When I was a little girl, I can remember being so excited to actually receive something in the mail. Back before there was email, text messaging and standard shipping times of just a few business days, there was the dreaded "please wait 6-8 weeks for delivery". So when something (anything) finally arrived in the mail for me, it was cause to celebrate.
I guess some things never change, for my daughter still lights up like a Christmas tree when she receives a book, magazine or sheet of stickers in the mail. We also play "imaginary post office" quite often where we write letters or draw pictures and then "mail" them to each other by hiding them in certain places around the room.
Metamorphic Toys has invented an eco-friendly way for your child to express themselves and utilize their imagination. The Everythingland Mailbox can be decorated in absolutely any way possible and then can be used as an at-home post office so that the creative play can continue. Keep reading to learn more!
Metamorphic Toys' founder Dave Berglund is an artist with 20+ years in product design, the last ten for a commercial playground company, and plenty of time in the trenches as a stay-at-home-dad for his daughter, his inspiration and chief toy tester. Dave started making toys out of corrugated cardboard, a highly flexible and sturdy material that he had used to create many models and prototypes in his design experience.
Intrigued by how his daughter and her friends related to the toys, Dave realized that children have an affinity for the feel, warmth and flexibility of cardboard made from natural fibers. The idea that they can decorate it in so many ways gives them an even greater sense of ownership and joy.
An avid gardener and nature lover, Dave had always been interested in the environment, but fatherhood made him even more acutely aware of environmental and health issues. He is putting that passion to work designing recycled and recyclable creativity-based toys kids and parents alike can feel good about.
The Everythingland Mailbox is an art project and toy all rolled into one. Kids are free to transform it into something personal. A child may take weeks to decorate the mailbox or a group of kids can decorate it in one afternoon. A parent and child may work together on their special creation, or an especially crafty adult might decorate a mailbox themselves for their special child.
When the art project is complete, your child's imagination can then really take off. The Everythingland Mailbox is a great prop for pretend play or daily family communications.
This eco-friendly toy mailbox stands 2' tall, once assembled, and is constructed from very sturdy 270# (44ECT) corrugated cardboard. It's designed for children ages 2 to 8 years old and is 100% recyclable and biodegradable. The solid white surface of the mailbox makes it the perfect palette for coloring, painting and/or decorating with glued-on adornments.
The Everythingland Eco-Art U-Stick'ems offer eight 8.5" x 11" sheets made from white 100# tag stock. These pages contain a total of thirty one unique drawings of plants and animals for kids to color and glue to art projects. They work well in conjunction with the Everythingland Mailbox or can be added to any one of a million different craft projects.
These Eco-Art U-Stick'ems are different from traditional stickers in that they don't have adhesive on the back. They are pre-cut, so you don't have to worry about cutting around each U-Stick'em, but you will need to use your own craft glue to adhere them.
Why don't the U-Stick'ems contain adhesive? Because the silicone-coated backing sheet is non-recyclable and non-biodegradable. There's even a recipe for eco-friendly paste included with the Eco-Art U-Stick'em packet for 100% green fun!
Riley couldn't have been more excited to receive the Everythingland Mailbox and is in the process of decorating hers. It's so cute because she's taking great care to do it just right. We've decided to make a super-duper large collage with pictures that she likes from her various children's magazines. She's carefully poring through these pictures, cutting them out so gingerly and then deciding exactly where they should be placed. I know we'll have a true masterpiece on our hands when the creative process is complete.
After that, I plan on putting her special mailbox outside her bedroom door and surprising her with colorful drawings, notes, sweet treats, flowers and even letters from her special elf from time to time. Now she doesn't have to wait for the few times a month she actually receives postal mail. Thanks to the Everythingland Mailbox from Metamorphic Toys, every day can be a special mail day!
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Disclosure: I received the Everythingland Mailbox and Eco-Art U-Stick'ems from Metamorphic Toys in order to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. This product review is based on my own personal experiences with this item and is completely honest and objective.
I'm a former 7th grade Science teacher turned stay-at-home mom that lives in Houston, Texas. I am married to my college sweetheart and have a beautiful daughter named Riley, who definitely keeps me on my toes! I am also involved in starting a small business which would both manufacture and sell an invention that I've patented, called Toothpaste 2 Go. I love interacting with my readers and hope to learn as much about you as you learn about me!