4.26.2011

Crafting with kids...

hopscotch floor mat
The sign of a good book in our house is when it doesn't make it to the shelf. Our copy of Jennifer Casa's new book, Teach Yourself Visually- Crafting with Kids, has been open on our table for the past month and is already dog-eared and happily tattered. It's proven to be a great resource (and would make an excellent end-of-the-year classroom gift). I was genuinely thrilled when Jennifer (of JCasa *handmade fame) asked me if I'd be interested in reviewing her new book. Jennifer, as you probably already know, is incredibly talented and inspiring. Some days I try to channel her energy when I'm dragging my feet about doing a project with Kicky and EZ E (and yes, some days there is some major foot-dragging on my part). We've made a bunch of projects from the book, but the one we've been having the most fun with this week is this hopscotch floor mat...and I'm not even done sewing it.

There are 75 projects to do! You can pick up your copy here and be sure to check out Jennifer's blog, JCasa *handmade.

Jennifer and her publisher, Wiley Craft, are offering a free copy of TYV Crafting with Kids to one lucky reader! Just leave a comment on this post by Friday, April 29th and I'll announce the winner on Monday morning!

Also, be sure to check out the sites below for their reviews of TYV- Crafting with Kids:
Congratulations, Jennifer!

53 comments:

Wolfie and the Sneak said...

Oh yes, how I would love to have a copy of this book! May the giveaway gods smile upon me!

April said...

I could definitely put that book to some good use!

Holly F. said...

I promised myself that I'd stay away from A.O. giveaways because I just won Rachel's e-course, but I really, really want this book!

Kathleen said...

with summer coming it would be wonderful to have something to draw from!
my daughter is a crafty kid.

Marleen said...

I've read, and seen, a whole lot of nice things picked from the book, so I want to stand a chance!

Kathy said...

The book looks just lovely. I've been following the blog tour here and there and would be so excited to try some of the projects. Congratulations on making something wonderful!

winterwrens at gmail dot com

ShePenguin said...

I love crafting with my kids, it is so rewarding for them to have a hand in creating a fun toy or activity for themselves (with help of course!).

A Beautiful Party said...

this is perfect for me! i want to start my own business where i.... craft with kids! this will bet the perfect book. thanks for the recommendation!

Heather (love your space) said...

I never enter giveaways, but this sounds like a book I would actually go out and buy, so why not enter and maybe WIN it for FREE!

Thanks,
Heather

LookWhatICanDo.Etsy.com said...

Oh we would LOVE that book over here!!!!!

Gretchen said...

Would love this - so would my son!

christine said...

Oh my! This book definitely never make it into my bookshelf. Between being a kindergarten teacher and the mom to a little girl, this book would never close. It looks fantastic!

mountain girl said...

I've had my eye on this! I'd love to win!

huana said...

Love her work and would love the book!

jennyrush said...

ooooohhhh...my son and i would have a lot of fun with that book!!!

Sara said...

This book sounds awesome! I've been teaching elementary art again lately and it's so great to see much younger creativity at work.

Katie said...

This book sounds so fun! I have both eager and reluctant crafters at my house, I'm hoping this will act as a springboard!

melonkelli said...

This book sounds really fun! I'd love to win a copy.

Mary said...

this book looks wonderful! thanks for the giveaway!
Mary

emily jean. said...

Woohoo!

Celeste said...

Sounds wonderful!

Amy said...

I get more intrigued by this book the more I see. This hopscotch mat looks great, especially after a long rainy winter spent indoors scrambling to keep everyone happy. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jen Craun said...

Gorgeous indoor hopscotch!! I have the book in my shopping cart, but would LOVE to win it!!

Katie said...

Oooh, thanks to Jennifer and Wiley for their generosity, and thank to you for hosting! I would LOVE to tackle some of these projects with my brood. Wish me luck! ;)

Cindy said...

Lookalike the perfect book to fill the both the rainy and sunny days to come! Winning a copy would be awesome!

curlygirlpress said...

My nephew and I would love to have this book. Looks like great fun!

Heather MK said...

What a great resource for families! Thanks for the opportunity to win! :)

my name is sécia. said...

That rug/blanket is fantastic!

♥ sécia
www.petiteinsanities.blogspot.com

tobiebrown said...

oh man. my littles and i would really love to win this big. thanks for the chance!

marla said...

yes pleasw!

paulamccartney said...

we would love to have that book!

Rachel said...

I am doing my darndest to win a copy of this book! It looks amazing and I love Jen's blog.

martha brown said...

I'm getting this book for sure! I love this hopscotch mat!

Kristina said...

I love the TYV books. Newest title sounds fun!

eileen steadwell said...

She is so inspiring. What a gift to win this lovely book!

Shari said...

Thank you for introducing such a great book! I would love a copy!

emily said...

oooh. me please! i need to prepare some idea for when little bean grows a little bigger!

Lotti said...

Watching my Childrens creativity never fails to bring a smile to my face, I'd love a copy of this book for some new ideas

The Beetle Shack said...

i'll never shelf it, promise. xox

moomi said...

oh pleeeeeeaase let me win! my kids are driving me up the freaking wall! i need some inspiration! pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease!!
x candice x
mailmoomi(at)gmail(dot)com

Ellen said...

I would love to have a copy of this book!

murphytrinity said...

Oh i do so want one for myself but end of the year gift for the teach is a great idea!

laura said...

yes, please!

Jamie M said...

Always looking for crafts to do with my kids. I'd love to have this book!

Amy said...

I so want copy of this book. I have 3 little ones that I am always looking for projects to do.

All Done said...

Would love to win Jennifer's book for crafting with my kiddos!

Victoria said...

What a perfect addition to this grandma's library1 my grands and i are a crafty crew already, imagine what we could do with this book1

Holly said...

dig this book and want it.

Bellgirl said...

I'm loving all the sneak-peeks of this book! My son is an avid crafter and I'd love some ideas to keep up with him.

Corey Moortgat said...

This looks like a great book- I'm starting to get nervous for summertime, and this book would be a great help!

Sarah said...

This book looks wonderful, and I know my daughter would be really into all of the projects I've seen so far.

Amanda said...

I am so in love with this book already! This project falls into the "why didn't I think of that" category. Perfect for a rainy day or even when (like now) the pollen level is so high we can't go outside anyway!

Aesthetic Outburst... said...

Wow! Thank you for all of your sweet comments! Good luck! I'll announce the winner on Monday morning!
x,
Abbey

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