During these long winter days, snow days, stuck inside days (not here in Florida though, sorry!) I can only imagine that finding things to keep the kids busy becomes a challenge without resorting to television. When the boredom of crayons and play dough sets in, I start to panic and start reading through DIY websites to come up with new ideas. Even those become tedious and end up being more work for ME instead of entertaining the kids. So when I learned about the Eco-Friendly projects from Imagination Box Company I was immediately excited to see something new for them to do.
Imagination Box Co. sent us their Eco-Friendly Castle Tower to check out and despite it being a “girl” thing my two boys really loved working on it and admittedly, I did too. I even let my older son stay up late to color it with me. The tower is made of 100% recyclable cardboard so when you’re done you fold it up and put it out with your cardboard recycling. The tower is easy to assemble and took me only a few minutes to get it together. The set also comes with customizable pieces (shields and ramps for the drawbridges) and a set of watercolor paints and brushes. We used washable markers for ours so we could do it in the living room but really, any art supplies will work; paints, crayons, markers, glitter glue, stickers – let them go nuts!
My kids colored and drew on it for over 2 hours and then I spent another hour or so coloring it with my older son. I had a lot of fun with it myself… I love to color! You can dismantle it for storage and set it back up again in no time. Ours is living under the couch and gets popped back up every few days.
The only critique my kids had was that it wasn’t big enough to get inside of. My youngest tried with all his might to fit his bulbous head through the door to no avail. But despite this fact, it is big enough to have fun with and certainly didn’t keep them from spending hours playing with it. This would be a great gift for the kid who has everything. Gets them off the video games and into a more imaginary and creative zone. Thumbs up from SafeMama!
Get One! Order through the Imagination Box Co. website and get the Castle Tower or any of their other great sets. They also have a Country Barn, Cottage, Firehouse, Schoolhouse and a plain Create Your Own house. So cute!
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