The Perler Beads Super Pegboardmakes it easy to reproduce larger images with Perler beads, Nabbi beads, Fuse beads and/or Hama beads. Perler Beads have been gaining popularity with Anime fans because of the ability to easily reproduce Anime characters with the beads and make fun jewelry and other accessories. In the package you get:Continue Reading →
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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?
We finish out Kids Crafts Week with the hottest thing to hit scrapbooking for grown-ups in the last few years…Project Life!
My 10 year old daughter, Bridget, recently decided that she wanted to “make a scrapbook too”. Due to her limitations (she has arthritis and autism), I decided to try her out with Project Life as a “shortcut” to enabling her to scrapbook.
I let her browse the new Project Life releases online, and she went straight for the “Blush” kit, full of pink and doodle-y flowers. (A “Honey” kit just “accidentally” fell into Mommy’s cart while the kid was picking out her kit….you’ll hear more about that later!)
We picked a topic for her first Project Life pages, the day we spent at Disney’s Animal Kingdom for her 10th birthday last month. Then we sat down at my computer and I opened up my Adobe Lightroom library. Bridget pointed to the pictures that she wanted and I took care of printing them the appropriate sizes.Continue Reading →