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Win a children's book!!! Boycraft by Sara Duchars & Sarah Marks

WIN!!!  A wonderful addition to your kid's bookcase with this Tidy Book's book review and competition post. You can win your child a copy of Boycraft, load of things to make for and with boys (and girls).  We have three brand spanking new copies to giveaway!!!

Boycraft

In 2005 Sara Duchars and Sarah Marks founded Buttonbag.  Their dream was to breath new and innovative life into old crafts, updating them in an exciting and contemporary way.  Starting from a relatively humble stall at London's Greenwich market their craft kits are carried by over 500 stockists across the UK.

Their first book, ReCraft, was launched in 2012 earning rave reviews and selling over 11,000 copies.

Boycraft is chocked full of projects, 50 to be precise, for both boys and girls to try.  Craft ideas range from Papier Mache Landscapes and Water Bombs to Bug Hotels and Jumper Monsters.

Whether your child likes sewing, cutting, sticking, glueing, sawing or hammering, there is something for them.

Boycraft is published by Frances Lincoln on the 6th of March 2014 and will retail for £12.99.

We have three copies of it to give away.

It's easy to enter! To win a copy, tell us your favourite craft creation by leaving a comment and liking the Tidy Books Facebook page on our app below.  If you'd like to have a greater chance of winning, earn extra entries by using the app by joining our Newsletter, following us on Pinterest or Tweeting about the giveaway and other extra entry options.

But before you give yourself a great chance of winning a copy of the book have a read of what we made of Boycraft.

WHAT THE PARENT THOUGHT

As the parent of a 9 year-old boy I suppose I am prime target audience for Boycraft, billed as 'at last a craft book with no pink frilly bits.....'

Whilst traditional I can get a little tetchy about things being deemed to be for boys or for girls.  Right from play groups and the pre-nursery time I can recall encouraging (and certainly not discouraging) my boy from engaging with things perhaps considered by others to be 'girly'.  I distinctly remember dancing around a drafty church hall waving a pink chiffon scarf above my head.

Point is I found my son has always enjoyed making things, and expressing himself, but in recent years I don't recall him ever being  bought a craft set.  Think I bought him a make your own bouncy ball set, and he's had science kits, but nothing like Boycraft.

The ideas in Boycraft are incredibly varied, and grade from things I could almost leave him to do himself, to others where I would be very much working in a hands-on capacity.  He has lots of old comics that often end up in our recycling bin (when he's not looking) which with the help of Boycraft, will now sometimes be turned into paper chains!

There's fun stuff to make, but there are also some fun-yet-practical ideas.  My favourite of those is the play mat bag.  You make a bag that folds out to act as a play mat, then when you're finished you scoop all the cars and toys inside it to store away neatly.  That would have been a very useful addition to our playroom over the years.

All the ideas are beautifully illustrated as well as pictured, and the step-by-step guides are really easy to follow.

Play Mat Bag

SO, YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A COPY

So that's what we made of Boycraft and we have three brand new copies of the book to giveaway.

It's easy to enter! To win a copy, tell us your favourite craft creation by leaving a comment and liking the Tidy Books Facebook page on our app below.  If you'd like to have a greater chance of winning, earn extra entries by using the app by joining our Newsletter, following us on Pinterest, Tweeting about the giveaway and other extra entry options.  Good Luck! 

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