I'm really excited to share with you the newest round of crafty books from Kathreen Ricketson of whipup.net fame. It makes me really happy to see Kathreen continue to delve into the world of creativity with children because I truly believe she has an intuition and knack for bringing amazing ideas and inspiration to little crafters.
The Kids' Crafternoon series is published by Hardie Grant and is currently available in two titles, Papercraft and Sewing. (Beading and Felting will be released later this year). The books are aimed at ages 7-12 and the projects are meant to be completed, beginning to end, in one afternoon. And I can tell you, as a mother to four children, I really appreciate this concept. Not only because it means I can reclaim my kitchen table in time for dinner, but also because I believe it is important for children to experience the full creative process from idea to fruition without losing heart or motivation somewhere in the middle.
Kathreen worked with people in the craft community from all over the globe who contributed to the 25 projects in each book. The projects are designed to be pretty gender-neutral and appealing to both boys and girls, and come in varied complexity.
In Papercraft you’ll find monster piñatas, kites, pop-up cards, origami lights and much more. Just grab some paper, scissors and glue and get creative with the fantastic projects inside. In Sewing you’ll find iPod creature cosies, bunting flags, personalised brooches, pet pillows and plenty more – all you’ll need is some fabric, a needle and thread.
These books would make a great addition to a crafting library, (or homeschooling art curriculum…hmmm), or great books to pack away for birthday gifts.
Only a few more stops on the Blog Tour…..and be sure to check the tour "archives" for projects from the books, giveaways and more photos!
july 22nd | poppytalk
july 23rd | picklebums
july 24th | little eco footprints
july 25th | bea spoke quilts
july 26th | maya made
july 27th | checkout girl crafts
july 28th | the red thread
july 29th | we wilsons
july 30th | maggie makes
july 31st | mmm crafts
aug 1st | domesticali
aug 2nd | floating ink
aug 3rd | elizabeth abernathy
aug 4th | that's me!
aug 5th | the long thread
aug 6th | hannah fletcher etsy shop
aug 7th | pm-between the lines
aug 8th | go make me