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Best Brilliant Bugs Galore… And the Final GiveAway in our Crafty GiveAway Series…

April 24th, 2013 · 27 Comments

It wasn’t enough to bring you one book by the talented team of Peter Stein and Bob Staake, these books are just too good to miss… So we have another one for you all… Bugs Galore!!!


This is the final GiveAway, number eight in our series of se7en + 1, fabulous Crafty book Giveaways… Read on, read on…

Well if you don’t love bugs now, you totally will after reading this fun-loving book… Oh my, we have read and read this one!!! I have a serious bug-lover in our family who was just intrigued to read about the variety of bugs out there… dirt bugs, don’t ignore bugs, time-to-flee bugs, lumpy jump bugs, and many more bazillions of bugs. All presented in bouncy rhyme and beautiful, bright and funky illustrations throughout!!! this book is a lovely read anytime of day and will inspire many a bug hunt in your home and the great outdoors!!! This book requires hours of attention… every brilliant bug is different and a totally fresh idea… who knew anyone could draw thousands of bugs, all beautiful and all different!!! There is really a bug for everyone in this book… weird, wonderful, whimsical!!!

Brilliant Bugs…

Invite your artists…



A couple of bugs…
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Then use a sharpie to decorate some lids…

And glue them onto the legs…

Trim the legs and you have a collection of bugs… all good to go…… gotta love how they are all totally different!!!
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Brilliant Bugs, just for fun!!!

The GiveAway

So We have a copy of this books to GiveAway to a lucky reader… Leave a comment and tell us about your favourite bugs…

This GiveAway works in the usual way, just leave a quick comment and you have until the close of play on the Sunday 28 April 2013, to enter. We will draw and publish the winner next week and 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. All our GiveAways are World-Wide – so no excuse – leave a comment and enter away!!!

We really, really want to thank PanMacMillan South Africa for the book that they sent us for review. And we would like to declare that we are not paid to do our reviews, just provided with book. All the opinions and artwork are entirely our own!!!

Previous Se7en GiveAways in the Series, in Case You Missed Them…

I have stretched all the closing dates to Sunday 28 April 2013… Click on the Image to discover some fabulous crafty bookish GiveAways, all you have to do is leave a couple of comments!!! And we will publish all the winners next week!!!

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52 More Spurgeon Stories

Really Wild Adventurous Animal Arting…

Se7en Create Pop-Up Travel Guides…

52 Gap fillers… Quick and Easy Games to Play.


Se7en Create an Art Gallery…


Donna Wilson’s Creative Creatures.

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Tags: Crafts for Kids · GiveAways · Recycle Crafts · Reviews

27 responses so far ↓

  • 1 aunty muffin // Apr 24, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    looks like a lot of fun! my “favourite” bug will have to be the ladybird!

  • 2 Dhesh // Apr 24, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    I’ve always had a fascination for lady bugs.

  • 3 Susannah de Smidt(Browne) // Apr 24, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Well mine is definitely not a lady bug. I used to like them until they invaded our flat, at least a few hundred, and ended up in my clothes. Spent hours flicking them out the windows:) I like a jewel beetle, beautiful to look at.

  • 4 Allison // Apr 25, 2013 at 3:20 am

    I love praying mantises!

  • 5 Lidia // Apr 25, 2013 at 4:05 am

    My oldest has loved bugs since age 2! We like ladybugs, stag beetles, and my favourite insect is a butterfly!

  • 6 Ellen // Apr 25, 2013 at 7:12 am

    I have a house full of bug enthusiasts and they would love this book 🙂 my favourite insect is a praying mantis !

  • 7 Jo // Apr 25, 2013 at 8:37 am

    I could not pass up on this amazing give-away! My 4 year old has recently become a bug-aholic and spends all day searching for bugs and finding them food! Totally not my thing, but he loves it! His favourite at the moment is the shongololo! He would love this book!

  • 8 Beth_N // Apr 25, 2013 at 8:39 am

    love the lady bug, and my boy loves anything that crawls , he will love this book.

  • 9 Heide Goodman // Apr 25, 2013 at 8:42 am

    A field full of butterflys. And the worst: that mosquito who hides out in my cupboard all day and comes out at night to bug me.

  • 10 Tammy // Apr 25, 2013 at 11:30 am

    I love the way you have done this with a craft! I am going to make some bugs today!

  • 11 Wendy Meijer // Apr 25, 2013 at 11:34 am

    love butterflies and lady bugs 🙂
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  • 12 Rikki // Apr 25, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Lady bugs are fun. We love butterflies too.

  • 13 Kelly Pardee // Apr 25, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    We are learning about bugs/insects these week! and my litle girl loves the AFRICAN CICADA

  • 14 alianora // Apr 25, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    This would be wonderful for my preK class!

  • 15 Reina // Apr 25, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    My kids love ants. They are really entretained by following them in the garden, giving them food and wondering where their house will be hidden. We also “home-made” bugs 😉

  • 16 Shells // Apr 25, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    We are all bug mad…found a pondo pondo longhorn beetle on the beach a few days ago…unfortunately it was dead…but so beautiful x
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  • 17 Love and Lollipops // Apr 27, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    love the bug craft you guys got up to…and would LOVE to win this one 🙂

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  • 18 Sarah Redmond // Apr 28, 2013 at 4:10 am

    Is a fairy a bug? If not, then the grasshopper for his wisdom and elegance.

  • 19 Katherine Aitken // Apr 28, 2013 at 7:14 am

    Ladybirds win today. Bright and colourful and they always appear so friendly.

  • 20 Pam // Apr 28, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Not my favorite, but kids are fascinated with ants right now!

  • 21 aleXXblume // Apr 28, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    Thanks for the wonderful crafting idea – we jut tried it by ourselfs and that is what we made:
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  • 22 Jaime // Apr 29, 2013 at 6:22 am

    Butterflies and moths!

  • 23 And the Winners Are…. - se7en // May 2, 2013 at 11:18 pm

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  • 24 creativejewishmom/sara // May 2, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    The bugs are fabulous, this is our next art project, thanks so much! Plus they’ll look great in the garden! Thanks for sharing on craft schooling sunday!
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  • 25 Linds // May 6, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Butterflies look beautiful and crickets sound cheery!

  • 26 Katja // May 19, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    It is a bugs time! 😉

  • 27 se7en // May 20, 2013 at 1:09 am

    Katja, indeed… Bugs galore and so quick and easy to make – hope you have a good week!!!

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