my thoughts this was going to be a project for my daughter and I it turned into a family affair. That same night my husband went to tell the children it was time for bed and this is what he found.
This right here is priceless. I’m sure all those mothers out there with multiple kids knows exactly what I mean. It is not easy finding an activity that my children ages 13-5 can do together and not fight. Their dad was so impressed he let them stay up for another half an hour.
The creative side of me had dreams of a beautiful castle, colored to perfection.
Then I realized this was not my project it was my daughters. I had to reign in the perfectionist that wanted each brick colored just so and let her take over and have fun.
As you can see we have barely completed the castle. However you can see that Honey decided she wanted COLOR and lots of it. Rainbows in fact were her inspiration. Once the boys tired of the taste it became a project for Honey and I to complete. Umm…as in we still need to complete it. However before we finished Honey wanted to give it a try to we popped it up and took some photos.
It was after this that it hit me. Why not use paint? Yes we have been sitting her night after night using markers to complete our castle. This of course was part of our problem. Markets only last so long and they take FOREVER. So the next day Honey and I decided to break out the paints instead.
It ended up being a very enjoyable and fun time with my daughter. So much so that we will be doing it over and over again until we can finish our castle. Here is what we have so far…
As you can see we have painted much of the right hand side in beautiful reds and pinks! This project has been more then just building a play house. It has been quality time spent with my daughter. Something that I can not put a price tag on.
Build a Dream Playhouses come in many different styles, the castle you see here, a kitchen, lemonade stand, rocket ship, ice cream truck, and car. They retail from $39.95-$69.95. Shipping is free to the Continental United States. The house is extremely is to pop together. We pop it up and down anytime Honey wants to play.
She plays with it often in our family room. She likes to pretend to cook and pass out food to the family.
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