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Connect with us on Twitter or comment on this blog for your chance to win “Snip, Burn, Solder, Shred: Seriously Geeky Stuff to Make with Your Kids” by David Erik Nelson!

Book Description: “Snip, Burn, Solder, Shred” is packed with fun craft and toy-making projects for geeks on a budget. Inside, you’ll find illustrated instructions for 24 quirky playthings.

- Part I: “Kid Stuff” contains child-friendly projects like the Lock-N-Latch Treasure Chest and a PVC TeePee;
- Part II: “The Electro-Skiffle Band” is devoted to homemade musical instruments,
- and Part III: “The Locomotivated” showcases moving toys, like a muzzleloader that shoots marshmallows and a steam-powered milk-carton boat.

Learn more about the book here .

Until Tuesday, January 11th, you can win a copy of this awesome book! To enter, connect with us on Twitter, or comment on this blog, then answer the following question: What is your favorite hobby besides sewing?

If submitting an answer via Twitter, be sure to include the @BurdaStyle tag.

Good Luck!

- David @ BurdaStyle


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    Jan 5, 2011, 03.15 AMby aerianaeve

    SCIENCE! I love medicine, chemistry, biology, a little physics, almost everything! Science rocks.

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    Jan 5, 2011, 01.44 AMby Caitlin Daniel

    Drawing and designing

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    Jan 5, 2011, 12.50 AMby momob

    Digital scrapbooking and using my new digital cutter – the Silhouette! When I am not crafting, I am READING! And COOKING! I am one busy grandmother!

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    Jan 5, 2011, 12.29 AMby lthor

    It’s gotta be cooking- or dancing? Does that count as a hobby?

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    Jan 5, 2011, 12.23 AMby emjay417

    building anything! hubby is a commercial contractor and my degree is architecture so we love renovating our house or playing legos with the kids!

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    Jan 5, 2011, 12.11 AMby strawberryfreckles

    Anything crafty… painting, making jewelry… I am also teaching myself to knit right now!

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    Jan 4, 2011, 11.54 PMby roarah


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    Jan 4, 2011, 11.01 PMby Jennifer DeBoer

    I’d have to say photography. I love showing off my handmade camera bag! :)

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    Jan 4, 2011, 10.55 PMby makurochan

    crochet for sure _

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    Jan 4, 2011, 09.46 PMby sueann301

    Oil painting

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    Jan 4, 2011, 08.03 PMby threadsquare

    Film, reclaiming & upcycling cast-offs like furniture and other materials, and I suppose I now have to put photography in the “hobby” category, as I no longer make a living with it.

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    Jan 4, 2011, 07.51 PMby inaida

    I have a lot of hobbies and no time for them! I love reading, learning languages (I’m in latvian right now)painting, drawing, making jewllery, knitting, gardening, cooking, and of course playing piano and cello

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    Jan 4, 2011, 07.08 PMby sarahmaccarelli

    My other favorite hobby is hula hooping :)

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    Jan 4, 2011, 06.55 PMby uupite

    reading books!

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    Jan 4, 2011, 06.36 PMby Melissa Smits

    When I’m not sewing I am knitting, crocheting, painting, bead work, and so much more. Have to keep hands moving, lol.

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    Jan 4, 2011, 06.11 PMby barbaralenore

    Oh my, I do everything I can myself – home repair, construction, gardening, fixing mechanics, computers. Just and old fashioned DIY person.

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    Jan 4, 2011, 05.52 PMby taysha1128


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    Jan 4, 2011, 05.45 PMby alysonvic

    Programming or soldering. Yes, I’m weird. But this book sounds right up my alley.

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    Jan 4, 2011, 05.45 PMby ssmast

    my favorite hobby besides sewing is knitting! Sarah M

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    Jan 4, 2011, 05.39 PMby mrsgalihad


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    Jan 4, 2011, 05.33 PMby carmencitab

    Music, music, music, my quest for the perfect song is neverending

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    Jan 4, 2011, 05.23 PMby rdejam

    I knit, crochet, and needlepoint as well as read and cook.

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    Jan 4, 2011, 05.16 PMby engrbyday

    painting and drawing!

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    Jan 4, 2011, 05.09 PMby Christine Chambon

    mmh, I’d say the first one is sports, but i also love reading and knitting! :)

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    Jan 4, 2011, 05.09 PMby sondraleigh

    ooooh, besides sewing?? That’s a tough one. I would have to say beading, but I don’t do it as often as I would like. Love the book!

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    Jan 4, 2011, 05.05 PMby cvisker

    My favorite hobby besides sewing is cooking!

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    Jan 4, 2011, 05.03 PMby mpuente

    Drawing and jewelry making.

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    Jan 4, 2011, 05.01 PMby Ruth Brown

    Horseback riding! Also, sewing stuff to wear horseback riding or feedbags for my horses.

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    Jan 4, 2011, 05.00 PMby nandashimomoto


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    Jan 4, 2011, 05.00 PMby saylavie


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