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Book Name: Fun Crafts For Kids

Author: N/A

Publisher: Philippa Sandall

ISBN: 1-56197-014-X

Cover: Paperback

# of Pages: 80

Illustrations: Color photos

Experience Required: Beginner


Book Review

The over seventy ideas in this book may not all be new but they are definitely good. I like that they include instructions for the techniques as well as offer variations for a few of them (making butterflies for the Rainbow Butterfly mobile using the blot technique and making Mural people using the People painting technique). Most of the crafts also have a small section called "Other things to try" after the main instructions.

At the beginning of each chapter there is a section called "What you need that outlines the materials and supplies you will need for the crafts in that section. For example, in the Chapter on Painting, the outline includes; Brushes, Paints, Paper, Containers, Items for Experiments, and Covers and protectors with a brief explanation for each. There is also an introduction to each chapter that sets the tone and the feeling of that type of activity as well as hints and tips for a successful and fun time doing the activity.

Fun Crafts for Kids is a very good book because it has been created with children's best interests at heart. The author of the introduction stresses that the activities in this book are all about having fun, the process not the product. Safety is also important because parts of the activities requiring adult assistance have an asterisk beside it but this is also up to the discretion of the parents because they know their child's capabilities best. The activities in this book can be done by children 2 - 4+. For younger children the activities need to be simplified and children older than four can experiment with the extended activities in the Other things to try section.

This book is definitely inspiring with bright colored photos of the children's artwork displayed vividly on its pages. It was also mentioned in the introduction that the ideas in this book should be used only as examples and children should use it as a "starting point" which they can expand upon and create something of their own. At the back of the book there is a list of materials you can use to create a Rainy – Day Box that is definitely a must in any household with children.

Favorites:

  • Rainbow Butterfly Mobile (p. 16)
  • Mural People (p. 20)
  • Picture fun (p.35)
  • Spattering (p. 63)
  • Baker's clay decorations (p. 70)

Overall Rating:

5/5

Available At:

Amazon.com
Amazon.ca

 

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