Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Crafts: Giveaway

We're talking crafts this week on Spell Outloud. Mama Jenn shared some of her craft tips the other day. If you haven't checked it out, be sure to do so! :) Since I am a crafty (like in arts and crafts--lol) person, people assume I always do fun and creative things with my children at home. Well, I will admit that it has not been a natural thing for me to do. Many times I just didn't want to deal with a potential mess, or I didn't have time to think up some creative activity for them to do.

I have loosened up over the years and we now do incorporate many more crafting activities in our month than in past years. For one, my youngest three really love to do crafts. It's almost like a love-language to them. I can see their moods changing when I take time to set up a special craft for them to do and sit and watch them do it, or create along with them.


One of the best things I have done is stock up on craft supplies. This includes individual items and craft kits (I plan to show how I store all the items in my craft stash later this week). Right now at local hobby stores I have found that many of their craft kits are on sale. I like to have several on hand for when I don't have time to plan something.

Usually I like for our crafts to have a purpose. I center them around themes or books.

Planting a Rainbow Craft
Seahorse Craft
Miracle of the Fish and Coin Craft
Turtle Craft
Butterfly Crafts

Sometimes though, we just do a craft for child-management sake. :)

Summer is the perfect time to take crafting outdoors! No worries about messes! Mud painting? No problem! Paint and then hose off. Tie-dying t-shirts?--perfect outdoor activity. We'll be showcasing some of the crafts we end up doing this summer. For some great craft inspiration also check out Skip to My Lou's Craft Camp and Tip Junkie's Summer Crafts.

GIVEAWAY: CLOSED


One of the thing that makes doing crafts easier is actually having the supplies on hand. This ups the likelyhood of the craft actually getting done (at least at my house:) ) This giveaway is to help stock your craft supply closet (or bin). The winner will receive:

1- 50pc. pack of 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 foam sheets
1- 100pc. pack of chenille stems (pipe cleaners)
1- bottle of Elmer's Craft Bond Tacky Glue
1- 125pc. pack of 1/2" pom poms
1 - 48pc. pack of 1/4" pom poms
1- 42pc. pack of 10mm wiggle eyes
1- 24pc. pack of 14mm wiggle eyes
1- 60pc. pack of 7 mm wiggle eyes
1- craft case full of fun foam shapes


Rules: This giveaway is open only to the U.S. only (Don't worry international friends--there will be one for you later this summer!)


1. Mandatory: Leave a comment telling about a favorite craft you have done or a craft that you plan to do this summer. It is fine if you link up too!

2. Extra: Follow on Google Friends Connect
3. Extra: Subscribe to this blog
4. Extra: Tweet this giveaway and leave the link to your Tweet (when you see your tweet, click on the time you posted and it will bring you to the permalink to that tweet) You can use this: "Stock  your craft stash giveaway at SpellOutloud http://bit.ly/cXylMj @SBMozer"

You must leave a separate comment for each entry. 4 totally entries possible. 

This giveaway is open from June 8 - 13th.  A winner will be chosen at random and the winner will be posted on Monday, June 14.


Please make sure there is some way I can contact you :) If the winner does not respond after 3 days, then I'll draw another winner.



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59 Comments:

Blogger Liz said...

My kids love to paint so I plan to buy a few small canvases at the craft store and some acrylic paints for them to make a special art piece that I plan to have framed and hung on the wall!

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June 8, 2010 at 1:13 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

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June 8, 2010 at 1:23 PM  
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I subscribed to your blog via my google reader

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June 8, 2010 at 1:23 PM  
Blogger Tim, Allyson, and kids said...

My favorite craft would be sewing, but our kids love to paint. I plan on doing more painting with them this summer.
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June 8, 2010 at 1:32 PM  
Blogger Tim, Allyson, and kids said...

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June 8, 2010 at 1:32 PM  
Blogger Tim, Allyson, and kids said...

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June 8, 2010 at 1:32 PM  
Blogger Tim, Allyson, and kids said...

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June 8, 2010 at 1:32 PM  
Blogger Leann said...

We did a raccoon craft that my son loved. We don't do enough crafts, so this is a BADLY needed stash!

June 8, 2010 at 2:02 PM  
Blogger Leann said...

I follow.

June 8, 2010 at 2:04 PM  
Blogger Leann said...

I subscribe via google reader.

June 8, 2010 at 2:04 PM  
Blogger The Fischer Family said...

My favorite craft that I did was about a year ago with my daughter. We used a lot of my scrapbooking supplies and made a snowman out of circles and random stuff. She LOVED it and it turned out so cute. You can see it here: http://blessingsabundant.blogspot.com/2009/01/on-eeyore-kind-of-day.html

June 8, 2010 at 2:06 PM  
Blogger The Fischer Family said...

I follow you on Google Friend Connect.

June 8, 2010 at 2:08 PM  
Blogger Michelle - Mom of 3 Munchkins said...

One of our favorite crafts has been to make a paper mache volcano and make it errupt.
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June 8, 2010 at 2:08 PM  
Blogger Michelle - Mom of 3 Munchkins said...

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June 8, 2010 at 2:09 PM  
Blogger Michelle - Mom of 3 Munchkins said...

I tweeted! http://twitter.com/momof3munchkins/status/15722966398
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June 8, 2010 at 2:11 PM  
Blogger skyorange said...

Our favorite craft has been making frog paper snowflakes from a pattern I found.

June 8, 2010 at 2:26 PM  
Blogger skyorange said...

I am following you on my google reader.

June 8, 2010 at 2:26 PM  
Blogger Tristan said...

One of my favorite crafts we've done is simply finger painting. Everyone likes it, even a baby.

June 8, 2010 at 2:30 PM  
Blogger Tristan said...

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June 8, 2010 at 2:30 PM  
Blogger One Red Daisy said...

I subscribe to your blog through Google.

June 8, 2010 at 2:32 PM  
Blogger One Red Daisy said...

I just did a great activity with my two and a half year old, with shapes that have a pull off stickie backing. He was able to learn how to pull them off and create an art piece using them.

June 8, 2010 at 2:33 PM  
Blogger One Red Daisy said...

I put you on twitter:
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June 8, 2010 at 2:34 PM  
Blogger Kari said...

How fun! We are doing painted canvases with the kids this summer... coordinating paint colors and what ever art they want to do... need more stuff for my walls!

June 8, 2010 at 2:48 PM  
Blogger Melinda said...

that Noah's Ark, is super cute!!!
Usually when we craft, we do premade things!! Paint Bird houses, Paint Rocks for the garden, Make Stepping Stones. One of our favorite crafts, was this Christmas Nativity.....
http://homeschooling-a-houseful.blogspot.com/2009/12/nativity-idea.html

June 8, 2010 at 3:02 PM  
Blogger Melinda said...

I follow your blog! What a wonderful giveaway!! can't wait to see how you store your craft stuff... storage and organization are my cup of tea!

June 8, 2010 at 3:04 PM  
Blogger Joy said...

My kids love to paint and I will buy some of those paper mache frames, let them paint them and then get some of those foam stickers for them to stick on. Always a hit with my kids and with grandparents!

June 8, 2010 at 7:10 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

we did a camping by the seashore unit and i cut out a tent shape and had her glue it to paper and then fold the flaps back and draw a picture of herself inside. at the top we wrote "who's camping? reagan's camping!"...first time she ever drew an actual picture of herself! and perfect for her age..3!

June 8, 2010 at 7:44 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

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June 8, 2010 at 7:44 PM  
Blogger GranolaMom4God said...

Wohoo! I like this giveaway! A craft we have coming up is around Eric Carle. We are going to paint like Carle and then create a butterfly from scraps of our paint pages!

June 8, 2010 at 8:12 PM  
Blogger GranolaMom4God said...

I subscribe to your blog. Look forward to your posts.

June 8, 2010 at 8:13 PM  
Blogger GranolaMom4God said...

I follow you on Google Connect!

June 8, 2010 at 8:13 PM  
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June 8, 2010 at 8:16 PM  
Blogger Erin @ Closing Time said...

My girls love to paint! It's a great way for them to practice fine motor skills and explore their creative ideas!

June 8, 2010 at 8:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I plan on letting my niece and nephew finger paint with pudding this summer (outside, of course!!)

Christie
ropp dot 5 at wright dot edu

June 8, 2010 at 10:36 PM  
Blogger The Mom I Want To Be said...

What an awesome, useful giveaway!! Thanks!! We've been doing TONS of painting with liquid watercolors lately. But, we need to do more art. My youngest is really starting to love it.

June 9, 2010 at 12:18 AM  
Blogger The Mom I Want To Be said...

Thanks for the instructions on how to get the proper tweet link! http://twitter.com/StacyGould/status/15757586624

June 9, 2010 at 12:19 AM  
Blogger The Mom I Want To Be said...

I'm a Google friend :)

June 9, 2010 at 12:19 AM  
Blogger The Mom I Want To Be said...

I subscribe :)

June 9, 2010 at 12:19 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

We always love making Christmas ornaments!

June 9, 2010 at 1:11 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

I subscribe!

June 9, 2010 at 1:12 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

We made textured starfish during our Ocean-themed week by using paint, sand and Cheerios. It was a hit!

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June 9, 2010 at 8:00 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

Following your blog.

June 9, 2010 at 8:04 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

Subcriber. :)

June 9, 2010 at 8:04 AM  
Blogger Amber said...

What a great giveaway! My oldest son (3yo) is really starting to get into crafts and doing projects, so this comes at a great time. We made thumbprint insects on flower pots for Mother's Day that turned out so cute. We added foam flowers that he layered himself and put on popsicle sticks for a perpetual garden! I'm looking forward to more crafts as the summer goes on! amber_wiggins(at)hotmail(dot)com

June 9, 2010 at 8:12 AM  
Blogger Amber said...

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June 9, 2010 at 8:14 AM  
Blogger MoziEsm√© said...

We just did whale finger painting - the thumb is the body, and use the pinkie for the flukes/tail...

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June 9, 2010 at 9:40 AM  
Blogger MoziEsm√© said...

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June 9, 2010 at 9:40 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

My kids like to paint nearly anything. We've been painting flower pots lately. As soon as I put some sealer on them, I'm going to have the kids plant some flowers in them.

June 9, 2010 at 11:17 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I'm a follower.

June 9, 2010 at 11:18 PM  
Blogger Lil' Ms. P - Madonna said...

My favorite craft that I did with my son was the one connected to the book The Very Busy Spider. You can see it here: http://amommytalks.blogspot.com/2009/10/start-very-busy-spider.html

June 10, 2010 at 9:37 AM  
Blogger Lil' Ms. P - Madonna said...

I follow via Google Friend Connect.

June 10, 2010 at 9:40 AM  
Anonymous Jay said...

My fave craft is the Christmas tree using their hand. Really cute!
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June 10, 2010 at 12:36 PM  
Blogger Sew_Happily_Ever_After said...

Hmmmm...crafts....where do I start? :) My kids and I love crafting. Right now their favorite thing is wet sidewalk chalk. yes we accidentally discovered this! Someone put all of our chalk into a bucket then filled the bucket with water and let the chalk soak for several days. when we used the chalk to draw on the driveway the colors were super brilliant and the resulting artworks looked AWESOME!
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June 10, 2010 at 9:53 PM  
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June 10, 2010 at 9:56 PM  
Blogger Sew_Happily_Ever_After said...

i'm a follower now! lol!
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June 10, 2010 at 10:02 PM  
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June 10, 2010 at 10:07 PM  
Blogger Jon & Amanda said...

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June 13, 2010 at 9:45 PM  
Blogger Jon & Amanda said...

I am planning a Fourth of July craft incorporating the flag with my 3 kids!


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June 13, 2010 at 9:48 PM  
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