Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Creative Toyshop - Review & Giveaway



I've mentioned before that my youngest son loves to color and draw. He'll spend hours engaged in individual play, making creations.

Creative Toyshop is an online site that encourages creativity with their line of Calafant Cardboard Toys. Instead of drawing and coloring on paper, children can take it to a 3-D level with the high-quality cardboard toys that they can color and decorate to their liking.

I received the Calafant Cardboard Toy - Dragonrock Castle and immediately thought of my son and how it would put his creative skills to work. The cardboard toys come in three sizes of small, medium, and large. The Dragonrock Castle is a medium set and includes 12 non-toxic, washable markers in assorted colors.

Adam first assembled the castle. Assembly was not hard, but he did request help with putting it together. Once it was assembled, he was quiet for the next few hours coloring the castle. While doing so, he talked about knights and dragons and princesses that might occupy the castle. His imagination was in full motion. After he was done and pleased with his colorful creation, he took the castle to his room and used figurines that he had to make up a medieval scenario.

The castle sits atop his dresser when not in use for play. It is made of sturdy cardboard and has withheld his countless times of play with it. I would recommend with the cardboard toys that they not be crammed in a toy box or left on a floor because they could be smashed or get bent out of shape.

Creative Toyshop also sells Bootscoot Bikes, eco-friendly lunchbags, and school year albums. Their products adhere to the principle of providing products that are creative, fun, and environmentally responsible.

Win It!
One person will win a $25 gift certificate to Creative Toyshop.

Mandatory Entry:
Leave a comment with your favorite item from Creative Toyshop.

Extra Entries:
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Follow me on Twitter, partymix25.
Tweet about this giveaway, leave a link to the tweet (can be done once daily).
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Blog about this giveaway, leave a link to the post (+3 entries).

Leave a separate comment for each entry and include your email address in the comments. Giveaway is open to residents of the US. Giveaway ends 2/10/10 at 8 pm CST. Winner will be randomly drawn and will have 48 hrs. to respond to email notification or a new winner will be drawn.

The gift certificate cannot be used for the Calafant Party Pack, Lunch Skin Family Pack, or BootScoot Bikes. If your name is drawn as the winner, please respond to email notification quickly as the gift certificate expires 2/15/10.

I received product for review from Creative Toyshop. The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way. Please do your own research in regards to purchasing products, as your opinion may differ.

100 comments:

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I like the cardboard pirate fortress
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Mellisa Rock said...

I like the pirate's castle -- I think that my 3 boys would have a ton of fun coloring it in!!

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Jackie at 3littleones said...

i love the pirate ship! My son loves pirates!

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I like the treehouse

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I love the reusable lunch sacks
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I love the eco friendly lunch bags and snack pouches! Adorable!

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Donna said...

I am having so much fun, you are sending me to some terrific sites....I love the school memorial books, I kept one for each one of my three sons (now 30, 28 and 27). My granddaughter (who turns 3 in March) loves to draw as well so we have plenty of poster boards, coloring books, PAPER around to keep her busy.

What a great giveaway....

Take care,

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Stephanie said...

I would like to get my son the Pirate Fortress $24.99
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Sylvia said...

I like the Palace
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Jennifer T. said...

I'd get a Lunch Skins sandwich bag and snack bag.

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Perfect Blue Moon said...

I love the bikescoot zoomers that they offer! My little girl would love one!

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Kristy said...

I like the BootScoot ZOOMER!

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I love the Eco-friendly lunchbags and snack pouches!

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Anonymous said...

These are awesome! I like the Tree House.

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coriwestphal said...

How fun would the Treehouse playset be? My kids would have a blast! And the smaller ones would be fun too, like the Camper. Cute!

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my son would love the windmill...we'd add it to his train set
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trixx said...

I love all the Lunch Skins, especially Blue Shark and Red Apple!

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I like the cardboard farm.

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hollowsins said...

Thanks for the graet giveaway..I won and I picked the princess castle and the paints to go with it