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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Let Your Toddler Express Themselves {And Create Some Mother's Day Gifts in The Process!}

*Mommys Craft Obsession did not receive any compensation for the brands mentioned in this post*


Being at home 24/7 with a toddler is truly a blessing, although some days it feels like can feel like being in a cage with a small rabid animal. Okay maybe not rabid, but man do these little ones have energy! Little Mister and I love spending our mornings being lazy together, eating breakfast and watching a Mickey Mouse or two before mommy's game show (the Price is Right, yes I am an old lady in training) comes on. Obviously every day isn't spent lounging around, but on the days that we do have nothing planned I really strive to give Little Mister some creative stimulation to help with his development whether it's working with him on with homemade flash cards, working with him on colors, counting various objects, or our newest favorite venture, expressing ourself through painting!

For a while now I've been wanting to get Little Mister into painting but he was never really interested in it (trust me, I had tried multiple times) and then all of a sudden one day I asked "do you want to paint" and he said "yes!". At that point I don't know how was more excited, me or him! Within the hour we were headed to Walmart to go buy some paint, all while I was trying to get him even more excited about painting.

Once I found the art section I grabbed a pack of Crayola Washable Kids Paint, a package of Crayola paint brushes, and a 2 pack of 8X10 canvas. I got the idea of using canvas from my friend who always lets her children paint on canvas so that she can hang their art in the play room once it's dried! I love that idea - so many pictures are thrown away over time because really, who hangs onto pictures painted on printer paper? I know my mom didn't keep all of my art work! But the idea of painting on canvas really sat with me because not only is it a keepsake, but it makes your home brighter and your child will love that they're art is showcased for everyone to see!


Before I left the store, the lightbulb went on and I realized that not only could Little Mister make beautiful works of art for me, but he could make them for the whole family as well! Mother's Day is right around the corner after all! So I picked up a few extra packs of canvas and went home to get Little Mister started.

He was so jazzed about making art that he ended up finishing three pictures in one sitting! He was having a blast and I adored watching him. Rather than giving Little Mister the entire canister of paint I decided it was a wiser choice to limit him to the caps that way mommy's OCD like behavior wouldn't kick in if he mixed the colors! (I seriously can't stand that!) As Little Mister was painting I could really see the wheels in his head turning as he was deciding which color to use next and where on the canvas to put it. He was expressing himself through the paint and learning in the process! Little Mister loved to tell me what the colors were as he dipped his paint brush into the paint cap and he was tickled when I would rinse off his paintbrush so that it was clean again to dip in a new color. 


Seeing Little Mister so happy while he painted and watching the concentration on his face gave me such joy as a mom. I really strive to work with him daily and interact with him in different scenarios all while teaching him different things, but allowing him to take the reigns and focus on something in a semi quiet manor was really interesting to experience. 


Since our initial painting session Little Mister has completed several more canvas's and three of which have been sent out as Mother's Day gifts to some very special grandma's/nana's in our lives. Out of the five ready to go canvas's that we had I let Little Mister choose the two that he wanted to be hung up in his bathroom and he also picked out which canvas was sent to which grandma/nana.



If your toddler has not yet experienced painting, I highly recommend that you head to your local Walmart or Target and pick up a few things to get them started! It has been such a rewarding experience for both Little Mister and myself and I really love allowing him to paint on canvas rather than regular paper! Whether you're letting your little one express themselves through painting or some other form of art, consider letting them express themselves on something that can later be treasured as a beautiful gift - it's perfect for Mother's Day, Father's Day, and Birthdays!




Friday, April 25, 2014

Mother's Day Swag Bag Giveaway Event

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*Mommys Craft Obsession did not receive compensation for the promotion of this giveaway*

Welcome to the Mother's Day Swag Bag Giveaway!

Being a mother, I love to help celebrating other amazing mothers for Mother's Day! I hope one of my lovely readers ends up taking home the prizes in this awesome giveaway!

  Everything Mommyhood and Jenn's Blah Blah Blog have teamed up with us to offer our readers an amazing giveaway for Mother's Day. Thanks so much to all of the bloggers who are helping promote the Mother's Day Swag Bag Giveaway!!



Special thanks to our co-hosts MomToBedBy8, Monica's Rants Raves & Reviews, Momma Lew's Blog, The Stuff of Success, Budget Earth, Stay a Stay at Home Mom, Grown Ups Magazine, and Sugar Free Glow. Good luck from all of us! Mother's Day is right around the corner and we want to spoil YOU!!!! Whether you are a mother or you're not, you won't want to miss out on this amazing prize! So let's hear about our wonderful sponsors!

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Eve's Addiction.com - Exquisite Sterling Silver Jewelry with lots of different items that you can customize. Beautiful mother's jewelry, like monogram necklaces, crystal family tree pendant with necklace, birthstone rings, and much more. Stop by and check out Everything Mommyhood's Eve's Addiction.com Review of the Close to the Heart Sterling Silver Double Birthstone Tag Pendant and Tiffany Style Sterling Silver Earrings with Bezel Set Cubic Zirconia. PPBGIveawayMom

Petunia Pickle Bottom - Trendy and modern fashionable bags for the mom on the go. Petunia Pickle Bottom has diaper bags, travel cases, tech cases and much more. Check out Everything Mommyhood's Petunia Pickle Bottom Mini Stowaway Tablet Sleeve Review.

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Julep Products from StylerChick.com - Julep has a lot of high end beauty products, like nail polish, make up, skincare, and much more. CLICK HERE to sign up for this special offer from Julep, you can receive a free box, $40 Value, for only $5 shipping! Check out the video for everything that's included. 
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Coach Crossbody Handbag - Coach Swingpack with Inside multifunction pockets, Zip-top closure, Fabric lining, Adjustable strap for shoulder or crossbody wear, 9 ½” (L) x 11 ½” (H), sponsored by Jenn's Blah Blah Blog! This is an amazing giveaway and we really wish you the best of luck! Now for the giveaway! 



ONE lucky winner will receive ALL of these prizes!!!Nutribullet $100 Retail Eve's Addiction.com $50 Gift Certificate Petunia Pickle Bottom Mini Stowaway Tablet Sleeve in your choice of print, $40 Retail. Julep - 4 Springy Nail Colors, Tada Quick Dry Drops, Nail File, Hair Twist Bands, & Special Mother’s Day Deep Discount, $100 Retail Coach Swingpack Handbag, $178 Retail Total Value, approximately $468!! Open to US Residents only, 18 and up. Void where prohibited. One entrant per household. Winner will be chosen randomly via the Giveaway Tools entry form and will be emailed. Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize before a new winner is chosen. Giveaway ends 5/10/2014 at 11:59pm ET.

Disclosure: This blog was not monetarily compensated for this giveaway All opinions are 100% our own and were not influenced in any way. This blog and Everything Mommyhood are NOT responsible for prize fulfillment or shipment. Jenn's Blah Blah Blog is only responsible for the Coach handbag shipping. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google, and any other social media are not affiliated with this posting or giveaway. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. If you have any questions, please email EverythingMommyhood@gmail.com or jenn@jennsblahblahblog.com.



Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Lil Gadgets Review and Giveaway!

*I received product from Lil Gadget's for review in exchange for my honest thoughts and opinion*  

Lil Gadgets believe that products for children shouldn't mean lesser quality or embellished with cartoonishness.  When they had a hard time finding products that met their standards for their children, they decided to make their own!  Lil Gadgets are built to be attractive enough for adults yet are durable and fitted for children.  These products will make your inner child envious!



I'm pretty sure it's safe to say that my kids are not the only electronic junkies out there.  Little Miss enjoys the time she gets to play on my iPad, Nana's iPod, or any other electronic device she can get her little hands on, and of course she has to have the volume as loud as possible, and that makes it difficult for Hubby and Baby C to hear the TV, next thing you know they are in a volume battle and I can hardly hear myself think.  We try to have Little Miss go in the other room but she enjoys being with us, you may ask is there a solution to this problem?  Absolutely!

Photo Credits: Lil Gadgets

When Lil Gadgets asked me to review there Untangled Pro Children's Wireless Bluetooth Headphones I was more than happy to do so, knowing that this could help out with the noise problem in my house, I could not wait for them to arrive!  

Lil Gadgets sent me the Untangled Pro Children's Wireless Bluetooth Headphones in Blue for review!



When I took them out of the box one of the first things I noticed was how light they are, when I put them on myself I was very impressed at how comfortable they were as well, and when I turned them on wow I couldn't believe how good they sounded!  I was so impressed with them that I asked Hubby to check them out, and he was equally impressed.  Neither one of us expected the sound quality to be this good!  

These headphones are compatible with nearly all Bluetooth devices, and have a 10-hour battery life.  They include a USB charging cable making for an easy recharge, and just incase you can't wait for them to charge you get a 3.5mm cable so you can listen to them the old fashioned way. The ear pads and headband is covered with SoftTouch breathable mesh fabric for comfort.


With minimal buttons you can do everything you need to pair the headphones with your Bluetooth device, listen to music, play games, and even take phone calls!  Blue and red indicator lights let you know when the headphones are on and off, pairing, when they need to be charged and much more, making them super easy for your little one to use!  



Why wireless headphones over traditional ones?  Little Miss loves to dance around the house when she listens to music and would always wind up all tangled in the cord, and has actually broken other headphones due to this, with these she can set the device in a safe place and dance all over the house without having to worry about getting all tangled up!  The Untangled Pro Children's Wireless Bluetooth Headphones reach up to 30 feet from the device so Little Miss has plenty of freedom!


They are recommended for children 4+, but with close supervision Baby C loves them as well!


I would recommend the Lil Gadget Untangled Pro Children's Wireless Bluetooth Headphones to anyone with children that love to play games, hear stories, or listen to music on a Bluetooth compatible device!  The headphones are well made to withstand everyday use from children making them worth the price!

To Purchase:  Visit Lil Gadgets to get these great headphones for your little one today!

To Win:  Mommys Craft Obsession and Lil Gadgets are giving one lucky reader an Untangled Pro!  Fill out the Giveaway Tools Form below for your chance to win!



Congrats Jennifer Aikens!!
The Giveaway will close late on the evening of May 6th. The winner will be chosen at random through  Giveaway Tools.  The winner will be announced both on Giveaway Tools form as well as notified by email and announced on MCO’s Facebook. The winner will have their prize sent to them by Lil Gadgets, Mommys Craft Obsession is not responsible for prize shipment. Must be 18 years and older. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google are in no way affiliated with this giveaway. No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited by law. US Only. This review is 100% original and in my own words. Everything written is from my own personal view point and opinions and I have not been influenced by any outside sources. What works for me, may not work for you. All photos have been taken by me unless stated otherwise. I have been provided with product to review by Lil Gadgets however I have not been compensated monetarily for this review. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.




Monday, April 21, 2014

Spring Fever {Your Resource For All Things Spring}


Spring is in the air and if you're anything like me, you're gearing up for warm weather, spring cleaning your house, and starting to wash your summer clothes. 


Many of you may not know this, but I am the co-owner of a wonderful little blogging community called Blog Mama Blog. Our community recognizes that many blogs have lost their true "roots" and have gotten buried in the hustle and bustle of reviews and giveaways, which is fantastic because it gives YOU a chance to win some great prizes, but what about the other stuff? The recipes, the craft projects, the advice? 

We're bringing it back baby, and we're kicking it off with Spring Fever!


Dearest Readers, 

Below you will find a complete resource for all things spring time. Whether you're looking for something yummy to make now that the weather is warm, or a fun project to do with your kids, the members of the Blog Mama Blog community have teamed up to bring you just the post you're looking for! And stay tuned, every other week the Blog Mama Blog community will be rolling out a new theme for you to enjoy! Scroll over the stuff below until you reach the list of amazing posts we've compiled just for you! XO


Lovely Bloggers, 

Please take a look at the information below before adding your link! First and foremost, you must be a member of the Blog Mama Blog community to link your posts, so click to join below if you're not already! Once you've submitted request to join, feel free to submit your link!


Already a member? Great! You are welcome to submit up to 3 links that fit the theme of the writing/link up challenge. We would love for your posts to be recent however if you have a past post that knocks your socks off (and of course fits the theme), link it up! For each link that you submit you must promote the link up post (as a whole, not your individual post) on a social media channel of choice. 1 Link on the Link Up = 1 Promotion on your social media channel. It's up to us as a community to spread the word of our awesome posts, so please be sure to follow through on this! It is all we are asking of you :) If you have any questions, visit the group and ask away! Have fun.








3 Ingredient Homemade Weed Killer Recipe



In my opinion, one of the worst household chores (by far) is dealing with weeds. Living in Arizona it seems that our weeds can go from nonexistent to out of control in a span of 24 hours, especially during the monsoon season. After we bought our house we quickly learned that for whatever reason, we have "monster weeds" as I call them because traditional store bought weed killers such as Round Up, don't seem to affect them. At all. Seriously!


One afternoon I came home and saw my neighbors outside spraying their weeds with a mixture that looked green. Once I got out of my car I was overtaken with the smell of vinegar and I knew I had to go ask what they were up to. Within minutes I had the recipe to liquid gold; a 3 ingredient weed killer that actually worked. 

It did take me a couple of days before I made it to the store for my main ingredient; a boatload of vinegar, but once I had everything in hand it literally took me less than 5 minutes to put together the concoction and get to killin'. Weeds that is! 

You may be skeptical, but seriously, I dare you to try this recipe and see how it works for you because it really did work for me, and well!

What You Need: 

Gallon of Apple Cider Vinegar
1 Cup of Salt
1 Cup of Dish Soap (I used Dawn because that's what the neighbors recommended)
Spray Bottle



To start your mixture, pour some of the apple cider vinegar into your spray bottle as is, allowing yourself more room in the gallon jug for your other ingredients. Slowly pour in your cup of salt, close the cap to the gallon jug, and give it a few tilts to distribute the salt. Next, reopen the jug and pour in your dawn dish soap. To make my life a little easier I actually just did a quick conversion to see how many fluid ounces I actually needed and eyeballed pouring the soap in. Once your soap is in, close the cap to the jug and give it another couple of tilts followed by a shake or two. You may then pour in the remaining amount of apple cider vinegar and shake again. *Note, you will not be able to fit all of the apple cider vinegar back into the jug - it's okay, I promise* 


Once the mixture is ready to go, pour it into your spray bottle and get to killin' those weeds!


First I experimented on a small section of weeds to see how it would do. I sprayed evenly across the whole weed and came back 10 minutes to check and see if there was any difference. 


Imagine my surprise when the weeds had already started to brown and "crisp" up! {Insert Happy Dance Here}.


Good luck! Let me know how this recipe works for you!!!


Conquer Spring Allergies with Hyland’s. Take the quiz to enter to win!


Spring is such a beautiful time of year, all the trees and flowers are in bloom and the weather is starting to warm up I love it, but for some spring equals misery due to allergies.  Do you or someone in your family have allergies?  I know I dread allergy season every year, not because I have allergies, but because everyone else in my house does.  Every allergy season my kids and husband are miserable with a stuffy/runny nose, watery eyes, cough and just not feeling up to par.  There is always the question in the back of my head wondering is this a cold or is it allergies?  It's so hard to tell them apart seeing they both have pretty much the same symptoms. Hyland's 4kids Complete Allergy is one of my favorite Hyland's products, it has made allergy season a lot more bearable for my little ones.


From April 21st-25th Hyland's will be providing some helpful information to questions you may have about allergies!  Each day they will feature a new question about fighting allergies and give you a chance to WIN some great allergy products by going to Hyland's Facebook page and answering the question of the day!


Here are a few of the questions they will be asking that I'm sure you would like to know a little more about.

True or False?  You will outgrow your allergies.

Which symptoms develop faster, allergy or cold symptoms?

How can you tell the difference between cold and allergy symptoms?

I would love to know more about allergies and I can't wait to find out how to keep my family a little healthier and happier this allergy season!  Head on over to their Facebook page now for some great information and your chance to win!

Disclaimer: I am a Hyland’s Homeopathy Ambassador and receive various products and gift cards from Hyland’s and promotional partners at no cost to me. All views and opinions expressed on this blog post and corresponding social network mentions are my own and are not to be interpreted as medical advice.





RECARO Performance Ride Convertible Car Sear Giveaway!

*Mommys Craft Obsession did not receive compensation for the promotion of this giveaway*  

How would you like to win a convertible Car Seat for your little one?  

Welcome to the RECARO Performance Ride Convertible Car Seat Giveaway!  Hosted by Crunchy Livin Mama Style and sponsored by RECARO!






Welcome to the RECARO Performance Ride Convertible Car Seat Giveaway!
With over 100 years of experience in designing seats - award winning child safety begins here!
Photo Credit: RECARO
Sponsored by: RECARO
 


With the birth of my first son, we purchased an infant seat simply knowing he'd need one for the trip home from the hospital. Past that, the world of convertible car seats was a bit foreign to me. While I didn't know too much in on the wide variety available at the time, I quickly learned not all car seats are equal. This kickstarted my research and passion in learning all I could about car seat safety and sharing with friends and family on ways to travel safely. I was thrilled to join forces with RECARO! With over 100 years of history designing seats, I could not wait to try out their Performance Ride Convertible Car Seat. I received their Performance Ride seat in Vibe at no cost to facilitate my review. RECARO is an international leader in seating safety, design, comfort and style. As a pioneer of child seat side impact technology, RECARO offers the peace of mind that each seat is built with superior side impact protection technology.
As a convertible car seat, the Performance Ride can be used in the rear-facing or the forward facing position when your child outgrows the recommendations for rear-facing use. It fits children 5 to 40 lbs in the rear-facing position & 20-65 lbs in the forward-facing position while also measuring under 49 inches in height. I'm a strong advocate of extending rear-facing so the rear-facing limit up to 40 lbs was especially important to me. To accommodate smaller babies, the Performance Ride also includes a removable infant insert. With a huge history in racing, they have developed their car seats with the specific design to protect a child's most vulnerable parts in a side impact collision - pelvis, head, neck, face and torso.
With protective and comfortable 'PUR' foam in the head restraint, its height can be easily adjusted with their Easy Adjust No Re-thread harness. I absolutely LOVE this feature. I'm constantly checking the height of the straps on my sons, so it's nice to be able to make adjustments without taking the seat apart. I'm able to get the perfect fit for them simply by turning a dial back or forth till it's at the correct height. (At or below shoulders for Rear-Facing & at or above for Forward-Facing) The range in harness height allows for a great deal of growth in using the seat, too. The harness straps also feature a safety stripe system, a white strip along the outer edge of the strap, to be sure neither strap is twisted when fastening and padding in the shoulder are for comfort.
 
Click HERE to read Crunchy Livin' Mama Style's full review of the Vibe Performance Ride Convertible Car Seat!

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You can connect with RECARO on Facebook . Twitter . YouTube   To Buy: You can purchase a RECARO Performance Ride Convertible Car Seat through Amazon or by searching 'Where to Buy' on their website. To Win: One winner will be chosen to receive a RECARO Performance Ride Convertible Car Seat in Vibe.


This giveaway will begin April 21st and run through May 3rd at 11:59pm. The winner will be chosen at random through Giveaway Tool. The winner E-mailed and given 48 hours to claim their prize. They will then be announced on the Giveaway Tool. The winner will receive the prize shipped to them from RECARO. Crunchy Livin Mama Style and any other participating blog is not responsible for prize shipment. Must be 18 years and older. Facebook, Twitter and Google are in no way affiliated with this giveaway. No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Open to US residents only.
 
 
Disclosure: Amazon link is an affiliate link. Mommys Craft Obsession was not compensated for the promotion of this giveaway. All opinions are our own and were not influenced in any way. Keep in mind what works for us, our children or our family may not work for you. The sponsor will be responsible for prize shipment. Crunchy Livin' Mama Style and any participating blogger is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google and any other social media are not affiliated with this giveaway in any way. This disclosure is done in accordance with the FTC. If you have any questions regarding this post, please email Sam at Samantha@Crunchylivinmamastyle.com.



Friday, April 18, 2014

JJ Cole Metra Diaper Bag Giveaway

*Mommys Craft Obsession did not receive compensation for the promotion of this giveaway, this review and giveaway is brought to you by CourtneysSweets.com*

Everyone needs a durable, fashionable, diaper bag right? I can't think of one better and I think the best diaper bag for both MOM and DAD is the JJ Cole’s Metra Diaper Bag! Men can be super critical of those fun and frilly bags and the JJ Cole Metra Bag gives them something they can wear around when out and about too!










This diaper bag is the ultimate on-the-go diaper bag for her and her little one! It comes with so many organizing pockets, plus it looks like a fashionable messenger bag! The large interior pocket is perfect for keeping bulk items and can even fit in a few cloth diapers! It's a must have for mom and dad too! Plus dad's will even sport it around happily!



It includes • includes grips™ stroller attachments, coordinating changing pad, and pacifier pod™ • insulated bottle pockets • wallet organizer under magnetic front flap Buy the JJ Cole Metra Diaper Bag (this is an affiliate link for Courtneys Sweets) for only $69.95 or WIN IT HERE!

Enter using the form below >>

JJ Cole Metra Diaper Bag Giveaway


The Giveaway will close late on the evening of April 30. The winner will be chosen at random through  Giveaway Tools.  The winner will be announced both on Giveaway Tools form as well as notified by email and announced on MCO’s Facebook. The winner will have their prize sent to them by JJ Cole, Mommys Craft Obsession is not responsible for prize shipment. Must be 18 years and older. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google are in no way affiliated with this giveaway. No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited by law. US Only. 




Thursday, April 17, 2014

Fort Magic Review and Giveaway!


*I received a complimentary Fort Magic kit for review in exchange for my honest thoughts and opinions*

Fort Magic is an innovative fort building and construction toy that enables children to build 3D, kid-created, "life-size" worlds for inventive play!  Imagine the hours of excitement at playtime, play dates, sleepovers and family-time as children build "forts" shaped like pirate ships, castles, playhouses, submarines, airplanes, teepees, tunnels, and so much more...all from just one Fort Magic kit! Fantasy becomes reality with Fort Magic through the power of a child's own creative hands!  Easy to build, easy to clean up! Fort Magic ignites children's imagination for hours of creative play!

Who doesn't love building forts?  Fort building takes me back to my childhood; my siblings and I always had some type of fort that we were building to play in!  Inside, outside it didn't matter to us; we were always coming up with ways to make them bigger and better than the one before! Now that I have children of my own it is just as much fun helping them build forts and watching their imagination go wild as they turn their fort into a creative masterpiece for us to play in!  

When Fort Magic asked me to do a review and giveaway I was so excited I could hardly wait!  I knew it would be a huge hit with Little Miss!  

Photo Credits: Fort Magic

For those of you that haven't heard of this amazing fort kit,  "Fort Magic is different from other building & construction toys available for children because of its unlimited building potential to invent "life-size" creative designs.  Children and families LOVE Fort Magic!  Repeated “five star” customer feedback on Amazon shows children are playing with and enjoying Fort Magic daily, for months, even for over a year, without getting bored!  That’s a toy that inspires and entertains!  Bye, bye addictions to electronics...hello quality playtime kids and families love!"

Fort Magic generously sent me a Fort Magic kit for review!  

Photo Credits: Fort Magic



You will not believe everything this kit comes with!  Fort Magic really has thought of everything you need to build whatever type of fort your little one can imagine and then some!



Every Fort Magic kit includes 382 pieces:
  • 165 Straight and Curved Sticks in seven different sizes!
  • 87 Connector pieces in five varieties of shapes and sizes!
  • 130 easy to use fabric and accessory clips!  Securely fasten sheets or fabric to any shape design your child invents!
  • A full color Instruction Manual with over 20 designs to build!
  • A high quality Storage Bag that securely holds all of the Fort Magic pieces - so clean up is quick and easy every time!
  • A 30-day Money Back Guarantee!
  • Full Manufacturer's Warranty on all parts!
  • Fabric Covers are not included.

Photo Credits: Fort Magic

We couldn't wait to get started!  We decided to start out with one of the easier forts to build which was a tunnel!  We had so much fun putting this together I forgot to take pictures of us doing it, but this is what it looked like once it was done!  It was so easy to put together leaving plenty of time for playing!  Even Nana joined in on the fun!


While we were building this tunnel Baby C was asleep, so Little Miss decided to make a friend to play with!


For our second fort Little Miss decided she wanted to build the playhouse!  This one obviously took a little more time, but it was time well spent!  The instruction manual is very easy to understand, Little Miss was able to set aside all the pieces that were needed for this fort and figure out where each piece went with little help!  These forts really are "life-size" so she did need the stool to help her reach the higher areas.  


Fort Magic doesn't offer fort covers yet so once the frame work was done we covered it with some sheets and blankets that we had on hand, using the fabric clips that were included in the kit.  When we had it all covered Little Miss couldn't wait to get into her dress up clothes and play!  The kids had so much fun playing in the playhouse we decided to leave it up for a few days, and surprisingly it stayed standing even with a couple wild 2 year olds running around in it!


Here are some other amazing forts you can build with this kit!

Photo Credits: Fort Magic

Fort Magic covers are coming soon!  I cannot wait for that!  Until then we will enjoy using our creativity with the covers we have!

"Kids love to build forts! There's no doubt about it. Give them a Fort Magic kit and they are happily creating and inventing for hours to come!  Whether they are building designs from Fort Magic's manual, or cleverly inventing new designs of their own, kids will have a tremendous amount of fun building with their Fort Magic kit!  However, another benefit of building with Fort Magic parents may not realize is that it is also an excellent learning tool for the most important habits of happiness and success!  This is what Fort Magic is truly passionate about; combining creativity and learning while having tons of fun!  But you don't need to take our word on it, listen to what Fort Magic parents have to say!"

I am very impressed with this kit; it is well put together and worth every penny!  I highly recommend the Fort Magic kit!  If you are looking for a great way to get your child away from the TV and other electronics this is something that will keep them occupied day after day!  This kit has really brought Little Miss' creativity out; I love watching her build things that are not in the instruction manual, when she finishes she is so proud of herself!  Some days she will spend hours creating forts for her and Baby C to play in!  I really believe that every family should have a Fort Magic kit!

To Purchase:  Visit Fort Magic to get your fort building kit today!

To Win:  Mommys Craft Obsession and Fort Magic are giving away a Fort Magic kit to one of our lucky readers!  Fill out the Giveaway Tools Form below for your chance to win!




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Congrats Tara Farhad!!
The Giveaway will close late on the evening of May 1st. The winner will be chosen at random through  Giveaway Tools.  The winner will be announced both on Giveaway Tools form as well as notified by email and announced on MCO’s Facebook. The winner will have their prize sent to them by Fort Magic, Mommys Craft Obsession is not responsible for prize shipment. Must be 18 years and older. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google are in no way affiliated with this giveaway. No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited by law. US Only. This review is 100% original and in my own words. Everything written is from my own personal view point and opinions and I have not been influenced by any outside sources. What works for me, may not work for you. All photos have been taken by me unless stated otherwise. I have been provided with product to review by Fort Magic however I have not been compensated monetarily for this review. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.