DuneCraft Announces Growing Contest


DuneCraft will hold its second growing contest from August 1 to December 31 this year. DuneCraft’s goal is to create fun, exciting terrariums grown from seeds that will last for years and to further interest in plants and nature. Prizes include $150 of free DuneCraft products if 200 entries are submitted, and $150 of DuneCraft products and $300 to your choice of selected retailers if 500 entries are submitted. If more than 1,500 entries are submitted, prizes include the above and an all-expense-paid, three-day trip for two to visit DuneCraft and local attractions, including the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Science Center, the Botanical Gardens, and Cedar Point. Select retailers participating include Michael’s, Toys “R” Us, Hobby Lobby, ThinkGeek, Meijer, and Shopko. All details will be available on the DuneCraft website.

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DuneCraft Celebrates 10 Years

DuneCraft is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The company has grown from one item to more than 250. DuneCraft creates themed terrariums, sprouting kits, and science novelties. In the past 10 years, the company has shipped millions of its items domestically and internationally to countries including the United Kingdom, France, Japan, Canada, Sweden, the Netherlands, and more. DuneCraft’s creations can be found at Hobby Lobby, JoAnne, Michael’s, CVS, Amazon, Fat Brain Toys, Meijer, Shopko, Wegman’s, Harris Teeter, TRU, Mindware, and many more.

This post was originally written by Ericka Johnson and published by ToyBook.com. For more news, visit www.toybook.com, follow The Toy Book on Twitter, and like The Toy Book on Facebook. The Toy Book is a bimonthly trade magazine covering the toy industry, published by Adventure Publishing Group.

TIF Sponsors Fiesta Celebration At Ronald McDonald House

On Wednesday, June 22 (tonight!), the Ronald McDonald House New York will host a fun-filled fiesta to celebrate the longest day of the year, sponsored by the Toy Industry Foundation. Representatives of the Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) will join approximately 80 pediatric cancer patients and their families, participating in fiesta-themed activities during a toy distribution at the Ronald McDonald House.

Product contributors for the event include Dunecraft, Little Kids, Inc, Pretty Ugly and Schoenhut Piano Company.

Large DuneCraft Donation for Kids Wish Network

DuneCraft has donated licensed “instant plant” kits and terrariums for children in crisis through the gift program Kids Wish Network.

DuneCraft has been a part of Kids Wish Network since 2004. This latest donation included “Spongebob” Water Wonders Instant Plant kits and “Dora the Explorer” Mermaid Adventure Garden terrariums.

The kits are small and are designed for both indoor and outdoor use, making it a perfect fit for children confined in hospital rooms. The company says that growing and caring for plants is a great stress reliever for the kids.

The donation was made just in time for Kids Wish Networks’ official launch of its launches Holiday of Hope Gift Bank and the “Kids Wish Network on Tour” program. The Holiday of Hope Gift Bank brings gifts to sick children in hospital care facilities. The Kids Wish Network on Tour features trucks filled with gifts, traveling across the country to children in need.

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