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Making Stuff For Kids Paperback – Illustrated, 20 Oct 2007
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Try this hip collection of ideas for all style conscious teens and tweenies. From pop-art cards to knitted critters and cross-stitched door signs, the projects are fun and funky. --Quick and Crafty!
What an inspiring and fun book for parents and children alike! Featuring over 50 projects, Making Stuff for Kids is packed full of fun idea... Definitely one for the bookshelf. --Families Magazine
The book is crammed full of fun and exciting craft projects that are simple enough for your kids to do, while being engaging enough for grown-ups to enjoy. A must-buy for school holidays. --www.cutoutandkeep.net
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Making Stuff For Kids, is a complete child's craft book, divided into helpful (age appropriate) sections: teeny talents, cunning crafters, super sills, and tough cookies. This way you will know if your child, or even if you are in way over your creative head. The beginning includes a section of how to's: how to knit, how to do appliqué, papier mache, pompoms and sewing- just in case you, as a parent need to learn or refresh your skillz right along side your child.
The book is composed of craft ideas by contributors, I believe causing Making Stuff For Kids to break away from the traditional nerdy-kid-craft-mold(and parents wondering: what do I do with THIS mold) to a more interesting and involved crafting, where kids are really creating stuff that they are interested in! The creativity level is pretty alarming so beware!!!
So far we have only had a chance to do several of the crafts- as my children are a little young, and things can get crazy while crafting (they are ages 2 and 4 and there are already some really fun projects for them in this book!!) We have done (and loved) the Pebble Pals (p.51), the Peg People (p. 52), The Scratch it and see (p. 53) and the potatoes for T! (p. 64). Next on our list (it has actually been the craft my 4 yr. old has been begging for since he looked through the book) Creepy Crawly Wormery (p. 47)!! Our young family will definitely grow into this book, so if you have older kids- there is a lot of things they could do, even some crafts designed for them to do without you! This is one of those books, that we will keep coming back to on those days of- "mom, I'm bored", or "there's nothing to do, mom!". I know it will be one we constantly have handy as our boys get older, I dread the stains it will suffer, but as any well loved book I am already aware of this unstoppable, impending doom- love stains.
I love it, and obviously recommend it %100!!
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