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Creative Crafts for Kids: Over 100 Fun Projects for Two to Ten Year Olds [Paperback]

Gill Dickinson , Cheryl Owen , Amanda Grant , Sara Lewis
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
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Book Description

1 Jun 2009
Stimulate your child 's creative talent and imagination with fun crafts for two to ten-year-olds. This colourful book contains more than 100 fun projects plus numerous variations that will keep little hands busy using a range of materials. There are novel ideas for cards, gifts, decorations and accessories, attractive ways to jazz up a T shirt or create a costume, and delicious recipes for fancy cakes and other edible treats. Each project comes with easy-to-follow instructions including an at-a-glance guide to age suitability, time taken and materials needed, while handy templates allow you to cut the perfect shape.

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Hamlyn; 1 edition (1 Jun 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0600619265
  • ISBN-13: 978-0600619260
  • Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 22.5 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,807 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Creative Crafts for Kids has sold over 26000 hardback copies in the past year and a half Perfect for school holiday boredom Projects can be made using inexpensive or recycled materials and store cupboard ingredients

About the Author

Gill Dickinson studied at the Central School of Art and Design in London. She now works as a crafts writer and creative stylist and is the author of several books. Cheryl Owen is an experienced crafter who has also worked as a dressmaker and fashion designer. She is the author of many books and has contributed to numerous magazines. Location: London, UK

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45 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars CRAFTS FOR HOURS AND YEARS OF FUN 4 Feb 2010
By Twinkle
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This Craft Activities book will defiantly keep children busy for hours. The projects are spread across two pages with lovely simple instructions and step-by-step guide. Most activities give one or two variations. Every project has age suitability and approx time taken to complete each one.

There are seven sections in this crafty activities book -

FUN WITH PAPER- Ladybird gift tag, Button Bear Card, Advent Calendar
DAZZLING DECORATIONS - Paper Daffodils, Giant insect, Chopstick Wind chimes
MAKE IT, WEAR IT - Loved up T-shirt, Flowery bonnet, Hawaiian Costume
BAUBLES, BANGLES AND BEADS - Jewelled hair clasp, Foam Necklace, Seed bracelet
HOME SWEET HOME - Fridge Magnets, Bird Clock, Deck Tidy
SMELLS NICE - Beeswax Candle, Lavender Pillow, Novelty Soaps
YUMMY FOR YOUR TUMMY - Easter Egg Faces, Gingerbread decorations, Shortbread Spirals

We have already made pebble pets, butterfly coaster, colourful flowers and potato people.

I have bought quite a lot of Children's Craft Books and this one has to be one of my favourites. It cover so many different topics and seasons in each section, defiantly well worth the money for hours and years of fun!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for kids and grandmas 23 Mar 2010
By lizzie
Format:Paperback
what a great book this is - well set out and easy to follow - particularly using an age process on each page - i.e. 6-8 or 3-5 so you can be certain that the child can manage to create the article. And how lovely to have so many choices e.g. cooking and then playing with tissue paper - it has given my just five year old grand-daughter a great deal of pleasure and pride in her finished bits and pieces - to say nothing of the fun that Grandma has had.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant little projects 7 Jan 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
We love and use this book a lot. My boy just turned three and I was looking for inspiration and found it here. The book has lots of little projects that also suggest variations, but it is also not difficult to find your own variations. It's a great guide book. Will see how it is as he gets older, but so far so very good.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice but specialised 17 Sep 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Lovely book well written, clearly laid out. I bought this book for craft ideas because I am a childminder. This is not the book for this purpose. They do have lovely gift ideas for making for family (perfumed pillows, soaps, etc) recipes but not really what I was looking for. However great to do things with your own kids. Most of the ideas are for the older end of the end range rather than the younger end.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great ideas for a rainy day! 17 Oct 2009
Format:Paperback
I really enjoy this book with lots of creative ideas to do with little ones. Most craft stuff you can get at Tescos. A good way to keep the kids entertained on a rainy afternoon and you can also make some nice small gifts for family.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant for any day of the week! 3 Feb 2010
Format:Paperback
This is a wonderful book full of easy to follow ideas. Each activity has an 'approx time taken to complete' which is really helpful when trying keep yourself organised. As a student primary teacher I would happily use this book when planning activities in art, d&t and cookery. A great find at a great price!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good buy 19 Aug 2011
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I bought this for use with the various kids I come across and it's got a great range of activities to keep them busy. Have had lots of fun looking through the book with 5yr olds to 10yr olds and all are just as fascinated. I do find, though, that some of the activities are quite labour intensive for adults with the kids giving up pretty quickly (such as making pocket purses). There are few activities where you could set it up and let them get on with it for a few mins unattended.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bursting with ideas! 5 Dec 2010
Format:Paperback
I bought this book for a friend's 7 year old daughter and immediately bought another for somebody else - I am even thinking of ordering it for myself. It is full of easy-to-make ideas for all ages. Making necklaces from painted pumpkin seeds, lavender bags from fabric scraps, simple greetings cards - most projects can be made from the contents of your craft drawer/kitchen/garden. Can't wait to give this book at Christmas!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars good value!
This book is full of exciting projects. should have got three, as my grandchildren x 3 all want to decide on a project for themselves.
Published 5 days ago by rosemary turner
4.0 out of 5 stars does the job
I have clipped this on to my folding MacLaren, it looks as if it is part of the buggy and is quite handy for sippy cups etc.
Published 1 month ago by JJ
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Ideal for my granddaughter as she is very creative so this really fits the bill. Plenty to choose from especially on rainy days!
Published 2 months ago by marion gatfield
5.0 out of 5 stars book
This was a present for somebody who teaches young children.they have found it extremely useful in their day to day job
Published 2 months ago by david denis king
4.0 out of 5 stars Craft book
Bought for a friend who is a teacher on maternity leave.
Hopefully she will find insperation and fun on the pages of this book!
Published 3 months ago by Linda Courtney
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant ideas
I am a Teaching assistant & Rainbow leader this book has some great ideas that I can use for both
Published 10 months ago by Mrs Hilary Banks
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good
Excellent, this has endless ideas for a rainy day, even a few that mums might secretly enjoy! This book is for my toddlers and will be handy for years to come.
Published 12 months ago by victoria atkinson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Ideas
I bought this book as a gift for a childcare student on placement to thank her for her hard work and dedication to the children. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Eileen Goodwin
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Creative
Lots of ideas for the kids to enjoy. Will be a lot better and more creative after we have practiced more.
Published 14 months ago by Mr. Robin G. Merritt
3.0 out of 5 stars Difficult to find the right activity for your child
I was disappointed with this book. The activities look fun but my child is three and it's hard to find activities suitable for her. Read more
Published 15 months ago by C. McAlister
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