I am so happy to share with you today the wonderful book by Jennifer Casa – Teach Yourself Visually Crafting with Kids! First off, I want to thank Jennifer for asking me to participate in her blog tour. I didn’t even have to think about saying yes because as a long time reader of her blog, I knew that the book would be fabulous. And it is!
Already my copy is looking a bit ragged from looking through it. We have pages bookmarked and dog eared. I say “we” because Lily has looked through it just about as much as I have. Yes, the projects are great, but I think I love it more because none of them are complicated or require complicated materials. You probably already have many of the materials at home, but if you don’t, they aren’t hard to come by. After choosing several projects to make, I stocked up on supplies to have ready when we get the crafting bug.
For my participation in the tour today, we chose to make the sun catchers. I wanted something that all my kids could make without a whole lot of mess – this one certainly fit the bill.
As you can see, we got a little more complex with Lily’s version, adding a bit of glitter and used our cookie cutters to make fancy shapes, but Alex and Ava kept it simple. We’re all about hanging things in the windows these days, so it was perfect.
Lily and I also decided to make the fabric wrapped letters (okay, it was me who wanted to do this one). I made an L for my L wall and Lily made an L to hang on her door and an A for Alex. Pretty cool! While we were at it I also made a heart. I *heart* this project! See, it’s not just for kids, but you can let them help you if you'd like :)
If you’re looking for some fresh ideas for things to make with your kids, this is your book. I have a feeling that this will be our go to book for craft ideas this summer. Thank you Jennifer for making such a wonderful, easy to follow book (the pictures are so great, you hardly need to read the instructions)!
If you’d like to win a signed copy, simply leave a comment on this post now through Wednesday May 4th – I’ll announce the winner on Thursday May 5th. Good luck! I'm the last stop on the tour, but be sure to check out the other great reviews and projects: