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Fun for a short time, not as sturdy as it could be.
on January 16, 2015
Purchased this for my 3 year old's birthday party. It arrived in a large, thin box but it was damaged on one corner, so part of the "house" was damaged. Putting it together was fairly easy - it consists of 4-5 cardbox pieces that you interlock into each other, so it requires no tools or cutting. My major complaint is that the main part of the house (with the door, windows, etc) is not very sturdy - it consists of two identical pieces that you fold into each other. As a result, it doesn't really hold its shape, and it required a lot of packing tape to keep the parts together. Even if you pre-fold the pieces to try to make them retain their shape, they don't want to stay so you'll be forced to do something to help it.
It comes with four markers, which worked fine but we purchased an additional set of markers since we were having four children at the party. The kids had fun overall coloring, but seemed to grow tired of it quickly - there isn't a lot to do except scribble on the cardboard and there isn't much on it to color except for a bird and some round shapes on the roof.
Would I purchase it again? Probably not. It isn't as sturdy as I would like, and the kids grew tired of it quickly, and now I have it sitting in my family room. The only reason I still have it is my cats seem to like it.