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Cork sailors - pirates

The latest Action Pack by Whip-Up is out and this special Water Edition is brilliant, not that they aren't all brilliant. It is full of fantastic water-related projects and activities. As usual, this e-mag is great for a varied age range and I know we will be diving into it time and again.

This edition features a recycled boat making project by me*, and also a Cork Sailors and Pirates tutorial that shows how to make little cork people to ride along in the boats. The Cork Sailors and Pirates project is a special free excerpt from this latest e-mag and publisher, Kathreen is offering it up here.


There are so many wonderful contributors and projects jammed between these virtual pages, it's a pleasure to be part of it once again.

As a special treat to regular readers I'm able to offer two free issues as a giveaway courtesy of Kathreen. And as I'm not blogging as much as I once did due to time constraints followers of this space have dwindled so you have a VERY good chance of winning one of these two free editions.

To enter, simply leave a comment on this post by next Thursday, March 7, 2013. The winners will receive this e-mag, all 44 excellent, ad-free pages of it! The e-mag will be delivered in PDF form. I will announce the winners on the evening of March 7, 2013 GMT time.

I have several new makes, a sewing pattern review and an artist review all waiting to be posted here but I just had to share this fun Action Pack first and of course, the giveaway. I highly recommend subscribing to Action Pack if you have children still at home, it's well worth every penny! Don't take my word for it, read what other parents say about it here.

Happy Thursday!


*The boat project first appeared in the Green Parent magazine in the June/July 2010.



Joanie, this is so fun! Thank you. I can't wait to share this one with my youngest. He is currently the king of Trash to Treasure in his classroom, and this is a perfect project for him.


This is great! I'd love a chance to win. I could make things at school with my students!AriadnefromGreece!


I am still here, but my visits to blogland are few and fleeting these days! I love your little boat. It' exactly the kind of thing my smaller daughter adores making. A couple of weeks ago she araldited a mouthwash bottle to the bottom of a plimsole to make a whistling shoe. I don't think you could walk in it though!


Oooo! Fun with my Grandson!! 8*)


love your stitching! thanks for the chance!


What a great project! We make lots of paper boats in our house, but I love this little (more durable) one with the pirates. My son would go crazy over it!


What a funny project! Thank you for this opportunity :) Have a nice weekend!


it is a fantastic publication and I can't wait to start doing some of the projects with lilith as she gets older


A great project!
Count me in please!

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