Grinch Craft Round-Up {App Review & Giveaway}

Thursday, December 6, 2012

I’ve been finding a lot of fun Grinch crafts, activities, treats and apps online lately. ‘Tis the Season! I thought I’d share a few of my favorites with you so you can all have a Merry Grinchmas!
Grinch Christmas Book advent obSEUSSed

I actually got around to wrapping 25 of my Christmas books to do a Grinch countdown advent for Christmas. After seeing several versions floating around on Pinterest I've been wanting to make my own.  We have 70+ Christmas books so I still have 3 baskets out for the kids to browse but they sure do love having a present to unwrap every night. Even though they have read the books in years past, they love the excitement of a surprise gift. (I really should have wrapped them all because the three of them have a hard time taking turns.) The Grinch protects our books and I move him around like a puppet and make him say "only one book a day." He's such a Grinch.

This past year I made Grinch gift bags that we leave out for Santa to fill. I found the red Santa bags at a Pottery Barn return/outlet store in Salt Lake City for $3-8 a bag. Some had embroidered names on them so I ordered Robert Kaufman Grinch fabric on ebay and sewed them on the bags as pockets so you can fill the pockets too. All those bags under the tree were made with scrap Christmas fabric. We use them every year.

Grinch Christmas Tree Gillette WY Festival of Trees 2011

I found this fun Grinch Christmas tree on a friend’s facebook page. It is from a Festival of Tree fundraiser in Wyoming.

Here are some of my favorite Grinch crafts I’ve seen on Pinterest, Instagram and Etsy.
Grinch Craft Round up at obSEUSSed

Click on pictures below or blog name above for more details on each project.

They have the Grinch Book, Camera and Grinchmas Game available on itunes.Seuss Grinch Apps Sale
{Record your own voice} Grinch Story App Review:
The Grinch Who Stole Christmas has been out for a little while but this last week they just added the feature to record your own voice as the narrator.  My family tried it out this week and had so much fun. We each took a turn reading a page. Even my two-year-old added sound effects.  I like that when you listen back to the story they still have the sound effects with your voice for each page, like wind blowing, music and toy noises too.  I even got my family to sing Fa-who-fores, Da-who-dores with me. The sad part is, I paused it in the middle of recording and tried to re-do a page and from that point on our story didn’t record even though the red-flashing light said it was recording. I’ll have to figure that out next time. It is a long story so if you don’t have a way to go back and fix a page easily it makes it tricky and frustrating after you spent 10 minutes thinking you were recording. I also tried to send the recorded story to my email or to another device (it gave those options at the end) but it froze and I had to exit back to the story several times. These are just glitches I’m sure they are working on fixing.  I did get through recording it once by myself and my kids have had fun listening back to me reading the story to them in my sing-songy narrator voice.

GIVEAWAY:   Closed 12/9/12
I am giving away a code for How the Grinch Stole Christmas! book app and Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? book app from Oceanhouse Media. PLUS a BONUS code for Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer book app.  3 Apps total.
Seuss App Giveaway ObSEUSSed
TO ENTER: Please leave me a comment below telling me your favorite Dr. Seuss book your first name and email address in the comment. 
Rules: Must be 18 years or older. Must have a valid email address. App codes are for the itunes store and work on apple devices. No purchase necessary. Retail value of prize is $11.97. Giveaway closes Midnight PST on Sunday, Dec. 9th 2012. Winner will be selected by Odds of winning determined by the number of entries.
*Disclosure: I was given codes for the three apps I’m giving away for the purpose of review and three codes to giveaway to a reader. I am not compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.

The winner was the #1 comment from Joy.

Sharing these Grinch ideas at JDaniel4's Blog featuring more Christmas crafts.



Joy said...

I love all of the Dr Seuss books, this time of year it must be the Grinch! Thanks for all the fun giveaways.

Anonymous said...

Love The Grinch.. Such a lovely message within the story. Thanks for the great ideas for my Christmas Grinch party!

Mike & Deb said...

Love One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish. Jackson. Jman726 [@] gmail dot com

DontSayHurry said...

Gotta love Dr. Seuss books! We love green eggs and ham!

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Ashlee said...

Love the fabric bag idea. I'm going to try it next year!!! (Great excuse to scope after Christmas fabric too!)

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