Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Toy Review Tuesday: Corrugated Castle

This carboard coloring castle was a hit at Matthew's birthday party. Kids from 17 months through 13 years enjoyed playing in the castle.

What's not to love? It's a fun place for a game of Peek-a-boo. Kids don't get in trouble for writing or coloring on the walls with markers. It's a great set-up for pretend play.

It came in 8 pieces with instructions. One of Matthew's uncles put it together at the party.

After the party, it was taken apart for us to take home and I set it up at home for more coloring and hiding fun.

At this time, the corrugated castle costs $34.99 on amazon.com. It was totally worth it for the party.

Another option is to make one at home with large, sturdy shipping boxes. I had made one before deciding to get the castle. I cut out a door on opposite sides and a little peep hole on another side. The peep hole is Elizabeth's favorite. Matthew and Elizabeth (and our cat) have a blast crawling through it, hiding in it, with it at home but would be too boring and unlikely to hold up well at a party with 13 kids.

We also bought the corrugated house but didn't have enough time to set it up at the party. We'll save it for a future birthday.