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Summer Fun Challenge and Giveaway - June

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This is not your typical giveaway! We are going to do things a little different ... In order to win this giveaway you are going to have to have some fun!

This is how it is going to work: I will give you a challenge requiring you to do something with your family/kids/grandkids, etc and you will have until June 30th to complete it and email me a picture of your final product.  If you complete the challenge within the time allotted and complete the mandatory entries (see below for entry requirements), you will be entered into the drawing to receive...

an adult size reversible apron or...

2 child sized reversible aprons....

 a total value of $30! 

(Color and pattern styles to be discussed with the winner)

The Challenge: 

Create something out of "sticks" I'm going to leave the term "sticks" open and not specify.

I will tell you I found 150 package of popsicle sticks at the dollar store and a box of a 1000 crafts sticks at Walmart for $5.

The Goal:

To get creative and have some fun! I do not care about how professional looking or fancy it is ... just make sure you have fun with your family!

Here are some pictures I found through a google search to inspire you. Some are practical and some are just cool to look at! The sky is the limit on what you can do and create and if you are interested in some of the fancier ones (I'm sure older kids/adults would enjoy creating these), I did find instructions through this google search, as well.

A catapult and a popsicle picture frame.


A lamp... just a fun picture to look at!

A box (they used it as a planter) and a bridge. I bet older kids, especially, would enjoy testing out how much weight a popsicle bridge could hold.


Is not this the coolest? It is a chair made entirely out of popsicle sticks! This guy has made a lot of interesting things from popsicle sticks.


The Rules:

It has to be something created from "sticks" and made in the month of June 2010,  fill out the mandatory entries (below) and especially important, have fun!

Mandatory entries:
  • Email me a picture of your family having fun doing this challenge and a picture of the final product (leave a comment saying that you emailed me). Or leave a comment with a link to your specific blog post that has pictures of this activity.

  • Become a public follower of Fun On A Dime through Google Friends. Leave a comment.

 2 Extra Entries
  • Make a blog post about this challenge and link it back to this site. Leave a comment for each extra entry.

That makes it possible to have a total of 4 entries!


Entries will be accepted until 11:59 pm on June 30, 2010. Open to the US only.


  1. Now I think this is the coolest giveaway and challenge ever! What fun.

  2. I love your giveaway's! Can't wait to tell the kids! :) They will be so excited!

  3. Ok, we did it and I e-mailed you with the pictures!! We had fun making gifts for all our dads for father's day! Thanks for the idea to do it!

  4. Here's a link to a blog post I just did about the challenge: http://happyhuntersarewe.blogspot.com/2010/06/fun-on-dime.html

  5. Here's my second entry for blogging about the challenge! I hope I win!

  6. I entered the contest! Here's the link to the blog post I did about it: http://bcmckell.blogspot.com/2010/06/story-sticks.html

  7. This comment is for Mariah who emailed me her pics



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