Get Your Craft On!
I love crafting with my kids, no really, I do! I love coming up with new ideas, picking out the materials and rolling up my sleeves to dig into something fun and creative. I spend a lot of time in the crafting section of the AADL looking for new and unique ideas. (Take a walk in the area of 745.5 of the non-fiction section to browse this topic.) I was delighted when I ran across the book D.I.Y Kids written by Ellen and Julia Lupton. It is divided into four section-graphics, toys, home and fashion and is jam-packed with cool ideas for making logos, stickers, party supplies and kites, to name a few. Each project is explained with step-by-step instructions and rated by project difficulty, time, mess and cost. It is intended for children seven through twelve, but many of the projects can easily be modified to suit all ages. Included in the book are projects that do not require any adult supervision or help from an adult. I love this aspect for the times when little ones want to make a surprise for a special occasion like Mother's or Father's Day! Check it out and get your craft on!