Here in New Orleans, we really only have two seasons, Winter and Summer. As we leave behind our jackets, we have jumped into Summer with which has brought the typical Summer Storms. I encourage my children to play outside as much as possible, but much of this Season for us is either wet or hot causing us to seek cover (or air conditioning) indoors. While my kids can’t exercise their bodies on these days, I love to use the opportunity to exercise their creativity!
Green Town Toys allows them to do just that! About the company:
“Green Town Toys is a market leader in innovative and eco-friendly products. Our mission is to design and manufacture children’s products that inspire imagination, creativity, and fun. Our extensive in-house manufacturing capabilities allow us to ensure prompt delivery, competitive pricing, and unparalleled customer service. In addition, we take the utmost pride in offering sustainable products that are designed and manufactured right here in the U.S.A.”
Both of my girls have always been in to pretend play and craft projects, so when I was offered a Citadel to review, I definitely wanted to give it a try. The Citadel is made completely of corrugated cardboard and is 100% recyclable. Removing the parts from the box, my husband found detailed instructions on assembly. First, the four (extremely detailed) towers are assembled followed by attaching the walls. The walls are braced with additional pieces that actually lock in place to create the most sturdy cardboard playhouse I have ever seen. Despite the detail in the Citadel, it was fully assembled in about 15 minutes. Standing at 54.5” x 54.5”, both girls (or princesses) were able to play comfortably.
Quickly, the girls’ imaginations began turning and they decided that the Citadel needed a “woman’s touch” as they began to decorate with markers and stickers. Soon after the decorating was done, several Barbies and stuffed animals became their loyal subjects! We have had the product assembled for three days now and the girls have continued to play with it in a new way each day. I am amazed at their little creative minds! This is actually the third cardboard playhouse we have tried here at Experimental Mommy and I can honestly say that this one is the most detailed and sturdy that we have tested to date.
If your child loves to be creative and engage in pretend play, you have to check out the other products offered including “The Jolly Roger”, a corrugated pirate ship!
The Citadel sells for $44.99 at Green Town Toys and they are currently promoting FREE SHIPPING in April. They have also generously extended an exclusive coupon code to my readers for 15% off your entire purchase using code “NOTSOBLOG“!
Do you have a little knight or princess who would love to play in the Citadel? Enter below to win one of your very own from Green Town Toys!
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Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on April 26th. Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to continental U.S. Residents only.