PRIZEY Giveaway: "Howtoons" kids' DIY book


Prize: Howtoons book of DIY toys, science/tech projects, and other cool stuff for kids. Great for kids age 6-12 or so but also for parents looking for cool stuff to do with kids who are even younger. Ten winners. Reviewed on ZRecs. Retail value: $16.

The book's PR matter gives a good description:

Readers meet Tucker and Celine, a lovable brother and sister pair. Sick of watching TV and playing video games, Tucker and Celine decide to conquer every kid's nightmare: the dreaded summer o' boredom. Armed with countless ideas for fun projects, they set out to reclaim the sheer joy of playing. Fifteen practical, build-it-yourself projects are weaved into the Tucker and Celine storyline. With the narrators' help and clear step-by-step instructions, young readers will learn how to set up a workshop, create a marshmallow shooting gun, make ice cream without a freezer, play songs on a turkey baster flute, explore a homemade terrarium, launch a pressure - powered rocket, and more!
Hoop: Visit the Howtoons site and comment on this post with a project you'd love to make.
Deadline:
5 p.m. PST Apr. 24, 2008

More rules:
  • No purchase necessary.
  • One entry per per person.
  • U.S. entries only.
  • Include your email address if you don't mind it remaining on this post indefinitely. We'll post the ten winners' name to PRIZEYWinners on April 25, along with the names of ten alternates, and contact the winner via email if they included an email address. All twenty of you should email us at the provided address with their mailing address as soon as they see the announcement. To win as an alternate, make sure you check PRIZEYWinners - we won't be emailing alternates.
  • If any winners don't send us their mailing address by 5 p.m. CST Wednesday, April 30, their prize will be awarded to the first alternate in line that provided this information. If an alternate wins, the next "no-show" will go to the next alternate in line, and so on.

33 comments:

Kristie said...

I'd love to make the snowglobe. I remember making one when I was little and it would be neat to do again with the kids.

Jill said...

My kiddos would love the Springloaded Chopsticks. They are getting pretty good with kid-friendly chopsticks, even the 2 year old!

jtdarby_at_gmail_dot_com

PS said...

I'm sure The Infamous Marshmallow Shooter would go over very well in our house!

Andrea V said...

My kids love pin wheels

vickers(at)comcast(dot)net

windycindy said...

I have not seen this DIY book for kids! What a fantastic idea book. My youngest son is all about creativity and making things! We choose the
"The Infamous Marshmallow Shooter!" The cartoon characters and the layout of the book are so kid friendly. Please enter us in your drawing.
Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

theteo5 said...

I think the springloaded chopsticks look like fun.

moushka said...

My daughter ejnoys writing letters to friends and family. So the PenPal would be fun for her to do.

Mary512 said...

I like The Infamous Marshmallow Shooter. Cute idea for how-to's. Great giveaway, thanks!

Ginny said...

I think my daughters would enjoy the pen pals & the Express Yourself!

Meredith said...

That Monster Marshmallow shooter sounds like a great project!

julie said...

The marshmallow shooter of course..I don't know who will have more fun...the kids or me.
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Betsy said...

The marshmellow shooter looks really neat!

Panjo Kids said...

The pen pal comic and instructions is really cool. I know my niece would love these!

nor_lou said...

Pinwheel, my girls would enjoy this the most

maeflower said...

What a fun site!!!!! I really like the springloaded chopsticks.

Danielle said...

My son would LOOOOVE the Marshmallow Shooter!
dansan826 at yahoo.com

angelaandconnor at gmail.com said...

The Marshmellow shooter looks hillarious!!

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Laura said...

Definitely the marshmallow shooters - they would be so fun to take camping with my crazy brothers!

lauras at spu dot edu

elizcosta said...

I think the rola bola would be fun. This book would be a great prize for my class story contest!

Heather said...

What a cute site! We want to try the Soda Bottle Submarine!

Diana said...

The Marshmallow Shooter would be awesome!!!

blueviolet said...

The marshmallow shooter would be sooo much fun if anyone could get it out of my husband's hands....lol. I guess we'll have to make two of them.

Megret said...

The Pen Pal project looks like something that's right up my alley. Thanks!

Shelly said...

My nephews would love to make the snowglobe

Tricia said...

Definitely the Infamous Marshmallow Shooter!

mccammacks(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

anonymous said...

Marshmallow Shooter, definitely.

Mary said...

I love to make homemade ice cream without a refrigerator. That sounds fun!

Brooke said...

Defintely the Submarine!!!! What a cool site!

Baby said...

My son would flipf or the Infamous Marshmallow Shooter. FUN!

emilyallyn said...

Snowglobe. How cool is this book? Great ideas!!!

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Jim said...

I absolutely love Howtoons and the guys behind the Instructables website (among others).

Really cool stuff.

I like the trashbag raincoat. The project is fun, but how cool is it that they mimiced Frank Miller's Sin City style.

Priceless.

morlockhq[[at]][[gmail]][[com]]

Jenie said...

Spring loaded chopsticks

durianpear(at)hotmail(dot)com

Chantelle said...

i would love to make the marshmallow shooter!

How cool! Thank you. Please enter me.