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Because It's Christmas: Group 5 UNWRAPPED - North Star Toys' Paddle Wheel Boat GIVEAWAY

Posted Jan 14 2009 7:58pm
The next and final gift we are unwrappingis a terrific kid-powered Paddle Wheel Boatfrom North Star Toys! YOU can win this as one of the great gifts fromGroup 5and an identical one has been donatedtheRelief Nursery of Collin Countyin Plano, TX.

North Star Toys was the perfect fit for our Because It's Christmas Kids & Charity Giveaway because of the very nature of what their products are made out of - honest to goodness non-toxic WOOD.

The little Elvesat North Star Toys are hard at work,especially at this time of year,trying to make sturdy, beautiful toys that will please boys and girls both young and old.The owners of North Star Toyshave been an absolute delight to work with andtruthfully, their toys reflect that. They simply believe thatchildren deservebeautiful, functional toys.

From the owners ~

At North Star Toys we believe that conscious parenting is one of the most wonderful and challenging responsibilities on the planet. It is our hope to support this important endeavor by offering simple toys that stimulate creative, imaginative play. We truly care about the toys we make and hope that they add to the nurturing experiences of childhood.

North Star Toys is also very conscientious about the environment. Being a family owned and operated business, they can make environmental sustainability top priority. They recycle both the paper they use as well as the packaging whenever possible and turn right around and print on recycled paper. They use vegetable-based inks for large printing jobs and their saw dust is used to supplement compost and for chickens. 100 percent of electricity that runs their shop comes from wind and/or solar energy. And their wood-scraps are even donated to schools for art projects and used for kindling - how's that for giving back?!

Each of these beautiful toys are loving created using only American hard woods then they use food grade mineral oil to finish the toys. That has to be part of what make them so beautiful! I have been so impressed by the wide variety of toys in their collection, all the way from their complete set of their Little Rollie Animals to the Happy Hybrid that would entertain children of any age.

As for the Paddle Wheel Boat - Yes, it really works. Powered by a heavy rubber band, the paddle wheel boat will go several feet on a wind up. It is 9-1/2" long and recommended for children age 3 and up.

We are giving this paddle wheel boat to my 7 year old daughter. Yes, you read that right - DAUGHTER. You probably remember, this is my daughter who loves to find out how things work. I can see her now, winding and twisting the rubber-band paddle wheel as tight as she possibly can and how she and her sisters will laugh and cheer as it propels itself across the water. Talk about a way to make bath time fun! The boat is again, extremely well made and smooth as can be. North Star sent along several of those thick, sturdy rubber bands so this should provide for hours of fun!


Note: by entering this giveaway, you are actually entering to win all the toys in Group 5 The more individual posts you enter, the more of a chance you have to win the Group prizes. The entries will be combined from all posts and a winner selected, so you have a chance to win the Group prizes even if you only enter on one post.

To enterto win a Paddle Wheel Boat by North Star Toys:

  • Visit North Star Toys and check out all of the items.
  • Come back here and leave a comment telling us what you would like to seeNorth Star Toysadd to their line up of toys.

That’s it!

To earn extra entries:

  • Post our Because It’s Christmas button on your site (you can find the code for it on the right sidebar) - 5 EXTRA ENTRIES
  • Blog about this giveaway and link back here and to North Star Toys. (the links must be active/clickable) - 5 EXTRA ENTRIES
  • Subscribe to our updates. - 1 EXTRA ENTRY
  • Enter a Because It’s Christmas giveaway over at What's That Smell? and/or 3 P’s in a Pod and come back here and tell us which post/giveaway you entered on. - 1 EXTRA ENTRY PER POST/GIVEAWAY ENTERED

Please leave separate comments for each additional entry, ie: if you blog about this,leave 5 separate comments.

Giveaway will run through Nov. 30th at noon central time and is open to the USA.


This is the FINAL WEEK to enter the GIVEAWAYS both here and on 3 P's in a Pod for Because It's Christmas! Don't Miss out!

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