Cardboard princess castle


Ever since my friend made her daughter a fabulous Frozen castle out of cardboard boxes my own daughter has been dropping hints of a castle just like that. Don’t you just love friends like that? Grr!

I have obviously utterly failed as a castle-building-superhero-mum. However, I am a skilled Google user and spotted a perfect alternative that requires a lot less creativity from my part. With a birthday fast approaching, I was very pleased to take on an offer to review this great product from Play Beyond Imagination.

cardboard castle package

Neatly packed in a flat, sturdy packaging the castle was delivered promptly to my doorstep. The package includes a set of paints (for fingers or paint brushes) and easy instructions. A father-child team put the whole thing together in ten minutes. Best present ever, claimed the birthday girl at this point – success!!

cardboard castle setting up

The castle was exactly what we needed, but they also have a house, boat or a space rocket (149.90 RM).

cardboard castle malaysia

The painting and decorating of the castle has already allowed me to enjoy many quiet moments with a cup of coffee and a magazine. And we had a great time creating a magical forest on one of the walls together. During the hazy days we have kept it indoors – lifesaver during those long afternoons – and continued the slightly messy work outside on clear days.

cardboard castle red

We even invited the birthday guests take a turn in decorating – they all loved it and it was a nice activity for the young guests to do together outside. Having said that, you need to be on an eagle-eyed mess duty if you don’t want your house covered in colourful hand and footprints.

cardboard castle artwork

Tea parties are now hosted in the castle, or sometimes there is a hide-and-seeker inside – a lot of play potential! A bit of care needs to be taken when getting in and out not to bend the doorway but it is sturdier than anything that I could build myself!

cardboard castle painting

Cardboard toys last surprisingly long and can be recycled when they finally come to the end of their life-span. Whereas obviously it would be even better to make your own castle out of old boxes, I welcome anything that reduces the amount of plastic in my household. Ikea also stocks a cardboard market stand.

Play Beyond Imagination is also on Facebook.

*We received the castle free for the review. The opinions on the post are, as always, our own.

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