Reported by Cassandra Darwin
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Martha Stewart is definitely one of a reigning queens in the crafting world. Since I have always enjoyed her cook books and crafting projects, I was excited to receive her new book “Martha Stewart’s Favorite Crafts for Kids: 175 Projects for Kids of All Ages to Create, Build, Design, Explore, and Share“.
I took a quick look through the book before deciding on a project that my almost 3-year-old daughter and I could do together.
Although this craft (gluing cotton balls to a pre-cut shape) was just the right speed for my daughter, she lost interest before we got to the second side of the sheep. I was envisioning making a few of these and then turning them into a mobile to hang from the ceiling.
I also want to be sure to mention that there are many crafts in here that are not specifically for kids. In fact, I went through the entire book and made a list of all the projects that I want to do for myself or make as gifts for Christmas this year.
I especially love the list of supplies at the end of the book. If a project calls for a supply that you are not familiar with you can look it up for a better description as well as helpful hints on where to buy the supplies. Although most of the projects on my list will use up the supplies I already have, which is great!
- Well thought-out instructions and diagrams/templates included for every project
- Lots of pictures of the projects and kids using the projects – which my daughter loves to see
- The crafts in this book use common supplies that you will likely already have, and can be made for a variety of occasions
- Lacking any kind of indication for age groups that can work on each project (an index with age groups or a range listed on each project would have been very helpful)
- I would like to see more projects for the “under age 5” crowd
“Martha Stewart’s Favorite Crafts for Kids: 175 Projects for Kids of All Ages to Create, Build, Design, Explore, and Share” is available online and in store with an MSRP of $24.99 (Buy it on Amazon.com for $17.48). It features 175 projects for kids and adults. Have you seen it or tried any of the projects?
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