We’re in the height of beach weather, and what day at your favorite body of water would be complete without the necessaries for sandcastle building? Green Toys Inc. makes a wonderful set perfect for all us Greenies. Their toys are made from recycled milk bottle plastic as the main ingredient, and what results are quality toys made out of some of the safest, most eco-friendly plastics around.
At the start of spring, I got all excited for my two-year-old to start playing in the sand so I bought him a bucket and shovel. From the – ahem – dollar store. (Yes, me. Mrs. Greenpants.) Between the store and home, a 5-minute ride, he’d already broken the handle to such a degree it could not be fixed. The shovel is not of a sturdy nature and cannot actually dig dirt. And now I have a useless piece of plastic which needs to find its proper recycle bin. But we’ve put our Green Toys Sand Play Set through the ringer by taking it to a local park where we found not beach sand but hard-packed earth. Everything in this play set is very rugged and left the park in as good a condition as it entered it. With the help of his aunt and uncle, my son was building sandcastles in no time, thanks to the sandcastle mold. The set includes a trowel, a hand rake, a sandcastle mold, and a bucket with a rope handle, so everyone had something to play with.
Not only is the quality great, but the packaging is minimal, contained in one piece of cleverly-engineered recycled cardboard. (If there’s one thing that digs my dirt, it’s a toy anchored in multiple pieces of adult-proof packaging. And the twisties! What do they think will happen? The toy will fall out in shipping and be lost in off-coast Chinese waters forever, separated from its instructions?) Add to that the fact that Green Toys are all made in the good old U.S.A. and you’ve got a real summertime winner. So now time to win your own Sand Play Set ($19.99 retail) because I’m not letting go of mine! (Or visit Green Toys Inc. to see where you can purchase one.)
3 Ways to Enter:
1.) Leave a comment after visiting the Green Toys site. Tell me which toy you like the most, or you can tell me something you like about the site in general. (Winners are chosen at random, but if the first winner selected does not claim the prize, the second winner is chosen based on comment originality. So have fun with your comment!)
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Do all three, and you’ve got three entries to win! You have until midnight EST on Friday, June 27, 2008, to enter. Winner will also receive one free bottle of Super Echinacea, courtesy of Herb Pharm.