Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Imagination Box Review & GIVEAWAY!

We all know that kids L O V E boxes!  You can buy them a brand new whatever and there they are playing with a silly box.  Well, if you can't beat them, join them!

  
Kim, the owner and creator of Imagination Box Company definitely had her thinking cap on when she came up with this genius idea!  If kids want boxes, give them boxes! Give them boxes that are shaped like a Barn, Cottage, Firehouse, Schoolhouse and a Castle Tower!  Let their imaginations GO WILD!

  
The LSG kids were over joyed when they heard that Imagination Box Company was sending us two Paintable Boxes to play with, the Barn and the Cottage.  When our boxes arrived  I was able to hide them until the kiddos went to bed.  I put together the barn together and set it up on the playroom table as a surprise for them in the morning.  It was very easy to put together by the way.  I think it took about 5-10 minutes tops.
 
Once the kids saw the barn on the table they were very excited and didn't waste any time getting to work!  I don't even think they had their breakfast that morning come to think about it! 
Please excuse the pj's and bed hair!
I usually don't let them sit ON the table but today I made an exception!
One of the great features about the barn (and all the other boxes) is that not only does it look like a barn on the outside but on the inside too.  Little Bits evidently called DIBS on the inside!!
The kids have colored with crayons, markers and colored pencils.  But, I think they had the most fun using the water color paints that were included.
Things are coming along very nicely!
Tah-Da!!
 
 I had told the kids that I was not going to put the cottage together until the barn was complete, I know I am just a big ole meany!  Anyhow, once they had finished I had said that I would put the cottage for them in a little bit.  I was probably blogging folding laundry, cooking dinner, you know mom stuff.  Well, I suppose those self sufficient little children of mine got tired on waiting on their slow mama and decide to do it their self.  They did a great job!  The really did it all with out any help from me!
A work in progress...
Mostly done.  I love the stripity roof!  The cottage is still sitting on the playroom table.  The girls are currently storing their Bibles, quiet time books they are working on and and their wallets in the cottage.  Don't ask??!

  
Ok, so once you are done painting these things, then what???  Let's see, we have had the critters in there.  More times than once.  Usually if the critters are missing Alpha Boy has put them in the cottage.
 

Little Bits likes it because he doesn't have to share his new "club house" with anyone else!
The kids have also used them for dolls, play horses and rescue heros!  When you are done playing with them, they can easily folded up and tucked away til next time they are ready to play. 

 
 I love how these toys are MADE IN THE USA!  And they super Eco-Friendly:

  • They are made from 45% post consumer materials
  • No toxic dyes or materials
  • They are 100% Recyclable
  • Did I tell you they are also MADE in the USA!  I know that doesn't make them Eco-Friendly but if does make me feel better on several levels!

The Paintable Boxes are not only great fun they as very reasonably priced. 
Castle Tower - $39.00
Cottage - $24.95
Firehouse - $24.95
Schoolhouse - $24.95


 
 They would make a great gift for a birthday, the holiday or even as a homeschool family art project.
I am very excited to announce that Imagination Box Company is going to GIVEAWAY a Paintable Box away to ONE OF YOU!  If you are the WINNER you can CHOOSE either THE BARN or COTTAGE!   Sounds like fun, right!!  The contest will run until July 19th
 
Please remember to leave a SEPARATE COMMENT for each way that you enter and you EMAIL ADDRESS! Here are the ways that you can enter:

 
  • You must be a Follower or Subscriber of LSG to Win! Please leave me a comment and let me know you follow. 
  • If you have just become a new Follower or Subscriber please tell me how you heard about this giveaway.
  • If you blog about this contest please come back and leave me a link to you post.
  • Please visit the Imagination Box Company's website and let me know which box which box your kids would enjoy painting.
  • Facebook or Twitter about this giveaway and leave me a comment to let me know about it.
  • Become a Fan of Imagination Box Company on Facebook and then leave me a comment. 
  • Follow Imagination Box Company on Twitter and then leave me a comment.
 We received these products free of charge for review purposes. The opinions stated in this review are our own and we were not paid in any way.
 

30 comments:

Tristan said...

I follow your blog already and my kids love boxes too!

tdrowlee AT yahoo DoT com

Tristan said...

The castle of the cottage are my kids top picks.




tdrowlee AT yahoo DoT com

D said...

I follow you in Google reader

D said...

I became a fan of imagination box on facebook

D said...

I am now following imagination box on twitter

D said...

We like the castle tower the most... and I think it will work well with our studies this year.

Patriots of the Republic Academy said...

Wow how neat! We would love to win one of these.... I already follow. ;)

isaacsnyder @yahoo.com

Patriots of the Republic Academy said...

I went to the website, and I have to agree with Tristan. My kids would love the castle tower. But the barn would be a close second. :)

Patriots of the Republic Academy said...

I also became a friend of Imagination Box Company on Facebook.

isaacsnyder @yahoo.com

Mike Hamilton said...

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Annie Melasky said...

I am a follower already. Yahoo news page.

My son would LOVE the barn.

amelasky@tol-tx dot com

Vickie said...

My kids would love these. They enjoy castles and barns. I loved seeing your photos of the kids building and painting these.

I've awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award :)

mommytoeleven said...

These are so cool! We would love any one of these! I'm a follower!

saved1112 said...

I've visited your blog before, but now I am an official new follower. I saw this giveaway on the MFWworkboxes yahoo group. What a fun product!! My kids would love it!

saved1112 said...

We visited the Imagination Box website. My kids decided they'd like to paint them all to make a little village for their toys. Their favorites are the barn, cottage, and castle.

saved1112 said...

I sent out a tweet about this great giveaway!! :o)

saved1112 said...

I shared on Facebook about your fabulous giveaway here at your blog!

saved1112 said...

I now follow Imagination Box Company on Twitter!

saved1112 said...

I'm a Facebook fan of Imagination Box Company! Thank you for introducing me! :o)

saved1112 said...

Posted on my blog about your giveaway! Thanks so much!!

http://saved1112.blogspot.com/2010/07/gotta-love-giveaway.html

Elinette said...

What a great giveaway. I found your blog through the TOS Crew weekly walk. And I'm following you now.

I'm looking to start my Father's World with the kids next year so will be checking in to get a peek at the programs through your posts as well.

Cindy said...

I follow your blog already. :-))

Cindy said...

My kids would love the paintable barn.

The Unsell Family said...

My kids would love one of those boxes! I am from the TOS crew and have just started following your blog. You have some wonderful give-a-ways on your blog! Thanks for the chance to win.

The Unsell Family said...

I just became a fan of IBC on facebook.

The Unsell Family said...

Visited IBC's website. My boys would love the firehouse box and my girls would love the castle!

shannon said...

I'm a new follower w/ gfc.

shannon said...

I heard about the giveaway on mama to 3 blessings blog.

shannon said...

I blogged about your giveaway.

http://notthemaid.blogspot.com/2010/07/monday-giveaways-july-19.html

shannon said...

I think we would like the cottage.

shannon_michel @ yahoo.com

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