But there is another, often overlooked advantage to turning those unwanted cardboard boxes into playthings. It is a way to effectively re-purpose something that is viewed as trash, therefore keeping them out of the landfills. The folks at Cascades Boutique specialize in just that: Taking recycled cardboard and making absolutely unique and beautiful items out of them. They offer children's cardboard furniture, gift baskets, and even cardboard Christmas trees! They even offer products for pets and for the home. This green company has been around since 1964 and has found so many creative and wonderful ways to reuse common packaging materials that would otherwise end up in the trash.They also employ close to 11,000 women and men who work in approximately 100 modern and flexible operating units located in North America and in Europe. How cool is that?!
I was thrilled to receive an amazing cardboard playhouse to review. Now I have reviewed cardboard play items before, and I have always loved them. But I have to say, this one takes the cake! Not only is it bigger and much sturdier than similar products I have tried, it is also very, very detailed. This playhouse has everything a child would want in their own pretend house. It has a wonderful roof complete with "skylights", a front and back door, windows, and even awnings and a mailbox!
This playhouse was very easy to assemble, and comes completely unadorned. This is great, since it allows children to design and customize the look of their home any way they'd like! I also love the size of this cardboard playhouse. It is big enough for both my 5 foot tall, 125lb preteen and my toddler to play in, and there is still room to spare! Yes, it's quite big! You could even put a little kids' table and chair inside if you wanted.
Take a look at Kyle and Sophie having fun in their cardboard playhouse from Cascades Boutique!
I would definitely recommend this product as a gift for the child in your life. Kids already love imaginative play with simple cardboard boxes, so why not wow them with a playhouse from Cascades Boutique? They have certainly taken something ordinary and transformed it into the extraordinary! And you can feel good about the fact that these products are made from recycled materials and are very environmentally friendly. I know as a mom, I can feel good about that!
HOW TO CONNECT:
You can purchase this and many other fun, eco-friendly products on the Cascades Boutique website.
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SPECIAL OFFER THROUGH 12/30/2011!
The first 10 readers will receive a whopping 25% off of any cardboard children's furniture from Cascades Boutique!
Simply use the coupon code NEWMAMA upon checkout!
*limit one use per customer
How awesome! And just in time for the holidays!
***Disclosure: I received complimentary product to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***