Friday, October 9, 2009

Thinkbutton Giveaway

This Giveaway has ended... Thanks for all that entered!
I found another Eco-friendly Charlotte company called
Thinkbutton! They carry tons of Eco-friendly educational products that are fantastic! Thinkbutton's motto is to inspire children to strive to be more than just smart. They want to challenge young minds to embrace the extraordinary with the help of their outstanding products. They believe in the "Triad of Knowledge" philosophy where children should learn about Environmental Awareness, Social Understanding and Creative Expression. Each product Thinkbutton carries matches one of these philosophies.

I love how easy it is to navigate their website. You can find the "Triad of Knowledge" categories on the right and choose to view their products in each category. You will find companies like Melissa and Doug, ImagiPLAY, HuggaPlanet, CitiBlocks, Angel Bear Yoga and more at Thinkbutton! They carry toys for ages 1-grown ups. They also have an amazing list of books.

Thinkbutton sent me their "EcoArt Craft Book-Earth Friendly Arts and Crafts for Children" by Laurie Carlson to review. I was really excited about the book since I was starting to run out of ideas for projects to create with Ella. But this is more than just a arts and craft book. It teaches you how to make your own natural dyes, natural clays, recycled paper, glues, finger paints, and more. It also gives you ideas on how to use things from nature to make works of art. I also love the reuse section where you take household objects and make coasters, flower pots, castles, scoops, piggy banks, games and so much more! Each project is labeled for difficulty by leaves, but with a parent's help, a younger child can still participate.

Today we made a Stick Puppet. In the book, they recommend using a Popsicle stick or long twig. We had some long wooden sticks leftover from making Christmas trees last year, so we used those. EcoArt then says to have your child draw a puppet on paper or cardboard and decorate. You can make hair out of various textiles. Ella drew a flower then taped it to the stick. Here is her flower puppet:She wanted to stick it in a flower pot with the other flowers, so it has become more than just a puppet. EcoArt shows a cute mouse picture, so when Ella is a more advanced drawer, we can revisit this activity.

Another fun project is Stone Critters. Ella wanted to paint hers and didn't want to make an animal. So we still followed the instructions, but in our own way. EcoArt says you can use stones for ears, arms or legs. You can also draw the eyes and mouth. They have tons of more ideas for this project! Here is Ella's Pet Rock: It can be a paper weight, door stop, garden sculpture, magnet or just a cute design. Whatever your child would like to make it for, it'd be a cute present for the grandparents.

I love that the EcoArt book comes with easy to follow instructions that can be altered without messing up the project. It also has drawings to help your child follow the directions. There are over 100 art and craft projects to complete! So if you do 1 or 2 a week, the book will last over a year. All of the projects include recyclable, reusable, or nature's own art materials. I can't wait to complete them all with Ella!

Want it? You can get the EcoArt book at Thinkbutton for only $12.49!

The Giveaway: Thinkbutton would like to give 1 lucky reader a EcoArt book!!Rules: You have until 11:59 p.m. EST October 23, 2009 to enter. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced after they respond to the winning email. The winner has 48 hours to respond to the winning email, or a new winner will be chosen. You must leave your email address! This contest is open to the US and Canada

How to Enter: Go to Thinkbutton and tell me something else your child would love. While you are there, sign up for their newsletter. Click on "Comments" to leave your post. Make sure to leave your email address!! I cannot contact the winner without it!

EXTRA entries: You must complete the "How To Enter" before making any extra entries. Make sure you leave a comment for each extra entry and tell me which one.

2. Become a fan of Mkokopelli on FB, Mkokopelli on Twitter, or Follow my blog
3. Subscribe to my blog by email (on the right sidebar) You must verify and be active at the time of the giveaway- those who are unverified will become disqualified
4. Blog, Tweet or send a message on FB and leave a link here (3 extra entries)@Mkokopelli win a EcoArt book from Think Button! Ends 10/23 http://ow.ly/tFqM
5. Enter another giveaway I have going on and tell me which one or leave a comment on a non-giveaway post (1 extra entry total)
6. Follow Thinkbutton on Twitter and Tweet your favorite product- leave a link back code
7. Become a fan of Thinkbutton on Facebook and tell me a product they have listed on their fan site
8. Grab the Homeschool your Preschooler Button and post on your blog or FB page and link back
Mkokopelli

*New disclaimer- I was sent a EcoArt book for free from Thinkbutton to review. These are only my thoughts and opinions.

123 comments:

  1. Rafe would LOVE the pieces of Nature game!!! Vanessa.IAquinta@gmail.com

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  5. I am entered to win the athena tunic! Vanessa.Iaquinta@gmail.com

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  6. Hi
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  9. I also entered the Soft Star Shoes Giveaway

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  10. I would LOVE the Table Top Easel with Dry Erase and Chalk Boards for my daughter. Signed up for newsletter

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  11. I am a fan of Mkokopelli on FB,and I follow Mkokopelli on Twitter, and I Follow your blog

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  16. Following Thinkbutton and tweeted my a fave toy. http://twitter.com/dropcqueen/status/4760481516

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  17. My 3yo daughter would also enjoy the Exotic Anamalz From Around the World Gift Set.

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  18. My son would love the 360 Vega Telescope. I signed up for their newsletter
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  25. became a fan of thinkbutton on facebook. They have puppets on their fan site
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  26. Love the look of: Around the World Art and Activities: Visiting the 7 continents through crafts fun

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  27. My little boy would love the 360 Vega Telescope!

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  33. I isgned up for their newsletter!

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  34. My son would also like the Hugg-A-Planet: Mars. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  35. MY GRANDSON WOULD LOVE THE 360 VEGA TELESCOPE

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  36. my kids would also like Worm Observatory Kit
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  43. the plush animals, always a favorite

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  47. The table top easel would be amazing.

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  48. My kids would love the 3-in-one Blue Translucent Luminoculars - Binoculars, compass and flashlight all in one.

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  49. My children would love the book 1,001 Ways to Save the Earth. I subscribe to the Thinkbutton newsletter. Thanks!

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  50. I follow you on Twitter (MamandeEDS).

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  52. I became a fan of Thinkbutton on Facebook and saw their new animal puppets. The frog looks so real! Thanks!

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  53. I entered the Natural Luxe Mama Tote giveaway. THanks!

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  54. I follow Thinkbutton on Twitter and Tweeted my favorite product:
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  55. I love the Animal Tails book. Looks like an unusual end to pick...
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  57. I love the We’re Sailing to Galapagos Book

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  59. the 3 in one binoculars my kids Are obsessed with binoculars

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  64. facebook fan they have the puppets on facebook, the frog in particular

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  67. The puppet theater is what maxx, would like. great giveaway! jacquecurl1@mail.com

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  70. My daughter would love the hummingbird garden kit.

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  71. I think that the Yoga Planet: 50 Fun Activities for a Greener World would be pretty cool to check out.
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  77. I entered the Alex Toys giveaway.

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  79. my space girls would love the 360 Vega Telescope birdson@roadrunner.com

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  85. I like the 360 Vega Telescope!

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  86. The kids would also like the Star Seeker: A Journey to Outer Space book.

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  95. My son would love the 360 Vega Telescope. He is always pointing out things in the sky to me. I don't know where he gets it from!!
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  102. I think we'd have fun with the pottery wheel.
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  108. I follow Thinkbutton on Twitter.
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  110. I would like the Animals from Around the World Matching Game

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  113. I like the Xeko sets. thank you

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  115. I like The Metropolitan Museum of Art Color Magic Wall Clock

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