Not too long ago the nice people at Elmer's sent me a Craft it! Kit full of tools and glues to try out and now two readers are going to get a chance to win one too!
The kit includes: 9" x 12" Mini Bi-Fold Foam Board, X-ACTO Designer Series Gripster Craft Knife, X-ACTO Designer Series 12" Metal Ruler (not pictured), X-ACTO Designer Series 12" x 12" Self Healing Mat, X-ACTO Designer Series 8" Scissors, X-ACTO Designer Series 5" Precision Tip Scissors, X-ACTO Designer Series Basic Shape Templates, X-ACTO Designer Series Decorative Shape Templates, Painters Bright Colors, Painters Sherbert Swirl, Craftbond Dot Runner, Craftbond Thin Medium Glue Spots, Craftbond All Purpose Glue Stick, Craftbond Quick Dry Dual Tip Glue Pen, and six rolls of Elmer's Designer Tape.
I really enjoyed using the Dot Runner. I used to do a lot of scrapbooking and was familiar with tape runners but they always seemed to get wonky after awhile so they ended up being more frustrating than they were worth. This cool little tool rolls so smoothly and leaves behind a line of little tiny dots of adhesive that have a lot of holding power. Very quick and clean, I think it's going to be my new go-to glue!
I used some of the tools to make these cute flower fans from recycled cardboard that are perfect to cool you off on a hot summer day! They would also make a great party favor or craft, or the kids could make up a bunch to sell at a lemonade stand.
Flower Fan Video Tutorial
You Will Need: cereal box cardboard pencil round object to trace, about 7" in diameter Designer Series 8" Scissors acrylic paint foam brush small paint brush Painter's paint pens popsicle stick Elmer's Designer Tape in green Elmer's Quick Dry Dual Tip Glue Pen
Elmer's would love for you to visit their new Facebook page, Elmer's Craft it! where you'll find DIY tips and crafting ideas!
The giveaway is now closed, thanks everyone!! Now for the giveaway!
To enter this giveaway for an Elmer's Craft it! Kit valued at $250 leave a comment on this post. I'd love to know a little about how you craft with your kids: How often do you craft? Do you join in? How do you feel about the mess? I'm just curious about your crafting experiences so let me know in the comments if you care to share :)
Comments will close at midnight PST on Saturday, June 23rd and the winners will be announced here on Monday, June 25th. Two winners will be chosen using the Random Number Generator.
This giveaway is available in the USA only.
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Check out this amazing cardboard box playground at Play and Grow! The maker says it was created for a company picnic that included 300 children and it apparently held up pretty well, even with a bit of rain. Wouldn't it be fun to do something like this in your own backyard? Let me know if you do! (English translation here)
All of the books are packed with colorful and creative crafts that are inspired by mid-century designers. In each section of the book there is a brief description of a famous mid-century designer and then it is followed by projects that were inspired by that designers work. For example, Alexander Girard inspired painted wood spoons and blocks, cardboard houses are inspired by Luis Barragán, and Paul Rand inspires a self-stick shelf paper wall mural. There is a nice spread of mediums and techniques to work with too: felt, cardboard, stitchery, jewelry, paper, paint, dye and more.
The craft I'm sharing today is an excerpt from Kid Made Modern and is inspired by Alexander Calder's wire sculptures.
Wired Flowers Tutorial
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To enter this giveaway for a a set of craft books by Todd Oldham, please leave a comment on this post by midnight P.S.T on Saturday, June 9th. The two winners will be announced here on Monday, June 11th.
If you are reading this on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ or in your email you will need to visit this post on The Crafty Crow blog to enter your comment for eligibility. Winners will be chosen using the Random Number Generator.