Homemade Fun by Rae Grant Giveaway

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I am so excited to announce that Simple Kids contributor and author Rae Grant has a new book coming out today – Homemade Fun: 101 Crafts and Activities to Do with Kids.

From Rae’s Note to Families and Kids:

“Homemade Fun is a tribute to simple ideas for childhood fun.  Many of the projects in this book are crafts that children have been making for generations. The directions and ideas are written to allow young crafters to try their hand at classic and imaginative projects with moderate adult supervision.”

Delightful Series

My family has thoroughly enjoyed Rae’s first two books in this series, Cooking Fun and Crafting Fun, and I can tell you that her third book is just as delightful!

Within moments of Homemade Fun‘s arrival at our house, my oldest daughter was in her closet with a flashlight trying out the shadow puppets and impressing her younger brother with her birds, dogs, and deer. We’re already planning that our next Family Friday Night will include Rae’s recipe for cheese pizza.

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The book is divided into six sections:

  • Hand Sewing and Embroidery
  • Papercrafts
  • Making Jewelry
  • Baking
  • Building Things
  • Toys, Games, and Pastimes

I have always appreciated that the recipes and crafts Rae shares are so fun and creative AND can be made with objects and ingredients you probably already have around the house.  Rae shares with readers her gift for taking a few simple, ordinary things and turning them into something truly delightful!

A Giveaway

Rae is generously giving a copy of Homemade Fun to FOUR Simple Kids readers!

To Enter:

  • Visit Rae’s blog, My Little Hen, and then come back here to Simple Kids and leave a comment telling me which of Rae’s recipes or crafts you’d like to create with your kids.

Bonus entries:

  1. Become a subscriber to Simple Kids via feedburner or email and leave a comment letting me know (if you are already a subscriber, you can leave a comment to let me know)
  2. Sign up for the Simple Living Media weekly newsletter and then leave a comment and let me know that you did (or let me know if you are already a subscriber)

This contest will run until midnight EST on Saturday, June 12, 2010. I will announce the four winners on Sunday, June 13, 2010.

Good luck! I hope you win!

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 KElizabethFleck.com.

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  1. I’m a Simple Kids subscriber, too…

  2. … and I get the weekly Simple Living Media e-mail.

  3. Our daughters are beginning to enjoy sewing, so it would be so much fun to help them develop this interest. And who could ever go wrong with the baking 🙂

  4. I subscribe to Simple Kids.

  5. I subscribe to the Simple Living Media e-mail.

  6. I would like to make Sunny Day Cheese Biscuits–yum!

  7. I already subscribe to Simple Kids. Thanks!

  8. My girls would thoroughly enjoy winning this! We would also love to try to make the cork + hankie parachute

  9. I am a subscriber to the newsletter

  10. And a feedburner subscriber via google reader!

  11. Bridget says:

    man, I want to make the soft toy bunny from the book she has posted on the site! that is so adorable!

  12. Bridget says:

    I already subscribe via google reader!

  13. We just came from the Little Hen, and I think we’re just going to go ahead and make that soft sewn bunny!!! Would love to win a copy of this book, it looks totally sweet and fun!!
    In craftiness
    .-= TwigandToadstool´s last blog ..Succulent Wild Women =-.

  14. I have been meaning to try the cork/hankie parachute. Rae Grant simply rocks.

  15. I subscribe to the newsletter.

  16. I subscribe to the blog.

  17. I just signed up for the Simple Living Media Weekly Newsletter, looking forward to reading it!

  18. I already am a signed up member of Simple Kids email… I LOVE it! 😉

  19. The pecan oatmeal cookie recipe literally made my 34 week pregnant self drool! And my daughter loves oatmeal cookies 😉

    The simple cork and hankie parachute looks like something that she would LOVE to run around playing with outside!

    And even though it’s not something to “make” with my daughter I am a FIRM believer in everything from “Be a preservationist of childhood summers.”

  20. those cork parachutes look fun! i was just looking at some corks wondering what fun we would have with them. i also want to try the rubber band bubbles. so creative!

  21. i am a subscriber. 😉
    .-= rae´s last blog ..here we go ’round the mulberry…..tree? =-.

  22. i signed up for your newsletter, too! 😉
    .-= rae´s last blog ..here we go ’round the mulberry…..tree? =-.

  23. Valerie says:

    My daughter is going to a one week sewing camp this summer, so I think she’d enjoy making the soft toy bunny together. And I’d love to try making pretzels – my kids love to bake and I’ve never made pretzels before.

  24. Valerie says:

    I just subscribed to the Weekly newsletter.

  25. I’d like to make bubbles. I haven’t done that in a long time, and not at all with my second child. Seeing it there reminded me it would be a great idea!

  26. I subscribed through email.

  27. I signed up for the newsletter! What a great idea.

  28. I’d like to make the everyday cupcakes – yummm!

  29. I am a subscriber to Simple Kids.

  30. This sounds like such a fun book! I would love to add it to our homeschooling library!!

  31. Jennifer says:

    We are going to make bubbles today!! My boys will love it!

  32. Jennifer says:

    I subscribe through Google Reader.

  33. Jennifer says:

    I subscribe to the newsletter

  34. I’d love to make the pop-up cards with my son. How fun!

  35. I’m a subscriber. Thanks!

  36. the soft toy bunny looks especially cute!

  37. Jessica says:

    i would love to make the salt dough beads w/my girls!

  38. Jessica says:

    already subscribed via feedburner

  39. Jessica says:

    already subscribed to simple living media email!

  40. I like the cork and hankerchief parachutes.

  41. I would like to make homemade bubbles with my boys.

  42. oh those sunny day cheese biscuits would be perfect for celebrating solstice with xx

  43. I think my son would love the Hankie/cork parachute & the blossom paintbrush! 🙂
    .-= Kristi @ Creative Kristi´s last blog ..Baby Time Guest Post: A Chirp In the Forest =-.

  44. I subscribe in Google reader!
    .-= Kristi @ Creative Kristi´s last blog ..Baby Time Guest Post: A Chirp In the Forest =-.

  45. Bubbles, bubbles, bubbles! I’d heard we could make our own solution, and now I have a method to make my own! Thanks Rae and Kara!