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Make Your Own Glitter Snow Globes, Science Kit Mindware

Makey Makey Joylabz

Go Go Sports Girls Dream Big Toys

Little Science Lab

Mindware approached The Product Greenhouse with a developed concept of a simple but engaging science experiment kit for young children. The product was not hitting cost targets, and was not on a schedule that would work for delivery to Target stores. We identified compliant manufacturers for the magnets, liquid bubbles, and color tablets, value engineered the components to hit the desired price point, and worked out the logistics to bring all components together for testing, production, co-packing, and delivery. The result? Awesome experiments that show the magic of science. Eureka!

Services Provided:

  • Proof of Concept
  • Cost to Manufacture
  • Compliance and Quality
  • Manufacturing
  • Co-Packing
  • Inspection
  • Logistics

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Make your own Glitter Snow Globes

Mindware reinvented the Make Your Own Glitter Snowglobes to allow children to create a lasting tribute to their favorite people, places and hobbies. To keep memories safe, together, we engineered a no-leak, double seal system, as well as direct manufactured components made from different materials, including glitter, modeling clay, and plastics to substantially reduce costs. Although clay and glitter are challenging materials for compliance, we met standards and were able to pull the entire product together with dynamic packaging.

Services Provided

  • Proof of Concept
  • Cost to Manufacture
  • Compliance and Quality
  • Manufacturing
  • Co-Packing
  • Inspection
  • Logistics

Makey Classic

After Internet success through Kickstarter, Joylabz needed their hit tech toy, Makey Makey, to reach the shelves of national retailers. Target was interested in carrying this fun, quirky invention kit, which allows anyone to connect everyday objects to a computer keyboard and turn them into touch pads, but wanted to see a retail ready packaging option. In collaboration with Merge Design + Interactive, we designed a striking retail package that justifies its $60 price point while lowering overall costs of manufacturing.

Services Provided

  • Product Development
  • Proof of Concept
  • Cost to Manufacture
  • Packaging Design through MDI
  • Compliance and Quality
  • Manufacturing
  • Co-Packing
  • Inspection 
  • Logistics

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Makey Ecommerce

Makey eCommerce

When Joylabz wanted a more compact box for shipping, but wanted to maintain an attractive, giftable Makey Makey kit, The Product Greenhouse delivered. In collaboration with Merge Design + Interactive we designed the packaging and graphics, elevated the quality of materials, and improved shipping methods- all while maintaining a low price.  

Services Provided

  • Cost to Manufacture
  • Packaging Design through MDI
  • Compliance and Quality
  • Manufacturing
  • Co-Packing
  • Inspection
  • Logistics

Makey Go

Joylabz was inspired to take the experience of inventing out into the world. Joylabz was able to make that happen by creating a Makey Makey mobile device that allows imagination and engineering to happen anywhere. We were thrilled to collaborate with Joylabz, The Product Manufactory and Merge Design + Interactive through extensive engineering and prototyping. The Product Greenhouse manufactured their toy, complete with stunning packaging design and graphics, and on budget. It’s pretty awesome.

  • Product Development
  • Engineering through TPG
  • Proof of Concept
  • Cost to Manufacture
  • Packaging Design through MDI
  • Compliance and Quality
  • Manufacturing
  • Co-Packing
  • Inspection
  • Logistics

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Go Go Sports Girls

Founder Jodi Norgard approached The Product Greenhouse to manufacture her line of plush, sports-themed dolls, but we soon shifted to product development – updating the overall appearance and quality.

We lowered the cost of goods while improving the quality of the product, and found diverse mass marketing opportunities for the line of dolls, which empower girls to be self-confident and strong.

Services Provided

  • Product Development
  • Proof of Concept – new designs
  • Cost to Manufacture
  • Sales Strategy Analysis
  • Compliance and Quality
  • Manufacturing
  • Co-Packing
  • Inspection
  • Logistics

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Master Sculpz, Art On-the-Go, & Party Kitz Kidzaw

Monthly Subscription BoxBitsbox

Fashion Rain Hat Vinrella

Master Sculpz

Kidzaw, a children’s art company committed to educating and inspiring young artists, wanted to expand their product line to include sculpture projects based on the work of great master artists. The Product Greenhouse was able to bring their elaborate 3D product to life while keeping to a firm budget and timeline. The result of our attention to detail can be seen in the high quality printing and materials of this fun and engaging product.

Services Provided

  • Product Development Support
  • Proof of Concept
  • Cost to Manufacture
  • Packaging
  • Compliance and Quality
  • Manufacturing
  • Co-Packing
  • Logistics
  • Inspection 

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Art On-the-Go

Inspiration can strike anywhere, anytime. For Kidzaw, this meant creating a mobile easy-to-use art kit. The Product Greenhouse worked with Founder Jane Chadash to design and develop the materials, carrying case, and lessons in a functional, interactive product that creates a memorable experience of creativity anywhere. Our design, development, prototyping, and production resulted in a physically sturdy, organized, and quality-assured kit that enables the creation of new masterpieces.

Services Provided

  • Product Development Support
  • Proof of Concept
  • Cost to Manufacture
  • Packaging
  • Compliance and Quality
  • Manufacturing
  • Co-Packing
  • Logistics
  • Inspection

Party Kitz

Kidzaw was looking to create a product for their line that met market trends they were seeing in themed party activities and art parties. Party Kitz gives kids the opportunity to make and keep their memories of creating art in a group and taking it home with them. The Product Greenhouse value engineered each component, differentiated them from the original Master Kitz, and got to the right price point. Party on!

Services Provided

  • Product Development Support
  • Proof of Concept
  • Cost to Manufacture
  • Packaging
  • Compliance and Quality
  • Manufacturing
  • Co-Packing
  • Logistics
  • Inspection 

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Monthly Subscription Coding Box

After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Bitsbox knew what they wanted to achieve with their monthly coding subscription box, but weren’t able to successfully source the materials and get their product made within budget. Strained for resources, we brought in an effective team to take on the burden of the work. Our knowledge and resources allowed them to get back to the work they do best – creating inventive toys for the coders of tomorrow.

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Rocket LanderGriddly Games