My Review of The Tree Fort Kit

Originally submitted at Magic Cabin

Our Tree Fort is a magical woodland wonderland where all of our miniature dolls and animals want to live. Each fort is completely unique, as they are made from the smaller salvage branches of hazelnut and alder wood trees. Yet each offers the following common features
  • 20″”-diame…

Excellent–fun, creative, and durable.

By Krystal the Artist from Central Texas on 2/11/2011
5out of 5

Pros: Fun, Entertaining, Durable, Interactive, Easy Assembly, Realistic, Great Value
Cons: Poor Instructions
Best Uses: Young Children, Imaginative Play, Group Activity, Creative Development, Indoor
Describe Yourself: Stay At Home Parent, Homeschooler, Parent Of Two Or More Children
Was this a gift?: Yes

We adore this thing–used as a “fairy house” in my home. I bought it when my eldest daughter was 3. She’s 8 now, and she and her 3-year old sister play with it daily. Over the course of several moves and a very destructive toddler, I think one piece of wood has split–but even that’s not an issue, as we wrapped it with hemp twine and it simply adds to the overall visual aesthetic! I agree that the instructions are fairly useless. However, those who are complaining about that are missing the point that this toy is an open-ended building concept. There is no one-right-way to put it together. We have constructed it multiple ways, multiple times, and that just adds to its interest. Instead of the woodland family, I bought the Kathe Kruse Fairy Family Collection, and we have the furniture set as well. Recently, I went to the local craft store and bought a pack of green wool roving for “leaves”; several different types of ribbons; and some silk flowers to “spruce up” the fairy home, and it was a total hit. I initially cringed at the purchase price of this toy, but it’s incredibly worth it in terms of play value, beauty, and inspiring creativity.
The “fairy house”, decorated

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