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Happy Easter, Everybunny!

We partnered up with Bashas’ Supermarkets, our hometown grocer, for the 4th Annual Easter Festival at The Wigwam Resort hosted by Hickman’s Family Farms.  We created custom bunny ear stickers that repurposed hundreds of recycled toilet paper rolls. The ears were a huge hit!

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Thank you, Bashas’, for supporting small local businesses. We had a blast!

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Sustainability Solutions Festival: It’s Time To Find A Better Way

What is sustainability? “It means different things to different people. But it affects us all – how we treat one another, our planet and our future. Sustainability is the greatest opportunity we have today to ensure we have our best possible future.”

We are so honored to be a part of the first-ever ASU Sustainability Solutions Festival held February 17-22, 2014. This fun, full-day event focused on educating, entertaining and inspiring kids and parents about sustainability was held at Arizona Science Center. How can we all reduce, reuse, recycle and innovate for a better tomorrow?

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We created a custom eco-friendly binocular sticker for the event and had hundreds and hundreds of recycled toilet paper rolls on hand to upcycle and re-purpose into interactive, simple toys with hundreds of kids. I brought along my enthusiastic little helper so it made the day even more special.

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Kids always think "outside of the box (or roll)".

Kids always think “outside of the box (or roll)”.

Custom designed binocular stickers for the event.

Custom designed binocular stickers for the event.

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Camel art made up of tiny plastic recycled toys.

Camel art made up of tiny plastic recycled toys.

A string instrument made by a kid using a recycled salt container and three rubber bands.
A string instrument made by a kid using a recycled salt container and three rubber bands.

Our neighbors at the event made DIY self-watering planters with recycled water bottles and string.

Our neighbors at the event made DIY self-watering planters with recycled water bottles and string.

A big thank you goes to ASU Sustainaibilty Solutions Festival for putting on this very impressive week-long festival and also to Arizona Science Center for hosting the event that launched this celebration!

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Saddle Up! It’s Time for a Kickin’ Cowboy Party.

Howdy! Our little friend Dominic is turning 4 and we’ve put together ideas for his cowboy themed birthday party.

Horse illustrations from istockphoto.com.

Horse illustrations from istockphoto.com.

We always like to create a focal point for our table design and build out. Our overall color palette for the party is blue and red. We used three of our Red Barn stickers that repurpose cereal boxes. We made horse cupcake toppers and placed them in the foreground to create a corral. I’m madly in love with this Mexican blanket on the diagonally – so vibrant and festive!

Each guest receives this customized party favor – cowboy hat, our Cow sticker wrapped in a blue bandana and a sheriff star. Yeehaw!

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We always like to have at least one simple DIY craft activity for the kids and parents. This time, we made cowboy mustaches using popsicle sticks and black construction paper.

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We made cowboy beans and corn on the cob for some yummy grub.

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The kids went wild for these cupcakes.

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So MOO-ch fun recycling a milk carton into a cow plaything.

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We recycled an Amazon box into horseshoes by cutting out the shapes and covering them with shiny silver duct tape – kid-friendly, light-weight and 100% fun!

BPFK Cowboy PartyGiddy up, ya’ll, it’s time for Dominic’s kickin’ party!!!

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Ghoulish Girly-Girl Party

Pink and black is the new orange and black! This year, we put together a unique take on your typical Halloween party theme – we combined scary and pretty. And boy girl, is it ever memorable.

BPFK Halloween Pink HousesWe started by creating a centerpiece for our table from a row of pretty Pink Haunted Houses made with our eco-friendly, recycling craft stickers. All you need are three empty milk cartons and our Pink House stickers to begin building your party table. We repurposed shimmery fabric to give the illusion of a foggy night. We purchased wooden black trees to create a creepy, yet idyllic tree-lined street. From our central theme, we pulled together other elements to make this an unforgettable Halloween.BPFK Halloween Party Place SettingEach guest is greeted with a personalized place setting. BPFK Pumpkin SandwichesWe made pumpkin-shaped PBJ sandwiches with celery tops. I bet even my little one would be open to trying celery now.

Halloween Pink Houses CakeIt wouldn’t be a celebration without a yummy cake. We picked up this beauty at Tammie Coe Cakes – a bakery up the street from our house.

BPFK Halloween CarrotsWe served up healthy orange snacks. (Sorry, no Cheetos at this party.)

BPFK Mummies Utensil HoldersAs always, at Box Play for Kids, we like to repurpose recyclables whenever possible. These adorable mummy napkin rings can be made with empty toilet paper rolls, wiggly eyes, some gauze and a dab of glue.

BPFK Pink Spider StrawsWe found pink and white polka dot paper straws and embellished them with miniature spiders. We also found a pretty pink and silver ribbon to trim the tops of the black paper cups. It’s all in the details!

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Here’s a quick recap of all the fun. Happy Halloween!

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Back-to-School with California Baby

10…9…8…7…6…5…4…3…2…1…Stick on. Blast off!

California Baby, one of our favorite personal care brands for kids, is partnering with us again for another promotion. This time it’s for Back-To-School featuring fun, simple recycling crafts for kids. Our eco-friendly, DIY craft stickers (Rocket Ship, Giraffe and Whale) will repurpose their amazing Bubble Bath and Powder packaging into fun new toys. Check out the Fun Reuse section of their site for more ways to recycle their containers.

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Red, White and Play

BPFK July 4 Table Shot Planning a patriotic party? We’ve put together a July 4th “inspired table” featuring – American flags, water balloons, fire chief hats, Dalmatians and our Fire Truck Party Pack stickers. Our recycling craft stickers are great as a party activity, table décor or party favors.

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Kids love interactive elements so we included yellow fire chief hats, water balloons (caution: it might get a little wet) and fire trucks made out of repurposed milk cartons. Everyone can be chief at this party!dalmation cake stand

 

I’m not much of a baker so I took the easy way out and picked up store-bought treats. We created cupcake toppers using the Dalmatian from our fire truck stickers. It’s not a party unless you include cute, cuddly creatures.goodie bags

 

We put together goodie bags so the Red, White and Play can continue at home!Box Play for Kids July 4th Fire Truck Party

Below is a recap of all the fun.

 

Our stickers are proudly made in the USA.

Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!

 

Press Release: “Blogger’s Best Award” NYIGF 2012

Press Contact:
Cathy Steel, 203-340-9251
cathysteel@cathysteelassociates.com
NYIGF Press Information

 

FIVE BEST NEW PRODUCT AWARDS PRESENTED AT NYIGF’S BABY & CHILD

“Bloggers’ Best” Award Presented to Box Play for Kids® Stickers

 

NEW YORK, NY, August 21, 2012… Five companies were presented with Baby & ChildBest New Product Awards” today, with Box Play for Kids® receiving the “Blogger’s Best” distinction for Box Play for Kids Stickers. Baby & Child, one of 10 divisions in the New York International Gift Fair® (NYIGF®), runs through Wednesday, August 22, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

In addition to the semi-annual “Blogger’s Best” award, Baby & ChildBest New Product Award” winners are recognized for excellence in four categories: toy, décor, gear and apparel. A panel of eight editors from trade media, kid-centric blogs and websites selected products which exemplified innovation, design and style.

The summer 2012 winners and finalists, selected from 116 products, are:

BLOGGER’S BEST:

Box Play for Kids® (Phoenix, AZ) for Box Play for Kids Stickers, eco friendly stickers made of 100 percent recycled paper that turn old boxes into new toys.

TOY:
Winner: PlanToys, Inc.
(Mountain View, CA) for Play House, a three-story rubberwood and PlanWood doll house with a handle to carry and a rooftop that becomes a garden.

Finalist: Fat Brain Toy Co. (Elkhorn, NE) for Tobbles Neo stacking toy.
Finalist: Juratoys US Corp
(Ft. Lauderdale, FL) for Magnetibook Crazy Face.

DÉCOR:
Winner: HABA® USA
(Skaneateles, NY) for Teepee Play Tent, a portable personal space for little explorers to take exciting and creative adventures.

Finalist: Magicforest, LTD (Portsmouth, NH) for Fly With Me Hot Air Balloon Music Box.

Finalist: Milk Moon Kids (Cincinnati, OH) for Growth Charts.

GEAR:
Winner: aden + anais®
(Brooklyn, NY) for Serenity Star, a 5-in-1 electronic sleep and feeding system for mom and baby.

Finalist: MadPax (Phoenix, AZ) for BUBBLE nibbler.

Finalist: Love Mae (Stokers Siding, Australia) for Tableware – Melamine Dinnerware.

 APPAREL:
Winner: Pipopipo™
(Los Angeles, CA) for Pipopipo friends socks, which come in a reusable bamboo package with three pairs of socks designed either for boys or girls.

Finalist: Cutey Booty
(Mount Pleasant, SC) for Girl & Boy Outfit.
Finalist: Keepsake Threads (Fort Wayne, IN) for Upcycled T-Shirt Baby Bibs.

“Across the board, Baby & Child showcases innovation and new design directions,” said Randi Mohr, Baby & Child Sales Manager. “These products in particular stand apart in their inspired excellence.”

The Best New Product Award judges were: Joanna Dreifus, MyMomShops.com; Joann Fallon, Baby & Kids; Lynda M. Johnson, KidsStyleSource.com; Caroline Kennedy, Playthings; Jane Kitchen, Kids Today; Nancy Lombardi, Toys & Family Entertainment; Leesa Valentino, TheGiggleGuide.com; and Angela Velasquez, Earnshaw’s.

Baby & Child features 150 companies offering sophisticated and purpose-driven products for children 0-10 years. NYIGF is the nation’s premier gift, home and lifestyle marketplace, with 2,800+ exhibiting companies featuring an extraordinary breadth and depth of design-driven home fashion products and complementary giftware.

The winter 2013 NYIGF edition will take place Saturday, January 26, through Wednesday, January 30, 2013. Some 35,000 attendees from all 50 states and more than 80 countries worldwide are expected. Information and registration is available online at www.nyigf.com.