Move over, macaroni picture frames. Here are 100 stylish, inventive projects that promise endless hours of creative fun. From a rocket ship made with a body-wash bottle to an owl made from a juice box, there are ingenious uses for upcycled objects and materials on every page. This book is packed with hundreds of step-by-step photographs and basic crafting lessons (from pom-pom making to fabric dyeing) to help kids build a DIY arsenal. With lists of must-have tools and materials, a handy source directory, and more, this is the ultimate family craft bible!
About the Author
Amanda Kingloff is the author of Project Kid and the former lifestyle director at Parents magazine, where she oversaw all DIY content for the brand. Before joining Parents, Kingloff worked for lifestyle personality Katie Brown, producing and starring in Katie Brown Workshop on PBS, co-writing and co-crafting Katie Brown’s Weekends and Katie Brown’s Outdoor Entertaining, ghostwriting Brown’s New York Times syndicated column, and more. She has appeared on Good Morning America, ABC News Now, Lifetime’s I Do Diaries: Beg, Borrow, and Steal, and many local television news programs. She lives with her husband and two children in Brooklyn, New York.
“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