Ali is also the entrepreneur behind catering for kids craft parties. Get Crafty is a step by step guide of more than forty simple, creative, fun and inexpensive crafts including edible paints, jelly play-dough and home-made chalk. In the book she covers every big occasion: St Patrick’s Day, Easter, birthday parties, right up to Christmas and the New Year. You’ll be amazed by what you can make with recycled items from around the house.

In addition to having fun, doing arts and crafts builds confidence and self-esteem in children, she teaches them problem-solving skills and encourages them to create their own entertainment. Children of all ages can enjoy time spent with parents, grandparents and even their teacher. 

The kids will love bubble painting

About the Author:

Ali Coghlan lives in Co. Wicklow and runs Craftea Parties, a company that organises craft parties for children. She writes on crafting with kids for the Irish Independent, Easy Parenting, Primary Times. and the maker app Guidecentral.

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What is the fun name used for the parties Ali runs for children?

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Closing date Wednesday 13th of July 2016.