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
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