Comment to Win the Book "Snip, Burn, Solder, Shred!"

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Photo courtesy of David Erik Nelson and No Starch Press.


Comment or tweet to win the book "Snip, Burn, Solder, Shred: Seriously Geeky Stuff to Make with Your Kids by David Erik Nelson!

This is a fantastic resource to add to your collection. We’re sure it will inspire you to schedule a craft date with your kids. Here’s the book description, via No Starch Press: 

“Snip, Burn, Solder, Shred is packed with fun craft and toy-making projects for geeks on a budget. Inside, you’ll find illustrated instructions for 24 quirky playthings. Part I: Kid Stuff contains child-friendly projects like the Lock-N-Latch Treasure Chest and a PVC TeePee; Part II: The Electro-Skiffle Band is devoted to homemade musical instruments; and Part III: The Locomotivated showcases moving toys, like a muzzleloader that shoots marshmallows and a steam-powered milk-carton boat.

Each project costs just $10 or less to make and is suitable for anyone, regardless of experience level. As you build, you’ll learn useful sewing and carpentry skills, and the appendix offers a primer on electronics and soldering.”

Discover one of the projects from the book, how to make a Fed-Ex Kite, in our How-to section. To enter this contest, answer the following question: What was your favorite craft as a child?

You can answer the question as a comment below, or by connecting with us on Twitter. If submitting an answer on Twitter, please include the hashtag #WinWithCraftFoxes.

The giveaway deadline is Monday, February 27 at 11:59 p.m. (EST). Good luck!

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  • by sqkybeaver
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    looks like fun, my kids always want to help me with my projects and with a book like this i could help them with their projects.

  • by ktannepie
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    My friend and I started a hair scrunchie business when hair scrunchies were "the thing".... we'd sew in my friends attic and even burnt out her Moms sewing machine one day! The internet wasn't around then so we'd sell at local church and craft fairs.

  • by sunbeachsurf
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    Every year, I would paint a Christmas ornament for the tree. The year I moved out, my mom gave me all the ornaments for my own tree. I still put them up - they make me happy :)

  • by bbittinger
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    Favorite craft as a child (and as an adult) it's gotta be paper mache!

  • by jemrah
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    This book looks fun! As a child, i just did a lot of drawing and colouring - my daughter, however, is much more crafty than i ever was. I love crafts using things just found around the house