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Giveaway: Make & Takes for Kids

Congrats to Julie, the winner of some Butik76 designer oilcloth!  It’s been giveaway-palooza here since the end of September and today we’re wrapping it all up with a great book I know you guys will appreciate.

Highlighting the best of each month of the year, Make and Takes for Kids offers 50 projects to make with kids, each centered around an upcoming holiday or season.  It’s being put out by Wiley Crafts, the home of an innovative line of craft books for every level of crafter (see their crafts page here).  The book was written by my blogging pal Marie LeBaron of the mega-popular make and takes blog and is a great resource to have on hand for inspiration.  
Marie has a background in early childhood education and it shows.  One of my favorite features of the book is that it outlines the learning objectives and skills that children will attain as they complete each activity.

I also love how the projects are arranged by month so you can work your way through it all year long with timely activities like these pine cone bird feeders…

…and these snowman smoothies.  Each project also requires little preparation, few supplies, and almost everything can be readily found at home or at a local craft supply store.
It’s an ideal holiday gift for parents, grandparents, teachers and anyone else in need of a whole heap of easy and stimulating activities to do with kids.
Marie is generously offering up a free copy of Make and Takes for Kids to one lucky reader.  For a chance to win, simply leave a comment below ALONG WITH AN EMAIL ADDRESS.  For a bonus entry facebook or tweet about this giveaway and let me know with a comment below.  
YOU MUST LEAVE A SEPARATE COMMENT FOR EACH OF THE 3 POSSIBLE ENTRY METHODS.  This contest is open to U.S. residents only and will end at midnight EST on Tuesday December 20th, 2011.  Good luck!
 

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life:styled December 13, 2011 at 6:21 am
Michelle December 13, 2011 at 6:24 am

This book looks really beautiful and useful!
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little love December 13, 2011 at 10:29 am

What a great looking book! My girls would LOVE this!

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Anonymous December 13, 2011 at 10:35 am

I’d love to use this with my boys.
Meredith
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Rebecca @ Unexplained X2 December 13, 2011 at 11:48 am

I’ve had my eye on this book for a while now…love it!

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JCG December 13, 2011 at 11:52 am

The book looks so good – would love to win!

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Lindsay Satchell December 13, 2011 at 12:30 pm

Looks so fun! lots of great activities!!

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Milam December 13, 2011 at 12:31 pm

I never win…

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Anonymous December 13, 2011 at 12:36 pm
Allison December 13, 2011 at 1:13 pm

Looks like fun!
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Anonymous December 13, 2011 at 1:13 pm

Looks like a great book!
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O My Goodness December 13, 2011 at 2:02 pm

Thanks for the chance to win!

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O My Goodness December 13, 2011 at 2:03 pm
Anonymous December 13, 2011 at 2:08 pm

I’m new to this site and ever since a friend of mine turned me onto it, I wake up every morning excited to see what your new posts and photos will be for the day! I’m starting my own mini child care biz so that I can stay home with my 3 delightful challenges…they love to see which lil’ munchkin I am caring for each day and as soon as they walk in from the school bus, ask me what craft I did! I’ve missed so many of your beautiful give-aways and even if I’m not the winner of this one, I feel like I’ve won every time I open up an email from MPMK! Thank you!!! ~ Dawn (Dawnsmilez@aol.com)

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Stefan, Sarah and Lukka December 13, 2011 at 2:17 pm

love it!
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Rochelle December 13, 2011 at 2:38 pm

As a homeschool Mom, I have been searching high and low for a great craft book, that I can use throughout the year, with crafts that are easy to do with basic ingredients, that will appeal to both me and the kids…. this is a tall order and I think this may be the book. Thanks!

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The Ortega's December 13, 2011 at 2:39 pm

Yay!! We’ve been eying this book!!!

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Anonymous December 13, 2011 at 2:43 pm

This would be fabulous to have. Thanks!

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Annette December 13, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Wow that looks amazing.

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Nikki December 13, 2011 at 4:11 pm
Candice December 13, 2011 at 4:16 pm

Looks like an amazing book! Love it!

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Satakieli December 13, 2011 at 4:16 pm

Oh I would LOVE this!

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Sara December 13, 2011 at 4:16 pm

We could all use a little kid craft inspiration! Would love to have this! Enjoy your blog so much and eagerly await my emails each day. Thanks so much! sarasef@hotmail.com

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Candice December 13, 2011 at 4:17 pm

Tweeted @ chackett32

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Crystal December 13, 2011 at 4:20 pm

This looks like a great book!
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Candice December 13, 2011 at 4:21 pm
Terri Thompson December 13, 2011 at 4:41 pm

I’d love to win a copy!!

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Dawn E. December 13, 2011 at 4:41 pm

I love this book. With 3 young boys at home, I am always looking for fun, creative craft ideas!

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Tenley December 13, 2011 at 5:23 pm

Oh my gosh I WOULD LOVE THIS!!

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Siobhan December 13, 2011 at 6:06 pm

I would love this!

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Cortney McCurry December 13, 2011 at 6:24 pm

This would be great to get my family through the winter months!

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Anonymous December 13, 2011 at 6:35 pm

Would so love this! Thanks, Maureen (jnoamxx at hotmail dot com)

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allison December 13, 2011 at 6:36 pm

My kiddo would love this!

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Karla December 13, 2011 at 6:57 pm

Sweet! I’d love this book! It’s always great to get new ideas.

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Sarah December 13, 2011 at 7:03 pm

What a neat book- thanks for a great giveaway.

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Sara December 13, 2011 at 7:03 pm

We always love new GOOD craft ideas around here!

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Sarah December 13, 2011 at 7:03 pm
Anonymous December 13, 2011 at 7:26 pm

I would LOVE this! I’m a big fan of this blog.

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Anonymous December 13, 2011 at 7:41 pm

kerismommy@gmail.com

I’d love this book!

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bachmanville December 13, 2011 at 7:54 pm

i’d love this! so fun with my 3 kiddos :)

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mirabelle December 13, 2011 at 8:02 pm

would love this – baby getting to be the age to share in my craftiness! :)

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Alexia December 13, 2011 at 8:21 pm

What a great book! We are always looking for seasonal crafts to do around here. This would be perfect!

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hyperwink@gmail.com December 13, 2011 at 8:55 pm

Great looking book!!

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Molly December 13, 2011 at 9:25 pm

Would love a copy of this fun book!

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Jessica December 13, 2011 at 10:03 pm

Love it! Thanks!!

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Anonymous December 13, 2011 at 10:14 pm

A great book for those of us that are not creative, like me !!!

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tracy_a December 13, 2011 at 10:31 pm

looks like a great book!

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miss kate December 13, 2011 at 11:10 pm

i need this book for inspiration!!

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miss kate December 13, 2011 at 11:12 pm

i tweeted you troolie_modern!

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miss kate December 13, 2011 at 11:13 pm

i also facebooked it!

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Valerie December 13, 2011 at 11:57 pm

The ideas in this book look fabulous!

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Alicia C. December 14, 2011 at 12:49 am

This book would be perfect for us! My little guy is on a “one-craft-a-day” spree. He wants to do so many things, but there are those days when I either can’t think of anything easy enough, or just don’t feel like it.
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Cara December 14, 2011 at 3:43 am

Looks like a fun book!
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Anonymous December 14, 2011 at 4:06 am

oh wow, i would love to win this book!
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Brita December 14, 2011 at 4:45 am

Looks like a great book, would love to win and save for when my son can do crafts.

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Unknown December 14, 2011 at 5:10 am

We would love this book! erindtran at gmail dot com

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Anonymous December 14, 2011 at 5:43 am

I also work in child care and would love to share this with my children.

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Amber @ Au Coeur December 14, 2011 at 5:47 am

That looks like a great resource for home school preschool! aucoeur.atheart at gmail

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Amber @ Au Coeur December 14, 2011 at 5:48 am

Shared on Facebook!

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Jet'set December 14, 2011 at 9:05 am

What a fun giveaway!
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vickigraff December 14, 2011 at 3:14 pm

I was eyeing this as a gift for my 9 year old step daughter. She loves making crafts!
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Jen W December 14, 2011 at 3:56 pm

This looks like such a fun book! purple_jennyfer@yahoo.com

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Shari Lynne @ Faith Filled Food for Moms and Grandmothers December 14, 2011 at 3:59 pm

I LOVE MAKE AND TAKES!! Need I say more :)
Blessings

Shari Lynne
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Anonymous December 14, 2011 at 4:08 pm

What a great giveaway!
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Karie @ The HoB December 14, 2011 at 5:51 pm

My Boys would love the activities in this book!!

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Katie December 14, 2011 at 6:17 pm

I’ve been entering all the giveaways for this book. I should probably just buy one! It looks awesome!

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Vicki December 15, 2011 at 1:07 pm

I would love to have this book!! Thanks for the chance to win!
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Gizala December 15, 2011 at 8:34 pm

What a cool book! Love it.

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emily kate December 15, 2011 at 9:28 pm

I have been wishing for this cute book! emilycake8 at gmail dot com

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Lynnee December 16, 2011 at 1:04 am

Would really love this book! LynneeJimenez@yahoo.com

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Lynnee December 16, 2011 at 1:05 am

Also Tweeted this via @ChicaCircle – Lynneejimenez@yahoo.com

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Sarah December 17, 2011 at 5:40 pm

Great giveaway!

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Anonymous June 1, 2012 at 6:50 pm

Fantastic Ideas!!!

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