KidsCraft Playhouses – Where Creativity Blossoms

Well, it’s summer break! While I love the gorgeous weather and getting to play outside with my kids, I do not love hearing the words “Mommy, I am bored.”

Yesterday was one of those long days and my kids were restless. Thankfully I was able to break out our Creation Cottage from KidsCraft. My kids love it!


Anyone who has purchased a big appliance becomes the hit of the neighborhood when the cardboard box it came in is big enough to play inside. Better than electronics, board games or a ball, it’s the box that won the hearts of toy judges who inducted it in the National Toy Hall of Fame. Now imagine a big cardboard box already designed with a window or doors! That’s the playful concept behind KidsCraft Playhouses™ where imagination blooms and creativity blossoms.

Indoors or out, this pint size cottage is a perfect playroom for solo play or for the neighborhood gang. Made from 100% recycled materials, the unique design allows for a sturdy drawing surface for tykes. The white exterior is a blank canvas designed to inspire the imagination and creation from little Picassos. Five windows and a door make for fun peek-a-boo play.

Ingenious, isn’t it? I know that I could save money and just use a large box. Heck, my kids play with packing boxes too. But, watching them decorate their Creation Cottage, seeing the darling details, like the sun on the roof and the windows that open with ease, makes us all smile. The Creation Cottage takes the cardboard box to a whole new level.

Assembly was a breeze. The flaps and slots are specifically designed and pre-cut for easy assembly and can withstand hearty hours of play. My children have been a bit rough on their cottage. There was even a small rip, but it wasn’t anything that a little tape couldn’t fix.

Made of 100% recycled material and made in the USA, two sturdy designs are available online and at select specialty retailers. The Shuttle Imagination, a large spaceship and The Creation Cottage, a playhouse

We would like to give one lucky reader their very own KidsCraft Playhouse. You can choose between The Creation Cottage, retail value $59.95 or The Shuttle Imagination, retail value $69.95.
Just leave a comment below and let us know which one you would like to win.

This giveaway is open to US shipping addresses only and closes on Friday June 18th. We will announce our winner on Saturday, June 19th.


I received a Creation Cottage for review purposes. One KidCraft Playhouse is also being supplied for the winner of this giveaway.


  1. Nicole says

    I would love a chance to win the Shuttle Imagination. Summer vacation is just around the corner, and I am starting to get a little worried about entertaining 3 kids for three months. It sounds like a great idea! My son who is almost 5 loves anything space related!

  2. says

    I need The Creation Cottage! My daughter has always loved playing in boxes. In fact, the header image of my blog MomReviews is her peeking out of the box our entertainment center came in!

  3. Regina says

    We would love to win the Creation Cottage. What a great way for kids to show their creativity and have fun. Thanks 5m4m.

  4. Jo Ann says

    My twins would love this!!! All my kids have loved playing in boxes, and we even made them a few houses out of cardboard…..they would be thrilled!!!!

  5. says

    We would love to win The Creation Cottage! It would keep my 3, 7 and 11 year olds busy for hours. They love to do pretend play. Usually it’s a zoo in their bedroom with their hundreds (okay not hundreds, but close) of stuffed animals or a puppet show from their bunk bed, but I know they’d have all kinds of fun with the cottage!

  6. says

    My parents had one of these for a while and my kid LOVED it. I’m not sure what ever happened to it, but we would love to have a creation cottage that he can decorate and play in. He loves play houses, and would love to have one of his own!

  7. says

    Creation Cottage is adorable! My 18 month old son LOVES coloring and I can already see him scribbling away on this.
    I grew up with a cardboard playhouse and loved it! I think these are so much better than the plastic houses.

  8. joyce Proctor says

    We would have a blast with either the cottage or the shuttle! This is something that both of my children could enjoy together. This is great because there is a five year difference between the two of them! Zachary would love to paint and decorate and Emily would just tire herself out crawling in and out! :)

  9. says

    This would be great for my twins birthday party! I can just see them painting or drawing on it with all their best friends as a party activity. Then, the best part, it’s a gift that will keep on giving, they’ll get to play with it long after the party is over. What a fantastic idea that is eco friendly.

  10. says

    I would love to win this as my little girls are going to need something to keep them busy this summer while I am busy feeding the two soon to be here newest additions. Good luck to all : )

  11. Michele Anne says

    Wow….how great is this prize….I would love to send it to my youngest niece and nephew….they would love it.

  12. Maureen says

    The Shuttle please – my boys are suddenly into space and would LOVE it! Thanks, Maureen (jnomaxx at hotmail dot com)

  13. says

    Wow these are super…I have 2 girls and 1 little boy so i think The creative cottage would be the one for us…then they can share the designing behind it and make it boy and girl savvy. Thanks for the chance to win.

    happy day


  14. Linda M says

    My little girls would absolutely love either one of these! Boxes are right up there with Tupperware for toys!

  15. Andriean says

    My kids would love the creation cottage because they love to play in a tent. What a great prize some lucky kids will win!!

  16. Kellie says

    I LOVED cardboard playhouses when I was a kid and I know my daughters would enjoy playing in The Creation Cottage

  17. Crystal says

    My kids would have a ball with the Creation Cottage. THanks for the chance to win and a HUGE thank you for only requiring ONE comment to win!

  18. Kelly D. says

    I’d like to win the Creation Cottage! Thanks for the chance!
    Kelly D. – secrets_girl23(at)yahoo(dot)com (aka) dkad23(at)gmail(dot)com

  19. Ashley says

    What an amazing idea! My son has more fun in the boxes that toys and such come in, then he does with what was actually in the box, lol.
    I am sure he would be very entertained with the Shuttle!

  20. ASHLEY says

    My kids would love the cottage. I think it’s a great idea. My kids also enjoy playing with the boxes there stuff comes in, and often they play with them longer then the toy itself :)

  21. Brenda says

    Oh, please, please let me win the creative cottage. We create our own “at home” summer camp so this would be a wonderful addition.

  22. Kirsten T. says

    They are both cute, but I think we’d like the Shuttle. My child has been fascinated with moon and stars…so this would get us there. :-)

  23. says

    My 3-year-old loves all things “arts & crafts”…so this would be exactly the way she’d like to spend the afternoon. And I bet her 1-year-old sister would have a blast playing with pretend food in the finished product too. :)

  24. Audrey C says

    These are so great! If I had to choose one, I’d get the cottage. My 3 kids (2 are twins) would LOVE playing with this.

  25. Linda M. says

    Oh boy would my Grand daughter’s & I have fun with the Creative Cottage! Thanks for the chance at winning & thanks for your great review!

  26. K. Spake says

    The Creative Cottage would be my pick. It would be covered with paint, stickers, marker drawings, names, pictures from magazines would be glued all over (like pictures of clouds on the ceiling inside, pictures of flowers on the base of the outside of the house. On the inside they could draw kitchen appliances, a sofa with an open-end where they could put cushions to make it 3D. They could draw a picture frame and then put actual pictures of themselves in it with tape or a glue stick. I think I would let them finger-paint the roof with orange paint. Maybe play-dough or modeling clay could be used as a 3d doggies stuck to the side of the house, or on the inside. The “modeling clay” would probably stick to the side of the house to make a window box of flowers or a door knob or a frame-out for the window or on top of the chimney, and the could put a mouse/spider/lizard in model clay on top of the chimney or even Santa Clause’s boots, etc. I have 4 kids, so we would have it all from princess to reptiles on the outside and inside.

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