That's why I was so excited to have the opportunity to work with the nice folks at Build A Dream Playhouses. Who is Build A Dream? They are an awesome company that takes the simple cardboard box to an exciting and inspiring new level. Build A Dream Playhouses offers eco-friendly, fun solutions to the summer mantra of "Moo-ooom, I'm Bored!" with their amazing and fully interactive line of unique playhouses that can be fully customized to each and every child's wildest dreams! They provide the design and the framework, and your child designs it the way THEY want to! How cool is that?! Build A Dream Playhouses is also based out of my hometown of Cleveland, Ohio! (Gotta show some love to my home state!) Here is a little more about this company, taken from their website:
"The cardboard box has been an outlet for children’s creativity for years. We have yet to find an adult that cannot recollect a childhood memory of playing in a box. From traveling through time, to flying through space, to sailing the open seas, a child’s imagination allows a cardboard box to transcend all that is material. THAT is the essence of Build a Dream Playhouses.™ We believe that imaginative play is absolutely critical to the developing minds of children. That is why we created a line of products centered on creativity and imagination. We supply the blank canvas for children to paint their dreams. It is truly amazing to continuously see our products transform into unique, one-of-a-kind playhouses. Cardboard allows our products to be colored, painted, decorated, and customized to please every child’s dreams. Corrugated cardboard is also extremely durable and safe for children. Each and every product is tested to conform to the standards of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA). We have also gone the extra mile to do testing not mandated by law to further ensure the safety of our products that we bring to market. In addition to the commitment that we have to our valued customers, we also feel that as a company we have a commitment to our environment. Our products are manufactured from 80% recycled materials that result in an end product that is 100% recyclable. Our distribution center is located only 38 miles away from our manufacturer, which drastically reduces the fuel consumption required to ship our products."
My 18 month old is also a curious little girl when it comes to food. She does not have the palate of your average toddler, either. She won't touch most toddler foods, and loves things spicy. One of her favorite meals is my spicy shredded beef chimichangas! When I am cooking, she often watches me with great interest. She also loves playing with pots, pans and play food. She is far too young to join me in our kitchen, though. But with the Pop N' Play Kitchen, this gives both my toddler and my preteen a creative outlet to pretend cook together! (Build A Dream Playhouses products are intended for children ages 3+. While I do allow my toddler to play with this kitchen, it is only under adult supervision.)
When we received our Pop N' Play Kitchen, we were immediately struck by the size and quality of this product. Sure, it is made of cardboard, but it is by no means flimsy. As a matter of fact, it is quite durable! This awesome kitchen came already assembled and ready to paint. One of the best features is that when my kids are through playing with their kitchen, it folds completely flat for easy storage. Another thing I absolutely love is the attention to detail shown within this great pretend kitchen. It has counter tops, a stove, cabinets, and even a refrigerator and freezer that open and close! There are also fun embellishments like a hand towel, shelves with "jars" and "utensils", and even a carton of milk in the fridge and some ice cream in the freezer! Build A Dream Playhouses have laid out the framework for an amazing pretend culinary experience for children young and old!
We painted our Pop N' Play Kitchen as a family. Well, those of us old enough to wield a paintbrush, I should say. My 11 year old did the bulk of it, and my husband and I were there to offer our assistance as well. We took the kitchen outdoors to paint, since we chose a permanent Acrylic paint for our little family project. I have to say, this was a lot of fun to create, and we enjoyed bonding time with our oldest child. The kitchen came out quite snazzy, if you ask me! Here are some photos, from start to finish!
You can purchase this and many other great designs on the Build A Dream Playhouses website.
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