I am so pleased and excited and proud to be part of Jennifer Casa’s blog tour for her new book Teach Yourself VISUALLY Crafting with Kids published by Wiley. I have worked with Jennifer on a few projects, and followed her blog for a few years and know what a beautiful crafter and lovely person and creative mother she is – and am very proud to know her. So onto the book.
There are so many good things about this book – Crafting with Kids is for smaller children, pre-school age I think it is aimed at. And gives parents lots of ideas for weekend activities they can do with their kids. I also have to say that it is a big book, lots of projects, within lots of different themes. And the projects themselves are clearly laid out (as you can see by the page excerpts below), with photos and explanations of materials required and steps to take. Older kids could use this book to tackle these projects on their own too.
The chapter on ‘Spring cleaning’ is all about making home decor projects from recycled materials (sun-catchers and patchwork lanterns); ‘Summer vacation’ – outdoor play and enjoying nature (Garden gnome and wind chimes); ‘Back to school’ – hands on play and planning the year ahead – educational projects (memory game and alphabet toss); ‘Winter wonderland’ – games to brighten up wintry days (snowflakes and birdseed garland); ‘Happy holidays’ – celebrate special occasions (Glow in the dark ghost wreath and felted wool valentines); ‘Thanks bunches’ – ways to thank friends and family (wild flower gift garden and vegetable wrapping paper); ‘Lets party’ – organising a handmade kids party with party favours and games (party pencil favors and no trouble bubbles); and ‘Game time’ – family games to make and play using materials you already have (peg pals and scavenger hunt).
Whoo! as you can see there is a lot in this book – with 5-20 projects per chapter, this book will keep you and your little family entertained all year – no worries about being bored on weekends or without inspiration come party time!
Follow along on the tour with chances to win a copy of the book
Yes there is a giveaway here too: Wiley and Jennifer Casa are offering a signed copy of Teach Yourself VISUALLY Crafting with Kids (Teach Yourself VISUALLY Consumer) to one Whipup.net reader!
So leave a comment here telling us your crafting with kids biggest / funniest adventure. – 48 hours
Winner will be notified via email.
Tuesday, April 5 (release date) – JCasa *handmade
Wednesday, April 6 – The Crafty Crow
Thursday, April 7 – Sparkle Power
Monday, April 11 – WhipUp
Wednesday, April 13 – A Stitch in Dye
Friday, April 15 – Smile and Wave
Monday, April 18 – Elsie Marley
Wednesday, April 20 – Maya*Made
Friday, April 22 – Stitches in Play
Tuesday, April 26 – Aesthetic Outburst
Thursday, April 28 – Artsy Crafty Babe