Book review: Martha Stewart's Favorite Crafts for Kids - with a giveaway!


I don't have any kids of my own...but boy oh boy, if I did, Martha Stewart's Favorite Crafts for Kids would be my weekend and summertime bible!

340 pages are filled with every craft you ever did as a kid in school or at camp, and then some. 175 crafts to be exact...each turn of the page brought back some great memories.

The photography is terrific and the instructions are simple and brief. Templates and step-out pics are provided for many projects, and the supplies are either inexpensive or already in your home, ready to recycle into something adorable. There is a nice photo glossary of basic craft tools and materials in the back, too.

From clothing to dioramas, toys to treats, science experiments to holiday d├ęcor...there is something for every child here. Click here to watch videos!

I found plenty of projects that are fun for grown-ups to make too, like an accordion-fold treasure box.

I adapted the idea by altering an Altoids tin - I turned it into a gift-card holder with an accordion-fold birthday greeting. I kept the project simple enough for kids to make too, by just gluing cardstock to the top and bottom of the tin and using stickers and handwriting to embellish. The gift card sits at the bottom, under the last fold.


Martha Stewart's team was kind enough to send me this book to review...and I'd love to give it away to a crafty parent, grandparent or teacher out there...just follow the instructions below for lots of chances to enter to win!

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