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Priddy Books: Make and Do Crafts… A GiveAway…

December 22nd, 2011 · 36 Comments

I have one more fabulous Priddy Book to GiveAway this year and you are so going to love it!!!

A Make and Do Craft Book totally totally packed with inspiring crafts for kids to with or without your help…

Take a look at how my kids enjoyed this book:


This book has clear instructions and the crafts are so enticing, the photography and make it a visual invitation… even my non-readers were ready to just dive right in. The book is strong and the pages are made of wipe clean card. My little girls just were too excited for words, they had to get started right away!!!


‘Tis the season for glitter…


The craft was all about making a dragon or fairies… my girls made Christmas angels and they were very pleased with the results!!!


Hood #4 tried another craft: A Penguin from tin-foil…


He managed this craft following the step by step directions…

Other crafts are monster finger puppets, paper pets, snowflakes, party hats, treasure chest, birthday bunting, drums, noticeboards, and crazy can robots…


So my kids liked everything about this book, the fact that the crafts appeared to be so easy and they just looked like a giant invitation to jump in. While books are all about reading even my “not yet reading” kids were able to follow the clear instructions. By far the best thing was that they really could manage most of the crafts themselves, with very little intervention!!! I liked that they were encouraged to try new things, I like that there are a lot of little windows in the book that teach new techniques. Best of all I liked that the projects were open-ended… they offer ideas but then say: Create Away.


The GiveAway works in the usual way, comment and tell us your favorite crafty thing to do, before the end of this coming Sunday, 25 December 2011, and we will draw and publish the winner next week! I won’t respond to your comments as I do on our other posts because I don’t want to be included in our own giveaway.

Our GiveAways are open to everyone: If you have won a GiveAway before never fear – enter away. If you live on the far side of the world – enter away. Postage takes forever from here but eventually it should get to you! Good luck and get commenting!!!

I received these books from Priddy Books in exchange for a review, they did not ask, or pay me to say such lovely things about their products – I said them because their books, and particularly this one is fantastic!!!

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36 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Christa // Dec 22, 2011 at 2:04 am

    Oh my, I do like it! This looks like so much fun! My little boy would be so excited to start crafting!

  • 2 Ren Lady Of The Arts // Dec 22, 2011 at 2:36 am

    cool count me in- our favorite crafty thing to do is to make things using stuff we find in nature.
    Ren Lady Of The Arts´s last blog post ..Hanukkah Latke

  • 3 Jess // Dec 22, 2011 at 2:45 am

    I love the look of this one
    Jess´s last blog post ..The Welcoming of Curly Bear

  • 4 Shelley // Dec 22, 2011 at 4:19 am

    My son loves to color pages, cut out the shapes/characters he colored and then cut or glue them onto another piece of paper as a collage. He came up with this craft all on his own and does them all the time.

  • 5 allison // Dec 22, 2011 at 5:40 am

    ooh, I have a little crafter in the house who would love this book!

  • 6 Valerie // Dec 22, 2011 at 5:48 am

    We love to paint, paint and paint!

  • 7 Linda B // Dec 22, 2011 at 5:54 am

    My “favorite” thing changes all the time, but I had a blast making a gingerbread village with my son. We built the houses out of graham crackers and put green icing on ice cream cones for the trees.

  • 8 Jo // Dec 22, 2011 at 7:10 am

    Love it! I can anticipate hours of fun from this book!

  • 9 Shells // Dec 22, 2011 at 7:14 am

    I am very crafty and always have been but my son is not ;-( Best craft for him, going through the recycling then sitting down with tape, glue, string, sticks and creating 😉
    Hoping my little girl is going to be crafty!
    Blessed Christmas to you all x

  • 10 auntymuffin // Dec 22, 2011 at 7:39 am

    O wow, another great book!

  • 11 Deb // Dec 22, 2011 at 10:15 am

    we love to take old boxes, recycling and make rockets etc.
    this looks a fab book!

  • 12 Diane // Dec 22, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    My son is bonkers over crafting. He loves making robots out of cereal boxes. This book would be wonderful inspiration to him!
    Diane´s last blog post ..Book Review: The Elephant Whisperer by Lawrence Anthony

  • 13 Pam // Dec 22, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    We are into all things felt right now. And painting of course.

  • 14 Melanie Grant // Dec 22, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    I think this is a great book of crafts, I love anything where the children can let their creativity go wild!
    Melanie Grant´s last blog post ..Christmas: A time of gladness or sadness?

  • 15 Nicole // Dec 22, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Oh such a lovely and fun book! The kiddos would have a blast creating from it – our favorite thing is usually just wherever the creative whim leads us be it salt dough ornaments or handprint crafts, gingerbread houses or sweet cards to send. Thanks for the chance!

  • 16 Amy // Dec 22, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Basically anything that involves scissors, glue and googly eyes is a big hit at our house. I like using painted handprints and footprints, because they are so darn cute.
    Amy´s last blog post ..Subway

  • 17 Marci // Dec 22, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    I love to sew, sometimes I forget that but I promptly remember once I get started.
    Marci´s last blog post ..Croissants

  • 18 Cheryl // Dec 22, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    I always say I’m more of an artsy than a crafty but my kids would love this! Our fave is making felted creatures.

  • 19 Ellen // Dec 22, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    I love Priddy books,they’re so colourful & inviting :o) my son’s like to work with scissors &glue and creating things using prestik:o)

  • 20 Jessica Abel // Dec 23, 2011 at 4:49 am

    I like the idea that the kids can do these on their own. My two love to get out paper and paints and paint until the paints turn to mud. Fun to see the first creations before the mud.

  • 21 Yolande // Dec 23, 2011 at 7:25 am

    My boys love to paint, cut and paste! Looks like another fun book!

  • 22 Willemijn // Dec 23, 2011 at 7:39 am

    I love your lists of books. Found them through PW’s website.
    Favourite craft? scrapbooking/memory keeping.
    From a Dutch girl living in Canada

  • 23 Kim // Dec 23, 2011 at 8:02 am

    Wow that book looks amazing!

  • 24 mandimadeit // Dec 23, 2011 at 11:46 am

    Looks like a great book. We love crafting! I love to sew and applique and fabric paint and am learning to crochet too. My little people love getting involved!
    mandimadeit´s last blog post ..The Week of Crazy…

  • 25 Efi // Dec 23, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Wonderful idea for kids. Even though my little ones do not understand english, I think we could use it and learn some english while playing.

  • 26 Love and Lollipops // Dec 23, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    I absolutely want to win this one 🙂 🙂

    My favourite crafty thing to do is to be creative with bottle tops – I’m a bit obsessed with them at the moment 🙂

    A Happy, Blessed Christmas to you all,
    Love and Lollipops´s last blog post ..Build a {Bottle Top} Snowman

  • 27 Carla // Dec 24, 2011 at 4:26 am

    I would love love this for my kids. They are into crafts so much! Mostly, they do their own thing in terms of crafts. We especially like to do collages and themed decorations.

  • 28 Joyful Mama // Dec 24, 2011 at 10:58 am

    Oh my almost four year old will LOVE this book!! I think glue and scissors are among her absolutely favourite things in the world, so there’s is always something crafty in the works at our place. We need some fresh ideas and it looks like this will do just that!

  • 29 Katherine Aitken // Dec 24, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Yes please. This sounds just great.

  • 30 Esther Lourens // Dec 24, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    we like using natural things and paints and scissors. And then the best is just drawing. At this stage we are learning the alphabet while cutting out pictures and sticking them in a book.
    We need inspiration and would love this book.
    Esther Lourens´s last blog post ... . . and snails and puppy dogs tails

  • 31 Aimee // Dec 24, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    My favorite thing to do is anything with fabric…usually sewing. The children in this house prefer anything to do with paint!

  • 32 Anita // Dec 25, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Please enter me, sounds like just the book for us to get into crafts with!

  • 33 Reina // Dec 25, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    I know two little boys living around here (and also their mum 😉 who would be reaaly happy with such a book 🙂

  • 34 Ann Young // Dec 26, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    We are South African and are raising 3 boys in Houston, TX. So thrilled to find your blog! I was hunting down Lego storage options on this Boxing Day morning and by chance came across your inspiring site. I’ll keep reading! (there goes the Lego sorting!)

  • 35 se7en // Dec 27, 2011 at 2:19 am

    Hi Ann, So good to meet you!!!Sorry about the Lego sorting!!! Lego is one of these over ruling life obsessions that is quite impossible to tame… Hope you had a great Christmas and Happy Reading!!!

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