Monday, December 13, 2010

Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day

Welcome to my blog new friends! And old friends, I bet you can guess what I'm going to be giving away today.



Yes, you guessed it. Yarn, crochet hooks, and even a crochet book. Because I desperately want someone to have as much fun, as I'm having crocheting. It's not tough at all. And it makes me think, that I should have tried this a long time ago!

But I want for someone to learn something new. And to have some fun. Oh, and I really like the color of this yarn. I think it would just make a perfect scarf. Or hat. It's super soft too!

All you have to do is leave me a comment, telling me about a great holiday craft for kids. I've got 3 kids. So I need all the help keeping them both entertained and creative! The giveaway will end on December 19th at midnight. If you haven't read my profile, I'm a makeup artist. So you can guarantee that I'm going to add in some makeup too! Good Luck! And Happy Holidays!

~Manders

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andrea creates said...

yay -crocheting supplies :)
have they ever tried a knifty knitter?-that kept mine busy for awhile ,lol

Soprat said...

oh yes !! Thanks for the chance :)))

Amy said...

I used to make peanut butter play dough when I was a kid. It was so much fun to play with, and it's OK if they end up eating it too. :)

Allison said...

i love crocheting! thanks for this giveaway.

i don't have any kids, but i'm a big fan of cookie decorating. seems like it would be a fun time with kids.

Rebecca said...

I have been wanting to learn how to crochet! my kids love crafts so I usually pick up those foam kits when I see them on sale or clearance after the holidays and put them up for the next yr! I grabbed one last Jan and my kids have had a blast putting stickers all over the foam stocking!

Mindy said...

That is a beautiful color of yarn!
Thanks for the chance to win!
We're big fans of cooking with kids. Supper, homemade pizza, cookies, ANYthing. I know that's not completely "craft"y, but we love it. Merry Christmas!
justforthis917 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Farah said...

A great holiday craft for kids...maybe paper snowflakes? we made lots for our tree this year.

K@ren said...

My favorite kid craft is silhouettes! You halp them make them and they make the 'frame' themselves out of popsicle sticks. FUN. Also glitter glue window stickies- just use white glue and glitter on cling wrap... let them dry overnight... peel them off and stick to the window! Easy and they can make any pattern! <3

Thank you for a wonderful giveaway and happy holidays to you and yours. xox

krencamp(at)gmail(dot)com

hollyctr said...

SWEET! Me and my kiddo's will be making some salt dough ornaments! Great activity for toddlers!!!

Sandy said...

Yay! Love crochet! As for a kids craft, I love to get little pre-cut wood shapes from Michaels or Joanns with acrylic paints and let them go to town (in a protected area of course!) =)

Suzanne said...

It's an oldie, but my kids still love decorating Christmas cookies.

annedemps said...

I made salt water clay yesterday and we did hand print ornaments!

annedemps@hotmail.com

Jessi said...

I don't crochet yet - but want to learn!

My kids like painting those pre-cast ornaments from craft supply stores

http://commonthreadskingston.blogspot.com/

Duff said...

It's funny--I saw the photo and thought "this isn't for me, I don't know how to crochet." Then I read your post so yippee! Please count me in to win!

I just saw this cute tutorial for making Christmas cards at http://katespaindesigns.blogspot.com/2010/12/christmas-card-idea.html

anything with glue is fun, right?!

debbie said...

I made up a craft kids gift for my son's class when he was younger. Take baby food jars, glue styrofoam balls on top. Decorate them to look like snowman. I filled them with a drink mix. It makes a fun gift.
I want to teach my son to crochet, so I would love this.
twoofakind12@yahoo.com

Missy said...

My mom taught me to crochet years ago, and I am so rusty but lately have sooo wanted to get tunned up. what a wonderful giveaway!

Kids, I have 4, my fav thing to keep them busy lately... Pipe cleaners. ALEX has a fairly cheap set to buy (BIG and SMALL) but obviously all craft stores have them. They create all kinds of animals and stuff. No mess, easy cleanup and keeps them occupied for a long time. Happy Holidays!

Tanya said...

The other day we made borax snowflakes. They are so pretty, although the waiting is hard.
http://thecraftsdept.marthastewart.com/2010/11/borax-crystal-snowflakes.html

Shana said...

A great craft is to make salt dough ornaments and let kids paint them. I am doing that with my 3 yr old too. I remember making them as a kid too. You can google that for the recipe too

Gali said...

what a great giveaway.
:)
katz.gali@gmail.com

we (me & my 2 boys) had a lot of fun creating 2 families like this.
http://www.frugalfamilyfunblog.com/2010/10/owl-family-play-set.html

crazylifewith3 said...

I'm just learning to crochet, so this is a great prize! My favorite craft I'm going to do with my kids this year is making snowmen by cutting circles out of white construction paper and glueing cotton balls or pom poms all over them, complete with googly eyes. My kids love pom poms, so I'm sure they'll be a hit!

quiltsbyjessica said...

This looks like beautiful yarn! I have wanted to learn for a while now but I haven't bought anything because I wasn't sure where to begin! This would be fantastic! Awesome giveaway!! Thanks!!
Jessica
mugirl113 at gmail dot com

Three Girls & A Mom said...

Oh I'd love to have this! Umm as for kids crafts...well, u can do alot of stuff with Popsicle sticks. Also, with it getting close to holidays snow flakes.

java diva said...

You're a makeup artist?! Awesome! I dreamt last night I discovered a plethora of make up on clearance LOL
Fun craft for kids...give them a tub of frosting, candies and graham crackers and let them have a go at their own gingerbread houses...of course more will be eaten than created!

Paula said...

A great craft to make with kids is Christmas cards! With some colored card, bits of ribbon and glue you can make cute cards and gift tags.
Thanks for the giveaway!
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

Lindsey said...

I love some good snowflake making! Not anything new but still pretty fun! Oh and the other day I drew a Christmas tree on kraft paper and taped it to the floor. Then I let my boys decorate it with bingo dobbers. They had fun!

lindsey-hill at hotmail dot com

Kimmy said...

I'm still learning stitches! Would love this! I have 2 boys. We did paper mache' over the summer. Huge mess, but fun :)
kimberly.mace at gmail dot com

Emily said...

Gorgeous! A great craft is making snowflakes, paper chains, and decorating cookies.

woodbines-creep said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

You could try dying some large tube pasta in holiday colors and let them string pasta garlands :D Or print some holiday images on thick card stock, punch some holes in key points, and let them color and lace them up with yarn (and hang them later as ornaments).

senjosuki at yahoo dot com

Rachel's Quilts said...

I am currently trying to teach my 8 year old daughter how to crochet and I think she would love her own supplies.
We buy cheap art canvas, and let the kids paint on them and then give them as gifts to grandparents. And anything with stickers goes over well too.

Elizabeth said...

I'm going to say the classic cutting snowflakes out of paper... BUT... there are some amazing free templates you can find online for more snazzy templates. Just the other days I found some for Star Wars snowflakes!!

Happy Holidays!

zabecc(at)hotmail(dot)com

Erica L said...

I have no kids, so I'm a little out of touch. But, when I was a kid I loved going over to my grandma's house to decorate scads and scads of cookies. She also had a cookie press that made all kinds of cool shapes. Thanks for the giveaway!

Saraccino said...

What a cool giveaway!

I always had (and loved) to entertain my siblings! My little sister was 12 years younger and my brother 16 years younger... lot of babysitting for me ^^

But I had a rule for them and myself about playing and crafting: I would only do things with them which I also like. So no boring (and to be honest: stupid) commercial kids games with a few exceptions when they grew older.

I try to remeber what I did with them at the age of two...

I always was telling stories and give little quest to them.

We draw a lot... like the animal drawing game: The first one says what the head should be, the next one what for a body, what kind of legs.. etc...

Crafting was always a good option. Painting and drwaing, using air drying clay, making little magnets, stamping a lot, making a lot out of paper...

Puh...

But I am still crafting with my not-so-little-anymore little sister whenever we are both in the same town. It is a big part if both our lives and we enjoy spending a day together making stuff. And even my brother still draws a lot, also a lot of really cool graffitis (he goes to the companies and ask whether they would give him the paint for free if he makes a cool design of boring walls.. he did this since he is twelve and I am surprised how many companies said yes!)... and he makes music which is also a creativ process.

Mama said...

we love watercolors in our house. you just need a glass of water and a sheet of paper, and you can go nuts.

brenda said...

When my kids were little they made count down calenders every year. Used cotton balls for santa's beard and any other thing they could think of to decorate the calender.

Sara said...

I got a gingerbread house decorating kit from Aldi ($6.99) that we'll be working on soon. I got one last year when my kids were 3 and 1-1/2 and they had fun, but this year I think they'll have a blast!

Brooke said...

We always made ornaments over the break. Wooden ones that we'd paint. And every year we'd have a few more to add to the tree. It was fun!
shutterboo at gmail dot com

Heather said...

I love crocheting!!
A great holiday craft for kids is paper chains to decorate the house with! I did it as a kid with my brothers and it kept us entertained for hours!
Thanks for the great giveaway!
h_freund@hotmail.com

Lisa said...

oh wow.. i love this giveaway.

a great holiday crat is salt dough ornaments.. and it looks good on the tree!!

Maroesja said...

I find that whenever I plan some fun craft for them, they don't want to craft. At least not what I had planned :P But after some grumbling they pick up the glue, paper, woodsies, whatever craftable there is and they start creating their own things.If I don't plan anything, they won't start to craft, so I plan and they do something different ;)

Melissa said...

My little ones love making paper chains!! They can't get enough of red and green little circles to hang on the tree, in the doorways, pretty much anywhere they can find a bare wall :)

Snyder Central said...

I haven't crocheted since I was a little girl. This just might inspire me to re-learn! That's a beautiful color as well.

amandassnyder at yahoo dot com

JuneBug said...

I'm in love with these paper ornament tutorials:
http://www.elsiemarley.com/paper-christmas-tree-ornament-tutorial.html

I love that it uses (free!) paintcards. And the kids can cut and arrange and you can do the sewing.

jshen37@gmail.com

La Chili said...

I'm a crochet begginer so I will love this.
This site has endless activities http://kiddley.com/ I love it.

debra said...

Do you have access to wool fleece, as children love felting. Its wet and soapy and simple goey fun, i think they connect with the origin of the fleece too, beautiful. Lovely bath time fun as well.
Thanks for the giveaway...
daa4272@gmail.com

Mystica said...

Make gift tags out of old christmas cards. Children like this.

Jennie said...

Great holiday craft for kids? Hmm - what are we doing at our house (four kids)?
Family Fun and Martha Stewart have some fun ones we're going to try, especially Martha's snow globes. Going to the craft store for supplies this week.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Victoria said...

Yeah, Crochet!
The simplest Christmas craft is buying inexpensive red and green beads, thick pipecleaners and red and green ribbon. I bend over the end of the pipecleaner to make the "knot" and let the kiddos slip on the beads. I make the same "knot" at the end and then the kiddos bend them into candy canes, wreaths and sqiggly shapes and I finish them off with ribbon lools and bows.

For the wee ones, white paint and a thumb can make snowmen and big sis can make faces and hats.

Kadybug said...

Crochet is so much fun! Thanks for the chance to win.

Korie said...

I am just starting to learn how to crochet after spending the last 5 years knitting exclusively.

I tend to spend my time with little ones playing games, reading and putting together puzzles. We've painted t-shirts (drawing, putting handprints, etc.), did basic sewing and knitting projects and even did some tie-dying. Good luck with that!

Thanks for the giveaway and continued good luck!

Bailey said...

Building snowmen! Keeps them occupied and tires them out.

Consuelo said...

I just learned how to crochet so I'm pumped about this. Could you make some baby clothes and diapers (for a little girl)? Or a stick horse? Have fun!!

trash said...

Were you looking for a craft to produce something or just to keep the smalls busy? Because one of my longterm standbys for grotty weather and fed-up children is 'Cornflour Gloop'.

Mix together water and cornflour in a bowl. It is thixotropic fluid which means when it is in the pot it is solid and can be scooped up but when you let it drip it falls like a thick liquid. I add food colouring and glitter sometimes too!

noe said...

Wooly soaps! wrap wool roving around a new bar of soap. Let your child massage the wooly soap in warm water until it begins to felt. It's a washcloth and soap rolled into one!

Nancy said...

Is paper snowflakes too over used to put here? That was always my favorite thing to make as a kid. Thanks for the giveaway.

Jennifer said...

I just started crocheting, and I don't have a big set of hooks yet. This would be perfect to get me going! I don't have kids, but I would think baking would be fun to do with kids. Give them their own mini ingredients, and you can all bake cookies together!

Anna said...

Oh my kiddos LOVE making different craft projects using the foam stickers (joann's, michael's, hobby lobby etc) They go on sale 50% off so only buy them on sale! :) This weekend the kids and I are making "reindeer food" my daughter thinks reindeer eat chex mix so we will make some of that for her and my 2 year old well his will be cheerios and goldfish crackers. We put the food into ziploc baggies with tags I print on the computer and each afternoon they throw out a handful of the reindeer food to insure Santa's reindeer will stop at our house Christmas Eve. Sounds silly but my lil ones love it!
annamariegross (at) me dot com

Fox and Amy said...

We love to make paper plate snowmen--just staple 3 paper plate snowmen together. For fun, we do pin the nose on the snowman with orange construction paper for the nose.
Amy
ajh15@hotmail.com

girleen said...

ooh i love colorful crochet hooks! there's nothing like starting out a new project with a cheerful bit of color. we like to take old crayons and grate them in a box grater, then iron them between sheets of waxed paper (use old towels for protection). cut them into shapes and hang from windows - very pretty!

B @ Sweet Limes said...

Oh my gosh! Are you serious? I was seriously thinking about picking up some stuff so I could learn to crochet! I got giddy excited when I saw your giveaway. My favourite craft with kids is just glitter on stars but my little ones are still only 2. Sorry I don't have any ideas better than that for you.

Lise said...

I'm new to crochet, too, and am loving it! Thanks for the chance! I don't do a lot of "crafts," per se, but I'm an early childhood teacher and I have a well-stocked studio where the kids can make what they like. One of the biggest hits is mason jars filled with "beautiful stuff," sorted by color and lined up in rainbow order. In the jars go bread tags, dried-up marker tops, broken jewelry, ribbon scraps, lids--any kind of little otherwise-would-be-trash stuff. The kids use them for collage, to build things, to add to clay, etc.

JoGem said...

Fantastic giveaway. I am not a very experiences crocheter and I'm trying to learn to crochet more than just straight lines!

VeganCraftastic said...

Great giveaway! I don't have kids, but I think if I did we'd do a lot of painting, I loved that as a kid :)

-craftytofu at yahoo

macca said...

Oh wow cool giveaway - I've been trying to convince mum to teach me to crochet. a cool craft for kids is to make potato stamps and get them stamping some christmas wrapping paper

Jessy said...

I have been wanting to learn to crochet so it would be so cool if I won!
I always loved making paper bag snowmen. Get a white paper bag, fill each section with newspaper and either twist or tie off. Add accessories. FUN!

Laura said...

We always used to make our own ornaments--crochet little ice skates, with paper clips for the blade. They were simple to work up, and looked great on the tree. And its a good way to teach kids to crochet!

I love the blog--thanks for the giveaway!

orinoco14 at yahoo dot com

Sam said...

I like to make snowmen with those styrofoam balls and glue and whatever leftovers i can find to let the kids decorate with.
shardcastle@live.com

Laree said...

Make a batch of sugar cookie dough (my favorite is by alton brown from food network). Then let them sculpt anything they want from the dough. Cook it up and devour.

There is just something so much more satisfying about creating from edible stuff instead of regular old playdough.

(and I also love the color of that yarn!)

Tara said...

We do holiday stickers and play with play-doh using cookie cutters.

Becca P. said...

Thanks for the chance to win... one of my favorites as a child was paper snowflakes, but recently one of my friends made the cutest ornaments with her children. She used clear ornaments and white craft paint. Painted their little fingers, pressed them on the the ornament, added hats, scarves, and carrot noses, and it was suddenly a little family of snowmen.

Homemaker Honey said...

Yo-yo ornaments are a great craft for kids.

I'm participating in the Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway Day! I hope you have time to stop over and enter my giveaway at homemakerhoney.com

Merry Christmas!

Deborah
Homemaker Honey
homemakerhoney @gmail .com

Anita said...

Depending on their age, I think making snow flakes is a great activity for kids.

happy holidays!

Needled Mom said...

What a fun giveaway! My granddaughter has been wanting me to show her how to crochet.

My little ones loved anything to do with construction paper, glue and colors.

Laura Reese said...

We entertained our younger cousins with cookie decorating last Christmas - an oldie, but a goodie!
laurakreese[at]gmail[dot]com

Barbieann said...

I would pencil on muslin big crosses for teaching them cross stich. One color at a time and then I would pencil the next color for them to go for it. Pretty soon the picture would come alive. some of my favorite things are what they made and I framed.

sarita said...

string buttons or thread spools on cord and use as tree garland! Thanks for the giveaway...:)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the giveaway! When I crochet and my niece likes to "help," I needed to give her something to do. We cut out some simple shapes from cardstock and punched holes around the edge to make homemade sewing cards. You could easily do this with Xmas shapes like trees, snowmen, ornaments, etc. A big plastic needle I use for weaving ends and some scrap yarn and she's all set!

Thanks for offering this giveaway!
Amber
lanigan333(at)yahoo(dot)com

F-o-x said...

I am making superhero capes for my newphews

Cricket said...

I've been thinking about learning to crochet. I knit, and so I could probably learn to crochet, right? What I really want to do is make trim that I could use in sewing projects. I don't know if that is unrealistic.

My kids are very crafty - they use just about anything to make stuff. One fun holiday crafts we have made is a chimney (we don't have one). They made it out of paper and we drew the bricks and fireplace. Now we're using craft foam to make wreaths and stockings and fire and logs and candles and... you get the idea. Another fun thing is to make ornaments from balloons and string. Put glue all over the balloon and wrap the string. Let dry, pop the balloon and put some garland inside. Always fun and messy.

Serena said...

Crocheting is fun, isn't it?

Watercolors (washable!) keep my daughter occupied for a long time. I also recently taught her to "finger-knit" and she loves it.

Thank you for the giveaway!

db said...

oh! i am a knitter but haven't ever crocheted. this would be great to win, thank you!

salt dough handprints are a great holiday craft!

Jane said...

I would love these.
My craft for kids is pens that you glue / hot glue felt ears, wings, etc. and googly eyes on to make little animals. was on family fun website.
janegstewart-at-yahoo-dot-com

Tabitha said...

The kids and I make birdseed ornaments or houses. They're easy and good for gifts. Recipes with the gelatin are easy to find. For a house, just buy a dollar store bird house, slather it with peanut butter of shortening and decorate with birdseed, nuts, dried fruit, etc.

SoozeM said...
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SoozeM said...

Oops lets try again!

Wow what a great giveaway, my crochet skills are atrocious but with such pretty hooks rather than my single boring gray one I am sure I would be get better with practice :)

I am going to give my kids a bag of fabric and paper scraps along with a pair of scissors and some glue and a big stretched canvas from the cheap shop so they can make a picture for their room!

missy5ft2 said...

Rad! I was just telling my husband I want to try knitting or crocheting - so cozy for a wintertime craft. My kids had a great time making snow globes this winter - dollar store trinkets + babyfood jars...fun and easy. There's a great tutorial on marthastewart.com

Holly said...

Learning to crochet would be a great Christmas vacation project!

Charlotte said...

my boys are still little (3 and 1 1/2) so my crafting ideas are limited but they do love playing with and painting boxes to turn them into houses. I think I've going to try to make a "tent" out of calico with fabric paints for them to paint their own flowers, bricks etc etc.

SewWhat said...

Mittens would be an easy and fun craft for the kids! I hope I win so I could learn! I have all of the supplies but no instructions :)

Heather J said...

I knit but can't seem to get the hang of crochet maybe my 12 year old would teach me. We love to cut out snowflakes and decorate them not in white but in rainbows. What can I say my 4 are different lol. We also make cakemix cookies and cut them into people shapes and decorate them.

Cindy said...

What a fun giveaway! Thank you so much for giving us the chance to win such a great gift. :)

As for a kid friendly holiday craft... how about reindeer candy cane ornaments? They are super easy to make. All you need is a candy cane, glue, 1 tiny red pom-pom for the nose, 2 little wiggle eyes, brown pipe cleaner for antlers and a ribbon for hanging.

clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

Brooke said...

i can knit but not crochet yet... would be fun to learn.
A craft for kids ... well, the 3 year old craft is a little different than the 9 month old craft :) (I too, have one of each and a 4 year old!) just yesterday, we made snowflakes and hung them up all over the house from the ceiling... they had a blast! also, making playdough and then of course playing with it is also fun! Good luck!

Cherie said...

Great craft project for kids. Felting soap. Fun, and easy (and not too messy)!.

AJ said...

My 16-month old son made stockings to hang on our tree! It was fun!
Thanks for the giveaway I'm about to learn how to use that funny stick thing! lol

The Pink Fawn said...

How about amking your own designer wrapping paper? Get a roll of plain white or craft paper & let the kids draw, stamp or paint their designs!

Sew Flippin Cool said...

making christmas ornaments. salt dough, crochet, felt strips or paper strips that you run through the sewing machine. easy peasy!

MJ said...

Making homemade cards with kids... I think I have everyone from every niece and nephew!

Grace said...

Thanks for the great giveaway. Some great ideas for kids crafts.
*Wood ornaments at Michael's are around 25cents this week and they are great to paint. They also have little wood nutcrackers they could paint.
*Decorating sugar cookies would be a fun activity.
*Writing a letter to santa.
*Making a gingerbread house.

Craft stores also have plenty of kits for ornaments and different christmas things.

merlinthecat said...

I have oldest make x-mas cards. Thank you for the chance to win!

Denise said...

Awesome

gingerbread ornaments! A different recipe from gingerbread cookies, but they harden and you can paint them, etc. They last for YEARS. Mine are over 15yrs old! Still smell amazing!

dnadams[at]gmail[dot]com

Vanessa said...

I love making salt dough ornaments with my kids they make a wonderful keepsake for our friend and family.

Thanks for the chance to win

Kristin said...

Felt stockings decorated with anything and everything! It's a lot of fun for any age. =)

I last crocheted when I was about 16, I'd love to get back into it! And I looove makeup. Fingers crossed!

(craftymom85atgmaildotcom)

So Bella said...

OH wow, I've been wanting to learn how to crochet! Any tips for leftys? Thanks for the giveaway!

Leah said...

I love the craft ideas in Family Fun magazine... do you subscribe to that? My niece and I are going to make these cute ornaments featured in the December issue. You recycle a sweater (we found a perfect one to use at the thrift shop) by felting it in the washing machine. Since it won't unravel at that point, you can cut out shapes from the colorful felt, punch holes, and hang them on the tree. We're making little mittens and stars.

Em said...

I don't know how to crochet. But I want to learn! Here's my chance.

You can make reindeer or toy soldier ornaments out of clothespins. Not the kind that squeeze open, but the solid kind. Just a little paint and some accessories, and you can decorate your tree with them by slipping them on the branches. Or you could try those christmas trees that are made out of safety pins and beads. I haven't made one, but I want to try. that's a little more involved, but you can just do a google search for "safety pin christmas tree" and you will see what I'm talking about.

Anonymous said...

I love making sparkley peppermint scented playdough at Christmas time. Just make plain white playdough, add in some peppermint extract and some of the larger type of glitter (I like silver). It is pretty and MMmmm! It smells good!

Thanks for the giveaway!

baba3mama21 at yahoo dot ca

Cammie said...

My kids love to do hand print santa's. Just use white paint with their fingers together then on the side of the hand (like a baby foot) put red paint on the palm of the white. Santa's beard and hat! Then draw on eyes and a nose.
Cute, easy, fun!

mcheaston at yahoo dot com

Caren said...

My 4 yr old and I had fun last week making "Bunny Huts". I didn't have any Christmas color craft foam, and had a big bag of leftover Easter foam stickers. So we made our Easter version of gingerbread houses (sewed together with yarn) for Christmas gifts. My son was more obsessed with the hole punch and stickers than finishing the project, but that's ok, we had lots of fun!

Deb said...

I often get a big box of crafty things like paper, pens, feathers, paints, stickers, beads, foam shapes, glitter, glue, mags etc and the kids spend hours creating cards and pictures. It's a great way for them to pass the time.

nrnoodle said...

I recently started knitting and crochet is on my bucket list. There is no time like the present to learn and make some great things. I posted a long list of great craft tutorials for both kids and adults. Check it out for some great ideas. http://nrnoodle.blogspot.com/2010/12/handmade-christmas-gift-ideas.html

Rhinestone Beagle said...

I just learned how to knit and crochet is next on my list. Great giveaway!

Kissthis said...

My favourite holiday craft with the kids is using hot glue guns to decorate photo frames for gifts. Those crochet hooks are so PRETTY!! I hope I win so I can pass on some of my mismatched hooks

Painting 4 Him said...

My mum made cookies with us that were fun to make and tasted oh so yummy. they were a simple sugar cookie dough, then the had the middles cut out. we then crushed sour ball candies and placed them in the center of the cookies. As they baked the candy melted and made beautiful stain glass cookies.

Anonymous said...

did you check out The crafty crow? great site, i loved the toilet paper lanterns
ryderryder38@hotmail.com
ryderryder38(at)hotmail(dot)com

Izza said...

I've been looking for crochet hooks n yarns to start learning crochet. This giveaway is perfect! Thank you so much for your generosity. kids craft?? how about Vege stamping? Thay can create all kinds of shapes using potato, carrots and make some cute artwork!! Or even stamp their own personalised holiday card.

iezzamn(at)gmail(dot)com

The Little Bird said...

when i was a kid my favourite christmas holiday crafty activity was potato stamping things like christmassy shapes in reds and greens etc onto big sheets of butchers paper and then accenting them with pencils or black fineliner when i got older and using it as wrapping paper. you can get butchers paper from the butchers for nothing if you ask nicely :)

in case I win (fingers crossed!!) i'm ekswhyzed_@hotmail.com

Sarah said...

I have been trying to teach myself to crochet on and off for years, this might really motivate me to do it properly!!

as for holiday crafts, my son loves baking and cooking!

momma b said...

have you tried creating your own crayons in the oven... you use aluminum foil and line a muffin tin or make your own styles and break crayons into the mold :)
dkburroughs21(at)aol(dot)com

Tulle and Torts said...

When I was little my mom and I made a garland out of string and uncooked pasta - 15 years later it still hangs on our Christmas tree every year and it's one of my favorite decorations!

AZviaTx said...

You can teach them to make their own bookmarks. Have them draw on cardstock, then you can help them cover it with clear contact paper to protect them. Easy, and the little works of art are also great gifts for grandparents and all. Tina

Cook Clean Craft said...

I don't really have any craft suggestions, but my almost 2yo loves sorting my fabric scraps.

junglewife said...

I already knit, and I'd love to learn to crochet! I'd love to win!

Let's see... making paper chains always keeps my kids busy! You could also put them to work making paper snowflakes!

Millie said...

My kids have Usbourne doodling books...hours and hours of fun!
I have tried several times to learn to crochet properly, all I can do is chains...I'd love to progress further.

Bobbie said...

How about an old favourite - spirograph!
Thanks for a lovely giveaway - as a new crocheter I have my fingers crossed!

gill said...

My children used to love hama beads - perhaps they're called something else in the US! but you make patterns from plastic beads(tubes) and iron them!!
Great giveaway!
Thank you

Stormy Days said...

We always enjoyed making macaroni necklaces with buttons or whatever else we could find to add to them. Food coloring to color the pasta, but also everyone's fingers. Thanks for the giveaway.

Isabel said...

Whoo, yarn and crocheting supplies! I love making ornaments out of rolled-up yarn as a kid. You just roll it and glue it to some cardstock (kind of like quilled paper, only with yarn). Snowmans work especially well.

Thanks for the great giveaway!

twigletqueen said...

We used to love collecting things like pine cones and holly when we were walking the dog, then coming home and spray painting them silver and gold, or covering them in glue and dipping them in glitter

Colette said...

I so want to learn how to crochet! As for a Christmas craft...my daughter loves to handsew and has been making "stuffie" mouse ornaments out of my scrap fabrics, cotton filling, felt and ribbon. She took the instrctions/template from the new (and totally fabulous for kids) book "Sewing School" and added a ribbon loop to the top. Cheers!

Bethany said...

Oh, I just started crocheting again and would love to win this. As for a great holiday craft for kids... my son is 1 and I've found it really hard to do crafts with him so far so I don't have any really great ideas, but one thing that is more of an activity than a craft is making cookies or pie dough - my 1 year old loves feeling the dough in his hands and flattening it out with me.

Katie said...

My 8yo daughter is working hard knitting coasters for her grandmothers, and grill mitts for the men. The boys are going to make birdseed birdhouses--mix peanut butter and cornstarch and use that as the glue to glue birdseed to wooden birdhouses (that is, they will make them if I get out and buy the birdhouses!) In the past we've done lots of things with handprints--t-shirts, placemats, stepping stones....kind of wore that idea out.
ktyoung1(at)gmail(dot)com

Sarah said...

Yay for crocheting supplies!! Dec 17th is my birthday, so winning would make the day extra-special.

I think a great holiday craft is making an advent calendar.

Lolinkins said...

I never tried crochet, but have been thinking about it. This would make a great start!
Last weekend I was painting T-shirts with my little neighbours.. they went so creative!

Mands said...

My baby is too young for crafts so the only thing I could think of was a paper chain...ha
mandy dot ueda at gmail dot com

Marybeth said...

Wow! What a great giveaway... I've been wanting to learn to crochet... Thank you!

marth225 said...

I love to crochet. I started a beadspread for my daught a few years ago and stopped a little over halfway and that is one of my new years' resolutions is to finish it for next Cristmas (wishful thinkink(. Anyway hope your Holidays are good.

katie and the little things said...

i'm a newbie at crocheting too!

for my daughter's class party this friday we are making ornaments with pipe cleaners and beads...they will put the beads on the pipe cleaners and then bend the pipe cleaners into the desired shape (could be a star, circle, candy cane, etc).
I have lots of kids craft ideas on my blog if you are interested (sorry for tooting my own horn)
www.thelittlethingsjournal.blogspot.com

Just One More Thing said...

Yay finally some crochet goodies!! Kids crafts? My kids enjoyed making snow globes the instructions are all over the internet. Did you ever make applesauce cinnamon ornament? They smell yummy!!

MJ said...

Ooo Crocheting supplies!! All of mine were drowned when our house flooded last year and I just haven't had the money to replace them yet.


Our kids are both under 3 so we color a lot! But they do enjoy helping in the kitchen, so when we make cookies, we let our daughter make her own shapes and decorate with dried fruit. Our son, just likes to help eat the fruit :)

Thanks for hosting a great giveaway!!

mamafox said...

I am just starting to learn how to crochet. Literally in the past month I have purchased my first crochet hook and yarn. I have a basic how to book. This would be a nice addition to my new craft! Thanks for the chance.

baukje said...

I am a knitter but also abit a crocheter. Just bought a shawl pattern to crochet. So your prize is more that welcome. With the kids you could make something with felt, such a lovely material to work with. there are beautiful blogs with children craft ideas, I did not save them....stupid!

a little sparc said...

I love to crochet. Personally, I think crocheting is easier that knitting. It would be great to have a whole new set of crochet hooks. I have recently been attempting to learn to crochet in the round. Let's see... children's crafts... maybe something with felt. Finger puppets maybe?

alittlesparc(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jackie said...

I love to crochet too! Mostly i sew for my baby. Have you tried to make home made play dough? lots of tutes going round in blogland.

Knititall said...

What a lovely giveaway!
One of my favorite kid holiday crafts is making paper garlands - the kind where you fold a long piece of paper accordion style until you've got a pile of small rectangles all hanging together. Then you draw a holiday (or any other shape) on it - the only thing you need to take care of is that it reaches the left and right sides at the same height - so for example snowmen with their arms sticking out to the sides, angels, stars, a reindeer sled, anything you fancy really. Then cut along the outline, cutting the whole pile/accordion of paper at the same time, and when you're done and open it up, you've got a pretty garland.
That sounded more complicated than it is, I'd have a much easier demonstrating than describing this...

Anne said...

Hi Manders! I wish I had someone to do my hair and makeup! What a very generous gift!

My kids are grown, but when I unpacked a box of Christmas decorations that I hadn't opened in a very long time, I found their art projects from preschool. One particularly cute project was a reindeer made from a toilet paper core, thick rubber bands, and construction paper. The head is drawn on light construction paper and colored with crayons. The TP core becomes the "body," so the head is attached to one upright end. Four lengths of wide rubber bands, cut open, are attached with staples equidistantly on both sides of either end to make legs. The hooves, cut from construction paper, are attached at the end of each leg. Stand the roll on its end at the edge of a table, so the reindeer's legs hang off and dangle. So cute!

Thanks for participating in Giveaway Day!

Tiff said...

Not sure if it's been suggested but coffee filter snowflakes. You can even dye them so they are not just white but colorful. :)

Jodi said...

I'd love to give crochet a try. We just made paper snowflakes. We found instructions for folding a five point star which is easier to cut than the traditional eight point.

Tawny said...

I have a pre-schooler, so I can't do anything too complicated with crafts. We cut out those lovely paper snowflakes and I let him glue beads and feathers to them. We also fingerpainted some lovely card stock stocking that we hung on the tree with ribbon. :)

Jingle said...

They can make yarn trees! I did a tutorial on my blog for them. Kids could SO make them! http://justjingle.blogspot.com/2010/12/holiday-craft-idea-vintage-yarn-tree.html

jinglesells at gmail dot com

Cassie said...

Growing up my mom would cut out gingerbread shapes from cardboard and we'd each decorate one with markers and hang it on the tree...really easy and fun!

Jesse said...

Every holiday for as long as I can remember, my mother would 'forget' to pack the Christmas decorations.
So we would spend weeks making paper chains and stars and angels, from tin foil and sweet wrappers and just about anything else we could find. Great fun!

Reenie said...

I have 6 kids and their favorite thing when they were younger was to make cinnamon ornaments. I don't remember all that was in it...cinnamon and elmer's glue and we would use cookie cutters to cut them out and poked a hole with a straw to put hangers through. I am sure a search online would bring up the recipe! Merry Christmas and thanks for the generous giveaway!

Leigh said...

As I type my girls are decorating a gingerbread house! I got one of the kits from Joann, assembled the house for them and then let them go to town! A bath will be required (and probably I'll need to hose down the kitchen) but they're having a blast!

Ms. Knitsalot said...

My son and I love to paint, draw - anything with color. Thanks for the giveaway!

Shirley said...

What a great pink tree. I like looking at this site for children's art ideas. http://www.artprojectsforkids.org/

Anonymous said...

Paper snow flakes. It's cheap, and recycleable. Oh, and my 3 year old loves glue, so I made felt ornament shapes and let her glue sequins onto them. She loved it.
Thanks for the chance to win!
Laila
pixie_shadow (at) hotmail (dot) com

Patty said...

Glitter, plain glass ornament,an good ol' Elmer's glue. Write names in glue then let the kiddos sprinkle them with glitter. Loads of fun.

jennifer said...

Not new but plastic canvas is always a good one. thanks for the chance and Merry Christmas

Jasmine said...

We love sidewalk chalk--everywhere! We painted one small wall in the kitchen with chalkboard paint, so we can use chalk even when the weather won't let us do it outside.

Nanbon44 said...

please enter my name in your lovely drawing...
ladycolmn(at)aol(dot)com
bonnie in Florida USA

Selina said...

Gingerbread men, reindeer candy canes, painting on mugs and paper chains are all the go here!

Brittany said...

I would totally <3 this!!!!!!!

Kristie said...

Would love to do some crochet with you :-)

Christmas craft- love those candy canes with a twist of pipe cleaner to make antlers, googly eyes and a red pom pom- poof! You've got Rudolph!

Melissa said...

I love to make gingerbread houses with the kiddos.
Thank you for the giveaway!

Marcia said...

My mother and sister love to crochet. I would like to surprise my mother if win this prize.
My grandniece loves to make up stories and draw/color them while telling the story. She is 5. We lay large layered pieces of packing wrap paper on the floor and let her color with markers. This gives plenty of protection to the floor and a huge area for her to use for drawing (lack of coordination). Perhaps your kids would like to illustrate a madeup story. Her last story was about princesses in Christmas tutus going down the chimney.

Erica said...

I'll give the kid paint n paper n he will design the wrapping paper for the christmas gifts

:)Bless Christmas.

SheilaC said...

Thank you for the wonderful give away!!!

A big box of buttons, scraps of fabric and some thread will keep them busy :)

SheilaC

Nugglemama said...

I'll actually be posting one on my blog tomorrow that muy 5 kids worked on this past weekend. We bought foam from walmart in the shapes of northpole things and I covered a pice of cardboard and let them go nuts.

Pam said...

I would love to learn how to crochet ...and what a lovely color yarn you are giving away.

My girls loved decorating the cookies ...so messy but sooo fun!

Merry Christmas!

Hilachas said...

I have taught my niece to crochet small animals. I would love to win the generous giveaway you have posted so I could share it with her.

Carla said...

I would love some new crochet supplies. My kids like to build the foam christmas kits right now from the craft store - so that's an idea for you. Thank you for a great giveaway.

robin said...

I'd love to learn to crochet! Thanks for an awesome giveaway! My kids always loved animal stencils for paper. Or cutting out snowflakes. Or making a pinecone peanut butter bird feeder.

Michael and Rachelle said...

We love making snowflakes and cookies and yarn pom pom ornaments and foot and hand print reindeer pictures.

Shaheen said...

My kids enjoy painting. Keeps them occupied. Thanks for the giveaway.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I'm not sure it's a craft, but we have lots of leaves in the fall. My two oldest GDs like to sweep/rake and make a little club area for hemselves. They even made some trinkets to hang in the trees.

Billie

Jenny said...

This is a great giveaway1 I taught myself to knit from a book and I have been wanting to learn to crochet!:) Thanks for the chance to win.
One of our favorite things to do for the holidays is to make applesauce ornaments, they smell soo good and the kids have so much fun playing in the dough while we make them.

okiedokiemama at yahoo dot com

Digital Misfit said...

I keep promising myself that I will learn to crochet - this would be a perfect prize!

I think that salt dough ornaments and paper snowflakes are always wonderful kids crafts for the holidays

hugs from snowy ON, Canada,
Heidi
heidig@gmail.com

Souper Artsea said...

Super cute! The yarn actually looks like it's almost an exact match for the yarn I've been using to knit a blanket with matching beanie cap for my first kid. (We're due in the spring.) Though I'm sure they're not from the same dye batch. I'm excited that someone else is getting into playing with yarn! I really hope you enjoy it, I've seen some splendidly fun patterns out there while delving into the knitting world, it may be time to practice crochet ;)

JBlanton said...

I always like to make angels out of macaroni- we painted them and put them on the tree
here is the link
http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf19236029.tip.html

Katie said...

I picked up crocheting a few months ago but haven't had the time (busy sewing!) to practice some more. Your giveaway is too timely!

One of my favorite blogs, Day to Day, has a great list of crafty things for kids to do on her right sidebar, just below her Books We're Enjoying column.

Thanks for this great giveaway!

Lynne said...

Spool knitting is great for kids if they are old enough. Thanks for the great giveaway!

godscricket said...

I made yarn angles with my preschool Sunday school class this year and they made great ornaments for the tree.

MoeWest said...

Thanks for the wonderful giveaway and Merry Christmas to you. Your kids might like painting plaster Christmas ornaments and the little houses.

miss bee said...

Foam, foam, foam. Get those foam sheets from a craft store (they come in tons of colors and are really cheap), glue, and scissors, and let them go to town making christmas trees, creatures, decorations, whatever they'd like.
Or you can give them a stack of construction paper or cardstock and have them make christmas cards for every single person they know. And people they don't know. Like the mail-person, or that one weird neighbor that nobody talks to...

Anonymous said...

I have always wanted to learn to crochet. This is my chance!!!! Thank you!
Craft: for Thanksgiving the grandkids and I made pumpkin playdoh. They loved it so much they've asked for gingerbread and peppermint (candy cane) playdoh for Christmas!!
christyd8(at)bellsouth(dot)net

creatingmakesmehappy said...

My kids like to make stuff with paper, christmas trees, snowflakes, etc.

AlessandraLace said...

thank you for this chance. paper and colours for kids are great. hugs

Crissy said...

I love baking and decorating cookies with my 6 y/o, its messy and very sticky but very very fun!

Please take a peek at my giveaway if you get the chance!

http://crissybell.blogspot.com

crissybell17(at)gmail(dot)com

Libby said...

cookie decorating!

libby dot bloom dot hunt at gmail dot com

laurawilson25 said...

How fun! I would love to win your giveaway!
laurawilson25@hotmail.com

My 4-year-old likes to cut out paper trees and glue paper ornaments on it.

Battani Bambino said...

Thank you for such a great giveaway. Crocheting looks and feels intimidating to me, but I really should try it while I can ask my grandma for support!

My fave kid activity is to pull out the IKEA smocks, the big roll of paper, and watercolors. It lets them be creative while I get stuff done and they seem to love it.

Kelly O. said...

fill spray bottles with food colouring and water and let them "colour the snow :)
i think this is a GREAT giveaway!
Merry Christmas!

Kathleen said...

I so want to learn to crochet!
Try soap snow balls. Grate ivory soap using the big holes side of a cheese grater. Moisten the soap shread just until they start to stick together. Let the kids shape them into balls for guest soaps. OR you can place small, water-proof toys.erasers/etc in the center and form the soap around the toy, etc, making a treasure soap. Good clean fun that will get those kiddos washing their hands more often! The finished soaps make great gifts@

CMEH said...

Oh thanks for a great giveaway! I think that the best craft for kids was an idea I saw. Get a transfer pencil and give one to each kid. Have them draw a picture and iron it on to a piece of fabric. They can then use colors to tint it and you have instant sewable art!

Desiree said...

I don't know any kid crafts.... my daughter is only 2 and I am in the process of trying to think of crafty things for her to do as well. I can tell you that racing cars down the hallway is fun. :) Thank you for the chance to win!

simply.simon.sisters(at)gmail(dot)com

Tina Peterson said...

Hi - I'm crocheting up a scarf right now for my brother's new girlfriend. I've fallen in love with the "I Love This Cotton" yarn - it works up so beautifully.

A gift for kids. I just did a post on Books as Stocking Stuffers using Usborne Books - maybe it will give you some ideas. Also they are gteing shipping by Christmas w/in the continental if ordered by 12/20 @ 10 am!

Maybe you'll get some ideas here:
http://familyliteracyandyou.blogspot.com/2010/12/books-as-stocking-stuffers.html

OK - I went back and reread your rqst - a craft for the holidays. I did a review on my holiday blog for a cute "cookie" craft with a poem - maybe you can do that? It's adorable and if you're kids are little it will be fast -

http://holidaygiftsandmore.blogspot.com/2010/12/m-nativity-legend-recipe-and-printable.html

Tina "The Book Lady"
Sorry this is long. Hope I win - LOL

Katy said...

Tried crocheting before...but need to try again! I like making paper chain garlands with the kids.

Jkbrawley1@att.net

Deb said...

I know how to knit but not how to crochet. I'd love for my daughter to teach me how with your giveaway items! Thanks!

Lizzie said...

I want to lean how to crochet too! :)

I like making popsicle snowflakes with the kids. But with all the glitter and glue, it can get a little messy.

joyce said...

Making crazy crayons is fun. Melt the crayon chips in the bottom of a muffin tin and let cool. Swirly crayons are fun.

jane p said...

Try cutting paper silhouettes.

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