My Craft Book Home

navigation Craft Ideas Arts and Crafts Directory Forum Free Monthly Newsletters Craft Book Reviews Craft Class My Craft Book

Hey Kids...Let's Make Gifts! Fifty Easy Ideas to Make Keepsake Treasures

My Craft Book > Craft Book Reviews > Holiday Craft Books > Christmas Craft Books > Hey Kids...Let's Make Gifts! Fifty Easy Ideas to Make Keepsake Treasures


Hey Kids...Let's Make Gifts! Fifty Easy Ideas to Make Keepsake Treasures

Christmas Craft Book Reviews
Fifty Easy Ideas to Make Keepsake Treasures
Sesame Street Parents Christmas: Christmas Holiday Projects for Parents & Children
101 Christmas Crafts: Ornaments, Decorations, and Gifts
Christmas Crafts From Around the World
Scrap Saver's Christmas Stitchery
Christmas Creations
Crafts For Christmas
The Holiday Wreath Book
175 Easy-to-do Christmas Crafts
Craft Your Own Christmas
Nature Crafts for Christmas
The Christmas Book
The Gift of Christmas
Pioneer Christmas Crafts
Book Review Categories
Art Books
Candle Making Books
Ceramic Craft Books
Christmas Craft Books
Craft Books For Kids
Cross Stitching Books
Easter Craft Books
Floral Craft Books
General Craft Books
Halloween Craft Books
Holiday Craft Books
Home and Garden Craft Books
Knitting and Crochet Books
Mother's Day Craft Books
Paper Craft Books
Quilting Books
Recycling Craft Books
Scrapbooking Books
Sewing Books
Soap Making Books
Thanksgiving Craft Books
Valentine's Day Craft Books
Wedding Craft Books
Woodworking Books

Book Name: Hey Kids...Let's Make Gifts! Fifty Easy Ideas to Make Keepsake Treasures Author: Leila Peltosaari

Publisher: Tikka Books

ISBN: 1-896106-00-5

Cover: Paperback

# of Pages: 103

Illustrations: Color photos, B&W drawings

Experience Required: Various skill levels

Book Review:

The craft ideas/gifts in Hey Kids...Let's Make Gifts are divided into three categories/chapters: All Occasion Gifts, Easter Gifts and Christmas Gifts. The instructions for these gift ideas are preceded by an Introductory letter from the author explaining her purpose and inspiration for this book, a chapter called Getting Started which includes sections on preparing your work space, safety first and supplies. There is also a list of materials you could find in your house or buy in a store, a list of recyclable items, a list of nature items and a list of items you could purchase from stores or catalogs. The author also includes a list of addresses for craft supply catalogs available in Canada and the United States.

There is a good variety of crafts in Hey Kids...Let's Make Crafts that can be used for everyday gifts, birthdays, Valentine's and Mother's Day. The instructions for the crafts are simple and straightforward and include diagrams of the materials as well so you know what your supplies should look like and this way you will know you are using the right thing. A lot of the crafts in this book include materials that are recyclable so this is good for the environment.

Black and white sketches to explain the step-by-step instructions accompany the craft ideas/gifts in this book. This is good because the diagram is right next to the step it is representing and makes it easier and clearer for children themselves. The only thing I didn't like about the craft ideas pages is that there is no color photo of the final product; there is only a black and white sketch of what the craft will look like when you are done. There are color photos of the crafts in this book but they are all presented to the reader in the back and front pages of the book. This is an unusual way to display the photos of the crafts because it isn't included with the actual instructions but you can look at all the craft ideas at once and decide what you would like to make. The page numbers are included with the craft idea titles so you can go right to the craft from there.


  • Nature Frame-Up
  • Cork Cuties
  • Stained Glass Suncatcher
  • Easter Pinata
  • Snowflake Angel
  • Bigfoot Gnome
  • Glittering Angel
  • Cranberry Ring

Overall Rating:


Available At:


footer bar

Home Craft Class Craft Ideas Craft Book Reviews Monthly Newsletter Arts and Crafts Directory Forum Site Map FAQ

Share Your Ideas Survey Contact Us Privacy Policy Content For Webmasters Advertise

Craft Catalogs: Craft Supplies Arts and Crafts Catalogs Craft Books Craft Magazines Crafting Videos Computer Crafts