Synopses & Reviews
Perfect for after school or a rainy Sunday, Playful is a charming collection of 26 unique, modern projects for adults to make with and for young children. Divided into five categoriesandmdash;Playful Dress Up, Playful Toys, Playful Paper Crafts, Playful Repurposing, and Playful Artandmdash;the low-skill, high-style, low-cost projects include a tiger piandntilde;ata, a parade of paper puppets, and a dollhouse made out of cardboard and bright duct tape. Sweet and straightforward, this enchantandshy;ing book is sure to inspire many happy, colorful hours of makingandmdash;and make-believeandmdash;among adults and the children they love.
andldquo;A piandntilde;ata, like this bright design from Merrilee Liddiardandrsquo;s new book Playful: Fun Projects to Make With + For Kids, just says Party!andrdquo;
andldquo;I certainly recommend this book if you are looking for fun activities to do with your kids at home.andrdquo;
andldquo;Merrileeandrsquo;s book offers billions of ideas that are surprisingly doable, and in a world where we frown upon play and elevate productivity, I admire her bravery to put down the phone and make something with her kids.andrdquo;
andldquo;Everything about it is scrumptious. Every project, every photo, all the little details. Buy it so you can make fun, imaginative, totally doable projects with your kids. And buy it because the attention to detail will inspire you!andrdquo;
andldquo;Thankfully, books and supply kits that encourage children to truly create are also available these days. The best of the booksandmdash;like Merilee Liddiardandrsquo;s new release, Playfulandmdash;may provide instructions for creating a dollhouse or a cardboard-and-paint menagerie, but they also promote open-ended arts-making by encouraging parents to keep found objects and recycled materials on hand for kids to use when the mood and inspiration strike.andrdquo;
Martha Stewart's Favorite Crafts for Kids focuses on craft projects that children, aged three to twelve, can make with their parents. These projects are fun, yet serve a practical purpose; children can wear, decorate, and play with what they make. Filled with ideas for a range of ages, skill levels, and interests, this book lets children's creativity run wild, while creating precious memories as parents and kids learn and create as a team.
About the Author
MARTHA STEWART is the arbiter of style, taste, entertaining, crafting, and cooking for millions of consumers. With the Martha Stewart Craft line sold in over 1,000 Michael's stores in North America, and as the author of dozens of bestselling books on cooking, decorating, gardening, and other domestic arts, Stewart is the most trusted guide to stylish living. Her company, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, includes the award-winning magazine Martha Stewart Living; the SIRIUS Satellite show Martha Stewart Radio; the Emmy Award-winning Martha Stewart Show; and a popular website devoted to her brand. MSLO merchandise includes a home product line and a Wedgwood collection at Macy's, stores within J.C. Penney department stores (expected to launch in 2013), a product line at Kmart, and a food line with Costco. MSLO also offers Martha Stewart homes and communities in partnership with KB Home and a line of crafting and storage items, manufactured by EK Success.
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Martha Stewart's Favorite Crafts for Kids
focuses on craft projects that children, aged three to twelve, can make with their parents. These projects are fun, yet serve a practical purpose; children can wear, decorate, and play with what they make. Filled with ideas for a range of ages, skill levels, and interests, this book lets children's creativity run wild, while creating precious memories as parents and kids learn and create as a team.