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Friday, October 31, 2014

It's All About The Kids Craft Blogging Event - Day 5

Welcome to Day 4 of the It's All About The Kids Craft Blogging Event.  Today, I want to talk about how much fun doodling can be and what a perfect crafty activity it can be for family craft time.  And doodling is more fun when you have a large selection of fun colors and great pens.  Thus, I'm delighted that BIC Mark It! is one of the sponsors for this blogging event and is giving away an amazing bundle of spectacular pens that can bring out the doodler in every kid!

BIC Mark It has a fun page on Facebook where they frequently share inspirational doodling and more.  They kindly agreed to allow me to share with you some of my favorite drawings on their page, which I find quite inspirational.

Doodle ideas for clothing.

Doodle ideas for nature.
Doodle sweet notes to stick in lunch boxes, or to give to friends and family.
Doodle inspiration pictures and words.

Doodle your imagination.
Just Doodle to have fun and create smiles.

The BIC Mark It comes in a Ultra Fine, Fine, Bold, Chisel and Retractable Fine points which you can find in collections of 5, 12, 36 or individual permanent marking pencil purchase on Amazon, Target, WalMart and various craft stores.  These pens can certainly be fun for kid friendly projects, but as they are permanent markers they are not appropriate for young kids.  Consider using with family craft times, where you have good parental supervision and judgement, if you have young children.

I love to doodle with these markers. They are fun to play with using a sketchbook and various papercrafts.  As the BIC Mark It is a permanent marker, it is also excellent to use on fabrics.  But, for a kid friendly project this week I used some plain greeting cards from Michaels and ran them thru my eBosser using embossing folders.

Then it was great fun to use the BIC Mark It pens to color these greeting cards and they also make for fun kid friendly projects!

It has also been fun to doodle with these markers on plain cardstock, as well as fabric.  Later, I'll share with you some fun projects with fabric and these permanent markets, to make gifts.

Did I mention a Giveaway ?

BIC Mark It is a sponsor for the  "It's All About The Kids" blogging event, this week,  and they have donated a set of 36 Colorpermanent markers and a set of 8 Metallic markers.

If you are interested in winning these beautiful BIC Mark It pens, please enter by using the Rafflecopter form below, after you have read the rules underneath.   And, for those that are on Facebook you an get an extra entry if you like BIC Market It's page, which I highly recommend. As mentioned it is a super fun page full of inspiration and tips.  And, for those of you that take time to visit all the blogs participating in this blogging event and leave a thoughtful comment on the respective blog posts, you can also claim an extra entry for each blog you've visited in the hop this week!.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Rules for this giveaway:
1) This giveaway is open to followers of SewCalGal that reside in the US.  The sponsor will ship a copy of this prize directly to the lucky winner.
2) Followers are asked to complete the rafflecopter form, which will be used to randomly select a winner on Sunday, November 2nd.  SewCalGal will notify the lucky winner via email and this post will also be updated to announce the winner, once they are notified.

Don't forget several blogging friends are joining me this week, to help share insights on kid friendly projects.  Here is the schedule and links to all the participating blogs.  You'll also find some great giveaways in this hop, but most importantly we all hope to inspire others to help provide opportunities and encouragement to help kids find their creative side and the joy of being crafty.

Monday, October 27th 

SewCalGal - Event kick off
Tuesday, October 28th 

Wednesday, October 29th

Thursday, October 30th
I Have A Notion

Friday, October 31st
Wendy Sheppard/Ivory Spring 

If you are a blogger or non-blogger and would like to join the fun and share insights on projects suitable for kids, tips, or tutorials, as appropriate, you are also welcome to join the fun and add a link to the linky below.  Non-bloggers can upload photos in a Flickr group called "It's All About The Kids". An InLinkz Link-up 

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Ivory Spring said...

Oh my goodness, Darlene.... Miss Baby would LOVE to those BIC markers. We bought her the basic set because it was cheaper than the deluxe set in the store. She was fine with it, but did tell us that she wished she had the deluxe set because it has "peach" (skin) color. She couldn't quite draw people's faces nicely with the basic set without that "peach" marker.

One of the recent drawings I showed on my blog today is done with the BIC markers.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

These markers look SO COOL! And their not only for kids :-) I make cards, and these would be so fun to color in some of the stamps that I use. Of course I would love to share these with my little nieces too!

Jean said...

These look like lots of fun! I love to doodle in the spaces of reports when at meetings. Shhhhhh....

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh, would love these to add to the 'grandies' arsenal of fun supplies - how cool are these! We are starting some stamping with them now that they are older (daughter has them interested in card making).

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

those pens look interesting to use - almost missed this post

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Ok, now you know we love markers here at the IHAN household. I have some of the Bic markers but not the sets. What fun to color in all those printable pages. The look great for card making and all sorts of other paper crafting.

Thanks for the post...it made me smile....coloring is so much fun!


OhioLori said...

Loooove markers!! these look Awesome!! My Grangirlie's & I make cards all of the time...I have tons of Rubber stamps, punches, Glitter's & glues, cardstock, stickers.etc etc lol We always "neeed" more markers too! :d

gpc said...

What fun! Who doesn't love being crafty?!

Lisa Marie said...

It's always fun to draw and color with kids. And it's a good excuse for me to feel like a kid again!

teachpany said...

What a fun hop! I love getting kids interested in crafts and more. Loved the idea of the embosser. I often grab paper, markers, and fun scissors when I know my nieces and nephews will be around. Fun, laughter, and peace!

Kathy said...

I know a couple little girls that I would love to share these markers with :)

Beth said...

Seeing those markers reminded me that everyone loves a new set of markers--big kids, little kids, fully grown kids. What a great giveaway!

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

What a great giveaway, I never thought about using Bic pens on fabric but I have used them for doodling! I would love to win those sets!

Josie McRazie said...

One might cringe when they see my collection of bid (and Sharpie) markers! One might say I'm a little obsessed! Lol

beaquilter said...

Uhhhhh, who doesn't love a new set of markers!! I want those.... so neat......

Emily C said...

These look awesome for working on our drawing skills and for craft time projects. Looking at card making right now.

Carol C Thomas said...

Nice doodle tools. I have forgotten how to be a kid and doodle.

juliehallfeldhaus said...

My granddaughter would just love those!!

Cheryl said...

My daughters and I always crafted together and still do -- in all kinds of mediums. (GFC Cheryl Simplyblogs)

nicolesender said...

My grandson loves to use markers of many colors. I haven't tried Bic markers but would like to.

Mara said...

Did you see that Angela Walters has written a book with her 8 yr. old daughter with some child friendly sewing projects, it comes out in April 2015, I can't wait!