One of the benefits of blogging is being able to tell you about new things I've discovered so I'm starting a regular Saturday Giveaway event where I will showcase products that make life a little more fun then give one away to a random Scribbit reader.
I came across this terrific craft project at The Wurst Gallery and knew in a second it was perfect for my daughter who loves to paint and create: unpainted Russian nesting dolls.
Five genuine, Russian-made dolls--the largest being six inches high--which nest inside one another for your little Picasso to adorn. Grace loves to write stories and plays so she's going to paint the five dolls to be characters in her latest story: a king, a queen, princess, fairy, and palace pet though I see plenty of possibilities. Paint them as characters from The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood or Rapunzel. Paint them to be family members, characters from a Bible story or characters from your own imagination.
To decorate the dolls use regular acrylic craft paint then protect them with a spray polyurethane coat for luster and durability.
For younger children The Wurst Gallery also carries Paint-a-Plate which includes all the materials needed to produce a hand-decorated melamine plate. The kit comes with a plate, 10 markers, instructions and a shipping envelope so once you've produced a design you can mail your plate to back to the factory where they will transfer the drawing onto the plate.
Both items are terrific and inexpensive summer activities for children and The Wurst Gallery has graciously provided one of each for a lucky Scribbit reader as this week's Saturday Giveaway.
Here's what the prize includes, all of which are pictured at The Wurst Gallery website:
* One set of 6-inch unpainted nesting dolls
* One Paint-a-Plate
* One lovely tote bag with The Wurst Gallery crafted logo
* One enamel puppy pin
Here's how to win:
Before 12 am Monday June 4th go to the giveaway entry form on this page and enter your name and email. I will pick one of the names at random, contact the winner via their email and publish the winner's first name in my regular Tuesday post.
Important things to note:
Because of the cost of international shipping the Saturday Giveaways will be open only to readers in the U.S. If you're upset at being left out, leave me a comment to that affect with a suggestion/solution to the problem and I might consider an alternative in the future.
As long as you enter before 12 am Monday morning according to your own time zone I'll count it. Alaska falls near the end of the day so I'll catch all the entries anyway.
I've designed the entry form so that anyone can enter. Reader, writer, blogger, friend, foe, anyone with an email and a United States address is eligible. The entry form is entirely private, it will send me whatever name you choose to enter and your email so that I have a list of entrants and can easily contact the winner to learn where to send their prize. I will not publish anyone's email or full name and will throw all entries out once each week's drawing is over. Anonymity is guaranteed. The most anyone will ever see is "LaFawnda from Preston, Idaho is this week's Saturday Giveaway winner" when I post the results on Tuesday.
So enter today and regardless of whether you win this summer crafts package consider ordering these items for yourself. They'd make great birthday gifts and would be perfect for the time when you hear the inevitable "Mom, what is there to do?"
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