1 Artterro Bookmaking Kit + 3 Kids = An Inspired Afternoon (Plus a GIVEAWAY!)

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1 Artterro Bookmaking Kit + 3 Kids = An Inspired Afternoon

When the folks at Artterro Eco Art Kits, one of my longtime blog sponsors, asked me to review their bookmaking kit, I said "Heck yeah!" After our previous experience with their art kits, and all the creativity it inspired (not to mention a beautiful finished product), I had a good feeling that we would love this one as well.

Artterro Eco Art Kits
I set the bookmaking kit out for Maia, Daphne, and our friend Stella to explore after school this past week. They dived right in…
(By the way, notice Maia still wearing her self-designed purple monster costume, two years later?! The pants fit just fine, as they were a bit big to begin with, but the top is too small.)
Kids Bookmaking Art Kit
First, they explored all the gorgeous papers in the kit, the sequins, beads, and colorful embroidery threads. And then the big girls, noting the name on the front of the kit, immediately began creating little picture books.
Handmade Book Pages from the Artterro Bookmaking Kit
Maia made hers as a gift for Daphne, including pictures of a kitty, bird, moon, stars, and tree.
Artterro Bookmaking Kit
The next day, we made a slew of holiday cards, booklets, and (in Maia's case) puppets.
There was a surprising amount of beautiful papers and other supplies packed into the bookmaking kit, something I remembered from the creativity kit we enjoyed last year. The materials really stretched into multiple projects and days.
Artterro's art kits are made with high quality, ecological materials, minimally packaged in boxes made of recycled materials (that double as decorate-your-own frames!), and assembled at Goodwill Industries in Milwaukee by people with special needs, providing jobs for people who need them. 
Would you like one or more Arterro Eco Art Kits for your family, either to give as gifts or to create holiday cards and decorations? Artterro is giving Artful Parent readers 20% off any order between now and December 1st, with the coupon code ARTFUL20. You may also want to follow them on facebook if you want to hear about project ideas, news, and giveaways.

In addition, you can enter the giveaway below to win two of their art kits!

GIVEAWAY for 2 Arterro Eco Art Kits!

Artterro Eco Art Kits Giveaway
Readers who leave a comment to this post by 11:59pm EST on Tuesday, November 20th will be entered into the giveaway for an Artterro Bookmaking Kit (perfect for making both holiday cards and books) and an Artterro Collage Kit (to use for making holiday ornaments). One winner will be chosen by random number generator and announced here on Wednesday. (I will also e-mail the winner.) Giveaway open to readers in the United States.
Good luck!
Giveaway now closed.
The random number generator gave me #128 so Deena wins the Artterro Art Kits. Congrats, Deena! (I'll e-mail you…)
Deena said…

My family would love to try this – thanks for the giveaway!

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  1. Deanna says

    This is such a lovely kit! I have a six year old who loves art and design…perfect set to explore!

  2. Heidi says

    My daughter would love this! And all her little girlfriends too…we might need to schedule an ornament making party!

  3. Tammy Hayden says

    My little girl would love this!!! We are always making things. Arts and crafts are the only things that get her sit still for more than 5 minutes. Thanks for such a great giveaway!!!

  4. [email protected] says

    What a great idea. Children love making books to fill with words and pictures. Thanks for another great post.

  5. Juie Steven says

    This looks like a fabulous product, have just been across to their website and signed up for their email list. Some brilliant ideas to do with my Rainbow and Brownie Units as well as my daughter.

  6. Laura C says

    I have a very creative son who would love making his very own book. What a fun kit and great giveaway! Thanks!

  7. kelli says

    ooh, I am sure my kids would loves these kits! All three love to make books, but I usually have only plain white paper.

  8. [email protected] says

    Book is the word of the day!!!! We just made thankful books with my sons 2nd grade class yesterday!!!!

  9. says

    What a great giveaway! As one who loves making books, I appreciate this shop and their kits as a way to inspire bookmaking in children.

  10. Tracy Ehlert says

    I have never heard of Artterro Kit’s before. Their products look really neat, I’ll have to check them out. Thanks for sharing:)

  11. says

    I run a small private school where children are free to explore their interests and express themselves artistically as well as verbally, scientifically, musically and even mathematically! I KNOW a couple of them would go nuts over this!

  12. Julie A. says

    Wow, these look beautiful. My 6 year old daughter would LOVE the bookmaking kit b/c she LOVES to make books. Such vibrant colors.

  13. Katy says

    Both of those were lovely! I love the idea of the art kits as gifts as it gives you not just “stuff” but a fun time!

  14. Angie Belcher says

    I am so excited about this product, my 5 year old daughter has been making her own books lately, and she would love this. Thank you for offering this product.

  15. kate says

    Hi Jean,
    I accidently put my email in on the previous comment; could you so kindly remove it from the comment area. thanks so much, love your site!!!

  16. Eliza says

    Lovely kits! I have a thing for beautiful papers, and it would be fun to imagine all the possibilities, especially as the holidays approach!

  17. Faye E. Hunt says

    What a fantastic giveaway! My son would absolutely LOVE being creative with these kits. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity.

  18. Cheryl says

    What a perfect holiday craft extravaganza. Who will have more fun, me or my 6 and 3 year old girls? Thanks for the great offer!

  19. Johanna says

    I’m needing more inspiration for my 3 year old artist. Your blog and these kits are perfect. Thanks!

  20. says

    this is a perfect gift for the rainy seasons here in the PNW!

  21. Terry Lanier says

    I’ve been looking at investing in a couple of these since I saw them advertised on your site; it would be fantastic to win them, though! I’m already planning our holiday crafts (some make great handmade gifts! My eldest woul have a blast making and giving books away!), & we are joyfully anticipating the release of your Winter Book!!

  22. katie says

    Oooo….we have two different playgroups and every year instead of a gift exchange the kids make an ornament for eaxh friend
    …this would be fun!

  23. Catherine says

    My daughter would love this – she makes books all the time out of plain white paper – this would thrill her!

  24. Julie K says

    These kits are just so neat, my daughter could probably spend a whole day on just the ornament kit alone!

  25. Britton says

    Wow! I’ve never seen these kits before (I’m relatively new to your blog) but they are great! Crossed fingers…

  26. Andrea says

    Wow, both of those kits look like fun. We are really into book making at our house right now, from bare books, to online sites where you can upload hand-drawn pictures and record voices, to grab whatever you can!

  27. Carly says

    These kits look like so much fun. My girls would love them, and I think my niece would as well… would make a great gift :)

  28. Jennie says

    I’ve wanted to try their kits since you reviewed them. Thanks for the give away, and good luck to everyone!

  29. says

    Jean, if you ever get a chance to come to Toronto you should check out the Evergreen Brickworks. You would love it! I noticed on my last visit that they have a few of Artterrro’s products for sale at the gift shop. (ps I would love them too!)

  30. Amy says

    My son and daughter love creating, crafting and writing books. This would be the perfect set to get them going! They would love them!

  31. says

    These kits look awesome! Both my daughter and I would love to play with them! :) (You always find the best stuff to share with us all! Thank you!)

  32. Julie says

    I love kits! I have loved them since I was a kid and now my kids love them. It almost doesn’t matter whats inside..just that is all prepared in a package and sent with care. Lots of little things that all go together so nicely that teach you something or help you create something…love it. I would like to try these out and post about it on honeybuttergranola.com.

  33. [email protected] says

    Perfect for our long rainy winter!

  34. Jan says

    Those look GREAT!!!!!!
    I’m going to check them out right now!
    My son and I would have so much fun with a kit like that!

  35. Stefanie Mason says

    Thank you for introducing us to these art kits. They look like they’ll be a lot of fun with my little one. Really looking forward to trying them out!

  36. Kristin says

    Wow…your girls books and cards turned out beautifully. I would love to win this for my little one. Thanks so much for the great giveaways!

  37. Pilar says

    My two little daughters with be really happy with anyone of these beautiful kits, thanks a for this wonderful giveaway.

  38. Kathy Balman says

  39. Jane Marsching says

    books books books we love to make make make books books books. tho that probably sounded a bit crazy, it was meant to mimic my family’s love of makeing books….

  40. [email protected] says

    These kits look beautiful. I know we’d have a lot of fun with them. Thanks, Jean!

  41. Veda Brown says

    My kids would love and since they have a week off Thanksgiving this woud be an excellent activity for them!

  42. [email protected] says

    These are lovely and thank you for dedicating your energy to building an artful life. I am inspired.

  43. [email protected] says

    I would love to do this with my daughter.

  44. Kaci says

    Looks like you and the girls really had fun with the kits. I my boys would enjoy these as well. I love the assortment of beatiful and fun paper.

  45. [email protected] says

    Looks like fun!!

  46. Monica says

    These look wonderful!! My son (and I!) would enjoy this so much! Hoping to buy your new winter book soon as well! Thanks for all you do… you inspire me daily!

  47. says

    I just discovered your blog and what a great discovery it is! Looking forward to learning lots, buying ebooks and winning giveaways! Thanks for all the great ideas!

  48. Norma Vantrease says

    Hi Jean, I bought your new Winter ebook. It’s as wonderful as your Autumn book. Can’t wait to get started on our winter projects :)

  49. Tauna says

    I would thoroughly enjoy exploring these along side my kids. I know they would LOVE it. It’s right up our alley. Thank you!!

  50. says

    These look so lovely. I’ve always wanted to try a kit like this but have never actually bought one. (And, I love it that she still wears the purple monster!)

  51. Heidi Anderson says

    What lovely kits! i would have so much fun working on this with my daughter. Thank you and Happy Holidays!