Give the Gift of Imagination – Easy Playhouse Review

Easy Playhouse Logo

It all began one summer afternoon decorating a refrigerator box with my children. They were planning on eating lunch inside their new playhouse and then camping in it later that night. The screams of joy said it all. My son, in his excitement, proclaimed that every kid should have a cool playhouse like him. At that moment it became clear that every child should be given an opportunity to design and decorate their own unique place to play. Easy Playhouse was born.

I remember, as most of you do, creating playhouses out of cardboard boxes. Although, then we called them Forts not Playhouses. We’d designed elaborate Fortresses from cardboard with signs depicting who could enter and who could not. Years later when I’d have my first child I would build for him his first playhouse from Cardboard and then my youngest would find the joy in it as well. There is something wholly great about the imagination of a child that can bring a cardboard box to life, to give it differing shapes and ideas and place them in worlds far beyond what adults can grasp after years of ‘the real world’. Dean Thelen and Scott Flint’s children gave them the gift of something joyful and from it they gave all of us Easy Playhouse.

Easy Playhouse Cabin

My original idea for this review was to take our Easy Playhouse and give it a whimsical design and then gift it to charity. However, I had read a message on Facebook from an old friend that has four beautiful daughters. Her and her husband hit a rough patch in the road, as we all do sometimes, there isn’t much she can do as she is home with her daughters and is also battling Cancer. They almost lost their home, but because of the goodness of people they were able to keep it, however Christmas kept looking as though it would hold nothing magical under the tree. She amazed me because she never honestly complained, but was thankful for what she was given. She’s a really good person. So I decided to Gift the Easy Playhouse to her and instead of coloring it as we had planned I wanted her daughters to color it and later share their experience. She’s dabbles in photography, so I’m sure she can share many delightful photos after Christmas.

Easy Playhouse fun

In some way I felt like Easy Playhouse became it’s own small Habitat for Humanity for Children. Instead of building a home for a family it was giving children in need a way to build their own Playhouse. A magical place just for them off and away in another galaxy or right there in the back yard. There is something special about that, about being able to give a child a doorway into a castle, a fortress, a space station, a log cabin, a secret chamber or just a little house with a red door.

I don’t need to tell you how great of a gift this would be for your own children and grand-children, that’s obvious. You can see them playing in it right now, I’m sure! But for this Holiday I want to give you a different idea, wouldn’t it be something if you got one for another child out there who may not have anything for Christmas. A child that might not even have a real house. Wouldn’t it be something if you brought an Easy Playhouse to your Church, to Toys for Tots, local Toy Collections, Shelters or Orphanages – and donated, not just any cardboard box, but a whole wide world of imagination for those children. That’s what I would love to see.

You can find many Local Charities to donate the Easy Playhouse to on Give the gift of Imagination. Goodness is a Gift that never is outgrown.

Purchase: The Easy Playhouse can be purchased for $40.00, but you can also get a 25% Discount by using the Code: EP25OFF It’s an incredible value for something so magnificent. 

Connect: You can connect with Easy Playhouse on their Facebook Page and/or @EasyPlayhouse on Twitter. You can also follow along with their story on their Blog

I received samples for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions are my own and/or my families and are not influenced by any form of compensation. 


  1. I like the pink cottage house my girls would love to decorate it that way.

  2. Some very cute ideas! I would have to see how my grandson would want to decorate it. I’m guessing there would be airplanes and dinosaurs 😉

    jandplee at att dot net

  3. Momma Teri says:

    I would like to try and recreate the stone house with my kiddos. Looks pretty simple to and with the use of the sponge method, I bet we can do it!
    strawberrykidssales at

  4. Love the pink cottage house for my nieces!

  5. sarah shult says:

    I think my kids would like a neutral color cottage house

  6. I would try to make it match our house so they have their own mini version.

  7. I like the stone house. It is cute. Thanks for the chance to enter.

    Andrea D.

  8. Lori Thomas says:

    I think my son would like the stone house

  9. michelleplummer says:

    We would make a castle

  10. i like the cottage house with the pink stones.

  11. Jacqui Odell says:

    pink cottage house for daughter.

  12. I love the beach house!

  13. soccermom1 says:

    I’d let my granddaughter paint it pink to make a princess house
    rjs682 at yahoo dot com

  14. Carrie Phelps says:

    My 4 y.o. grandson LOVES to draw airplanes with people in the windows so I think we would design an airport tower using this. Thanks!

  15. I think it would be fun to decorate it with the kids’ handprints!
    hungrymonkey09 at gmail dot com

  16. mammi_of_2 says:

    i would leave the decorating up to my 3 years old i know she would want to paint flowers on it

    Bonnie Rodriguez

  17. Wild N Mild $$$ says:

    I like the log cabin looking one.
    Jennifer Rote
    wildnmild4u (at) yahoo (dot) com

  18. debijackson says:

    i like the pink cottage so brea could decorate

  19. Mommydoll13 says:

    a candy cottage lots of bright colors


  20. My daughter likes the beach cottage house!

  21. a pink cottage thats colorful! Thanks for this splendid giveaway

    anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  22. I love the polka dot idea!! So cute!

  23. Denise McDonough says:

    I would love the cottage house!

    My Alora would just have a grand ol time!

  24. I would make a superhero headquarters for my son

  25. As much as I would love to do something off-the-wall creative, the truth is our cottage would be full of scribbles and stickers, all lovingly applied of course! Maybe when my LO gets a little older we can attempt something more elaborate 🙂

  26. Probably make it look like a schoolhouse.

  27. We’d turn it into a log cabin – Jill L

  28. Jody Sisson says:

    I would do it like the stone house.
    jodysis at windstream dot net

  29. Glow in the dark stars!

  30. My son would have fun doing the beach house

  31. melissa miller says:

    beach house

  32. bored2quickly says:

    We would probably try to make the log cabin! Happy holidays! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
    Renee Walters

  33. Ann Marie Walker says:

    I would design mine in all pink and purple with polka dots. My kid would love that.

  34. nicole thoresen says:

    I would design mine like a log cabin.

    aussiegirl03 at gmail dot com

  35. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    we would make ours like a gingerbread house
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  36. Fatty Bumpkins says:

    I really love the beach house idea and it would be great for the kids. Thanks for the awesome giveaway 🙂

    fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

  37. I would like to try to make the little pink house, it turned out cute.

  38. I would give my son finger paint and let him go at it 🙂 He is almost 3 and I think he would have a blast!

    dythia_99(at)yahoo(dot) com

  39. Tylerpants says:

    My son loves legos so I’d paint/draw the playhouse to make it look like it was made of legos. tylerpants(at)

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