How to Encourage Kids Creativity with Drawing Games and Silliness

Encourage Childrens Creativity with Drawing Games and Silliness

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How to Encourage Childrens Creativity with Drawing Games and Silliness

This post contains affiliate links.Today I’m interviewing my friend Jeanette Nyberg from Craftwhack about children’s creativity, drawing games for kids, and her brand new kids’ art book Tangle Art & Drawing Games for Kids (I shared some of the fun activities we did from it in my post yesterday).

Heads Up :: I’m giving away five copies of her new book at the end of this post!

Jeanette Nyberg of CraftwhackJeanette is an artist, mother, author and, I suspect, head silliness officer of her Chicago household. I think it’s a good combination. Plus she claims to be better at baking desserts than getting dinner on the table, which is totally me, too.

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Encourage Children’s Creativity with Drawing Games and Silliness

Encourage Childrens Creativity with Drawing Games and Tangle Art

JEAN :: What are your favorite ways to encourage children’s creativity?

JEANETTE :: I think there are so many ways to encourage children’s creativity, it’s hard to narrow it down to just a few. Kids can learn to be creative in so many ways, through so many means, and we know that does nothing but benefit them their whole lives.

With that said, I love leaving mystery art materials out in plain site for my kids because it always works to lure them over to investigate.

Another way we foster creativity is to try to show them how to be present in the everyday—for instance, we’ll look around and point out things we see and discuss them. I’m trying so hard as an adult to be more present and mindful, and I think practicing this with kids can help enforce the concept to them.

We’re also always encouraging silliness in our household—in the form of impromptu made-up songs and dance parties. Silliness breeds creativity.

Encourage Childrens Creativity with Drawing Games and Art

JEAN :: What do you like about drawing games for kids?

JEANETTE :: Drawing games are my favorite way to get kids moving a pencil across a piece of paper in a totally uninhibited, playful way. Kids start to become self-conscious about their ‘art skills’ fairly early on, and it makes me crazy. I don’t want kids to judge themselves based on what they hear others say about art. I guess this comes from me being so hard on myself as a kid and always comparing my drawing skills to others.

I think through art games, kids can learn that drawing doesn’t have to be something you are ‘good’ or ‘bad’ at, but instead can be an enjoyable creative activity for anyone.

Tangle Art and Drawing Games for Kids

JEAN :: How would you like to see children use your new kids’ art book?

JEANETTE :: Ideally, I want kids to pull this out whenever they have a few moments alone in their rooms. I want them to pull it out when they have a friend over to play some of the ‘games with friends’ from chapter 2, I want them to pull it out to use with their parents or caregivers, because adults need to be doing some drawing, too. I want them to basically eat and breathe the book and never let it out of their sight. Maybe even sleep with it under their pillow and pet it every once in a while. Oh. Is this starting to get weird?

JEAN :: Just a tad, Jeanette. But it’s okay. We expect a bit of weird from you. :)

Okay friends. Make sure to check out Jeanette’s blog, Craftwhack. Here are a few of my favorite posts of hers that you might like, too ::

Tangle Art and Drawing Games for Kids Book CoverI recommend you pick up a copy of Jeanette’s new book, Tangle Art & Drawing Games for Kids, for your kids. It’s full of fun ideas and creative activities that you they can do on their own, with friends, or with the whole family. Definitely a good one!

And if you want a chance to win one of five copies for yourself or to give as a gift, enter the giveaway below…

Kids Art Book Giveaway 

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For a chance to win one of five copies of Tangle Art & Drawing Games for Kids by Jeanette Nyberg, simple leave a comment to this blog post by Saturday, April 9th at 11:59pm EST and then tell the rafflecopter widget that you’re entering the giveaway. The winners will be chosen randomly and announced here on Sunday. Giveaway open to readers in the United States who are over the age of 18. Good luck!

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  • Reply
    Donel
    April 3, 2016 at 8:30 am

    Thanks for sharing such great ideas!

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      Sue Shove
      April 3, 2016 at 8:40 am

      I love drawing and i can not wait to share some of these ideas with our preschool students.

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    Elizabeth
    April 3, 2016 at 8:36 am

    This book looks very interesting & like a lot of fun to try with my 4 & 3 year olds.

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    Juile
    April 3, 2016 at 8:50 am

    Love “Silliness breeds creativity.”

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    Kathy
    April 3, 2016 at 9:06 am

    I can use this book with my grandkids! Looks like fun.

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    PT
    April 3, 2016 at 9:50 am

    Such great ideas! I think this may be Christmas gifts for all the kids in the family!

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    Anne Jones
    April 3, 2016 at 10:11 am

    I am a preschool teacher and have a few students who are already amazing drawers. I recommended this book to their parents and can’t wait to try some of the ideas out in my classroom to encourage others to join in the fun!

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    Christy Wiggins
    April 3, 2016 at 11:13 am

    My daughter loves to draw. This looks so fun.

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    Erin Buhr
    April 3, 2016 at 11:29 am

    This looks like hours and hours of fun.

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    Keli Henderson
    April 3, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    Can’t wait to give this book a try. Looks like a little of fun

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    MaryAnn Kohl, children's art author
    April 3, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    Being silly and off beat was a big part of how I raised my own girls, who are now highly creative and yes OFF BEAT! Life is so funny and fun and we are always seeing the odd beauty of it all. So I am so excited about this book… it speaks to my life’s philosophy. When I was teaching elementary grades, I also did similar things with kids that made them laugh, but more, invited them to see the fun in life, and to be creative in their thinking. I’m so delighted to see this book and I’m jumping up and down in my office, if you can imagine how adorable that is. In my PJs.

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      MaryAnn Kohl, children's art author
      April 3, 2016 at 1:41 pm

      Replying to my own comment!! ha ha. I would LOVE a copy of this book. I wish I had thought of writing it. But now I don’t have to, and that’s pretty nice.

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    Ann
    April 3, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    My 7 year old daughter and I have been drawing together a lot with a couple simple games. This book sounds like just the thing to give us new activities.

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    Carina
    April 3, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    Looks very interesting

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    Kay smart
    April 3, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    Wow looks great! The kids and I at my family day care would love a copy of tangle art and drawing games for kids.thanks for the chance. Kay

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    Linda
    April 3, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    I would love a copy of this book. I subscribe to her emails already.

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    Chandra
    April 3, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    That sounds fun

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    Cheryl
    April 3, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    The book looks fun!

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    Ellen Thomas
    April 3, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    Great blog post. This books looks fantastic. We started tonight with some of the ideas you posted.

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    Angela
    April 3, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    Thanks for the great ideas! Looking forward to checking out the new book.

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    Emily
    April 4, 2016 at 12:24 am

    Love this book!
    Who needs screens?!

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    Tauna Wi
    April 4, 2016 at 12:45 am

    This is great and I feel inspired to alter our day a bit to include some of these ideas. The book looks fabulous. i would love to read this!

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    Danka
    April 4, 2016 at 2:37 am

    Thanks for sharing :)

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    Jeannie
    April 4, 2016 at 3:10 am

    My nine year old has specifically asked to do art this summer–drawing, painting, working with clay, trying collage–experimenting, and my four year old is eager to join. This book seems like it would have lots of great ideas to help our exploration!

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    Christina
    April 4, 2016 at 8:44 am

    My son and I have been drawing pretty regularly and I am excited to try something different and see what creative direction it takes us!

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    Amy
    April 4, 2016 at 8:55 am

    What a great looking book. I have an eight year old who has recently developed a love for drawing.

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    Beth @ Pages and Margins
    April 4, 2016 at 9:13 am

    This looks like a fabulous book!

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    Renee
    April 4, 2016 at 10:09 am

    I’m always looking for new ideas to engage my kids in creative activities. This looks great!

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    SARA
    April 4, 2016 at 10:09 am

    We could use some more fun in our lives. Thanks for the great ideas.

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    Susan
    April 4, 2016 at 10:10 am

    Looks like this would be a lot of fun!

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    Katrin
    April 4, 2016 at 10:10 am

    I would love to try the ideas in the book with my kids. For some reason they are not into art at all, even though I offer quite a few prompts as suggested by you, artful parent.

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    Wei Fen Chu
    April 4, 2016 at 10:11 am

    Thanks for introducing this book! It’s exactly what I”m looking for with my 3-year-old.

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    Tiffany Warman
    April 4, 2016 at 10:13 am

    Cool book! Would love to win it. My girls and I love art.

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    Dana
    April 4, 2016 at 10:16 am

    So much fun! We love drawing, games and tangles! Perfect combo!

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    Amy Johns
    April 4, 2016 at 10:16 am

    My kids will love it up!!

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    Joyce Foister
    April 4, 2016 at 10:17 am

    This book would be wonderful to have. I have 14 grandchildren and they are all interested in drawing. Each one of them would be proud to own this book. Thank you

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    Desiree Schneider
    April 4, 2016 at 10:18 am

    Wow, this book looks awesome!

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    Andrea Banyas
    April 4, 2016 at 10:19 am

    This book sounds great — I’m adding it to my “wish list.”

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    Patricia Suchocki
    April 4, 2016 at 10:20 am

    These ideas are great! The book looks awesome!

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    Stacy
    April 4, 2016 at 10:21 am

    I love this! I’m so excited to do more interactive drawing with my boys. I’ve found my boys engage more with art when games are involved.

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    Emily
    April 4, 2016 at 10:22 am

    We love being silly! I think this book would be fun on a trip with cousins.

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    Nicole C
    April 4, 2016 at 10:23 am

    This looks like a really fun book. I’ve got three children who all love to draw, I think they would really enjoy this. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

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    Sandra Smart
    April 4, 2016 at 10:24 am

    Thank you for this post! I always try to get my kids to draw, and it usually ends up with my oldest criticizing herself. I will keep trying , and perhaps pick up some creative drawing books. :)

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    Stacy
    April 4, 2016 at 10:25 am

    This book is currently in my Amazon cart. I’m excited to have a look at it!

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    Emily
    April 4, 2016 at 10:25 am

    Looks like a great book!

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    Tanja
    April 4, 2016 at 10:26 am

    This would be fun!

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    Kelly Morin
    April 4, 2016 at 10:28 am

    This book looks absolutely fantastic! It gives children the opportunity to be creative and have lots of fun doing so!

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    Alice Epstein
    April 4, 2016 at 10:28 am

    Looks great and lots of fun ideas for little ones

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    Emily S
    April 4, 2016 at 10:30 am

    My niece and beep he would love this book! They are always looking for new ways to draw. At times the struggle with how to draw things. I can see rid book sparking lots of creativity.

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    Linda Warner
    April 4, 2016 at 10:31 am

    We play a few drawing games. There are some great new ideas here. I would love to have a copy of her book.

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    Niki
    April 4, 2016 at 10:33 am

    This book looks so fun! I can’t wait to read it, and look forward to much fun with my kids.

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    Laura Ledwith
    April 4, 2016 at 10:34 am

    Lovely post, I am excited to try this with my daughter!

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    Savannah
    April 4, 2016 at 10:36 am

    I have been following both Craftwhack and The Artful Parent for while. I am excited to see you two working together!

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    Lyudmyla Tarelkine
    April 4, 2016 at 10:36 am

    It seems to be very engaging book, my children would love to do this.

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    Erin Ekhart
    April 4, 2016 at 10:38 am

    I LOVE your blog and FB posts!! Soo many great, fun ideas. Thanks for a chance to win!

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    Amanda
    April 4, 2016 at 10:39 am

    This book looks amazing. Hours and hours of silly fun

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    Angela B
    April 4, 2016 at 10:41 am

    Oh my gosh, love love LOVE the great ideas I see on this site! I can’t wait to share them with my smart, creative 7 year old!

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    Mindi
    April 4, 2016 at 10:42 am

    Some great ideas! I love to incorporate art into our homeschool. Thank you for the giveaway!

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    Brianna
    April 4, 2016 at 10:43 am

    A drawing book is a great idea! I always have a couple of crayons and scrap paper for our toddler, but it’s tough getting her interested sometimes.

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    meghan
    April 4, 2016 at 10:46 am

    Reminds me of the work of Jean Julian

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    Lauren
    April 4, 2016 at 10:46 am

    Looks so fun! Hoping to share this with my niece when she’s stuck in bed after surgery! (And another copy with my daughter when she’s old enough!)

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    Candice Weber
    April 4, 2016 at 10:48 am

    My two sons love drawing!

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    Christine T
    April 4, 2016 at 10:49 am

    This looks like so much fun! I have one kid who would draw all day, and one who I really have to encourage. I am always looking for something they can do together. The book sounds awesome, off to check the blog posts as well. Thanks!

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    Gabrielle
    April 4, 2016 at 10:49 am

    This book looks like a lot of fun!

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    Hiroko Stolcpart
    April 4, 2016 at 10:51 am

    Love it!

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    Zeel Ambekar
    April 4, 2016 at 10:52 am

    Silliness definitely breeds creativity with my kid! Now only if I could find more ways of being silly with a 7 year old!:) This book looks good!

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    Buffey
    April 4, 2016 at 10:53 am

    Looks fun! I would love doing this with my daughter.

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    Amy B
    April 4, 2016 at 10:53 am

    This would be a great summer art option!

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    Stephanie Mount
    April 4, 2016 at 10:55 am

    I would love to get this book for my crazy kiddos. Even if we don’t win it we’ll get it for our summer boredom buster.

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    Fatema
    April 4, 2016 at 10:56 am

    Looks like a great book!

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    karen
    April 4, 2016 at 10:56 am

    This looks wonderful! Art that is so fun and playful would be perfect for my boys!

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    Julie Trout
    April 4, 2016 at 10:57 am

    I would love to incorporate this into my classroom teaching! Art and hands on activities are at the heart of my teaching in a high poverty urban school. fingers crosse!

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    Elaine Robertson
    April 4, 2016 at 10:59 am

    I love the idea to use it as motivation to get the child’s imagination going.

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    Ryan
    April 4, 2016 at 10:59 am

    This is awesome! I have a daughter who loves drawing. This would be an awesome way for her to branch out.

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    J Miklos
    April 4, 2016 at 11:01 am

    I bet my daughter would love this book!

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    Dee
    April 4, 2016 at 11:07 am

    Yes please!

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    Samantha
    April 4, 2016 at 11:07 am

    My husband and I both love art and we love revising encouraging our kiddos in it.

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    Sara Reigle
    April 4, 2016 at 11:09 am

    All of my kids enjoy drawing. My teenage son still draws outside of school activities

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    Sally
    April 4, 2016 at 11:11 am

    Thanks for making parenting a little funner

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    Kyra
    April 4, 2016 at 11:14 am

    Very cool! This would work great as some “done early” activities in my elementary art classroom.

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    Abigail
    April 4, 2016 at 11:20 am

    Looks like so much fun! Definitely adding this to my wishlist.

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    Maureen
    April 4, 2016 at 11:23 am

    Love the open ended aspect of this! So fun for all ages and abilities!

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    Stacey Valenzuela
    April 4, 2016 at 11:23 am

    My grandkids love when I start drawing while we are waiting for a meal, etc. Would love to play the drawing game with them. Also thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas.

    Sam £€% = )

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    Ellie
    April 4, 2016 at 11:26 am

    can’t wait to do some of these with the preschoolers!

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    annie
    April 4, 2016 at 11:27 am

    Love your blog and all the great resources you pull from around the web! This book is going on the wishlist!

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    Mandi Coombs
    April 4, 2016 at 11:29 am

    This book looks great! I’d love to use it with my kiddos. Thanks for sharing.

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    Carla H.
    April 4, 2016 at 11:47 am

    My son would love this book! Thanks for the great ideas, too!

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    Jennifer N
    April 4, 2016 at 11:51 am

    Would love this!

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    Liz
    April 4, 2016 at 11:52 am

    Can’t wait to try. These look like great fun!

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    Katarzyna Grodzicka
    April 4, 2016 at 11:57 am

    Great book!

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    Caryn
    April 4, 2016 at 11:58 am

    This was a great look in to this book! I’m excited to add it to our homeschool collection!

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    Jenn Otto
    April 4, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    I love this! I’m always looking for fun ways to be creative with the littles.

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    Rebecca
    April 4, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    I’m always looking for ways to get my son more interested in art. I love these ideas!

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    Hannah
    April 4, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    Looks fun

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    Robin
    April 4, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    Love this book. Looks like fun.

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    Jessica Jackson
    April 4, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    Would love to try some of these ideas with my boys.

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    Laura
    April 4, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    Ooh, we’d love to win this

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    Kate Muldoon
    April 4, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    Love this, week definitely try with my two boys!

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    Heather
    April 4, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    Such a cool book!

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    Julie
    April 4, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    I help kids improve their fine motor skills. Would love to win a copy and to let parents know where to buy.

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    Amy E
    April 4, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    My kids and I love drawing together. Sometimes we draw whatever we want, other times we have a “contest” (it always ends in a tie! Ha!), and we use drawing to pass the time at restaurants and doctor appointments. We would love to try the ideas in this book!

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    robin york
    April 4, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    I love your blog and we adore all the ideas, tips and tricks to being more creative!

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    Caitlin Tufts
    April 4, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    Fun ideas!

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    Amy
    April 4, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    Looks like such a fun book!

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    Carrie
    April 4, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    Thanks for the chance! This book looks wonderful. Also – the link for printmaking ideas is exactly what I needed today!

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    Stella Johnson
    April 4, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    Being silly, playing, having fun…………..creating……..what a great way to lead a life!

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    Teresa Thain
    April 4, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    As an art teacher, I am always looking for ways to get kids to unlock that creativity and let go of “being right.” This book seems like it is right up my alley.

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    Beckyb
    April 4, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    This book looks great. My girls an I would have a blast with it. B

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    Ashlie J
    April 4, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    Awesome!

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    Tanya
    April 4, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    My daughter would love this. There is never enough art in her world

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    Amy D
    April 4, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    Love this! What a great concept!

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    Daphne
    April 4, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    thanks for Tge article. It seems like an interesting book and I like the idea of using drawing games to encourage kids’ creativity!

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    Angelina
    April 4, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    Such a neat looking book with great ideas. My daughter would love and it be a great thing for both of us to do together.

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    Corey
    April 4, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    I love finding new ways to get creative with the kids. This book looks like so much fun!

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    amber
    April 4, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    my kids would *love* this!

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    Rebekah Head
    April 4, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    I loved drawing as a kid and would love this for my son!

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    Tammy Leland
    April 4, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    What a great idea! My kids would love the book!

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    Kjersten
    April 4, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    This would be so fun!

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    Allison L
    April 4, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    Omigoodness, I would love this for my daughter!

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    Sandra Antunez
    April 4, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    Thank you so much for this opportunity and thank you for all the ideas, we love your blog and follow your Facebook page. Loads of creativity going on at the moment :-)

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    Meritxell cos
    April 4, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    It looks like a great book for creativity !

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    Sage
    April 4, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    What fun and creative ideas… For kids of ALL ages! I want to play!

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    Morgan Luka
    April 4, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    I am going to try the magic crayon art idea today! Thank you!!

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    Sarah Occident
    April 4, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    My daughter and I would love to win a copy of this book! We do an art activity together almost every single day, and it has become such a great bonding medium. Thanks for the opportunity!

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    Alli
    April 4, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    This looks awesome!

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    Corby Blem
    April 4, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    This book will get mileage with the kids I teach. Thank you for the great ideas!

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    Carol
    April 4, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    My daughter loves silly! I’ve always seen it as a sign of her age but it’s good to know that is also a way to access her creativity! Can’t wait to use the book and start fun art projects with her.

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    Karen
    April 4, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    So many great ideas in this post – I can’t wait to see what the rest of the book holds! Thank you!

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    Kirsten
    April 4, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    I would love a copy of this book. It looks great! Yay silliness!

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    Jessica Hamer
    April 4, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    This book looks awesome!!!! All 3 of my artsy kiddos would totally love this! Thanks for the giveaway! Also I love all the ideas you are always sharing?

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    Eva
    April 4, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    I can not wait for this book!

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    Sherien sultan
    April 4, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    such great activities!

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    Stephanie
    April 4, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    Very neat

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    Brooke Drake
    April 4, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    This looks great!

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    Jessica
    April 4, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    My daughter absolutely loves drawing, but she always asks for prompts or ideas, this book would help with that.

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    Kelly
    April 4, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    I love drawing games with my kids. I’m always looking for new inspiration

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    danielle
    April 4, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    My son would love this

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    Anna
    April 4, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    This looks like so much fun and my daughter would love it! Thank you for helping a “non artful” parent with ideas for her creative child!

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    Alicia Lundquist
    April 4, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    This book looks so inspiring!

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    Athaliah Renee Talbot
    April 4, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    Super excited about this book! Seems just right for where we are in our artistic/creative journey with our four year old.

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    Amanda
    April 4, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    My child has autism and for the longest time her drawings were scribble. Then overnight she started creating the most spectacular and detailed pictures. Drawings were evidence of her brain developing in great new ways. I will find this book and keeo nourishing that part of her.

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    Cristy House
    April 4, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    This book looks amazing. My kids and I love tangling!

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    Sarah
    April 4, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    This this is fantastic. Love to set them free to create! Thanks for sharing!

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    Keri
    April 4, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    What a great book! If I don’t win, I’m buying it anyway!

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    Sharon Baker
    April 4, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    Love silliness and drawing!

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    Jackie Wimberly
    April 4, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    I’d love to win a copy of this book; it sounds great!

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    Jessica
    April 4, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    Great ideas!

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    Jessica McCraw
    April 4, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    I love all the creative ideas! Can’t wait to draw more with my kids!

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    Lbmaletic
    April 4, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    Looks like a great book!

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    Nicole
    April 4, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    My kids love arts and crafts. This looks fun!

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    Rachelle
    April 4, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    Love all ideas to keep my artist busy!

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    Elaina
    April 4, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    I am teaching an art enrichment cluster in May to primary school children and I’m planning on using so many ideas from your blog. You are an inspiration! Thank you.

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    Chelsea
    April 4, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    I’d love to add this book to my art classroom collection! My students just love drawing games.

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    Erica P
    April 4, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    Great ideas! Would love to win a copy for our three children!

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    Michelle
    April 4, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    I will be bringing some of these ideas into the art room next week

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    Andrea
    April 4, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    Would love to win!

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    s.patel
    April 4, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    what great ideas! can’t wait to see more of this book!

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    Erin
    April 4, 2016 at 11:53 pm

    This looks so fun! Thank you for the chance to win!

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    Julie
    April 4, 2016 at 11:56 pm

    My kids and I would love this! Thanks for the chance!

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    kirstie healey
    April 5, 2016 at 12:02 am

    looks like a fabulous book!

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    Elta Meinert
    April 5, 2016 at 12:10 am

    Kids are weird and this gives them a truly delightful outlet to let all that weirdness shine

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    Lydia
    April 5, 2016 at 12:18 am

    I already love what I see.

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    Lydia
    April 5, 2016 at 12:21 am

    I look forward to reading more!

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    Melaine
    April 5, 2016 at 12:28 am

    The book looks wonderful. I’d love to use it for ideas in my Sunday School class and with my two kids at home.

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    kaci
    April 5, 2016 at 12:41 am

    Sounds like a fun book. A simple and fun way to encourage creativity without much set up. I like how every member of the family will enjoy this book with the fun drawing games that are taught.

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    Caroline K
    April 5, 2016 at 12:43 am

    This book sounds like one my six-year old daughter would add to the pet books she carries everywhere in her prized backpack. She likes to be prepared, and this would be awesome for waiting rooms, restaurant outings, and fun games with friends, too! Thank you!

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    Marta
    April 5, 2016 at 12:46 am

    Very interesting! :)

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    M. Vernier
    April 5, 2016 at 12:49 am

    We LOVE to draw in our household. Can’t wait to try some of your tangle art suggestions!

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    Julie B
    April 5, 2016 at 1:27 am

    What a fun book to share with my kids!

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    Brittney Sullivan
    April 5, 2016 at 1:37 am

    I absolutely love your posts! Gives me great ideas on what to do with my kids as well as teaching the kids in our community teen center. You’ve opened,my mind up to being creative lately and can’t wait for more ideas and new blogs!

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    Lynette W.
    April 5, 2016 at 2:12 am

    Thanks for the give-away, the book and the ideas!

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    Sarah Jane Ruthwell
    April 5, 2016 at 3:01 am

    This is brilliant, I love to draw and work in a primary school and love to help the children to draw and show them how easy, exciting and rewarding it can be.

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    Angela Howe
    April 5, 2016 at 3:39 am

    This looks like fun for the whole family!

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    Amanda
    April 5, 2016 at 4:04 am

    This book sounds delightful! I’ve always felt like I’m no good at drawing but I’d really like to encourage my kids to enjoy the process without judgement while they’re still young.

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    blima
    April 5, 2016 at 4:05 am

    This post made me smile

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    Joelle
    April 5, 2016 at 4:16 am

    This book looks perfect for both my drawing-loving daughter and my son who thinks he can’t draw.

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    Prerna Sood
    April 5, 2016 at 5:30 am

    looks like super fun!!

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    Polly Schultz
    April 5, 2016 at 5:54 am

    Love This so much!! Right up my daughter’s alley.

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    Tara
    April 5, 2016 at 6:44 am

    Oooh, I love these. My 7 yo niece and I are often collaborating on drawing. Or drawing at the same time. We push each other out of our comfort zones. These ideas will be fun to add to the mix.

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    April Cota-Hobbs
    April 5, 2016 at 6:58 am

    What a fun book!

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    Katie
    April 5, 2016 at 7:04 am

    Thanks for such great ideas! I’ll try these with the kids tomorrow!

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    Fernanda
    April 5, 2016 at 7:22 am

    This books looks like lots of fun. We would love to have one :)

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    Sarah
    April 5, 2016 at 7:33 am

    This looks awesome!

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    Amy Berlin
    April 5, 2016 at 8:49 am

    I’m intrigued by the activities you’ve posted lately! Would love to see what more the book has in store.

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    Crystal Shepherd
    April 5, 2016 at 9:15 am

    This book looks like it would create hours of fun.

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    Jackie E
    April 5, 2016 at 9:21 am

    We love to doodle and draw. And I am always looking for new ways to try.

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    Emily
    April 5, 2016 at 9:53 am

    This is so great!

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    Dora Moreland
    April 5, 2016 at 9:55 am

    This would be such a fun way to add more interest to our drawing lessons! I homeschool and I think my kids would love to take a break from regular drawing lessons and do something crazy and fun! Thank you for the giveaway!

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    Heather R
    April 5, 2016 at 9:58 am

    My daughter & I would love this book! Thank you for the chance!

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    Rachel
    April 5, 2016 at 11:21 am

    Thanks for sharing her site!

    What age (range) is the book intended for?

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    Aurora
    April 5, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    I’d love to see where this book would take my 5 year old’s imagination :)

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    Marie B
    April 5, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    So fun

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    Kate
    April 5, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    Looks great! If I win, I hope my 7yo shares it with me! ;)

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    Jessi
    April 5, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    Kids spend so much time with technology. Putting away the screens, picking up a pencil and just being silly is desperately needed!!!

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    Lani
    April 5, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    Looks like a great book!

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    Carla
    April 6, 2016 at 12:19 am

    This book looks like it has tons of fun ideas! My kids love to draw, and I think this would inspire them more.

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    Lourie
    April 6, 2016 at 1:15 am

    Such a wonderful and creative idea! I can’t wait to share this with my little ones. Thanks for sharing and creating! :)

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    Shelley
    April 6, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    Thanks for sharing about this book and Jeanette’s blog! My daughter would love this book. I play a few drawing games with my kids and they are always greatly enjoyed!

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    Liesel
    April 6, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    This looks like so much fun! Will definitely be checking this out if I don’t win a copy :)

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    Erika
    April 6, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    I love Jeannette’s spunk on Craftwhack and I’d love to try the book out with my two girls!

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    erica
    April 6, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    We are on spring break and I am TOTALLY using some of these tomorrow!

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    Becky doyle
    April 6, 2016 at 11:24 pm

    Looks like a lot of fun!!

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    Samantha
    April 7, 2016 at 6:21 am

    This book looks so fun!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Rebecca
    April 7, 2016 at 8:09 am

    I love the swirly writing! My 9 yr old would love to do that!

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    R Valenti
    April 7, 2016 at 8:36 am

    I love it! My son is already a bit silly (he takes after his Father, haha) so this book of ideas would be perfect!

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    J. MARIE WELDON
    April 8, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    We’d love some inspiration for art games. We do the doodle drawing game we found on your site!

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    Leah Claire
    April 8, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    I love drawing games and use them as fun warm-ups and gathering activities for my summer camps. This book looks great!

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    yan
    April 8, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    The book looks really fun and would like try it out with my boys.

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    Katy
    April 9, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway! That book looks great!

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    Charity
    February 23, 2018 at 10:31 am

    I love the idea that silliness breeds creativity!

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