Sometimes I see the same crafts in crafting books for kids over and over again, but the ideas in the new e-book Happy Handmade, are fresh and fun, with diverse perspectives from 17 creative contributors. We’re talking respected craft and DIY bloggers like Mari Richards at Small for Big, Eva Monleón at Misako Mimoko, and Ana at Babble Dabble Do.
From scented orange-peel candles to a braided belt to sock puppets and doll houses made from shoe boxes, there’s something for every crafty kid here. And fear not crafting newbies; these are mostly simple, 101-level craft projects you can make with materials you likely already have at home, like toilet paper rolls and cardboard boxes. Each page clearly outlines the supplies you’ll need, step-by-step instructions, and the fun finished product.
Most of the instructions are easy enough for my seven-year-old to follow with minimal supervision. Then, some are slightly more difficult, which is a nice challenge for older kids.
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There’s something really great about this being an e-book, especially this time of year. You don’t even have to go out to the bookstore, or wait for a delivery, or search piles of irrelevant Pinterest pins to find the very coolest fun craft activities for kids.
You can find the instant download for the Happy Handmade e-book at the Molly Moo Crafts site, discounted to $9.99 for a limited time. Al