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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 4, 2011, 04.53 PMby sungirl

    Photography and making bead and stone jewelry.

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    Jan 4, 2011, 04.51 PMby geraly unite oday

    when i’m not sewing, i’m either researching/making crafts with my kids or reading. :) thanks for hosting a great giveaway!

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    Jan 4, 2011, 04.50 PMby veronika33

    knitting and drawing.

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    Jan 4, 2011, 04.48 PMby Jlewser

    Screen printing t-shirts with ghetto screen printers (Embroidery hoop, cloth, and mod podge).

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    Jan 4, 2011, 04.43 PMby asf

    Photography is my other love. (uh… don’t judge me based on the project pictures I have on here – they are terrible).

    I’ve never heard of this book before but it looks like one my husband would LOVE to explore and use for ideas on things to create with our boys in a few years.

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    Jan 4, 2011, 04.40 PMby hanolalaith

    Painting, playing piano, reading, and yarn craft. It’s really hard for me to choose a favorite though, I love them all!

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    Jan 4, 2011, 04.38 PMby Sescún Marías

    Writting… but it’s not a hobby, actually, it’s something I am not allowed to quit… at least until I got my PhD!!

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    Jan 4, 2011, 04.36 PMby laura oprea

    handmade jewelry making :)

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    Jan 4, 2011, 04.36 PMby mskirko

    I love knitting! I even have a blog called I’d Rather Be Knitting, which is pretty much true 50% of the time (when I wouldn’t rather be sewing, which is the other 50%)

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    Jan 4, 2011, 04.32 PMby kittykits

    photography and it’s hard to say which of the two is #1. But I read more than I do either sewing or take pictures.

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    Jan 4, 2011, 04.26 PMby nettevivante

    I love to work with wood!

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    Jan 4, 2011, 04.22 PMby laneandme

    FISHING!!!! LOVE to Fish!!!

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    Jan 4, 2011, 04.20 PMby sunquistadora

    Building things for/that are part of the house with my partners!

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    Jan 4, 2011, 04.17 PMby Imenka Bezprezimenkovska

    Acting… and painting walls (murals)

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    Jan 4, 2011, 04.15 PMby drainl

    Besides sewing, I like basket weaving, but haven’t done it in several years!

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    Jan 4, 2011, 04.14 PMby grifalyssa

    watching Korean Dramas/collecting Tea pots and cups

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    Jan 4, 2011, 04.14 PMby megatron

    knitting or paper crafts (cards)

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    Jan 4, 2011, 04.13 PMby pranamama

    My newest favorite hobby is RUNNING. But I also love reading, and collecting books!

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    Jan 4, 2011, 04.13 PMby sunshinebreezy

    favorite hobby other than sewing: reading!

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    Jan 4, 2011, 03.55 PMby angiegreen

    Refinishing furniture.

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    Jan 4, 2011, 03.53 PMby qsogirl

    Definitely scrapbooking :)

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    Jan 4, 2011, 03.45 PMby catran


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    Jan 4, 2011, 03.41 PMby Wendy Firmin

    altered art collage – painting… etc… :)

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