Book Giveway: Art Lab for Kids!


Susan Schwake of artstream has sent me a copy of her new book Art Lab for Kids for a giveaway here on the blog this week!  It's a wonderful book filled with creative art making projects for kids from drawing, painting, printmaking, paper and mixed media.  The book is available through amazon.com . Click here to read my review on it and then leave a comment here at this post till 9pm (Pacific) Thursday, April 19th/12 to win. I'll announce a winner here Friday morning!  Good Luck!

Update:  Congratulations to  Jane who commeted "Ooh! This would be just brilliant for my 3 littlies aged 6, 4 and 2.5 years. Crossing fingers! J x"  You're the lucky winner!  The book is going all the way to Tasmania!  Woohoo!  (Chosen by Random Generator #16).

Jan Halvarson

100 comments:

Melissa@Julias Bookbag said...

OOOOOH! My daughter would LOVE this! I am in great need of a wonderful art activity book....

twolittlemagpies said...

My three kids would love this book.

locamode said...

I am always looking for new creative inspiration to use in projects at home with my daughter. Will definitely be checking out this book!

SE said...

Looks like a great book to have on hand by the kids' craft table!

Deb on the Web said...

This looks like such a great book full of well-developed ideas!! I immediately added it to my wish list when you first mentioned it a while back- thanks for this chance to win it!

Crystal said...

Been eyeing this book for awhile!

Vic Lau said...

Wow! I didn't know there was the kid version to this book. I have a copy of the drawing one myself. Thanks for the chance to win :)

Unicorn Crafts said...

What a great way to inspire creativity (no matter how old you are).

Melissa | Madabella: made beautiful said...

Eeeeek! This has me squealing with delight! Thanks for hosting this!

augusta said...

y e s please!

Mattie van den Heuvel said...

Oh how exciting! I recently got her book for grownups for my birthdy and I love it and I love drawing and painting with the kids!

MagaMerlina said...

What an awesome book! my doughter would love it.

Kris said...

I pinned this book based on your original review because I knew my 8yo daughters - who love art projects - would really enjoy it. Whether I win this book or buy it, one way or another I'm going to get it for them!

chelsea said...

Excellent! It would be an amazing resource for my art lessons...

Piia P├Ádersalu said...

Perfect for a little artist to be!!!

Jane said...

Ooh! This would be just brilliant for my 3 littlies aged 6, 4 and 2.5 years. Crossing fingers! J x

Bon @ A Golden Afternoon said...

My kiddos and I LOVE these kinds of art books! So excited there's a new one :)

Estefany @ The Helmet Head said...

What a beautiful book!
I work as a babysitter and this can def help me entertain those little ones =)

Estefany
thehelmethead(at)yahoo(dot)com

Leny said...

Oh, such a fun book!! I'd love to win it ☻

Lukas en Micha said...

I have two boys who wake up in the morning to run downstairs to start on their next art project, this book would be an amazing resource

mary said...

Looks like a ton of fun. Love that it says "for budding artists of all ages" :D

Bibi said...

Love this book ^_^
This would be a great present for my little girls birthday this weekend...

AAA said...

great book! I want one to play with my daughter!!!

Lene said...

I would love this book for me and my kids ;-)

eva said...

Love it! Please let me win it ;-)

juli said...

I would love to have this book! I am an art teacher and I am always looking for new ideas and new books to add to my collection.

Ashleigh said...

Great giveaway! This looks like a great book!

Mhairi said...

I would love to have a copy of this book. For me, for my kids and as an amazing teaching resource. Love the idea of the mixed media projects.

Mrs.VogelPitts said...

I am currently teaching my pre-k Art as Expression unit of inquiry in IB. (I teach at an IB World School). This book would be amazing for integrating even more creative ideas of different mediums to the children. Fabulous!

janee said...

Oooooh, I would love to win this book! I work in a kindergarten classroom and also at a gallery/studio and always need great ideas. This looks fabulous!

Tammy Olson said...

My kids and I would love this.

Mary C. Nasser said...

Would love to win this book!
Looks amazing!
Thanks for the opportunity to win!
~Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Sarah Wilson said...

I heard about this one - and with three girls getting ready for summer vacation, I'm getting nervous and think this book would come in handy!

Boo's Mom said...

My little niece and nephew and their mom would live this book. But, if I win, I might have to play with it first! Thanks for the chance!

m said...

My daughter would love this... but I might love it even more ;-)

CJG said...

I'm teaching an after school workshop on Artist Trading Cards (something I'm just getting into myself), and would love to have some techniques to help the kids explore their artistic sides (since I consider myself more of a crafter than an artist). It could be fun to have them try a new technique every week on their ATCs!

Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

Chez Chouke said...

That would be so nice for my school ( we are the first art and culture primary school in this Dutch town!)

Maja said...

Ok, I am not ashamed to admit (maybe a little), but I would keep that for myself...haha.

Indie Danielle Harris said...

This looks great! I love crafting with my class - this would be great inspiration for planning lessons!

jenna said...

i would love to have more ideas for encouraging the artistic side of my kiddos. thanks!

Erin said...

This would be great for our house and for my daughter's teachers.

G. said...

oh I love the design!!!

Jahje Ives said...

As an artist I am always on the lookout for great kids art books and this one seems like lots of fun for both parent and child!

Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

would love this for my girls!

TerraSavvy said...

Have had my eye on this book as I'm always looking for inspiration.

Thanks!

Polly Jones said...

This would be so helpful in coming up with the art projects I take once a week to the Boys and Girls Club after school! I'm feeling lucky!

megloring said...

Art is a favorite activity for noth mom and kids in our house. We would love this book!

Jenell said...

I checked out a book called Drawing Lab (different author) from the library--only because they didn't have Art Lab for Kids! I would really love to win this copy! Thanks for the give-away.

Unknown said...

I am an art teacher and a new mom. This book looks amazing! I am so excited for art filled afternoons at home at the kitchen table. I'll be waiting a while for my son though, he's only 2 months. I'll be getting started without him!

*ouistitne said...

I would love to have this at home and get inspired to create with my daugther. fingers crossed

Sew_Lin said...

This book sounds like it would be so much fun! Thanks for the chance to win.

Borabora said...

What a lovely book! Thanks for the giveaway!

Sunflowerrae said...

This would be great for my boys! Thank-you :)

Rachel @ The Block said...

The perfect gift for my friend who home schools her children and is always looking for new art projects! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the giveaway :)

Sophie said...

This books looks amazing, Thanks for the giveway!

Dale said...

This looks like such a great book for little ones,

Unknown said...

Not only would my daughter love this, but it would be a great resource for me as a licensed elementary school teacher!

pupton said...

I just love the ArtLab series! Though I don't have small children any more, I would love to have this. Grandchildren may be in my future one day! And I am a kid at heart!

Katrina said...

certainly on my book wishlist.

Angie said...

My sister would love this. Who am I kidding? I would love this. And I'm an adult.

Jordan said...

For my niece and nephew? Yepyep!

FishesMakeWishes said...

I'd love to win it, for my 4 year old nephew that is (and for me too)
Aleka

lovestar1 said...

would love to have this book for the classroom. always looking for simple, unique art projects for the students.

Anita H said...

would LOVE to get to share with my lil one... :O)

Jessie Vivian said...

Pretty sure I would be the best auntie ever if I broke this out at the next sleepover!!!

ric-rac said...

The book looks FAB! Please put me in the draw : )

Nix said...

My 12 year old would love this. I like to do art with her out of school as her teachers don't really appreciate her style of work, they are just very negative about it. We would have great fun with tis one. I already have some of the artlab books at my school.

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Helen said...

I would love to win this. My little boy will be 3 later this year so it will be perfect for him and will last for ages!!

fawn said...

I've been seeing a lot of good reviews of this book. The best part is that it looks like it could inspire me as well as my little one to make some art.

jojoebi said...

looks like a fab book, would love to get my hands on it

Mimi said...

This would be an awesome book and it looks fantastic!! I'm always looking for new creative projects too!! Thanks for the chance!

SaylorMade said...

This would be the perfect book for a summer with two very busy little girls. For their creativity and my sanity. ;-)

marie said...

this looks amazing for my kindergarten classroom! thanks for reviewing it!

ziazia said...

crossing my fingers :)

Eight from Three said...

Imagine the hours of fun we could have with this. Thanks ;)

Stacy of KSW said...

looks so inspiring! I have 3 little artists who would love to try it

Anjani said...

My little brother would love this! :)

Corrie Sullivan said...

I love the cover and graphics. Looks amazing. I know both of my girls would benefit from this!

Outpost Empress said...

Throwing my hat in the interwebs ring! Thinking it will be a great addition to our "little library" on the corner.

Catherine Denton said...

YES!! I pined for this earlier today at the bookstore. *crosses fingers*
Catherine Denton

Zazou said...

This looks wonderful! My son has Asperger's, and art is his special focus. We'll definitely need to get this book! Thanks for sharing.

Danielle Landy said...

How versatile and for any age! This is a book to use for many years!

Silke said...

I love the "lab"-books. I still have these for the adults and now I am very glad to see one for the children!

Silke said...

I love the "lab"-books. I stille have these for the adults and I am very glad to see now one for the children.

blueberrychicken said...

Awesome book! Hope I win.

halifaxmachine said...

i want this so bad!

halifaxmachine said...

i want this so bad!

dandelion said...

I would love to win!

~Heather said...

My 6 year old would love this book so he could continue to teach his teddy bear in the visual arts.

kayajoy said...

our creative kids would love this!

kayajoy said...

our kids would love this!

ivey patton said...

love this!

my kids would love it!

my students would love it! (i teach art!)

my readers would love it!

thanx for the chance!

carolbarclay.etsy.com said...

Luscious colors in the children's art, and very exciting for this grandmother-to-be!

Captain Nick Sparrow said...

I teach first grade. I would love to do some of those projects with my class!

Katie said...

I would love this book (just for me)! And it would be great to use with students at school! So many great projects and ideas!

Katie said...

I would love this book (for me)! It would be great for my students at school! So many projects and great ideas!

Anna said...

This book seems to be an excellent source of ideas for workshops with kids in orphanages. I'm a founder of a social project called "MyDreamCity". You can read about our activities with kids here www.mydreamcity.org/news. It is an independent youth initiative and we're looking for new creative ideas for children's development. We keep up with Poppytalk posts and use its ideas very often! Thank you very much!

Jackie Finding Me the Journey said...

My three year old would love this (as would my 5 year old) he's a budding artist who loves to paint and create.

Drawing Sarah said...

This looks like such a great book! I would love to do something like this with my kiddos over the summer!

Diana Albright said...

my daughter would love this so much!!!

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