Friday, November 18, 2011

Book Review: Make and Takes for Kids

Make and Takes for Kids by Marie LeBaron

I'm so excited to be sharing with you today Make and Takes for Kids by Marie LeBaron. For those not familiar with Marie, she owns the craft blog Make and Takes. I've been visiting her site for years now so I was pretty excited to find out she published a kids craft book.

Make and Takes for Kids includes fifty projects to make crafts and food with kids. The crafts and recipes are tailored for each month of the year. The crafts are easy enough for preschoolers but also engaging enough for a 9 year old. What I like about the book is that most of the projects can be created out of things you already have in your house. I could probably make at least half of the projects now without having to run to the store.

Below are a few of our favorite projects from the book. Photo credit: Nicole Gerulat

Spring Banner made with egg shells.

When you want to have a camp fire inside.

Mini Umbrella - I asked my 6 year old daughter which projects she liked best and this was one of them.

This is a fan my daughter made from the book. She made it on her own except for me tying the ribbon on it. It came out a little different than the book's fan because I let her do it on her own. I try not to be too controlling when it comes to kid crafts. It is art after all.


Rosana Garcia Hess said...

wow!!! lovely projects
hugs from Brazil

Marie {Make and Takes} said...

Thanks for the fun review! I love how your daughter's fan turned out!

Deanna said...

Looks like a great book! Will put it on the list. :)

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