Perfect for crafty parents who are eager to get their kids excited about DIY, ProjectKid is everything you could want in a craft book: 100( ) stylish, inventive projects; step-by-step photographs; tips for the novice crafter; easy-to-follow instructions; and a fresh, modern look.Read more...
Perfect for crafty parents who are eager to get their kids excited about DIY, ProjectKid is everything you could want in a craft book: 100( ) stylish, inventive projects; step-by-step photographs; tips for the novice crafter; easy-to-follow instructions; and a fresh, modern look. What really sets these projects apart are the unexpected, ingenious ways Kingloff uses everyday objects and materials. (Did you ever think a body-wash bottle would make a perfect rocket ship?) And these are projects for things kids want to make--and keep--from a juice-box owl to a pirate ship to a curio cabinet for displaying all of their treasures, plus games, jewelry, and more. Also included in the book are basic crafting lessons (such as pom-pom making and weaving) to help children of all ages build a DIY arsenal, a handy guide to must-have tools and materials, and a source directory.
- ISBN-13: 9781579655143
- ISBN-10: 1579655149
- Publisher: Artisan Publishers
- Publish Date: April 2014
- Page Count: 272
- Reading Level: Ages 8-12
- Dimensions: 9.1 x 8.1 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.05 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2014-03-03
- Reviewer: Staff
This excursion into childhood’s dream world—where a spool with a ribbon remnant can become a balloon and cotton balls can make juice-box owls fly—is not a typical kids’ craft book. Kingloff tells parents the grocery store is “no longer about shopping for oatmeal and crackers,” but “about finding materials to make bongo drums or a miniature village.” She explores the joys of felt, which doesn’t fray when cut by little hands, and the fun of pipe cleaners, which she touts as the earliest type of wire for very young crafters. Kingloff, a former lifestyle editor at Parents magazine, shows how to turn the old toilet-tissue tube into a sturdy train complete with hole-punched passenger windows. Joiner-biscuit butterflies take wing, and K-cups are transformed into a set of door chimes suitable for adult display. The emphasis is clearly on the home, but there are clear applications for classrooms, day care, and the enterprising babysitter needing to answer the “I’m bored” whine. Hardly just a rainy-day project compendium, this is work to keep brains busy and families happy. 400 photos. (Apr.)