Three New Summer Activity Books (Including Star Wars Art Studio!)

My kids LOVE activity books, and I like that they’re a screen-free diversion during the summer months! I’ve been known to pick up a logic puzzle or word search book in my spare time, too. #nerdalert

I wanted to let you know about three new summer activity titles for the whole family from Thunder Bay Press. While the kids travel to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars Art Studio, Mom and Dad can join the fun with Zombie Cross-stitch and Spiroglyphics: Cities!

Here’s a little more about each title:

Star Wars Art Studio

Let the Force and this kit guide you to great artwork! Learn to draw and paint your favorite Star Wars characters! Easy-to-follow instructions and details will help you create your favorite characters just like the professionals. Included in the kit are 3 watercolor paints, 2 paintbrushes, a palette, a drawing pencil, 7 colored pencils, a fine-line marker, a kneaded eraser, a sharpener, and a 96-page project book to bring these characters to life! Greeting cards, party decorations, and lunchbox surprises are more fun when you make them yourself, and this Star Wars Art Studio kit will help you get started!

Zombie Cross-stitch

Everything you need to stitch your brains out! Every undead heart will be warmed by these gruesome and hilarious cross-stitch projects. Zombie Cross-stitch includes a 64-page book with an overview of basic techniques and instructions for creating a dozen cross-stitch patterns, plus all the materials needed to complete two projects. From baby bibs and pillow covers to office signs and door hangers, this light-hearted kit will inspire crafters to bring their favorite zombies into the land of the living.

Spiroglyphics: Cities

You’ll be amazed as the spiraling lines transform into images of famous cityscapes. Spiroglyphics: Cities features a new type of mind-bending graphic puzzle from Thomas Pavitte, best-selling author of the 1000 Dot-to-Dot and Querkles series. At first, all you see are simple spirals. But when you look a little closer and start to color between the lines, you’ll see a city scene begin to take shape—and when you’re finished, you’ll have a masterpiece worthy of being framed on your wall. This globe-trotting collection of 20 puzzles includes grand destinations such as New York, London, Paris, Athens, Singapore, and more. Grab your passport, pick up a felt-tip pen, and transform a set of simple lines into an amazing work of art!

Reader Giveaway: One lucky Jinxy Kids reader will win all three books mentioned above! To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59 pm ET on 8/27/18. Good luck!

Summer Activity Books Giveaway


  1. Christopher S says

    This is super cool. Nice giveaway. My 11 year old son and I get stuck sometimes on things to do that are non-electronic related! This would be a great way to change it up!

  2. Kristen J. says

    The zombie cross-stitch book. I like cross-stitching as a hobby and it would be nice to have more fun designs. I could make something for Halloween!

  3. vickie couturier says

    Star Wars art studio

  4. Kenneth Helmick says

    My nephew would love the star wars book

  5. Jennifer Carroll says

    I am most excited about the zombie book!

  6. My kids would love the Star Wars art studio.

  7. Marilyn Nawara says

    I think my granddaughter’s favorite would be Star Wars Art Studio

  8. Kayla Harmon says

    My kids would love

  9. Emily Benzing says

    I’m most excited about the Star Wars book because I’m a huge Star Wars nerd!

  10. The Star Wars Book for sure have a friend who is so into Star Wars

  11. beth shepherd says

    They would love the Star Wars book. Thank you!!

  12. Derek Miller says

    I would keep the zombie book but my son would absolutely love the other two. I am sure it would provide a good amount of entertainment.

  13. Susan Gillam says

    The Zombie Cross Stitch looks pretty cool!

  14. Azeem Isaahaque says

    My son would love the star wars book

  15. bill norris says

    the Star Wars Art Studio (ARV $24.99) my family and i are huge star wars fans.

  16. Hey these are fun looking! Love the Zombie Cross-stitch, my kids like the zombies.

  17. Zombie Cross-stitch.

  18. star wars art studio

  19. Nancy Steward says

    My Granddaughter would love the Star Wars art studio book. She enjoys drawing.

  20. Robin Abrams says

    My grandson would love the Star Wars Art Studio

  21. My nephew would like the Star Wars Art Studio.

  22. Jessica Cox says

    The Star Wars art Studio my daughter would love she is a huge fan and loves to draw, I would give the Zombie cross switch a try.

  23. Sharon Schoepe says

    I’m most excited about Spiroglyphics: Cities. It looks like a lot of fun.

  24. I’m excited about the Zombie Cross-Stitch, because I want to learn how to do that.

  25. Antoinette M says

    My kids would like Spiroglyphics: Cities.

  26. Star wars for sure fun

  27. My niece will be using these if I win.

  28. Abigail Gibson says

    My nephew would love the Star Wars art studio book for sure!

  29. susan smoaks says

    i would love the star wars art studio book for my son, he would love it.

  30. Tandi Cortez says

    If I won, my kids would be the lucky ones using these!

  31. My son would love the Star Wars art studio. It looks like fun!

  32. Angela Thorpe says

    We’d like the Star Wars Art Studio one the best!

  33. Felicia Lockamy says

    What an awesome way to get my child off the game system, thank you.

  34. Star Wars all the way!

  35. I think my son would enjoy the Spiroglyphics: Cities.

  36. Leslie Davis says

    The star wars book

  37. Spiroglyphics: Cities (

  38. we like Star Wars Arts Studio

  39. Robin Blankenship says

    I am excited about zombie cross stitch. My daughter and I would love these.

  40. kathy pease says

    I would like to win this for my granddaughter 🙂

  41. Spiroglyphics would be my choice!

  42. I would love the Star Wars Art Studio!

  43. Francine Anchondo says

    The Star Wars Book

  44. Whitney Lett says

    My 3 boys would love the Zombie cross switch

  45. I would use the Spiroglyphics. My niece would love this. This would be a project we could do together!

  46. Michelle H. says

    We love Star Wars. But, I am really intrigued by the Spirogglyphics.

  47. Laurie Emerson says

    I am most excited for the Star Wars Art Studio book.

  48. My niece would love the zombie book most!

  49. Trisha McKee says

    I am most intrigued and excited by the Zombie Cross-Stitch book! Exciting times!

  50. Julie Myles says

    The Spiroglyphics looks really cool.

  51. I’m a big fan of Halloween and decorating for it. I think I would really enjoy Zombie Cross-stitch. Yay for cross-stitch!

  52. Philip Lawrence says

    I would like to see the Zombie Cross-Stitch.

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