Playhouse For The Family – HULKI

Playhouse was something I wished I had when I was young. I remembered climbing the sofa with my brother in our house imagining it was a castle! We would hide in the cupboards with our torch lights pretending that was our own house. It was also a hideout for us, to stay away from adult-world. A playhouse would have been nice.

KPOPMOM thinks ahead – Playhouse for Little Ari

Every mother thinks and plans ahead. Before Arissa was born, I have plans on how to decorate her room. I wasn’t going to go for anything too Princess or Pinkish just because I am expecting a girl. As she was born in the monkey year, I thought safari theme may be a good idea.

Arissa's room decoration before she was born
Arissa’s room decoration before she was born. Don’t ask me why the Giraffe is PINK.
Wanted her to feel comfortable in her own room
Wanted her to feel comfortable in her own room.

2 person completed the room in less than an hour. At 6 months pregnant, I was all about doing things in the easiest and fastest way.

Fast forward to 1 year later, I found the perfect playhouse for Arissa. The Owl Playhouse perfectly blends in with the safari-theme that I had in mind. She is definitely still too young for the Owl Playhouse but there is no harm in sharing it with all the mommies who have children 3 years and above.

HULKI Owl Playhouse – What is it?

HULKI Owl Playhouse was one of the Kickstarter product in May 2016. All their products are vibrant, supersized, Dutch designed playhouses that are 100% recyclable. What I love about their products is how it is lightweight, easy to fix and take down. Most importantly the material is built to withstand wear and tear from children by using an extra strong custom-engineered cardboard.

HULKI Owl Playhouse – How to assemble?

This is how the packaging looks like. It fits right into my car boot and weighs around 5.5kg (lighter than my 8-month old girl).

This is the front packaging, flown in from Netherlands
This is the front packaging, flown in from Netherlands
This is the back packaging with more details
This is the back packaging with more details
I un-box the package and it came with a big HELP instruction leaflet
I un-boxed the package and it came with a big HELP instruction leaflet

I brought this back to my hometown so that my little niece can enjoy the playhouse before Arissa. Below are the step-by-step on how I assembled the playhouse in less than 15 minutes!

Firstly, just take out all the parts from the box
Firstly, just take out all the parts from the box. As you can see, all the cardboards are still in perfect condition.
Continue to do so until you have pressed them all out! This takes only 2 minutes
Start by pressing out the unnecessary parts from the cardboards. Continue to do so until you have pressed them all out! This takes only 2 minutes
Then, lay the cardboard pieces flat as seen in the picture. It should be single, double, single and double.
Then, lay the cardboard pieces flat as seen in the picture. It should be single, double, single and double.
Then, just connect the parts using the simple method above. Fold, slide through and unfold.
So far so good
So far so good. As you can see, I did it all by myself.
You can see the Owl coming to live. We are almost there now.
You can see the Owl coming to live. We are almost there now.
Once, all the parts are connected. You can now add the beaks, ears and wings.
Once, all the parts are connected. You can now add the beaks, ears and wings.
My masterpiece completed in within 10 minutes. My niece, Ashleigh saying hi to HULKI Owl
My masterpiece completed in within 10 minutes. My niece, Ashleigh saying hi to HULKI Owl
Took HULKI Owl out to the pool
Took HULKI Owl out to the pool
It is sturdy and strong. Not too big and not too small either. Just nice for 2 kids.
It is sturdy and strong. Not too big and not too small either. Just nice for 2 kids.

A closer look at HULKI Owl. I took a video so you can see the quality of the cardboard. Still can’t believe that I managed to assembled it all by myself!

More details, click on link: Assembly of HULKI Owl

Just a note to all parents: Assembly of HULKI Playhouse should be done by adults. I encountered a bit of paper cut when setting up the playhouse.

Playtime with HULKI Owl Playhouse

Ashleigh, my niece really like the playhouse. She cannot wait for me to finish it.

Even as I was setting up, she was all over, waiting to see the complete product
Even as I was setting up, she was all over, waiting to see the complete product
She started off peeping through to be sure that it is safe to enter.
She started off peeping through to be sure that it is safe to enter. Her daddy was calling her from the top of the playhouse.
Once she was inside, she started peeping through all the holes. Saying HELLO to everyone.
Once she was inside, she started peeping through all the holes. Saying HELLO to everyone.
Hello! She looks super cute!
Hello! She looks super cute!
Can you see me?
Can you see me?
Peekaboo!
Peekaboo!
Put in a carpet or soft pillow, you can get the natural sunlight into the playhouse. I love the reflection on the floors.
Put in a carpet or a soft pillow, it will be a cozy and comfy playhouse. You can also get natural sunlight into the playhouse. I love the reflection on the floors.
She can't wait to start her own adventure!
She can’t wait to start her own adventure!

What’s in store for Arissa?

Well, I decided to be creative and started a little decoration on the playhouse. I am sure this would be the perfect activity for you and your family. Get your crayons, marker pens or sticker books and start being creative.

Pimping up my HULKI Owl Playhouse. Will wait till Arissa is older to continue the rest with me!
Pimping up my HULKI Owl Playhouse. Will wait till Arissa is older to continue the rest with me!

More ideas and family time with HULKI Owl Playhouse

  1. Kids love to scribble, whether its paper, wall or the floor. Now you can get them to scribble on the cardboard. These scribbles can be precious memory 5 years down the road.
  2. Personally, I am going to stick all the timetables inside and force Arissa to memorise them next time. (BUT this is just ME, being kiasu)
  3. Hand print – create memories with palm/hand-printing all over the playhouse.
  4. Hang lanterns, stick photos or just let your little ones decide what they want to do, it is their playhouse after all.
  5. One suggestion – can include a table lamp or a small torchlight in the playhouse so that your little ones can start their own adventure.

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