Erin: more than a year ago
So much fun! My 5 year old will pick out a design and my husband and I will build it. It would be too difficult for my daughter to do on her own but I like that it gets the whole family involved. We haven't had a problem with it falling down, even with two sheets and a blanket over it. We are mindful of the directions though, making sure the arrows are pointing up. Once it's assembled my daughter will gather blankets and pillows and make a pretty cozy spot to hang out in. We'll leave it for a few days and then take it down just so we can build something new!
Catherine: more than a year ago
This toy is too difficult for a child to build with my son has difficulty getting the sticks to stay in, and he's pretty strong and good with his hands. I hate it. I spend ages trying to build a structure with him and the second his little sister touches it the whole thing comes apart. His older cousin has the same toy and his Mom feels the same way about it.
Suzanne: more than a year ago
This toy has been brilliant. Follow the simple instructions of keeping the arrows up on the ball, structures are easy to put together.
My daughter spends hours playing in her fort. I used to use a couple of sheets to cover it and but then put together some old curtains on a string to drape around the structure.
Easy to put together and easy to put away.
Laura: more than a year ago
This is the most frustrating toy! As per the previous review, the sticks don't stay in- they require a twist [which most young kids can't do- strength and agility], and when you've already got one end attached, it's nearly impossible.
The sticks also snap off in the holes, making the stick no longer useable, and the hole in the ball useless as well.
Add to the fact that there are obviously 60 pieces [or, 120 when a "fun" aunty buys TWO sets]... and you've got hours upon hours of kids hitting each other with sticks, falling on sticks [that always stand up at odd angles, ready to gouge out eyes or jam in ears!]..
We [try to] use a sheet to cover this.. the days the structure remains sturdy enough to stay up, a king queen size sheet doesn't cover it [and we make small structures.
I hate this toy.
TJ: more than a year ago
My kids love their Crazy Forts! They can configure their own "castle" or each have their own little movie tunnel with stuffies and a bowl of popcorn. True, they do come apart easily, but if you stick to an age category of 4 yrs and up, they should be able to watch themselves well enough to take care and not break it. Construction is easy so the kids can help build. Just add a sheet and viola! Perfect for rainy/wintery days.