Anyone who reads this blog regularly knows that we are a craft-loving family. So I was thrilled to receive a review copy of Craft-a-Day: 365 Simple Handmade Projects. This book lives up to its description beautifully! I think this book is perfect for elementary school teachers looking for classroom décor ideas, parents who are interested in simple crafts to make with their kids, birthday party theme ideas, and anyone who enjoys making cute cards or small felt stuffies. I opened our copy and immediately thought of Dona at Sewing Miles of Smiles – if you haven’t visited her blog before, do drop by – it’s very inspiring!
The book is subdivided into weeks, and each week has a theme. The crafts for that week follow the theme, and each week has a combination of felt and paper crafts. Emma (6 years old) flipped through the book and made this set of bunny ears from Bunny Week (April 2-8) all by herself:
Johnny wanted a stuffed penguin, so we opened the book and, sure enough, found a pattern for this cute penguin from Penguin Week (April 23-29):
I sewed the penguin up for him, as it was urgently needed for some serious adventures (see below), but Emma is working on a stuffed raccoon (October 1-7 is Raccoon Week) all on her own!
Do you have a favorite craft book?