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Imagination Takes Off!

My son got a special treat for his birthday in April: the Shuttle Imagination from KidsCraft Playhouses.  That’s him in the photo right after he first spotted his new “spaceship.”

Since then, we’ve had lots of fun decorating his spaceship with stickers and crayons, and it has held up for many hours of
“make believe” play. My son enjoys peeking out from the shuttle windows and opening and closing the doors.  Since he loves the Toy Story movie and books about space travel, we’ve had many happy hours playing astronauts or Buzz Lightyear.

Moms can feel good about KidsCraft Playhouses too since these eco-friendly products are made in the U.S.A. using 100% recycled cardboard materials. Setup was fairly easy, and it would have been even easier if I’d  understood the instructions. I misread the instructions and initially put in the side panels upside down which meant that they didn’t line up with the roof and the floor. Once I realized my mistake, setup was a breeze. (Tip: Install the side panels with the circle windows  at the top not at the bottom to avoid my mistake.)  It took 20 minutes to assemble the whole playhouse, and I’m sure it would have been faster if I hadn’t switched the panels.

Want It:
Buy the Shuttle Imagination online for $69.95 at  KidsCraft Playhouses.

Win It:
For a chance to win a KidsCraft Playhouse, visit or their Facebook Page and tell us something you like about the company or about its products. Leave a comment here by May 31st at 11:59pm EST. (Contest open to U.S. residents only)

(Disclosure: KidsCraft sent a a Shuttle Imagination to review.)

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Debbie Bookstaber started Mamanista in 2007 with her friend Candace Lindemann. Debbie and Candace also are the co-founders of, which empowers bloggers to become philanthropic leaders in their communities. Through their annual awards, recognizes bloggers who effectively use social media for social good. Debbie lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with her husband and two young sons. She's an active volunteer in her community and a working mom. Debbie is a partner at Element Associates and the Social Media Director at Child's Play Communications. You can follow Debbie on Twitter @buzzmommy or meet her at a future blogging or tech conference, where she frequently speaks about social good efforts, SEO or affiliate marketing.

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48 Responses to "Imagination Takes Off!"

  1. Stephanie V. says:

    made in the USA and donate to children’s charities
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  2. Ann F says:

    My daughter would love the Kids Craft’s The Creation Cottage.

  3. Judith says:

    Uses 100% recycled cardboard materials, and best of all they are 100% post-play recyclable as well.

  4. Esther says:

    My son is obsessed with the shuttles since we saw a launch a couple weeks ago. He would love playing in this own shuttle. How can you not love a company with products that are eco-friendly and encourage your children to be creative and use their imaginations!

  5. Jennifer G. says:

    I love that their products are eco-friendly and they encourage creative play.
    jenbutterfly12 at yahoo dot com

  6. Lana says:

    I love that their play houses encourage kids to use their imaginations and decorate their own house.

  7. pixie13 says:

    I love that their play house are made from 100% recycled material & that they are 100% post-plat recyclable!

  8. Lori Z. says:

    I like that it’s recycled cardboard and made in the USA.

  9. Vicki wurgler says:

    I like that the cardboard playhouses are made in the U.S.A. using 100% recycled cardboard materials, and best of all they are 100% post-play recyclable as well.

  10. Linda says:

    I like that their products are made in USA!

  11. Melissa M. says:

    I like that a portion of their proceeds are donated to children’s charities.

  12. beth shepherd says:

    KidsCraft Playhouses was founded with a few basic goals in mind, to provide a high quality outlet for play to our children that will stimulate their imagination and foster creativity while maintaining a strict, eco-friendly awareness
    Thank you

  13. Trina C says:

    I learned that they give a portion of their proceeds to childrens charities.

  14. Betty N says:

    There is so much to like…about the product I love that is is completely recycleable…about the company I love that it gives money to support children’s charities

  15. Marcia says:

    Made from 100% recycled materials that are 100% recyclable

  16. Cindy Merrill says:

    products are made of 100% recycled cardboard materials and 100% post play recyclable. Also, aligned with other eco-friendly companies for components. And, to complete the spirit behind our “by children, for children” message, they give a portion of all proceeds to benefit children’s charities.

  17. Snowflake07 (Audra) says:

    I like that you can buy natural art supplies from their site to decorate the houses. I also like that they’re a partner with the Empty Stocking Fund.

  18. brandy nelson says:

    I LOVE that these are so heavy duty, and that they can easily be decorated by the kids!

  19. Jenna Wood says:

    I like that they are a green company and the playhouses are 100 percent recyclable!
    six_one_nine_girlie86 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  20. Jessica says:

    I think that it’s great that all their products are extremely eco friendly and encourage children’s creativity

  21. Jennette says:

    I love that it is recycled materials!

  22. C says:

    I like how they encourage imagination and creativity with both the shuttle and the cottage.

  23. Pauline M says:

    This is so far beyond the empty dishwasher box I played with as a child. I love the fact that it looks like we extend the imagination to a viable dream of art for my kids! These are awesome!!

  24. Jennifer M says:

    I like that it was a Dads creation.

  25. Sheila Newton says:

    I like that they were featured on the Today show and that they are recyclable!

  26. ANGEL JACKLYN says:


  27. vivian says:

    that its 100% recyalebel ty.

  28. Steph says:

    I like that their product is made of 100% recycled cardboard materials and 100% post play recyclable.

  29. Jennifer R says:

    I learned they use 100% recycled cardboard materials and they are 100% post-play recyclable

  30. Judy B says:

    Recyclable- say no more!

  31. Summer says:

    The company was recently awarded the 2010 Parents Seal of Approval.

  32. trixx says:

    I like that they give a portion of the proceeds to benefit children’s charities.

  33. Melissa B. says:

    I like that they’re made from recycled material and can be recycled when you’re done with them.

  34. amy d says:

    they are recyclable!

  35. Lisa says:

    I learned that all of their cardboard playhouses are made in the USA. tylerpants{at}

  36. Gianna says:

    They’re made in the USA.

  37. Jennifer Barr says:

    The Creation Cottage is my favorite

  38. tina reynolds says:

    i like they are made out of recycled material in the usa and can be recycled after your done playing thanks for the chance to win.

  39. Ani says:

    I like that the products are made from recycled materials and then can be recycled after use, plus how great is it that kids can really go to town decorating these by themselves!

  40. Catrina H says:

    I love the fact they are made from 100% recycled materials and then can be recycled when they wear out. They fuel kids imaginations and give them their private space. My granddaughter would love the creation cottage :)

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