Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Rubber Band Mania–Review and Give Away

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I imagine the rubber band craze has hit your house, just like it has mine.   The kids are always making some new creation, and I’m constantly finding little rubber bands all over the house…van…washing machine...

When I was asked to review Rubber Band Mania, I assumed it would be a book about making bracelets, and it is…but it’s so much more!   

The author includes projects that use both the crazy bands and regular rubber bands to create everything from bracelets to catapults and musical instruments.   The book has color photos, and easy, numbered step by step directions for each project.   It even has a little symbol to let you know if it’s novice craft or if it’s for Super-Craft-Person.   You might laugh, but for those of us who have had  a craft flop because you just couldn’t wrap your mind around it, this is a BIG thing.  Too bad the particular project I picked didn’t have that symbol, ahem.

None the less, despite the fact that “tie in three or four knots to secure” was a bit ambiguous, we were able to create these lovely slingshots.

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I also love that the book has little Snap Facts laced throughout the book. For example, did you know Columbus “discovered” rubber while in Haiti?

My only complaint is that I wish the descriptions of the SIZE of rubber band was a bit more…helpful.   “Use 1 wide rubber band and 12 regular rubber bands” is a bit vague to me, and slowed down our project as we tried to figure out how LONG the WIDE rubber band needed to be.

Give Away:

The publisher’s have graciously provided an extra copy of  Rubber Band Mania as a give away!   To enter, just leave a comment letting me know why you’d like to win the book.  Entries must be received by midnight on October 3, 2014.   I’ll pick a random winner and send out an email notification.  Winner will have 48 hours to respond or I’ll have to pick another winner.

 

I received a free copy of this book for review purposes only.  I was not required to write a positive review, nor did I receive any other compensation.

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7 comments:

  1. My children would love this book. My daughter likes to create bracelets and discover new patterns, etc. My son likes to build contraptions with rubber bands and assorted materials.

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  2. I would LOVE to win this for my children! They LOVE making the bracelets...AND you can only wear SO MANY!!!!
    This books looks like it has fun projects and would keep the younger two entertained and working together!

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  3. How fun! We always like books about making things. And we don't have any about rubber bands!!

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    1. Congrats Stephanie! You won my give away! Please email me your mailing address at tjohuffman at verizon dot net by Monday October 6. Thanks!

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  4. Sounds like so much fun.. We would love to have a copy of that book!

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  5. My kids love crafts and rubber bands. This looks fun.

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