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Contest: Parents’ Magazine Search for Craftiest Mom

Jun 2, 2010

by missbatch

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Calling all DIY moms*! Our friends at Parents magazine want to celebrate your creative know-how with their Craftiest Mom Contest

Are you the type to build a small village from Popsicle sticks, find 12 different craft supplies from the backyard, and drum up a band’s worth of musical instruments from the recycling bin, all before lunchtime? Then enter now!

(*Anyone can enter, even dads!)

Upload a photo and instructions for a unique craft you can make with kids by August 9, 2010. Judges from Etsy, Parents, and more will choose one grand-prize-winning craft to feature in a future issue of Parents magazine. In addition, three winners will be picked by fellow crafters to receive $300 worth of craft supplies. Get all the details, rules and regulations at Parents magazine. Good luck, and get crafting!

Looking for summer projects for your creative bunch? Get great DIY ideas in our Parent’s Guide to Creative Summer Fun to stay inspired all season long.

99 comments

  • bylynnkrestel

    bylynnkrestel said 9 years ago

    i love being crafty...going to check this out!!

  • HandmadeFlowers

    HandmadeFlowers said 9 years ago

    You have my attention! Oh,this sounds so wonderful, thank you for the oppurtunity.

  • GreenRoomStudios

    GreenRoomStudios said 9 years ago

    Sounds like my Mom when I was growing up! Yay for all those DIY Moms out there! You all make the world a better and more fun place to grow up in!

  • babinka1981

    babinka1981 said 9 years ago

    Oh it is wonderful news!

  • DelaneyJewelry

    DelaneyJewelry said 9 years ago

    What a fun contest! If only I had more time. Good luck to all you crafty moms out there. I hope they have more than 1 winner.

  • KimbasCritters

    KimbasCritters said 9 years ago

    Crafty Moms Rule! :D

  • lovelygifts

    lovelygifts said 9 years ago

    Cute selections!

  • PunkyShop

    PunkyShop said 9 years ago

    Interesting!

  • EvenAndy

    EvenAndy said 9 years ago

    I hope that a Crafty Mom from Etsy wins the contest! Thanks so much for sharing this information!

  • squeakydingo

    squeakydingo said 9 years ago

    kids with crafty moms are super lucky. imagination is power.

  • candacejean

    candacejean said 9 years ago

    What an awesome contest! I don't know how anyone could choose just one crafty mom; everyone it seems thinks their own mom is the craftiest. I know I do! :) Good luck creative mommies! You're the best!

  • PoppySprouts

    PoppySprouts said 9 years ago

    great contest:) I think I'll have to go check it out!

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 9 years ago

    I'd like to think my mum is the craftiest! But I hope and Etsy mum wins : )

  • cherryblossompaperco

    cherryblossompaperco said 9 years ago

    Thanks for the info:) Love it!!!!!

  • blueskyclouds

    blueskyclouds said 9 years ago

    Ooh, I've got to see what I have to enter. Thanks for the info!

  • LittleWeeShop

    LittleWeeShop said 9 years ago

    I'm so excited... I love seeing what I can create with recycled items around our house. Of course my son's favourite is the toilet paper roll crafts ;+)

  • SewnNatural

    SewnNatural said 9 years ago

    what a sweet contest! thanks for letting us know about it.

  • LoveandLust

    LoveandLust said 9 years ago

    Good luck all etsy moms!

  • VintagePaperParade

    VintagePaperParade said 9 years ago

    What a fun contest! Thanks for letting us know.

  • HelloShoes

    HelloShoes said 9 years ago

    whoo hoo cant wait to see a winner.

  • NotYoMommasHandbag

    NotYoMommasHandbag said 9 years ago

    I think I would nominate my mother.....she is 76 yrs old and still sewing up a storm! I was lucky to learn at the feet of a master....she is my Yoda....smiles.

  • undermyfeet

    undermyfeet said 9 years ago

    You would have to be a very confident guy to hold the title of Craftiest Mom.

  • yarncoture

    yarncoture said 9 years ago

    This is going to be a hoot!

  • maggiemaevintage

    maggiemaevintage said 9 years ago

    My mom would probably qualify... She is crafty, reuses, recycles, she does it all. Too bad I didn't take after her!

  • NoniBam

    NoniBam said 9 years ago

    Too bad it's only open to US residents - would have loved to participate....

  • polkadotmagpie

    polkadotmagpie said 9 years ago

    Can there be a craftiest Grandma?

  • cassidycay

    cassidycay said 9 years ago

    What a great idea!

  • JL67

    JL67 said 9 years ago

    What FUN! I hope an ETSY Mom wins! Thanks for spreading the word! :)

  • visionquest

    visionquest said 9 years ago

    sounds awesome!! hmmm - off to the laboratory to see what i can come up with! (possibly a plan to Rule The World!!!!!!)

  • KatsKube

    KatsKube said 9 years ago

    i can't wait to see the crafts that come from the contest.

  • ZZsROCKnRECYCLABLES

    ZZsROCKnRECYCLABLES said 9 years ago

    ooooooooooooooooooo yay!!!!!! LOVE THIS-THANKS FOR SHARING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • hennyseashell

    hennyseashell said 9 years ago

    Sounds interesting and fun!

  • recycledwares

    recycledwares said 9 years ago

    go moms!! would love to see an etsian in Parents Mag.

  • ZZsROCKnRECYCLABLES

    ZZsROCKnRECYCLABLES said 9 years ago

    Is anyone having ****TROUBLE**** uplaoding photos for the Craftiest Mom Contest n the Parents website????? I can't upload more than one photo at a time......NEED HELP!!!!! NEED HELP PLEASE!

  • StLouisBeads

    StLouisBeads said 9 years ago

    YaY!!! Thank you for sharing...will be passing this one on to every crafty mom I know!!!!!!!!!!

  • nowonder

    nowonder said 9 years ago

    Sounds great! Good luck all you etsy moms!

  • HibouCards

    HibouCards said 9 years ago

    great thanks for sharing!

  • chasedreams

    chasedreams said 9 years ago

    So much fun! Good luck to everyone that enters!

  • missprettypretty

    missprettypretty said 9 years ago

    Wow, this sounds like a great/fun challenge! My mind is spinning with ideas! Thanks for letting us know about this great opportunity!

  • bhangtiez

    bhangtiez said 9 years ago

    Cool! Go Crafty Moms....

  • Simag

    Simag said 9 years ago

    Beautiful selections! THANK YOU FOR SHARING!

  • metamorpurses

    metamorpurses said 9 years ago

    what fun!!!

  • stitchesbysara

    stitchesbysara said 9 years ago

    Thanks for letting us know about a great opportunity!

  • lzubal01

    lzubal01 said 9 years ago

    I will defintely look into this!

  • butterflygarage

    butterflygarage said 9 years ago

    bah! It`s only for Americans. I wish it included other countries, it would be so much fun to enter!

  • sofisticata

    sofisticata said 9 years ago

    Thank you for the opportunity!! :)

  • ikabags

    ikabags said 9 years ago

    Oh it is wonderful news!

  • RobinMariaPedrero

    RobinMariaPedrero said 9 years ago

    I have ben crafty since I was a kid all the way through motherhood...interesting op

  • CinderellaCellar

    CinderellaCellar said 9 years ago

    Fabulous Opportunity! Thanks for sharing!! :)

  • NomieEcoWare

    NomieEcoWare said 9 years ago

    Pick Me! Pick Me! :o)

  • rhapsodyattic

    rhapsodyattic said 9 years ago

    There is a reason I only sell vintage! I let my creativity shine through this:)

  • LaughingMoonCreation

    LaughingMoonCreation said 9 years ago

    Love it!

  • klacustomcreations

    klacustomcreations said 9 years ago

    this is very cool!

  • MomNMiaQuilts

    MomNMiaQuilts said 9 years ago

    So cool!

  • BHBKidstyle

    BHBKidstyle said 9 years ago

    What a great idea! Now, let me think...

  • bellasparty

    bellasparty said 9 years ago

    How nice! Cute items!

  • Sugarshoxcrafts

    Sugarshoxcrafts said 9 years ago

    This is why I can't wait for my 1 month old son to get bigger. Can't wait to do some fun crafty stuff with him! For me, teaching him how to be creative and appreciate art is just as important as teaching him to read. I want to teach him to have an imagination and be a free thinker.

  • DolineBlochDesigns

    DolineBlochDesigns said 9 years ago

    I'd rather be crafting than cleaning :)

  • IcingOnTheCupcake

    IcingOnTheCupcake said 9 years ago

    So fun!

  • KuDum

    KuDum said 9 years ago

    i do too much crafting and too little playing...

  • LilMissMuffin

    LilMissMuffin said 9 years ago

    a fellow etsyan brought this to my attention and I went ahead and entered. Etsy used one of my items in the pics above. Check it out! How exciting!!

  • totwayo

    totwayo said 9 years ago

    great idea !! ;)

  • totwayo

    totwayo said 9 years ago

    great idea ;) !!

  • lorrieeverittstudio

    lorrieeverittstudio said 9 years ago

    Would love to enter this contest, I'm always blogging about crafts that I do with my daughters or for my daughters ... unfortunatley, this is another contest that Canadians have been left out! It's too bad that so many US based magazines (that I purchase) run contests that we can not take part in:(

  • EvienLizzie

    EvienLizzie said 9 years ago

    This is exciting...I had better get working!

  • PetrinaCaseStudio

    PetrinaCaseStudio said 9 years ago

    Found my favorite...thank you for sharing. Check out the quality work and selection at Lilmissmuffin

  • abacusbeadcreations

    abacusbeadcreations said 9 years ago

    Awesome! I love the kid's art bucket by MomNMiaQuilts!

  • SassyStitchesGifts

    SassyStitchesGifts said 9 years ago

    What a great contest!! I love it!

  • DvarimTovim

    DvarimTovim said 9 years ago

    Great idea I will check this out!!!

  • vertuta

    vertuta said 9 years ago

    gooood! I am gonna become a mom in 1 week!!! yohho!!! wait for me there! By august I will be 200% crafty mom :))

  • JuneB

    JuneB said 9 years ago

    Yeah for crafty Moms!!! I love the picture of Mommy and Daughter in their matching aprons! So cute!! And I, like Vertuta, am about to be a Mom for the first time, though I have a month left. Then, watch out, fabric will be flying!

  • morion

    morion said 9 years ago

    I'm intrigued :) I will try to prepare for that.

  • jcisco112

    jcisco112 said 9 years ago

    Sounds like FUN!!!

  • CambriRae

    CambriRae said 9 years ago

    Etsy should celebrate is an Etsy mom wins!!!!!

  • axalgo

    axalgo said 9 years ago

    Sounds like fun! Thanks.

  • xmaigox

    xmaigox said 9 years ago

    Is just for United States people!! :(

  • VibrantTrains

    VibrantTrains said 9 years ago

    Very cool!

  • purpleblossoms

    purpleblossoms said 9 years ago

    Perfect for school holiday fun.

  • 2WitchesWatches

    2WitchesWatches said 9 years ago

    Can't wait to do this with my 12 year old son!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We're in it to win it!

  • davisdesignsau

    davisdesignsau said 9 years ago

    :-) My daughter walked past as i was reading this and thought it said "Search for Craziest Mom", and was egging me on to enter :-). I might be crazy too, but may just give this a try with all the stuff that i get up to! What great fun!!

  • hgrillo

    hgrillo said 9 years ago

    Thanks for sharing!

  • giftforallseasons

    giftforallseasons said 9 years ago

    Crafty Moms are the absolute BEST!!!! Here's to all of us!!!!

  • suzannedesigns

    suzannedesigns said 9 years ago

    oooooh I have so many ideas....how to narrow it down to one idea to do my 2.5 year old...the fact that i'm going to deliver my 2nd in a couple weeks could sidetrack me from the contest...but hopefully not!

  • CounterFitCakes

    CounterFitCakes said 9 years ago

    I want to play, I want to play!

  • petitefriends

    petitefriends said 9 years ago

    I will send my craft idea for sure!! greate idea

  • petitefriends

    petitefriends said 9 years ago

    Sounds like fun! I'm in...

  • Slingpea

    Slingpea said 9 years ago

    Sounds so fun. My two year old loves crafts!

  • bump2baby

    bump2baby said 9 years ago

    Can't wait to see who comes up with what!

  • poplovedesigns

    poplovedesigns said 9 years ago

    I love this, my mom is super-craft woman... able to knit an afghan with her eyes closed! I've gotta get her on Etsy. <3 Andrea

  • DiemDesignsJewelry

    DiemDesignsJewelry said 9 years ago

    awesome!

  • gretchensgifts

    gretchensgifts said 9 years ago

    What a great contest!

  • angelahuse

    angelahuse said 9 years ago

    I love that Etsy is teaming up with the Parent magazine! What a way to honor those crafty moms out there! Thanks ETSY for using my "Mommy and Me Apron Set" photo!

  • firuzedesigns

    firuzedesigns said 9 years ago

    Sweet idea and good luck for all moms and dads

  • ivylanedesigns

    ivylanedesigns said 9 years ago

    Thanks, Etsy! I am now entered under the recycling category, natch: http://www.parents.com/photos/photo-contests-1/craftiest-mom-contest/1917400051/?photoId=1913900144&galleryIdx=12&fromSearch=true#morephotos

  • jangerame

    jangerame said 9 years ago

    me & the kiddos are going to give it a whirl - wich us luck :-)

  • Cerra

    Cerra said 9 years ago

    Good luck to all of the non-Canadians who can enter ;)

  • Simag

    Simag said 9 years ago

    Fabulous Opportunity! Thanks for sharing!

  • rainewrites

    rainewrites said 9 years ago

    Love that Parents partnered with Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores! The gift cards can be used in store or online!

  • TFDelta

    TFDelta said 9 years ago

    So excited - found out just now that I won the Craftiest Mom contest in the Nature Crafts category. I think the gift certificate I'm getting is already spent :). Had a lot of fun on this one!

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