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Giveaway: 6 Month Subscription to Craft Caravan’s Kid Craft Club

Along with playing in the snow, drinking hot cocoa, and opening Christmas presents, the arrival of winter also has one major draw back – the kids often spend lots of time cooped up indoors.  Enter Craft Caravan, the answer to every strapped-for-time and/or non-crafty parent’s prayers.  In a nutshell, this awesome company will deliver little eco-friendly packages of kid contentment right to your doorstep every month for a very economical $9.65 + shipping.  And today they’re graciously offering up a six month subscription to one lucky reader!
Above is a photo of their November craft club kit.  C wasn’t actually supposed to be in the shot but once I opened the envelope his curiosity got the better of him.  I tried momentarily shooing him away several times but he just kept inching closer and closer back to the table.

I really appreciate that these kits are centered on seasonal and open-ended crafts so that “small kids can practice basic crafting skills (such as gluing, cutting, pasting, etc) while older kids can get more sophisticated with their projects”.  Each month you and your child will receive:
  • All craft project supplies, except glue (to maintain the lowest shipping costs possible)
  • Easy illustrated craft ideas and instructions
  • A kid-friendly fact sheet about the craft theme
  • A bright green envelope for delivery – great for re-use in any craft project!
Inside our green envelope we found two sheets of double sided punch-outs, a paper wreath base, and a fall leaf kit containing some raffia as well as pre-cut paper leaves and strips.  As is my custom with art activities, I let C take the lead.  He headed straight for those realistic looking rocks and leaves.
After a bit of brainstorming about what to do with our new treasures, we decided on nature crowns for both kids.

This was right about the time S decided she needed in on the fun too.

We happily let her join in.

Next up were the construction paper leaves and raffia.  We could have used the wreath base but decided to save that for another project down the line and went simple instead.

We lined up all the leaves in a row and wrote something we were thankful for on each one.  Then we punched holes in each leaf and used the raffia to hang them as Thanksgiving decor.
These two activities alone took up a good chunk of our morning (and zero creative effort by me).  The best part was we still had tons of materials left over for future projects.
Along with a sampling from the kids craft club, we also received one of Craft Caravan’s Christmas Card Making kits.  It will be the perfect thing for making cards to accompnay little treats for the special people in the kids’ life (babysitters, teachers, best pals, etc.).
For your chance to win six whole months of kid craft goodness, simply leave a comment below.  Additional entries are available for being an MPMK facebook fan or pinterest followerplease leave a comment with an email address for each separate entry.
This contest is open to U.S. residents only and will end at midnight EST on Monday, December 5th, 2011.
 

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Tori Gamble November 29, 2011 at 8:21 am
Tori Gamble November 29, 2011 at 8:22 am
Tenley November 29, 2011 at 9:14 am
Tenley November 29, 2011 at 9:14 am
Anonymous November 29, 2011 at 11:04 am

My kids are 4 and 7 and they would love to try this. Thanks for the giveaway.

dlholst1 @ verizon. net

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2flowerslearn.com November 29, 2011 at 12:12 pm
Patti November 29, 2011 at 12:24 pm

Ah, the answer to my winter-can’t get the toddler outdoors-blues!

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Sarah November 29, 2011 at 12:45 pm

This would be a great gift!
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Milam November 29, 2011 at 12:48 pm

6 months of ready made activities would be great for my 2 and 7 year old!! :)

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Ivonne Loving November 29, 2011 at 12:54 pm

Hi! As an away from home working mom and a blogger this would be ideal for me and my little one. Most times I am wandering aimlessly trying to figure out what to do on rainy or cold days. I love your blog and have showcased it various times in my round-up.

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Anonymous November 29, 2011 at 1:10 pm
Anonymous November 29, 2011 at 1:13 pm
SARAH and JASON November 29, 2011 at 1:22 pm

Oh this would be awesome for our looooooong Maine winter!!

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SARAH and JASON November 29, 2011 at 1:23 pm

I’m following you on Pinterest!

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SARAH and JASON November 29, 2011 at 1:24 pm

I’m also following you on FB!

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Sarah November 29, 2011 at 1:55 pm

I follow you on Pinterest:)

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Sarah November 29, 2011 at 1:55 pm

What a great idea! Why hasn’t anyone thought of this before?

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Allison November 29, 2011 at 2:19 pm

What a wonderful giveaway

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Kelly November 29, 2011 at 2:24 pm

Fantastic! Great giveaway!

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Kelly November 29, 2011 at 2:25 pm

I follow you on fb

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Kelly November 29, 2011 at 2:26 pm

i follow you on pinterest as well!

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J Strizzy November 29, 2011 at 2:28 pm

Oh, that’s fabulous. I love that it’s open-ended enough to let little kids and big kids each find a way to enjoy it.

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Stefan, Sarah and Lukka November 29, 2011 at 2:32 pm

This looks SO awesome–I’ve never heard of something like this!
Sarah M

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Stefan, Sarah and Lukka November 29, 2011 at 2:33 pm
Amy November 29, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Oooohhh… I would love to have some nice new craft supplies show up once a month!!

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Nikki November 29, 2011 at 2:43 pm

What a cool product even if I don’t win this would be a great Christmas gift.

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giggedygeekmum November 29, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Thanks for the giveaway!

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giggedygeekmum November 29, 2011 at 3:18 pm

I’m a facebook fan.

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Lisa November 29, 2011 at 3:40 pm
Rae November 29, 2011 at 3:48 pm

this is an awesome giveaway, thanks for the chance!

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Rae November 29, 2011 at 3:48 pm

facebook fan!

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Rae November 29, 2011 at 3:49 pm

pinterest follower!

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Dr. Heather R November 29, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Love your blog and your pinnings on Pinterest! Thanks so much for giving great ideas to us!

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Summer November 29, 2011 at 3:58 pm

I would love this for my two and three year olds!

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Summer November 29, 2011 at 3:59 pm

Also a Facebook fan

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Summer November 29, 2011 at 3:59 pm

Follow you on pinterest!

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Stacey November 29, 2011 at 4:22 pm

Great giveaway! staceybrill at gmail dot com

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Stacey November 29, 2011 at 4:22 pm

I’m a pinterest follower too. staceybrill at gmail dot com

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Stacey November 29, 2011 at 4:23 pm

And a facebook fan! staceybrill at gmail dot com

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Emily November 29, 2011 at 4:28 pm
Katherine Pyne November 29, 2011 at 4:28 pm
K. Murphy-Toms November 29, 2011 at 4:28 pm

Really cute! murphcatt (at) gmail

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K. Murphy-Toms November 29, 2011 at 4:29 pm

Also, love me some Pinterest!

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Katherine Pyne November 29, 2011 at 4:29 pm
Laurie November 29, 2011 at 4:29 pm

My daughter would be so thrilled to get this in the mail once a month. She’s so crafty and at 5, is way more creative than I am, so this would help me also :)

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Laurie November 29, 2011 at 4:30 pm
thesodapopshop November 29, 2011 at 4:30 pm

We would love this!

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Laurie November 29, 2011 at 4:30 pm
thesodapopshop November 29, 2011 at 4:31 pm

Already a facebook fan!

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allison November 29, 2011 at 4:34 pm
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Anonymous November 29, 2011 at 4:40 pm
Anonymous November 29, 2011 at 4:40 pm
Candice November 29, 2011 at 4:41 pm
Lauren November 29, 2011 at 4:41 pm
Sara November 29, 2011 at 4:41 pm
Sara November 29, 2011 at 4:42 pm
Trish White November 29, 2011 at 4:42 pm

My girls and I heart crafts and would love this!

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Lauren November 29, 2011 at 4:43 pm
Trish White November 29, 2011 at 4:43 pm

FB fan

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Trish White November 29, 2011 at 4:43 pm

Follow you on pinterest

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Sara November 29, 2011 at 4:45 pm
tricia November 29, 2011 at 4:45 pm

How awesome is that! I have 2 boys who love crafts and mail!

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Anonymous November 29, 2011 at 4:53 pm

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Alexis November 29, 2011 at 4:55 pm
Alexis November 29, 2011 at 4:55 pm
nbradick November 29, 2011 at 4:56 pm
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meg @ Raising Genius Fish November 29, 2011 at 5:19 pm
meg @ Raising Genius Fish November 29, 2011 at 5:20 pm
hollymade November 29, 2011 at 5:24 pm

That looks awesome!

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amanda.weed November 29, 2011 at 5:24 pm
amanda.weed November 29, 2011 at 5:25 pm
amanda.weed November 29, 2011 at 5:26 pm
Catherine November 29, 2011 at 5:27 pm

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Catherine November 29, 2011 at 5:27 pm

Also FB follower
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Catherine November 29, 2011 at 5:28 pm

And pintrest follower
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Unknown November 29, 2011 at 5:31 pm

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Unknown November 29, 2011 at 5:31 pm

also a pinterest follower
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mommy November 29, 2011 at 5:36 pm
Anonymous November 29, 2011 at 6:03 pm
creative homeschool ideas November 29, 2011 at 6:16 pm

Thanks for the opportunity! My kiddo and I would love this.

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bachmanville November 29, 2011 at 6:46 pm

my kiddos would love this! thanks :)

sharabachman at gmail dot com

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allison November 29, 2011 at 7:08 pm

What an awesome giveaway! My kiddo would love it!

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allison November 29, 2011 at 7:08 pm

And we follow on pinterest as well!

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Suzy I November 29, 2011 at 7:13 pm

Looks like fun!

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Suzy I November 29, 2011 at 7:13 pm

I’m a FB fan!

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Suzy I November 29, 2011 at 7:13 pm

I’m a pintrest follower!

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Tammy November 29, 2011 at 7:30 pm

I would love to win!

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Tammy November 29, 2011 at 7:30 pm

I am also a follower on facebook!

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Leigh November 29, 2011 at 7:38 pm

I like you on FB

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Leigh November 29, 2011 at 7:39 pm

And follow you on Pintrest

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Stacy November 29, 2011 at 8:05 pm

I hope I win!

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Stacy November 29, 2011 at 8:06 pm

Facebook fan too!

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Stacy November 29, 2011 at 8:06 pm

Pinterest follower!

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Anonymous November 29, 2011 at 8:32 pm
Jaime November 29, 2011 at 8:41 pm
Christina November 29, 2011 at 8:50 pm
Sarah November 29, 2011 at 9:05 pm

Fabulous idea!

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Anonymous November 29, 2011 at 9:15 pm
The Legers November 29, 2011 at 9:41 pm

I love our local library storytime because the librarian always has a craft. I feel I am so bad at coming up with ideas, so this would be wonderful!

rebekah

bekahleger at gmail dot com

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Karla November 29, 2011 at 10:05 pm
Karla November 29, 2011 at 10:05 pm

I’m a fan of MPMK on FB.
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Meg November 29, 2011 at 10:07 pm

What a great idea!
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Meg November 29, 2011 at 10:08 pm

Facebook fan.
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Meg November 29, 2011 at 10:11 pm

Follow on Pinterest.
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Anonymous November 29, 2011 at 10:12 pm
Anonymous November 29, 2011 at 10:33 pm
Anonymous November 29, 2011 at 11:00 pm

Would love to win, thanks.
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Anonymous November 29, 2011 at 11:00 pm

Also a facebook fan

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Natasha November 30, 2011 at 12:19 am

This is awesome — what a terrific idea.

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echis November 30, 2011 at 2:39 am
Domestic Diva November 30, 2011 at 2:57 am

Lovely! Thanks for the chance.

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Anonymous November 30, 2011 at 3:35 am
Jill V./TerraSavvy November 30, 2011 at 4:06 am

Love the idea! Especially with my very busy 19 mo. old and her two older brothers to help her!

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tasik77 November 30, 2011 at 4:25 am

I would LOVE to win!!!

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tasik77 November 30, 2011 at 4:40 am
Debbie's World of Books November 30, 2011 at 5:29 am

Wow, what a great idea! dasuzuki at yahoo dot com

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Debbie's World of Books November 30, 2011 at 5:31 am

I like you on FB (Debbie Suzuki) dasuzuki at yahoo dot com

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Debbie's World of Books November 30, 2011 at 5:33 am

I also follow you on Pinterest (dasuzuki) dasuzuki at yahoo dot com

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C. November 30, 2011 at 6:01 am

Thanks for the great giveaway. What a good idea!

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Melissa P. November 30, 2011 at 6:06 am

Thanks for the introduction to an awesome idea!

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MarshelleP November 30, 2011 at 7:14 am

Pick me!

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Deonne S. November 30, 2011 at 12:29 pm

Love this idea and I’m sure my kids would to!

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ajwoodall2002 November 30, 2011 at 1:33 pm

Would love to win this subscription. Would be expecially great for my boys while big sis is at school!

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ajwoodall2002 November 30, 2011 at 1:33 pm

I am a FB follower!

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AEK November 30, 2011 at 3:21 pm

My 7 and 2 year olds would love this! Thanks for the giveaway!
angiedkelly at gmail dot com

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AEK November 30, 2011 at 3:21 pm

Pinterest follower under yeahhappy

angeidkelly at gmail dot com

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Sarah A. November 30, 2011 at 4:41 pm

I would love to win this. Great idea.

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Shannon Hillinger November 30, 2011 at 4:46 pm

What a wonderful service! I hope I win.

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Anonymous November 30, 2011 at 5:04 pm
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Candice November 30, 2011 at 6:22 pm
Candice November 30, 2011 at 6:23 pm
Anonymous November 30, 2011 at 7:36 pm
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Terri November 30, 2011 at 7:54 pm

My 4-yr-old daughter would be so excited by this!

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Terri November 30, 2011 at 7:54 pm

I’m following you on Pinterest!

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Gizala November 30, 2011 at 9:52 pm
Steffanie December 1, 2011 at 2:53 am

oh i hope you pick me!

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Steffanie December 1, 2011 at 2:54 am

i follow on pinterest

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Nicole Manier December 1, 2011 at 3:58 am
Nicole Manier December 1, 2011 at 3:58 am
Anonymous December 1, 2011 at 7:37 am

What a fun giveaway! Thank you!

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[email protected] December 1, 2011 at 7:23 pm

Love this!

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[email protected] December 1, 2011 at 7:24 pm

I also follow on pinterest… and still love it :-)

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[email protected] December 1, 2011 at 7:24 pm

And lastly, definitely a facebook fan!

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modmaude December 1, 2011 at 8:12 pm
Gwen December 1, 2011 at 9:02 pm

I have a special little niece that would love these crafts– her Mom isn’t much of a crafter,so she and I would enjoy this together! Thank you for giving us a chance to win! :-)

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Gwen December 1, 2011 at 9:03 pm

I “like” you on Facebook– so many cute ideas for ways to have fun crafting with kids!!! :-)

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Anonymous December 1, 2011 at 9:56 pm

would love to win! :)
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STEPHEN December 1, 2011 at 10:26 pm

great new find

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Carrie B December 1, 2011 at 11:12 pm

What a wonderful idea! I’d love to subscribe to these. :) So would my kids!!

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Marcia December 1, 2011 at 11:12 pm

I would love to win! marcia @ eagleschool.org

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Carrie B December 1, 2011 at 11:13 pm

I liked you on FB! :) Thank you.

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luluvision December 2, 2011 at 12:26 am

I would love to win for my daughter!! Thanks for the chance!

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luluvision December 2, 2011 at 12:28 am

I like you on Facebook!

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luluvision December 2, 2011 at 12:30 am

I follow you on Pinterest!

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AH December 2, 2011 at 12:53 am

My little guys LOVE to craft!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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Gracie December 2, 2011 at 1:46 am

Those kits look incredible! What a great idea!

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Vicki December 2, 2011 at 2:11 am

Would love to win, they look great. My daughter home schools her children and it would be a great addition to the teaching.

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Anonymous December 2, 2011 at 3:43 am

I’d like to try to win…

chubrockit at gmail dot com

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Diddy Jones December 2, 2011 at 12:56 pm

I hadn’t heard about these awesome club packs so thanks for bringing it to my attention. We are crafters 24/7 and would love to win!!

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Val T. December 2, 2011 at 1:01 pm

I love this giveaway! Thanks!

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Becky December 2, 2011 at 1:06 pm

Neat idea! I wanna win.
Beckylanier at yahoo dot com

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Becky December 2, 2011 at 1:07 pm

I’m a pinterest follower.
Beckylanier at yahoo dot com

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Anonymous December 2, 2011 at 1:40 pm
BeeSewSweet December 2, 2011 at 1:51 pm
crafter1953 December 2, 2011 at 3:03 pm

My grand kids will love this. I am trying to get all of them into crafting so this will be just what I need. Thank you for the giveaway and Happy Holidays to you and Yours.

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melissa thomson December 2, 2011 at 4:04 pm

I would love to win this for my grand girls. They love art!

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Anonymous December 2, 2011 at 4:47 pm
Mands December 2, 2011 at 4:55 pm

What an awesome idea for a small business! So fun!

mandy(dot)ueda(at)gmail(dot)com

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Mands December 2, 2011 at 4:55 pm

I follow you on Pinterest!

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Kara Norris December 2, 2011 at 5:40 pm
QAMom December 2, 2011 at 5:53 pm

My kids would love this!

loveofmath At Gmail Dot Com

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myartfullychaoticlife December 2, 2011 at 6:30 pm

I really think my 8 year old son would love to get a craft kit each month! He’s always making things at home and loves to get mail so…I’m seriously considering buying him a 3 month subscription for Christmas. Thanks so much for the chance to win a subscription.

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myartfullychaoticlife December 2, 2011 at 6:32 pm

I also now follow Modern Parents, Messy Kids on FB.

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The Kuhn Family December 2, 2011 at 6:46 pm

Would love to win this. Right up our ally thanks for the opportunity.

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The Kuhn Family December 2, 2011 at 6:47 pm
The Kuhn Family December 2, 2011 at 6:47 pm
nicole / Twitter: BTHM1 December 2, 2011 at 9:33 pm

what fun! My 4 yr old channels martha stewart daily- she’d love this! THANKS

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nicole / Twitter: BTHM1 December 2, 2011 at 9:34 pm

follow on pininterest under nicole/blesstheirheartsmom

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heidi December 2, 2011 at 9:59 pm
Jenna December 2, 2011 at 10:20 pm

What a great idea!

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Jenna December 2, 2011 at 10:20 pm

I’m a facebook fan!

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Jenna December 2, 2011 at 10:21 pm

I follow you on pinterest, love the busy bag ideas.

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Unknown December 3, 2011 at 12:43 am
Anonymous December 3, 2011 at 1:33 am
Rachel December 3, 2011 at 1:48 am
roxyfoxy December 3, 2011 at 2:50 am

We love crafts!

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roxyfoxy December 3, 2011 at 2:50 am

I already like you on Face Book :)

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roxyfoxy December 3, 2011 at 2:51 am
The Need 2 Read December 3, 2011 at 7:31 pm

What a fun giveaway! We love crafting and art in our house so I know my son would LOVE this! Thanks so much for the chance to win! :)

jamieandandre at bellsouth dot net

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The Need 2 Read December 3, 2011 at 7:33 pm

Following you on Pinterest!

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The Need 2 Read December 3, 2011 at 7:33 pm

Loving you on Facebook as Giveaways Galore :)

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Anonymous December 3, 2011 at 8:22 pm
Kris Livovich December 4, 2011 at 3:12 am

Oh, we love crafts!

livovichkris at gmail dot com

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Kris Livovich December 4, 2011 at 3:13 am

I follow you on FB!

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Kris Livovich December 4, 2011 at 3:14 am

I also follow you on Pinterest!

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Diana (Torres) Hawken December 4, 2011 at 5:07 am
Samantha December 4, 2011 at 3:19 pm
Jordon&Andrea December 4, 2011 at 7:34 pm

this would be heavenly!

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Jordon&Andrea December 4, 2011 at 7:35 pm
Carmen December 5, 2011 at 12:10 am

thanks for the chance to win

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Karrie December 5, 2011 at 2:37 am

This would be super fun for my kids!

Thanks!
Karrie_coconuts at yahoo.com

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Karrie December 5, 2011 at 2:38 am

I follow on Facebook :)

Karrie_coconuts at yahoo.com

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FreePlay Kids December 5, 2011 at 4:24 am

What a great idea! We would love to do these over the winter.

freeplaykids1 {at} gmail {dot} com

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FreePlay Kids December 5, 2011 at 4:36 am

I follow you on Twitter.

freeplaykids1 {at} gmail {dot} com

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FreePlay Kids December 5, 2011 at 4:38 am

I’m a FB fan!

freeplaykids1 {at} gmail {dot} com

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Unknown December 5, 2011 at 10:30 pm

My four kids love getting crafty, but often we are out of one neccessary supply. It would be so great to have a ready made craft!

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Anonymous December 6, 2011 at 2:40 am

I’ve been tempted to try this, maybe I’ll be lucky and win!
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silvereyes December 6, 2011 at 4:33 am

I’m looking for ways to introduce crafts to my 2yo daughter and this would be GREAT! Thanks so much!

sarasilvereyes at gmail dot com

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MJ/Sweetwater Cloth December 6, 2011 at 7:42 pm

I would love to win this! Thanks for the opportunity!

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MJ/Sweetwater Cloth December 6, 2011 at 7:43 pm

My page (Sweetwater Cloth) likes your page on FB :)

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MJ/Sweetwater Cloth December 6, 2011 at 7:43 pm

and I follow you on pinterest as well :)

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Heather Wilcox October 4, 2012 at 9:37 pm

You have GREATLY inspired me and sparked my creativity! My son would love these crafts! Thanks for this great chance to win! I follow on facebook~

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