You need to get a copy of this book! Jean Van’t Hul, who many of you will know from her wonderful blog The Artful Parent, has a brand new book full of ‘simple ways to fill your family’s life with art and creativity’. The book, The Artful Parent, is packed full of inspiring ideas to try. Here’s a peek inside at one of the activities, together with a super-easy-to-enter competition where one of you can win a copy.
The Artful Parent: Simple Ways to Fill your Family’s Life with Art and Creativity
Jean is an artist and a mother, and both these combine so well in the book, to offer something special for everyone.
If you are new to using art with your children, there are lots and lots of ideas to try. The 60+ Artful Activities are projects that you really can do at home, and Jean gives lots of tips and suggestions to make them as easy and fun as possible.
If you are already used to enjoying creative activities with your kids, Jean’s background as an artist means the ideas in book can offer you that little bit more, to extend the art your try with your children and inspire you on to explore more.
And because Jean is a mother of two, she really understands how to relate art to children and her book has so many fun projects that your kids will be eager to try. Her projects are things that you can easily do at home, with children of a range of ages – because everything in the book comes from Jean’s own home with her girls.
The Artful Parent Sneak Peek :: Styrofoam Prints
Here’s a peek at one of the artful activities from the book, using styrofoam prints to make your own stickers. My girls love this one! I love that it uses recycled materials from the kitchen. The step-by-step instructions make is so easy to follow, and there’s plenty of scope for creative kids to use the project as a spark to create their own unique art.
From The Artful Parent, by Jean V’ant Hul, © 2013 by Jean V’ant Hul. Reprinted by arrangement with Roost Books, an imprint of Shambhala Publications Inc., Boston, MA. www.roostbooks.com
Win a copy of The Artful Parent
Would you like to win a copy of The Artful Parent book?
To enter the competition, just leave a comment on this post, by midnight (GMT) on Thursday 4th April 2013, telling me why you need this book.
I’ll pick the answer that stands out to me as a great reason, and that person will win a copy of the book. The competition is open worldwide.
One entry per person. You have until midnight (GMT) on Thursday 4th April 2013 to leave your comment. You must give your e-mail address in the box when you comment (so I can contact you) or your entry will not be counted. To enter you must tell me why you want to win a copy of the book. I will pick the answer that stands out to me as a great reason. I will send your e-mail details to Roost Books and they will arrange delivery of your prize. NurtureStore accepts no responsibility for the delivery of the prize. All enquiries must be directed to Roost Books.
Follow the Book Tour
For more peeks inside the book, to get to know Jean better and extra chances to win a copy of The Artful Parent, follow along on the blog tour…
March 18 – Tinkerlab – activity demonstration + giveaway
March 22 - Handmade Charlotte - blog post
March 26 – Playful Learning – activity demonstration
March 28 – Nurture Store – feature post + giveaway
March 30 – Make and Takes – feature
April 1 – Red Ted Art – book review + giveaway
April 2 – Kids Activity Blog – interview + giveaway
April 3 - Pink and Green Mama - blog post
April 8 – Not Just Cute – blog post
April 9 – Creative with Kids - interview
April 10 – Imagination Tree – book review
Why wait to get a copy of The Artful Parent?
This book is so good, why wait to see if you win? The book comes out on 9th April 2013 and is available to pre-order right now – with a great pre-order saving. You can buy it from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk
:: Edited 08/04/2013 Congratulations Hayley McNamara – you’re the winner! I hope you and your whole class enjoy the ideas in the book. I’m sure you will! I’m e-mailing you now to get your full details ::