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Gifts Kids Can Make

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Book Name: Gifts Kids Can Make

Author: Sheila McGraw

Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd.


Cover: Paperback

# of Pages: 96

Illustrations: Color photos, B & W patterns

Experience Required: Beginner

Book Review

his book has great ideas to get kids off to an early start making gifts to give this year.  Take advantage of long weekends and days off from school to make fun projects from this book.  Before beginning any project, make sure you read the Getting Started section.  It introduces the topic of appropriate gift giving including understanding what to consider when making gifts for various age groups.  It also contains an explanation of how to work with the instructions in this book to ensure the successful completion of a project.

One thing I really like about this book is some of the crafts give you the opportunity to recycle items from your home which cuts down on the cost of making gifts and you get to use up some of the "Beautiful Junk" taking up precious space (i.e. a decorated large can makes a great gift container for the Terry Bunnies and a pocket from an old pair of jeans can be used to make a Pocket Purse). 

There are no skill level or ages provided to indicate how old children have to be to make the gifts in this book so it is up to an adult to use their discretion when deciding if a child is able to complete a project from this book.  If children need assistance then making any of these gifts will become a great family project.

I also really like that there are gifts, wrapping paper and cards you can make for the whole family including Mom, Dad, brothers and sisters, babies, Grandma and Grandpa and let's not forget our furry friends, the dogs.  The diversity of projects and the step-by-step instructions demonstrated in color photos makes this book a good choice for anyone with children who like to make their own gifts for friends and family.


  • Cotton Babies
  • Citrus Topiary
  • Fuzzy Kitty
  • Decorator Basket
  • Baby, Baby, Baby!
  • Photo Frame
  • Hobby Horse

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