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Show & Tell : Crafting Fun, Cooking Fun

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I have to confess, I judged these books by their covers. When Rae Grant contacted me to see if I'd be interested in review copies of her two new books, I took one look at the covers–with their vintage illustrations and drawings and immediately said yes. They reminded me of the old go-to Betty Crocker cookbook from my childhood.

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And when I got them in hand, the goodness went beyond what was on the outside. I like Rae's note to families on the first few pages:

Crafting Fun : 101 Things to Make and Do with Kids is a collection of classic childhood projects that kids and families can use all year long. It's a ticket back to a less busy time, and a reminder of how much fun it can be to make and do simple things…..Like a family dinner, crafting brings kids and parents together and allows for a quality time that the TV or computer just can't provide.

The first Book, Crafting Fun: 101 Things to Make and Do with Kids
, is a collection of classic crafts categorized by season. Though many are new, some are the time-honored, best-loved crafts of our childhood. The book has clear, simple directions that make it easy enough for even the youngest crafter to be involved, and older crafters to work through independently. Animal track casting, seashell candles, natural dyes, paper chains, and tinsel stars, there is definitely something for everyone.

Her next book, Cooking Fun: 121 Simple Recipes to Make with Kids
would make a great first cookbook, gift, or addition to any kitchen library. I love (and appreciate) the helpful sections at the beginning which give how-to's and insights on kitchen tools, measuring, cooking terms, equipment and equivalents. Baked apples, heirloom brownies, icebox cookies–can you tell which section my children turned to first? Aside from yummy desserts, the book is filled with great recipes to make with your children in the kitchen.

Find Rae's blog here at My Little Hen

and her Author's website : Crafting Fun For Kids

I have one copy of each of Rae's books to giveaway this weekend. Leave a comment on this post and I will pick and announce the two random winners on Monday.

Happy Weekend, friends!

Showandtell_updated

I have to confess, I judged these books by their covers. When Rae Grant contacted me to see if I'd be interested in review copies of her two new books, I took one look at the covers–with their vintage illustrations and drawings and immediately said yes. They reminded me of the old go-to Betty Crocker cookbook from my childhood.

Shapeimage_1 Shapeimage_5

And when I got them in hand, the goodness went beyond what was on the outside. I like Rae's note to families on the first few pages:

Crafting Fun : 101 Things to Make and Do with Kids is a collection of classic childhood projects that kids and families can use all year long. It's a ticket back to a less busy time, and a reminder of how much fun it can be to make and do simple things…..Like a family dinner, crafting brings kids and parents together and allows for a quality time that the TV or computer just can't provide.

The first Book, Crafting Fun: 101 Things to Make and Do with Kids
, is a collection of classic crafts categorized by season. Though many are new, some are the time-honored, best-loved crafts of our childhood. The book has clear, simple directions that make it easy enough for even the youngest crafter to be involved, and older crafters to work through independently. Animal track casting, seashell candles, natural dyes, paper chains, and tinsel stars, there is definitely something for everyone.

Her next book, Cooking Fun: 121 Simple Recipes to Make with Kids
would make a great first cookbook, gift, or addition to any kitchen library. I love (and appreciate) the helpful sections at the beginning which give how-to's and insights on kitchen tools, measuring, cooking terms, equipment and equivalents. Baked apples, heirloom brownies, icebox cookies–can you tell which section my children turned to first? Aside from yummy desserts, the book is filled with great recipes to make with your children in the kitchen.

Find Rae's blog here at My Little Hen

and her Author's website : Crafting Fun For Kids

I have one copy of each of Rae's books to giveaway this weekend. Leave a comment on this post and I will pick and announce the two random winners on Monday.

Happy Weekend, friends!

94 comments on “Show & Tell : Crafting Fun, Cooking Fun”

  1. SO nice to find out that the content is as good as the cover 🙂 My daughter and I have spent many hours crafting and cooking and would welcome a new addition to our resources. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on these books with us.

  2. My daughter is finaly getting old enough to enjoy many things with. This would be great to have, even my sons like doing some of the things with mom. 2 out 3 sons like to sew, 1 is trying to crochet and knit.

  3. I’d love to win – these seem like great books! I’m always looking for ways to keep my kids (different ages) occupied with the same activity.

  4. Would love to win!!! Hoping for the Craft book, as my oldest child has severe food allergies so general cookbooks don’t work for us! These books look so wonderful. LOVE the wonderful cover illustrations and your descriptions of what is inside looks great. THANKS for the great giveaway.

  5. My three year old twins love to help in the kitchen. Of course there are times when I don’t want the all the help I get, it’d be nice to do more kid-friendly cooking!

  6. Wow, these look fantastic. My three-year-old girl is just getting old enough to help with the cooking and crafting. We’d love either one.

  7. Would love these – great giveaway! Both my kids (6 and 2) love to cook and love craft projects…would love the opportunity to find more fun things for us to do together.

  8. I’ve had an eye on these books recently and would love to have a closer look. It’s getting harder to get my boys into the kitchen than it used to be. I need some good ideas 🙂

  9. My almost-three-year-old, Lucy, loves to help me bake and pours over my cookbook each night as I make dinner. She’d love a cookbook of her own, and this one looks wonderful. We’re also just starting to get into doing crafts together, and I’d love to have some more ideas of projects we could do together.

  10. My girls and I love to cook and craft together. And sometimes even my 16yo son jumps into the fun, but not very often these days. He has an angsty teen rep to protect. These books look like a wonderful addition to our collection. Thanks for another great giveaway!

  11. Both of these books look like loads of fun! With 3 kids, we are always looking for new and creative ideas. We would love to put them to good use. Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. I love these type of books and so does my 6 y/o daughter. She pours through our current ones marking her favorite recipes and projects with little pieces of paper. She often takes a cookbook with her in the car reading off recipes to her dad and I tempting us with their yumminess…

  13. these are just adorable looking! My kids all like crafts (chips off the old block I guess) and I am always looking for new things to cook. I would love one of those books

  14. I’ve seen these books and also fell in love with the vintage illustrations! Good to know they are just as deligtful inside as well! My little chefs would love these!

  15. My 3 year old loves to help me cook! We don’t have cable so I’m always trying out new crafts and projects that we can work on together!

  16. what great giveaway! I would love these books, my son is really getting into helping me in the kitchen. I had a childrens first cookbook when I was little, probably betty crocker and the illustrations reminded me of it 🙂

  17. My five year old is working on her independence, so the cooking book would be blast to do together and give her some confidence in the kitchen. Thanks for the giveaway.

  18. I still cook and craft with my Mom and want my daughter to have those memories too! These books look like they would be a great source of inspiration.

  19. What great books! I am homeschooling my girls (ages 6 and 4) and there is nothing more fun than crafting and cooking together. Thanks for a chance to win!

  20. I’ve looked at these books many times at the bookstore, but haven’t yet bought them. They are so well done, and I know my kids would enjoy them!

  21. I would love to win either of these books. My children and I love to cook and craft and I adore books about cooking and crafting, so what a great combination.

  22. What fun books. My daughter is always begging to help with the cooking or to start a new craft. Perhaps these books might inspire us (or me).

  23. I think anytime spent with your children is priceless. Thank goodness people write books that show us “how to” do fun things with our children.Making candles out palm wax i.e.the term palm wax candles is great, and also soy wax, it burns at a much lower temperature, you can even dip your finger in the melted wax and use it as a moisturizer on your hands.

  24. The covers alone would have grabbed me, too, on these books. I’m so glad to hear that the insides are equally as charming! My kids all love to cook and craft (I think all kids do, right?!), so we’d love to win the giveaway. Thanks for telling us about another great product!

    ~Jill~

  25. My four year old LOVES to help me cook…and we’re always looking for new crafting inspiration! What a great giveaway!

  26. Oh, these books look great. I was impressed by the Amazon reviews of both – inspiring dishes for young palates and young chefs, crafts that make a parent feel competent. I’ll file them away whether or not I come up on your random number generator for the giveaway. Thanks for another great idea.

  27. These look great, Molly. My daughter is just at the age where we’re working together in the kitchen more often. . . . and crafting. Thanks for bringing great product to our attention!

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