Monday, June 24, 2013

Martha Stewart Crafts for Kids ~ Review and Giveaway (now over)

*Disclosure: I was sent a free copy of this book for review. All opinions are my own. This post also contains Amazon Affiliate links.

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I was recently contacted by the lovely folks at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia to see if I wanted to review Martha Stewart's Favorite Crafts for Kids: 175 Projects for Kids of All Ages to Create, Build, Design, Explore, and Share. How could I say no?


The book is full of fun and amazing projects. Some are simple, others are quite elaborate, and all look like tons of fun. I let the girls leaf through the projects and they found so many they wanted to make. You can make a toy service station out of mostly recycled materials, design your own painted umbrellas, or make tiny trinket boxes for all your little collections. Your kids can make their own games to play, like rock dominoes, or make a nice gift for someone, like pretty button frames. This is the perfect book to have on hand for a rainy day or to help combat summer boredom. You can also view some of the projects here at the Martha Stewart's Crafts for Kids video collection.


After leafing through the book several time, we decided to make these foil-and-paper crowns for our first project. We added our own little twist and turned them into fun 4th of July crowns. 


The girls folded, cut, and stuck stickers. The instructions were simple and easy to follow. The girls did not have any difficulty making these crowns.


After a bit of modeling, we declared the project a success and the book a keeper. Now I've got to start gathering materials for that toy service station!

I'f you'd like a copy of the book, you can get it on Amazon here or in your local book store.

Or, you could try to win a copy for yourself. That's right! I get to offer one reader a copy of Martha Stewart's Favorite Crafts for Kids along with a gift package of Martha Stewart craft supplies to help you get started crafting. Included are Martha Stewart Crafts satin paint set, Martha Stewart Crafts essentials paper pad, Martha Stewart Crafts basic brush set, Martha Stewart Crafts crafter’s clay nature starter kit & Martha Stewart Crafts craft glue. You can enter via Rafflecopter below. You must be at least 18 years old and a US resident. Giveaway ends June 30 at midnight (CST).

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15 comments:

  1. fav cure is water! Going to go play in the water, spray bottles, splash pool and all that..

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  2. When it's hot and they are getting whiny, we fill up the wading pool and make a mud pit around it.

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  3. A good book in the hammock with a fun summer drink (kid-friendly - like italian sodas!)

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  4. We have large laundry tubs we fill with water so the kids to sit and play in!

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  5. Hitting the beach with the kids for sure!

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  6. I love doing crafts with my girls. I would love to win the book.

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  7. Sprinklers and treasure hunts

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  8. My favorite cure for summer boredom is spending time with my kiddo doing whatever we can think of! We love crafts and diy projects and getting our hands dirty! :) It is fun for both of us and great for her development!!!

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  9. Favorite summer boredom cure is filling up water balloons and throwing them at each other.

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  10. Spray bottles outside - they can spray themselves or each other and still come in dry. :)

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  11. Get out the craft stuff and be creative!!

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  12. We head down to the creek near our house and search for bugs, snakes, fish, etc. In our backyard, the sandbox is always a hit and we've brought the play kitchen, table, and chairs outside so the kids can cook and dine al fresco. :-)

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  13. Favorite cure is taken the kids to the spray park they always have a blast :)

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  14. we take out the pool and have fun splashing, plus i blow bubbles which they enjoy absolutely! it's so much fun watching them giggle and laugh in the sun... bubbles have no age limit it seems :)

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