A delightful beginner craft book for kids with twenty-five projects which can be completed with minimum fuss and maximum fun in an afternoon. With the help of the Crafternoon series of crafting books, children need only their imaginations, a few simple materials, and an afternoon to make incredible projects. And while they’re having fun, they’re also learning important skills like how to understand and follow instructions, how to plan the project, and how to problem solve. The Crafternoon books explain all of the tools, materials, and basic techniques needed to complete a project. They also contain handy templates in a sturdy card envelope and safety information necessary to avoid mishaps. Each of the projects, from Papercraft’s Up, Up and Away Kites and Beading’s Beachy Wind Chime, to Felting’s Friendly Finger Puppets and Sewing’s Monster Reading Pillow give an indication of difficulty (suitable for beginners or confident beginners) and the time the project is likely to take. The Crafternoon books are bright, colorful, and easy to use and enjoy. The range of projects, accompanied by step-by-step instructions and gorgeous photographs of the finished objects, is diverse enough to keep even the most reluctant young crafter amused for hours!
Kathreen Ricketson is a crafter, designer, and author. She founded WhipUp.net and authored Whip Up Mini Quilts. Kathreen has scoured the globe for kids’ craft projects and compiled the very best into this Crafternoon series.