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Share Handmade Kindness Challenge Week 3: Children

Hello! Week 3 of the Share Handmade Kindness Challenge is all about kids. This week is a bit different. In addition to the kids in our lives, we are going to help out two kids who really need smiles.

I strongly believe the best way to teach kindness is to give kindness. Actions speak louder than words… especially with our youth.

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So Week 3 (November 16-22) will focus on sharing any kind of handmade kindness with kids. Or create something with a child and pass that along to someone! Also, you can participate in our special Card Shower…

CARD SHOWER FOR KIDS

I am also hosting a Card Shower for two kids battling cancer. This is an opportunity to send encouraging and happy cards to these brave souls and their families. I hope you can participate! It is easy. You can find all of the details HERE. (It was too much to include in this post.)

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

Participating is easy. Simply make something with a child and/or GIVE something to a child. It can be a card, sweet treat, handwritten note, a picture – anything made by the hand, from the heart counts. Simple!

Any child of any age counts! This includes young folks in your family, local schools, churches, shelters, hospitals, etc. I also encourage you to get your kids or any young folks in your life involved in participating this week. I think you will all love it! Also – remember – I will be back soon with info on sending cards to some kids facing challenges. You can do that too.

And since kindness is contagious, I also encourage you to share whatever you create/give on your blogs, social media, etc… and even here on my blog. Let’s inspire each other! Here are three options:

  1.  Post a photo of whatever you create on social media with the hashtag #sharehandmadekindness.
  2.  Link a project you created to this post using the link-up tool below. (At the end of the post – click “Add a Link.”)
  3.  Leave a comment on this post telling what you created. (This is great if you don’t do social media or have a blog. Easy peasy!)

You are welcome to do none of these, one of these, two of these, or all three! But for each you do, you will be eligible for a prize…

PRIZES

To celebrate this week’s challenge, I have THREE great prizes to give away.

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This week’s prizes include:

  1.   A $100 Gift Certificate to Simon Says Stamp
  2.   A $50 Prize Pack from Tim Holtz
  3.   A $25 Gift Certificate to Lawn Fawn

These three folks were very awesome to offer these prizes. Please consider checking out their products. They make our industry great!

I will give one prize to someone who I see participating on social media with the hashtag #sharehandmadekindness. I will give another prize to someone who links their project below. And a third prize will be to someone who leaves a comment on this post letting us know of their participation. All will be randomly picked on 11/23/15. (International folks are eligible, too!)

If for some reason you can’t participate, no worries. I will continue to have other random giveaways throughout the week!

BADGE

Are you playing along in tee challenge? If so, feel free to grab a badge HERE to share on your blog or social media.

LINK UP YOUR PROJECT

As I mentioned, you are welcome to link here to share your project to inspire others. This is optional! It is easy – you can watch THIS video if you need some help.



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122 thoughts on “Share Handmade Kindness Challenge Week 3: Children”

  1. I just decorated miniature Christmas trees for Children’s hospital in Dallas and Plano, TX. These will be delivered to cancer patients in December. It is a bitter sweet day when these children pick a tree from our garden club selection. We do this every year working Monday through Thursday finishing 150 trees this time.

  2. My friend’s daughter was over the other day and was kind of bored with the adult conversations going on, so I took her into my craft room, grabbed a bunch of goodies for her to play with and told her to just be creative and have fun! We created a couple cards together and then she made a picture frame for her mother. She now refers to my craft room as the “Magical Room” – it was fun and I loved seeing the big smile on her face! …my pearlescent watercolors looked like they’ve been through a war, but it was worth it!

  3. I followed your lead and did some watercolouring with my son, using Brushos to make ‘magic’ colours appear. I then die cut a range of shapes from the panel to use on some cards in the future. The panel looked ok but now that its been die cut, I’m loving the colours (I have linked to a photo of them).

  4. I created four cards for the card shower you organize. Two of them are for the siblings of the kids. I will also add drawings from my nephews and niece 🙂

  5. I love your challenges. Thanks for supporting the kids. I made a card for your challenge. I do hope it will bring a smile to a sweet child. Cant wait for the next challenge.

  6. I am late posting but earlier in the week I made 2 cards for 2 teenage boys who had an Eagle Court of Honor and are now officially Eagle scouts. This is a huge accomplishment for any young man with all the distractions they have in life.

  7. I finally got to create a card for your card shower, for Emily. I also made one for her sister, and started on one for her parents I hope to get ones done for Xander & his family as well this weekend! 🙂 ~ Andrea

  8. This challenge is so much fun!!
    I made a card for my friend’s daughter who loves to come and craft with me. I gave her a stamp set as a gift that I haven’t used in a while. She was thrilled!! How fun! It’s so rewarding spreading kindness!

  9. What a fun challenge!!! I made paper clay tags and alphabet cookies. I also drafted and sew my very first pants for my littlest nephew 🙂 I am also making a fleece robe for my oldest, we have been looking for a comfy Star Wars robe and have not been able to find one that fits him as he is tall and slim, but never fear I got the sewing machine out and took a pattern drafting class so I am ready to go! Thanks for inspiring this fantastic challenge!
    Have a wonderful day! Hope all is well with you and yours!

  10. Hello! I just wanted to let you know that I had my nephew help me with cards for the Caring Hearts Card Drive…. 200 and counting… 🙂

  11. My daughter and I decided to try out my new Gelatos. My daughter loved them and made several card backgrounds. I turned one of the backgrounds into a card for her. I also made lunchbox cards for both of my kids. Thanks for hosting such a wonderful challenge!

  12. My daughter (5 years old) and I used to the color bursts to make backgrounds for cards for grandma and cousins. She loved being involved and playing with all the colors.

  13. I participated in #venturakindness this weekend where families came to make cards for soldiers, paint kindness rocks, and clean up my home town. It was great to help kids and adult make wonderful christmas cards and share some kindness with other people.

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