Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Giveaway! Kids Crafternoon Felting

I have a few soap boxes. One of those is the pinkification of kids craft kits and anything crafty. Pretty, pink and purple boxes with fairies, flowers and butterflies. Never mind about the boys, some girls don't even like it. Kids craft books are often pinkification offenders too. Craft is not just for girls, nor lovers of pink. Which is why I think the Crafternoon Series of kids craft books, edited by the lovely Kathreen of WhipUp, are great.  

I should fess up and tell you that I have a project in the Felt version of the series. Mine is the robot (you can bend his arms and legs!) but, while I'm chuffed beyond belief to be included, I would still think this book was great regardless.  

The series of books cover, sewing, paper, beads and felt and provide an excellent range of projects, perfect for school aged kids. I also like that the projects are quite cool and sophisticated - not dumbed down just because the book is aimed at kids. 

I especially love Zombie Key Chain monsters by Lisa from The Red Thread:

image from: The Red Thread

The books are available at bookshops and online (Booktopia has them for 15% off at the moment). Or, if you would like to win a copy, leave a comment here telling me who you want the book for and you'll be in the draw. Make sure you leave a link to your blog or twitter account or an email address with your comment. I'll draw a random winner on Monday 5 December. 

And here's some other contributors to the book (hint you can still win a copy of the book on the last couple of blogs):

NOV 14: The Red Thread
NOV 15: Soosz
NOV 16: mmmcrafts
NOV 17: Between the Lines
NOV 18: Christine Chitnis
NOV 19: Chez Beeper Bebe
NOV 20: The Happy Zombie
NOV 21: Go Make Me
NOV 22: Love in the Mommyhood
NOV 23: JCasa Handmade
NOV 24: Picklebums
NOV 25: Modern Parents Messy Kids
NOV 26: Simple Kids
NOV 27: li'l magoolie
NOV 30: Little Eco Footprints
DEC 1: Lisa Siebert on Poppytalk

Edited to add: apologies but this is open only to people with an Australian address. Check some of the other links above if you're overseas and want to win...or keep an eye on www.thetoysociety.blogspot.com in the next day or so...)

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