Published by
Artisan
Categories
Number of pages
272
Publication date
April 08, 2014
ISBN
9781579655143

Project Kid

100 Ingenious Crafts for Family Fun

By Amanda Kingloff

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Description

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.

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Review quotes

“Unique, family-friendly projects. . . . Pick up a copy and you’ll be DIY-ing in no time!”

—Scholastic Parent & Child

 

“Can you believe these materials come together to make something so pretty and useful? It’s like magic. Almost.”

—Today’s Parent

 

“This excursion into childhood’s dream world . . . is not a typical kids’ craft book. . . . 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.”

Publishers Weekly, starred review

 

“Endless fodder for creativity. . . . The inventive DIYs range from superhero capes created from dish towels to decoupage animal masks that would make John Derian proud.”

Lonny

 

“Rainy day life saver. . . . The step-by-step pictures make it pretty impossible to screw up these crafts.”

Metro

“Amazing. . . . Unique, family-friendly projects. . . . Pick up a copy and you’ll be DIY-ing in no time!”
—Scholastic Parent & Child
 
“The instructions are easy to follow (for adults and kids) and are paired with sizeable, detailed step-by-step photographs.”
—San Francisco Chronicle
 
“This is work to keep brains busy and families happy.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review
 
“Can you believe these materials come together to make something so pretty and useful? It’s like magic. Almost.”
—Today’s Parent
 
“Helps kids stay busy all summer.”
—Associated Press

“A thick, beautifully designed and photographed book.”
—New York Times Book Review

“Perfect for parents, grandparents, camp leaders, and teachers.”
Gambit Weekly

“Whether it’s home, classroom or just backyard planning, this book is a must to try out crafts for all seasons. Full-color photographs with easy-to-follow instructions make this something for all ages.”
Deseret News

“Rainy day life saver. . . . The step-by-step pictures make it pretty impossible to screw up these crafts.”
Metro

“Endless fodder for creativity. . . . The inventive DIYs range from superhero capes created from dish towels to decoupage animal masks that would make John Derian proud.”
Lonny

“With this book and a few basic supplies on hand, you’ll never hear ‘Mom, I’m bored’ again.”
—Dana Points, editor in chief, Parents magazine

“Imagine MacGyver with a glue gun: Amanda cleverly reimagines everyday things into beautiful new creations.”
—Danny Seo, author of Upcycling Celebrations
 
“The projects are clever and creative—unusual ideas that feel fresh and inspiring. Best of all, they are totally doable with simple household materials.”
—Gabrielle Blair, DesignMom.com
 


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