Book: Side by Side

by kath_red on 10/12/2012

in Books, Kids Crafts

Side by Side: 20 Collaborative Projects for Crafting with Your Kids by Tsia Carson

Tsia Carson is the force behind — an old fave crafty website — and her previous book, Craftivity: 40 Projects for the DIY Lifestyle (2006) was one of the first craft books I ever reviewed here on whipup — so I am pretty excited to tell you about her latest offering — a really gorgeous book full of unique projects for crafty collaboration with your kids.

The three sections of this book are really interestingly grouped –

The first chapter is ‘Collaborations’, projects where you and your kid, or groups of kids, make something as a group, everyone participates and feel ownership of the project.

The second chapter is ‘Companions’, pairs of projects that the both of you (child and adult) can happily do side by side, each with their own project but using the same resources, making a mess together and helping each other when needed, but each project is separate and fairly open ended and easily achieved by each person.

The last chapter ‘Family field trips’ is absolutely delightful. Projects that are for outside and for groups or families to do together. Not requiring special skills, just enthusiasm and lots of hands.

I really like this book. It is quite different from a lot of craft books for kids and parents, I like the collaborative projects and I love the unique perspective. I am very happy to see Tsia back in the world of books.

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1 Dawn Suzette December 12, 2012 at 12:59 am

This book sounds wonderful. Thanks for the review.


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