Tuesday, July 09, 2013

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 décor...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!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

22 comments:

  1. Looks awesome - I'd love to win! I do a lot of crafting with my 7 year old son and his friends.

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    1. This book is perfect for age 7 and up!

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  2. Crafty parent, raising her hand ... I would love to use this book with Tau and Maceo :-) Great giveaway!

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  3. I have a 2.5 year old that is super busy & loves crafting already!! Lizzie would love this!!! Something we can grow together with :)

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    1. Sweet - there are so many cute projects!

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  4. I love to craft with my little cousins.

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  5. I do a lot of crafting with my grandkids so this would be an awesome book to have. Thanks Lisa for a chance to win this great prize!

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    1. Thanks for coming by - good luck!

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  6. Would love to win this book for my Grandchildren and for our Childrens program which has kids first grade through fifth grade! Perfect target audience! Thanks for the FB notice to come to your blog and take a chance! Happy Wednesday to you!

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  7. I would love to win this book. I love making crafts with and for my nieces and nephews. Thank you for the chance to win.

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    1. Lots of fun things for boys and girls both - thanks for stopping by!

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  8. This book looks great! I love all of Martha Stewart's books and can't wait to get this one too.

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  9. Oh and my little crafty ones are my grand niece and grand nephew ages 4 and 5 1/2!

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  10. Thanks for the review. I have two crafty little girls that enjoy stuff like this. I LOVE your altoid tin turned accordion card / gift card holder. Great idea!

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    1. Thanks so much, Michelle!

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    2. Yay! Thanks so much, can't wait to check out the book! :)

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  11. I have four kids that would love that book! Love your tin!

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    1. oooh, they might just fight over it, good luck!

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