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Jan 10, 2013
05:00 AM

Craft-A-Day: 365 Simple Handmade Projects, Book Review

Ready to get the family up and crafting again in 2013? This new how-to by Sarah Goldschadt is a simple guide packed with easy DIY projects kids can tackle.

Craft-A-Day: 365 Simple Handmade Projects, Book Review

It's the beginning of the year and we're all a bit tired from the holidays, aren't we? We've run out of creative ideas thanks to holiday parties, holiday visits and school vacations. But luckily there's a new book that will spark your family's creative juices  – Craft-A-Day: 365 Simple Handmade Projects.

Written by Danish-American crafter Sarah Goldschadt, Craft-A-Day is a beautiful, simple crafting book your family will appreciate on weekends, rainy days, or whenever the urge to craft strikes. Sarah's introduction really struck me: "Crafting doesn't have to be a competition. For me, crafting is all about hanging out with friends and family, having fun and creating things that bring people together." I couldn't agree with her more!

The book is organized by weeks, and each week has a brand-new theme. From foxes to alphabet, there are 365 fun projects that reinforce basic crafting principles such as sewing and tracing templates. Many of the projects are repeated each week, but with a different theme, and that's OK. That type of repetition, especially with kids and new crafters, is great for perfecting techniques.

What I like so much about this book is that you don't need to have extravagant supplies to make these projects. Many of the supplies are most likely stuff you'll find in your office, your child's art box or even the kitchen junk drawer.

While the book has a childlike appeal, grown-up crafters will appreciate the simplicity of the book – and the urge to start crafting right then and there.

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