I have a few more entertaining and decorating books to give away this week–so stick with me. I’ve been saving them up just for you and I know you’ll love them all. Leave a comment below to be entered to win today’s book (don’t forget to include your email address in the comment form–it will only be visible by me–so that I can contact you when you win).

Make and Takes for Kids: 50 Crafts Throughout the Year by Marie LeBaron

From the publisher: Crafting isn’t just playtime; there’s a purpose to all the gluing, cutting, and coloring. Children are learning hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, problem solving, math, teamwork, and individual expression. They are exercising creativity and building their imaginations. Make and Takes for Kids highlights the learning objectives and skills that children will attain as they complete each craft. Parents learn the benefits of spending time to create and craft with their children, and see the growth and creativity that children can experience while crafting.

I first met Marie several years ago. A long time fan of her blog  Make and Takes, I would definitely say Marie knows a thing or two about crafting with kids. If you want to keep your kids busy this summer with some brand new crafts and a few favorite projects, then this book is for you. Your kids can pick and choose the activities they want to do or you could surprise them and look like a super star. Thanks Marie for donating this book!


  1. My little boy is a bit young for crafts right now, but in another year or so, this book would be great to have on hand!

    Jen    Tuesday, June 5, 2012
  2. What a wonderful book!! Just in time for long summer days.

    Laurie    Tuesday, June 5, 2012
  3. This book would be great for my Bible School Class!

    Maya J.    Tuesday, June 5, 2012
  4. My 2-year-old wants craft time every day. This book would be great!

    Jennifer    Tuesday, June 5, 2012
  5. That puzzle looks like a blast! I’d love to see what else they have. :)

    Sarah Go    Tuesday, June 5, 2012
  6. I am a kindergarten teacher and have two of my own. This would be an amazing book to have. Thanks for sharing!! erin310@gmail.com

    Erin    Tuesday, June 5, 2012
  7. It is always fun to have new ideas–and to see fun photography! Thanks-

    Stacy    Tuesday, June 5, 2012
  8. My kids would love it!

    Jolie    Tuesday, June 5, 2012
  9. Looks like fun!

    Kimberly F    Tuesday, June 5, 2012
  10. Love it, love the ideas pictured – thank you for this opportunity!

    Kathleen    Tuesday, June 5, 2012
  11. Since I couldn’t afford to send my kids to summer camp, I am trying to come with different activities. Thanks for offering this book. This would be a great resource.

    Yvonne    Tuesday, June 5, 2012
  12. I’d love to use this book with my kids this summer!

    Steph @ Crafting in    Tuesday, June 5, 2012
  13. What a great book. Thanks for bringing so many great giveaways to your readers!

    Besse    Tuesday, June 5, 2012
  14. What a fabulous book!

    Andrea    Tuesday, June 5, 2012
  15. So cute! Love this book.

    Erica Tanner    Tuesday, June 5, 2012
  16. looks like a great book to have around for keeping a 2 1/2 year old (& growing!!) busy.

    Helen    Tuesday, June 5, 2012
  17. Wow! Looks like so much fun for the kiddies!

    ashley    Tuesday, June 5, 2012
  18. I need to get my 2 year old doing more crafts, so this would be perfect! Thank you for all the giveaways!

    Mindy    Tuesday, June 5, 2012
  19. This book looks GREAT to have on hand for those days when it’s just too hot to play outside!

    Michelle    Tuesday, June 5, 2012
  20. Would love this so I can do crafts with my 2yr old daughter and 3 yr old nieces!

    Keri    Tuesday, June 5, 2012
  21. Looks like fun!

    Vicky    Tuesday, June 5, 2012
  22. Would love this for my kids!

    Amber    Tuesday, June 5, 2012
  23. I have my great nephews and nieces plus my cousins’ children PLUS my little 4 year old AND ITS SUMMER TIME:) This is just what the doctor ordered:)

    Elizabeth Abilez    Tuesday, June 5, 2012
  24. This looks like a great book for my crafty little ones. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Jen    Tuesday, June 5, 2012
  25. Oh my, that snowman puzzle is cute! Hope I win!

    Kelly B.    Tuesday, June 5, 2012
  26. What a great book for the some quality family time, especially in the summer.

    Alyce Che    Tuesday, June 5, 2012
  27. I’m a Children’s Librarian and this would be PERFECT for our monthly family craft nights!

    Sarah O    Tuesday, June 5, 2012
  28. I’m always up for new ideas to keep kids entertained & crafting keeps their minds going too. Great for summer or a rainy day!

    Amy    Tuesday, June 5, 2012
  29. What’s better than crafts for kids? especially during the summer. :)

    Phaedra H    Tuesday, June 5, 2012
  30. My kids would love this craft book! Thanks for offering the giveaways!

    Stephanie E.    Tuesday, June 5, 2012
  31. Looks like a great book…thanks for the offer! :)

    Amy Lodes    Tuesday, June 5, 2012
  32. looks like a great book…thanks for the offer!:)

    Amy Lodes    Tuesday, June 5, 2012
  33. Would LOVE to have this book! Thanks for offering the wonderful giveaways.

    MB    Tuesday, June 5, 2012
  34. I love to host craft playdates for my boys and their friends. This book would definitely help with ideas well into the future.

    Ellen    Tuesday, June 5, 2012
  35. I would love this book—I am always looking for kid crafts.

    Jenette Conde    Tuesday, June 5, 2012
  36. Another great book! Fabulous!

    Hannah S    Tuesday, June 5, 2012
  37. Great Book

    Kim    Tuesday, June 5, 2012
  38. Would love to be able to use this book for craft ideas for my 3 yr old and me!

    Julia B    Tuesday, June 5, 2012
  39. This looks like a fantastic book! Would love to have this for my daughter and me!

    Mandy E    Tuesday, June 5, 2012
  40. this would be such an awesome addition to my collection. with my own kids, nieces, and nephews ranging in ages from 7 months to 13 years old, i am always in search of new and fun craft ideas.

    Daisy    Tuesday, June 5, 2012
  41. I have 3 little boys, we would love to discover this book together!

    Jennyroo    Wednesday, June 6, 2012
  42. Fun * fun * fun ideas in store for this summer!

    Robin    Wednesday, June 6, 2012
  43. We are moving to a new state where we don’t know anyone. This would begreat to keep us busy and having fun during the process of making new friendships.

    Karen Hilligoss    Wednesday, June 6, 2012
  44. I’ve heard great things about this book, would love a copy…

    Susan    Wednesday, June 6, 2012
  45. Great ideas and easy enough to work with all ages.

    Deirdre Courtney    Wednesday, June 6, 2012
  46. Would love this book!

    suzie@prjpartyperfec    Wednesday, June 6, 2012
  47. Some great ideas!!

    Rena    Wednesday, June 6, 2012
  48. My daughter is so creative. We have an art
    Table in our living room and she is busy designing everyday! This would be a great book to get new ideas!

    Jennifer Scarsi    Wednesday, June 6, 2012
  49. This would be the perfect book to share with my grandchildren . . . they love to create!

    Nancy R    Wednesday, June 6, 2012
  50. OOh! What fun for the kiddos!

    Tamara P.    Wednesday, June 6, 2012
  51. such fun ideas!

    Jean    Wednesday, June 6, 2012
  52. How fun! My girls are 2 and just getting into crafts so I know we’d use this for many years to come!

    Kate    Wednesday, June 6, 2012
  53. Great ideas! Love her blog too :)

    KathyChen    Wednesday, June 6, 2012
  54. I heard the pharse “i’m bored” already and summer vacation just started. This book looks like the cure.

    Andrea    Wednesday, June 6, 2012
  55. This could be the cure for the summer boredom “blues”. hehe.

    Erica    Wednesday, June 6, 2012
  56. These would be wonderful for the girls ministry I work with! One day I would use them with Sam and the kiddos when we start school or just for fun crafts!

    Daisy    Wednesday, June 6, 2012
  57. SO FUN!!

    heather    Thursday, June 7, 2012
  58. This would be great to use with my boys! Summer is craft time!

    Jennifer S.    Thursday, June 7, 2012

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