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Craft projects are excellent teaching tools - they help kids explore their creativity as they learn valuable hands-on skills. Summertime is the perfect time for crafting with, by, and for kids, so we've teamed up with Singer to bring you the SINGER Kids Crafts Contest!

Whether it's a collaborative family project, something you made for your kids, or something they made themselves, we want to see your kid-related crafts! Share them on Instructables, and you could win a Singer Professional Serger for use on your next project.

To enter, your Instructable must:
- explain how to make a kid-friendly craft project
- involve some sewing, either by hand or machine
- be made with, by, or for a kid

Remember that a good "kid craft" project is relatively quick and simple, yet produces great results! Be sure to include clear instructions, and plenty of sharp photos so even those too young to read can follow along. So clear off the craft table, find a young assistant or tester, and show us how it's done!

Prizes can only be shipped within the U.S.
Multiple entries are OK, but each entrant can only win one prize.

(Official Rules)

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The SINGER Kids Crafts Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

9 PRIZES

Grand Prize<br />(1 winner)

Singer Professional 14T968DC Serger.

Also an Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.

First Prize<br />(3 winners)

Singer 2932 Sewing Machine

Also an Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.

Runner-Up<br />(5 winners)

Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.
HOW IT WORKS

Publish

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Aug 5, 2009 and Sep 13, 2009 (11:59pm PT).

Enter

Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select SINGER Kids Crafts Contest. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.

Accepting

Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.

Voting

Instructables members can vote for an entry during the contest plus 3 days after the contest closes.

Judging

A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.

Winners

When the winners are decided they will be announced here on the contest page. All entrants will be notified when this happens.