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Book Name: Crafts for Valentine's Day

Author: Kathy Ross

Publisher: Millbrook Press

ISBN: 1-56294-887-3

Cover: Paperback

# of Pages: 48

Illustrations: Color drawings

Experience Required: School age children


Book Review

The crafts in the book Crafts for Valentine's Day are simple and appealing in nature using a wide variety of materials that are easily accessible and great for the environment. I really like that the crafts use recyclable materials (i.e. the wallpaper leftover from a home improvement project, old newspapers, paper grocery bags, tissue boxes and paper towel tubes) as well as items you may have around the house (i.e. playing cards, rubber bands and paper plates). There are a few items you may have to purchase such as Styrofoam balls, pipe cleaners and adhesive magnetic strip but these are all readily available at craft or dollar stores.

There is a good selection of crafts in Crafts for Valentine's Day that children can choose to do. Following a brief introduction on the origin of Valentine's Day the content of this book includes making envelopes, a puppet, a crown and a hat, party favors, Valentine's Day card holders, decorations (i.e. a wreath and a garland), two different ways to display your photos as well as sachets, soaps, magnets and a scrapbook. I have always been a fan of Kathy Ross and her craft ideas for children because she writes the instructions for her projects in an easy to follow step-by-step format accompanied by clear diagrams demonstrating the process. Although the skills necessary to complete the crafts such as cutting with scissors, drawing and tracing may be more suitable for school age children they are adaptable for younger children with assistance from an adult or older child and then making the craft becomes a family affair.

Favorites:

  • Wallpaper Envelopes
  • Valentine Crown
  • Card Man Favors
  • Castle Mail Holder
  • Happy Heart Mailbag
  • Valentine Guest Soaps
  • Heart Photo Locket
  • Valentine Scrapbook

Overall Rating:

5/5

Available At:

Amazon.com
Amazon.ca

 

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