Thursday, August 16, 2018

Beat Summer Boredom with a Thunder Bay Press Activity Giveaway {An A+ Giveaway Hop Event}

Welcome to the A+ Giveaway Hop hosted by MamatheFox.
From now through August 30th, hop along to all participating blogs to find a variety of giveaway perfect to end the summer and start the school year! There is no limit to how many you can win, so hop along and enter them all!


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The summer is coming to an end for many kids across the country. Some have already returned to school, but for many there are still several weeks left. I call those kids 'the lucky ones', getting more of a summer break than my own kid who started in July...JULY!  But their parents? Well, I'm sure they aren't feeling quite as lucky! The summer 'I'm bored' comments are in full force, and we've exhausted all ideas to keep them entertained. Of course, there is always the TV, but... don't we want them to do something a little more productive? Pick up a new hobby? Get a little more creative with how they spend their time?

Today, I'm sharing three fantastic new activities that are ideal for all ages. Take a look:

Let the Force and this kit guide you to great artwork! Learn to draw and paint your favorite Star Wars characters! Easy-to-follow instructions and details will help you create your favorite characters just like the professionals. Included in the kit are 3 watercolor paints, 2 paintbrushes, a palette, a drawing pencil, 7 colored pencils, a fine-line marker, a kneaded eraser, a sharpener, and a 96-page project book to bring these characters to life! Greeting cards, party decorations, and lunchbox surprises are more fun when you make them yourself, and this Star Wars Art Studio kit (April 2018; ISBN: 978-1684122134; $24.99) will help you get started!

This one is PERFECT for the kids! There are two things that both of my kids absolutely love. Star Wars... and crafting! This perfectly combines both loves together in one fun kit! Not only will it teach them to draw their favorite characters, it will give them the tools to do so as well. What kid wouldn't love that!? It's certainly a must have for the creative Star Wars fan. 

Everything you need to stitch your brains out! Every undead heart will be warmed by these gruesome and hilarious cross-stitch projects. Zombie Cross-stitch (August 2018; ISBN: 978-1684124121; $19.99) includes a 64-page book with an overview of basic techniques and instructions for creating a dozen cross-stitch patterns, plus all the materials needed to complete two projects. From baby bibs and pillow covers to office signs and door hangers, this light-hearted kit will inspire crafters to bring their favorite zombies into the land of the living.

This one is great for older kids and parents alike! When we think of cross stitch, we often think of grandmas sitting in their rockers, crafting away. Well, this is NOT your grandma's cross stitch! I love how it takes this classic craft, and makes it more fun for a younger audience with the inclusion of zombies! I mean, who doesn't love zombies these days? This is the perfect way to start making homemade gifts for all the zombie fans in your life. Now, I must admit, cross stitch is something that I have been wanting to learn... so I look forward to catching up on one of my favorite shows- iZombie- as I craft away. And hey, it's just about time to think about Halloween decor too!

You’ll be amazed as the spiraling lines transform into images of famous cityscapes. Spiroglyphics: Cities (July 2018; ISBN: 978-1684122790; $14.99) features a new type of mind-bending graphic puzzle from Thomas Pavitte, best-selling author of the 1000 Dot-to-Dot and Querkles series. At first, all you see are simple spirals. But when you look a little closer and start to color between the lines, you'll see a city scene begin to take shape—and when you're finished, you'll have a masterpiece worthy of being framed on your wall. This globe-trotting collection of 20 puzzles includes grand destinations such as New York, London, Paris, Athens, Singapore, and more. Grab your passport, pick up a felt-tip pen, and transform a set of simple lines into an amazing work of art!

 Another great activity for the grown ups, or even teens! These puzzles will offer us an intriguing challenge that is certain to keep the boredom at bay. I think often teens and adults alike too often rely on electronics to keep us entertained. I love that this activity book (and the others) inspire us to get a little more creative and find entertainment beyond the devices.

These activities all sound fun, right? There truly is a little bit of something for everyone to enjoy! Whether it's to cure those final days of summer boredom, or to add in some creative time after school, these activities are ideal! You can purchase them at the links above.

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  1. My cousin loves things like this!


  2. My niece will especially love the Spiroglyphics.


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