Crafting Community Tote Bag Giveaway

Crafting Community 2013

Jillian and I had such a wonderful time at Crafting Community earlier this month.  In case you missed it, I shared some of the details of our trip in this post from last week.

I’ve got some fun news today:  the folks at Crafting Community have offered a tote bag full of amazing goodies to a Simple Kids reader!


Jillian and I got to take home one of these totes from our trip to Crafting Community and, besides being pretty stylish, it if full of some fantastic things. I’m excited to be able to share a little bit of our trip with one of you!

One Simple Kids reader will win a Crafting Community tote filled with:

To Enter:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The fine print:  this giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.  The giveaway will end at midnight EST Friday October 18, 2013.  The winner will be announced in the next weekend link love post.  Good luck!

About Kara

Kara Fleck is the editor of Simple Kids. She is a small town mama, writer, knitter, bookworm, and hooligan. Kara lives in Indiana with her husband Christopher and their four children Jillian, Max, Lucy, and Amelia. You can find more of her writing at

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  1. We have been painting mini pumpkins in honor of Fall :)

  2. Our favorite right now is the old fashioned pot holder making! I love that I get new potholders and the kids have fun making them like I used to when I was young!
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  3. I have been desperately looking for craft ideas for my young boys. So far, any kind of painting is their favorite.

  4. This would be great for our home schooled kids at home. Thanks for offering such a great give-away!!! So far, we have been doing some fall fun from pinterest!

  5. Yesterday we got into the fall spirit and built a scarecrow (Farmer John) and carved a jack-o-lantern with our 3 year old. Quality time with mom AND dad was her favorite part of the day, as we reviewed the day’s events at prayertime right before bed. My favorite part was homemade hot chocolate with her post-scarecrow construction party.

  6. Amy Lorbach says:

    My daughter is into stickers and stamps right now, so we’ve been doing Halloween multi media art with paper, stickers, stamps, crayons, markers and anything else we find!

  7. Lisa Jennings says:

    We have been coloring a lot of the pie pumpkins that were an accidental grow this year.

  8. Favorite craft lately: water paint + salt! Very cool effect on the paper.

  9. Journal making and decorating has been a topic of interest for awhile in my house.

  10. Wow! We love crafting at our house and would love to win this proze! Thank you so much for the chance!

  11. we love making puppets

  12. wow what a cool giveaway. we are just ready to decorate our freshly procured pumpkins.

  13. Collage art happened the other day.
    We have an ongoing project of making stepping stones for pathways outside our house too and enjoy putting found items in as décor!

  14. Our fave crafting project right now involves kid made modern tape projects–they use it to make all sorts of projects and just to simply tape anything in sight!

  15. we like to make paper airplanes

  16. We are getting ready for Halloween, so we’ve been making Harry Potter-inspired wands and pumpkin stuff : )

  17. We love fall and crafting…lately, leaf rubbings have been fun!

  18. Jessica saunders says:

    my daughters are into watercolors and clay right now.

  19. We are enjoying all the beautiful fall leaves and painting!

  20. My kids love anything that involves painting

  21. Anything to do with drawing. My older son has been making and illustrating his own “books” recently.

  22. My sons likes to collect leaves and create leaf people.

  23. Gretchen D says:

    This tote looks like it is full of fun stuff. I know my daughter and I would love to check out what is inside and maybe we might share with her brothers and dad!

  24. As a family, we’re heading into the world of tie-dye. :-)

  25. Coloring on paper with a leaf underneath.

  26. My son goes through phases but right now he is into playing with paint. Not so much painting… but mixing colors mostly. He is very creative where I am not so I am always looking for ways to help him build his creativity.

  27. We are really into making luminaries out of Mason jars! The boys love gluing things to them and seeing what they look like in the dark!

  28. We just made stained glass pumpkins with contact paper, tissue paper in several different colors and craft paper. We love doing creative fun projects!

  29. Fuser bead madness at our house!

  30. Sarah Flynn says:

    My 4 kids are really into drawing on each other with washable markers. Body Art!

  31. With two 2and under we are all into sensory tubs! Right now cinnamon/maple salt tub.

  32. We are into recycled cardboard stores and buildings that my girls make on their own along with maps and restaurant menus.

  33. i remember when you did this last year too..I would love to take my oldest son with me to a craft weekend. we would both love it! it is our best activity together, making things and doing arts and crafts. i actually emailed crafting commuinty directly to see if they would ever consider doing an event in the nyc area? it would be awesome. thanks for your whole blog. i really get a lot out of it…thanks! tricia

  34. We craft music at our house! No, but jewelry making is fun. I also enjoy sewing.

  35. Sewing, and lots of it!

  36. We love coloring!

  37. My three year old loves anything that involves cutting, gluing or glitter. If we manage to work in all three she’s in heaven!

  38. Our current favorite family craft activity is working on our Halloween costumes and Halloween decorations.

  39. My DD has been making canvas art for her room. I have spent a fortune in paints and wrapped canvas :)
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  40. Adelle F. says:

    Wow, what a great giveaway! This time of year we are all about the seasonal crafts from painting with autumn colors to making “thankful trees” with cutout leaves that we write on what we are thankful for, etc.

  41. Lots of drawing and painting right now. About to soon take advantage of the leaves falling in our yard!

  42. Crafting Community looks like sooooo much fun! We’re pinecone collecting lately, trying to decide what to make with them. Or maybe we’ll keep them as-is, in a bowl on the nature table. I’m not quite ready for pumpkin carving yet, though, so we’ll play with the pinecones a while longer! 😉

  43. Knitted hats!

  44. chalk drawings on construction paper…

  45. My kids have just learned to finger knit and it is all they want to do these days! Wool felting has also been a highlight of our fall season!

  46. My favorite craft these days is sewing, my boys is painting!


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