Calico Critters – A Wholesome Chance to Win

They’re teeny tiny, they’re cute and they come with a teeny weeny accessories. They’re every little girl’s (in my case – probably little boys too!) dream. I just hope I don’t regret this.

OK, I’ll be honest. Calico Critters are just too darn cute. And after reading a piece over at the Daily Green about a green mom who gave in to the creatures because they’re made from non-phthalate PVC, I bit the bullet. It helped learning they’re made by International Playthings – I got hooked on their sink/sandbox for a Babble review over the summer.

Now I’ve been bitten by the Critters bug too. They remind me of the old Polly Pocket – when she really fit in your pocket (some classics should never be messed with). The fuzzy bunnies, cats, squirrels and other . . . well, critters . . . are as tall as my short stubby fingers, and come boxed with everything kids need to dress them up, down and ready for town. And did I mention they’re cute?

The name itself reminds me of something out of Laura Ingalls Wilder – with her calico dresses – and dressing up little animals is the kind of harmless, wholesome fun I can get behind.

Which is why I’m offering up a Halloween set of Calico Critters for one lucky Inside Out winner to celebrate the holiday! With a bunny in her witch costume, a squirrelly ghost and a host of tricks and treats, this will be your child’s new favorite friend for stowing in her pocket.

Want to win? Check out the Calico Critters’ site, and come back to comment on your favorite set of all. For extra entires, as always, grab my badge and/or blog about the contest, then leave the link in comments. The contest will close on Wednesday, October 29, and it’s open to residents of the US and Canada only. Make sure you check back to see if you’re a winner, or subscribe to be the first to know about any of our giveaways.

For More Halloween Fun, Check Out My Holiday Goodies Over at Strollerderby:

Just in Time for Halloween: How to Make Your Own Slime!

How To Fake Being the Crafty Mom This Halloween

Or Check out the Bloggy Carnival for more giveaways

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  1. Oh I absolutely love the Cloverleaf Corners Preschool set!! There were so many adorable sets there. They’re all so precious!I have followed your blogs for a little while now and I love them, thanks for sharing everything with us.Cara

  2. I like the baby playground climbing train!

  3. I put your badge on my blog 🙂

  4. i love the baby’s love and care set. my girls love taking care of their babies enough that it makes me think about having another one. :)andrewandkristan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  5. OH GOODNESS!! They are the cutest things I have ever seen!!!I love the Mr. and Mrs. Claus set but I have to say the Sweetbriar Pony and Stable is my favorite. My daughter loves horses and she would love that cute little set.Thanks for sharing the link to the site. I have it bookmarked for the holidays.Thank you for a great giveaway!HunnyV “at” Optonline “dot” net

  6. wow i love to win a set of calico critters/maple town critters thay are realy cute i have well one of the older houses and some of the older critters that well my oldest had way back when. and ever since then i been on the look out for calico critters to add to it so that well my youngest has a little more to play with when she plays with it thanks

  7. I just love the Ply Baby Nursery School. That is so adorable. Thank you so much!judybrittle at aol dot com

  8. My favorite playset is the Baby Play Nursery School with 2 Babies, and my favorite characters are those adorable Mango Monkeys!onlycancan at hotmail dot com

  9. Three little pigs is too cute:)

  10. I love the baby love and care set! Thank you for the chance to win such a cute prize!

  11. My daughter likes pigs, so I’d have to say the pigglywink pig family is the cutest, although everything is adorable!

  12. I love the Baby Play House!

  13. I have your badge on my blog!

  14. love the bike riding set – our daughter’s favorite activity with dad!

  15. I think the Baby Play Park with 2 Twins is cute,

  16. These remind me a toy I used to have when I was little…anyways I love the baby playground climbing train (and know my son would too).

  17. Sweetbriar Stable & Pony… my daughter is starting riding therapy and she would love this!

  18. They are so cute. I think the Lambrook Sheep Family are adorable.

  19. Adorable!My favourite is the Sweetbriar Pony and Stable Set! My grandchildren would love this!

  20. The Baby Playground Tea Cup Ride is adorable. The puppies are so cute and what fun having it spin. Thanks for the chance.

  21. I really like the Baby Play Park with two Twins.

  22. I love the Baby Play House, so cute!mommyhoodisthankless{AT}

  23. I have your button on my blog:Heremommyhoodisthankless {AT} gmail {DOT} com

  24. I blogged about your giveaway: Heremommyhoodisthankless {AT} gmail {DOT} com

  25. My favorite is the A Carriage Ride for Connor and Kerri.=) melaniehttp://melaniescrafts.blogspot.commelanieadey at hotmail dot com

  26. I have your button on my blog.=) melaniehttp://melaniescrafts.blogspot.commelanieadey at hotmail dot com

  27. Fisher Cat Family is my favorite set of four! They are darling!!!Thanks so much!Michele R.(CA)

  28. I like the Baby Play Nursery School with 2

  29. I put your button on my

  30. I love love love these! My favorite is the Baby Play Park with 2 Twins! So cute. Can I just set them up around the house? ;-)Lindseyladyufshalott at

  31. I thought the Mango Monkeys were the cutest! Fitting, as I always call my littel guy a little monkey!

  32. I have your button on my blog 🙂

  33. I blogged about the giveaway here

  34. The beagle twins are just irresistible! What kid (or adult) wouldn’t fall in love with these cute little calico critters?

  35. My daughter loves bunnies so I’d have to say the Cottontail Rabbit Family.

  36. The townhouse!!! Wow!!!

  37. We have a beagle so I have to say the beagle dog family is my favorite!! They should make rat terrier ones because we have a ratty too!

  38. Baby love and care set. These are adorable.

  39. The Buttercup Cat Family is just too cute!

  40. Baby Play Nursery School with 2 Babies is very cute.dlcwin[at]gmail[dot]com

  41. I like th pony sets. My daughter would have so much fun with these!

  42. I like the costume critters and baby playground climbing train. I couldn’t choose one because they are so cute. Thanks…..

  43. Oh, I love the Lambrook Sheep Twins! I love sheep! :o)

  44. Too cute – we would love those! Holly

  45. Too cute.I like the Baby Play Park with 2 Twins. lydia.bower @

  46. I absolutely adore Calico Critters and have the cottontail bunny starter set and would love the Beagle dog family!honeybmalt at hotmail dot com

  47. How sweet! I love the cottontail rabbit family or the carriage ride for Connor and Kerri! Thanks for the giveaway!mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

  48. awww how cute are they! Love the nursery. Thanks!

  49. I just adore the Sweetbriar Stable and Pony! precious! Thanks for the giveaway!

  50. I LOVE The 3 little pigs!

  51. I like the Baby Play Nursery School. Very sweet.

  52. The baby play park is so cute! We love the park!

  53. The Baby Play Park is really cute but I didn’t realize they have a pony series also — my daughter would love that!

  54. They are beyond adorable!!!!!I love the Three Little Piggies and the Santa set.These are so sweet! Thank you for offering them in a giveaway!HunnyV “at” Optonline “dot” net

  55. I like the Cottontail Rabbit Family, but my kids would probably like the Sweetbriar Pony Set better.

  56. i like the baby play park

  57. My kiddos would love the baby playground climbing train! I love the baby playhouse!

  58. I totally had the pre-Calico Critters when I was a little girl. Back then they were called Sylvanians. They’ve changed them some, but they are still so cute! I love the Hawthorne Hamster Family. Thanks for this fun giveaway!zipster81(at)juno(dot)com

  59. I want the toy store set!butterflyrouge(at)yahoo(dot)com

  60. The Santa & Mrs. Claus ones are so cute.tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

  61. My DD would love Willow at the horse Show (she’s pony mad)

  62. The Lambbrook Sheep Family is absolutely adorable! Those are ALL so cute; aren;t they darling?You’ve picked out one of the most coveted delights this holiday to give away. How very sweet of you.

  63. Your button is in my sidebar! Come look!crossin my fingers….

  64. I think the Baby Play House looks like something my daughter would really enjoy setting up and playing with. She loves the sweet little animal families and their accessories!Thank you for the very generous giveaway!foxsquirrelrabbit(at)gmail(dot)com

  65. I love the Halloween and the Santa sets. They are the cutest things!

  66. the maple town critters are way

  67. Ohhhh, these are the cutest little toys! The three little pigs made me squeal with delight ( no pun!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  68. The Play Date set is really cute!Deborahdbstout{at]juno{dot}com

  69. My favorite is the Polly & Holly's Winter Fun set.-Terrapartymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

  70. cute love the baby playground set…nice

  71. My favourite set is the 3 Little Pigs. I would love to win this for my daughter who has managed to collect a number of these sets.michelle at northofthe49 dot com

  72. I love the Baby Play House!Mariannemjackson(at)wwhgd(dot)comwww.crochetbymommaj.etsy.com

  73. I love Flora and Berry get ready for bed…very cute.owatz (AT) telus (DOT) net

  74. They are so cute .. first time I heard of them! My choice is the Baby Playground Ferris Wheel

  75. I like the cottontail rabbit family.bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

  76. I love the sheep family! I have always loved CC, but they are so expensive I’ve never bitten the bullet and bought them. Thanks for the chance to win!

  77. I think the baby play park is the cutest!

  78. The 3 little pigs… ty

  79. I love the Cottentail Rabbit Twins 😀 Too cute :)anastasia[at]

  80. Aaaw, I had never seen the ponies before! I love the Willow at the horse show set!

  81. I like the Baby Play House Set.cherierj(at)yahoo(dot)com

  82. I love the Costume Critters. How fantastic! Thank you for this giveaway; I hope I win :)eyeslikesugar (at) gmail (dot) com

  83. OHHHH my daughter LOVES these! She has several families and the cottage! Her favorite though (and mine too) is the bride and groom set! Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

  84. the baby loving care set. Thanks for the giveaway. Heatherponcey76 at hotmail dot com

  85. the fisher cat set is cute! Thank you for the chance to win!

  86. I really like the Beagle Dog Family. Thanks!

  87. I love the rabbit family, but the three little pigs are so adorable too! These are all really cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

  88. How cute! I like the Tabby Twins Sleep ‘n Play Set.

  89. The cottontail rabbit family is so cutedigicat{AT}sbcglobal{DOT}net

  90. I love the The Buttercup Cat Family. Thanks for the giveaway!

  91. I LOVE the Adventure Tree House!!!!!illl

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