December 14, 2009

Katydid's Favorite: Klutz Books {Giveaway+2 winners!}

Klutz Books and I go wayyyyy back. Though I didn't grow up with them, I love Klutz books. When I worked in retail through high school and college, the places I worked at often sold these fun and educational books and activity kits. I actually bought a few for myself, like the Face Painting Book ($24.95), which I've used at Halloween and for face painting at fairs and events.
It's such a cool and easy book to follow, and you don't have to be an artist to follow their simple instructions for creating professionally looking designs. I love that it comes with everything you need, like paints and a brush, which is typical of all Klutz books. Since Klutz books are geared towards kids, the photos and steps are clear and easy to understand.

The Klutz repertoire of books ranges from arts and crafts to science and building to games and travel and beyond. There's truly something for everyone of all ages.

I was sent the new Fancy Friendship Bracelets Book ($19.95), which targets ages 8 and up, to try out. What a fun book!
It comes with all the supplies you'd need, including charms, cord and beads. It brought me back to my middle school bracelet tying days, but this book has so many more designs for bracelets. I learned some more cool techniques that I wish I would have known back when I was selling bracelets in the school cafeteria (would have cut out the competition!).

Here are a few of the spreads from the book. I love the girly page designs too.
As you can see, the illustrations and instructions make it easy to follow.

Klutz is sooooo generously by offering 2 winners 2 books (one to keep and one to give away). So that means if you are one of the two winners, you'll actually get
2 Fancy Friendship Bracelets Books!
one to keep and one to give away.
FYI: you won't receive your book in time for Christmas, but it still would make a great after-Christmas gift.

To enter:
Visit Klutz and leave a comment here with your favorite item other than any of the ones mentioned here.
Extra Entries (leave a separate comment for each one):
  • Become a fan of Klutz Books on Facebook
  • Blog about this contest (2 entries--leave 2 comments)
  • Subscribe to my updates
  • Follow my blog via Google Friend Connect
  • Post either my regular button or favorite things button on your blog
  • Follow @katydidandkid on Twitter and tweet this giveaway, leaving a link to your tweet in the comments. You can tweet once per day (leave a comment each day). You can copy and paste my tweet if you'd like: Win 2 copies of Klutz's new Fancy Friendship Bracelets book (2 winners!) Keep one book and give one away http://bit.ly/6EvBTO @katydidandkid
US Postal addresses only.
You must do the first entry in order to enter ("I want to win, thanks!" comments will NOT be considered). You will have until Wednesday December 30th at 11:59pm EST to enter. The winners will be chosen via random number generator the next day and notified by email. I'll also post the winners on my blog HERE. If I don't hear back from the winner within 72 hours, I'll pick another.
Disclosure: I was given a copy of Fancy Friendship Bracelets to review.
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227 comments:

  1. The Paper Fashions Fantasy book looks like a lot of fun!

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  2. I have your favorite things button.

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  3. would love the paper fashions fantasy
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  5. I love the Magnetic A-Z book.Sinclair would love it!

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  6. For my kids the Twirled paper or the Amazing Thumb Art would do the trick. I really enjoy Klutz books too.

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  7. I know Roo would love that but I'd probably put it away until she was a little more likely to keep the beads off of the floor... we have the Face Painting book (courtesy of our pal Mannequin) and Roo loves it! She likes everything that allows you to make things yourself, which I think is a good thing. Personally, I'd love to try the Crochet book.

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  8. I also love the kit on making Paper Airplanes. Thanks so much for this chance. My daughter would love this. Thanks.

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  9. I'm a fan of Klutz Books on Facebook

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  10. I like the knitting book!

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  11. I'm a RSS Subscriber of your blog.
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  12. oh i so had these growing up!! my DD would love the Make Your Own Twinkly Tiaras. too cute!

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  13. picture maker bracelet kit looks interesting!

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  16. The Lego Crazy Contraptions looks really neat for my 3 little ones, who are "crazy" for legos!
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  17. I am a subscriber!
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  18. follow on twitter un nick0166 and tweeted

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  19. I am a google follower: maureen73
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  20. The balloon twisting book looks neat!

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  21. I'm an email subscriber!

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  22. I'm a follower via google friend connect!

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  23. I'm a follower on twitter and I tweeted!
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  24. The lego crazy action contraption book looks awesome

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  25. I am now a fan of Klutz on facebook

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  26. I have your regular button on my blog at www.tenkidsandadog.blogspot.com

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  27. I like the draw star wars book and I just got Draw Marvel for my sons

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  28. I like the Face Painting book.

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  29. my 11 year old would love the encyclopedia of immaturity

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  32. blogged 1 http://clarissaneiding.blogspot.com/2009/12/win-books-at-katydid-and-kid.html

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  33. blogged 2 http://clarissaneiding.blogspot.com/2009/12/win-books-at-katydid-and-kid.html

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  34. Boom Splat Kablooey definitely sounds promising! I love the face painting book--it's worth the $25.
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  35. I subscribe
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  36. I, of course went straight to the science page with as many boys are in our family. I loved the book on solar cars. Way to get our youth thinking environmentally at a young age. The bracelet book is perfect to give as well because it is a green gift, not just one they'll use once and be done with!

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  37. I like the balloon twisting book

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  38. I would like to have the nail art kit for my daughter.

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  39. I like the Window Art book.
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  40. I like their paper beads book. I think my daughters would enjoy it.
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  41. I follow you on twitter as greatgiveaways and tweeted about this giveaway.
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  42. marc-andre tailleferDecember 15, 2009 at 9:06 PM

    would love the paper fashions fantasy
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  43. I like the Official Icky Poo book

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  44. I like the Picture Bracelets book. Looks like a lot of fun and my girls would absolutely love it. Thanks!

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  46. I follow you on Google Friend Connect (Laureen Marston-Hindi).

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  47. I follow you on Twitter and Tweeted:
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  48. I also like the Paper Fashions Fantasy book --- thanks for the great giveaway:)

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  49. I love the Balloon twisting book. Thanks for the chance.
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  50. I'd like the paper flowers kit. Thanks for the chance.

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  52. My favourite item is the The Klutz Book of Balloon Twisting.

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  57. I love the Magnetic A-Z book.
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  58. one of my fave's is the Encyclopedia of Immaturity
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  59. a fan of Klutz Books on Facebook
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  64. Make Your Own Paper Flowers sounds fun!
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  71. I liked the home made cards
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  72. I follow your blog on google friend!

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  73. fashions fantasy book
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  77. I love the "My [Not-So] Perfect Life"

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  79. The suction cup critters book looks like alot of fun!

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  80. My son would dig the LEGO® Crazy Action Contraptions.


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  82. Blogged about the giveaway @ http://theblackcell.com/blogs/index.php/klutz-giveaway-ends-12-30-2009/

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  83. Blogged about the giveaway @ http://theblackcell.com/blogs/index.php/klutz-giveaway-ends-12-30-2009/

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  84. New! Boom! Splat! Kablooey!

    Price: $19.95---my favorite

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  86. my daughter would love the picture bracelets or paper beads books!

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  91. I like the LEGO Crazy Action Contraptions

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  101. My girls would love the potholder book!

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  102. http://twitter.com/cneiding/status/7010847742 tweet

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  104. I like the bead loom bracelets.

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  105. I LOVE the Klutz Build-a-Book: Me by Me.

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  106. I became a fan of Klutz Books on Facebook (Jana Leonard)


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  107. I Follow your blog via Google Friend Connect

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  108. I follow you on twitter (dropcqueen)

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  109. tweet http://twitter.com/dropcqueen/status/7062929180

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  110. I like the Pretty Picture Bracelets book. :)

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  111. I am actually considering getting the Klutz Knitting book to learn to knit!!!

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  112. Katydid & Kid email subscriber

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  114. My girls LOVE the Foam Rockets!!
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  115. I am a FB follower of Klutz
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  116. I am a follower of your blog
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  117. I am a follower on twitter ... here is my tweet ... http://twitter.com/jbatson2/status/7072816411

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  118. I am an e-mail subscriber too!!

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  119. http://twitter.com/cneiding/status/7077046797 tweet

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  120. I like the Fuzzy Little Monkeys.

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  121. Paper Fashions Fantasy

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  122. LEGO Crazy Action Contraptions looks cool!
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  123. I subscribe to e-mail updates
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  124. I'm a google friend
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  127. Love the Capster book. It would give my son something to do with all those bottle caps he just insists on picking up.

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  128. I like the "Paper Fashion Fantasy"

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  132. I follow you on Twitter and I Tweeted

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  133. I'm interested in the Knitting,
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  135. I'm a facebook fan. (Aik Chien)

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  136. I follow on Twitter and tweeted:

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  137. I'm a follower.

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  138. I like the Potholders and Other Loopy Projects.

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  139. I subscribe to your updates.
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  140. I'm a Facebook Fan of Klutz Books.

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  141. I follow through Google Friends Connect.

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  142. http://twitter.com/cneiding/status/7133156534 tweet

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  143. Love the Magnetic A-Z book. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

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  145. I think the Watercolor would be fun to have. vickers_73460(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  149. My son would like the LEGO Crazy Action Contraptions.
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  150. We're big paper airplane fans in this house, so I have to say the kit to make them is my next favorite item.

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  151. The book of baloon twisting would be so much fun for a kid's party.
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  152. I subscribe via email. Thank you!

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  153. My kids would love Battery Science!

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  155. Love the paper fashions fantasy book :)

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  156. Create Your Own Paper-craft Cards: Flowers.... I think my daughter would really enjoy this one

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  157. I like the Invasion of the Bristlebots!
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  158. I'm a fan of them on facebook! Sheila H.

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  159. I subscribe via email!
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  160. I follow your blog! mom2anutball

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  162. I follow you on twitter, and I tweeted!
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  163. The Encyclopedia of Immaturity sounds very interesting :)
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  164. subscribed via e-mail
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  165. Klutz Press favorites? Where do I start?! I love these books and I do some of the projects with my students. My current favorite is the Twirled Paper book. It brings a colonial times craft into our world.

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  166. I became a fan of Klutz on Facebook.

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  167. I just tweeted about your giveaway!

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  168. My favorite is the Window Classic Art!!
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  169. I became a Fan at Klutz Books.
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  170. I subscribe to your updates.
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  171. I follow on Google Friend Connect!
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  172. I follow on Twitter @Rx2Mama and tweeted: http://twitter.com/Rx2Mama/status/7188702691
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  173. I love the Klutz books I would love to have the learn to draw Star Wars-The Clone Wars for my son.
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  174. I love the book Hair, where I learned a bunch of braiding styles. I'd love to pass that on to a little friend someday, maybe my niece!

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  175. I am a Klutz Facebook fan (Lauren Wayne).

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  176. I subscribe via RSS.

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