Family DIY fun crafts and projects
Jul 17, 2014
Book Review: Three Fun Summer Craft Reads for the Family
Want a few simple, fun sewing ideas for the kids, projects to brighten up their rooms or maybe just tips for DIY tinkering? These authors have you covered.
What's on your family's summer reading list these days? After those hours spent outside having a ball in the summer sun, sit down with a brand-new book before bedtime. The crafting community has seen several of its favorite bloggers and makers become successful authors – and this reading season is no different. If you're looking to add a few new hands-on books to your family's library stash, this week's Make It has a few suggestions that promise to be crowd pleasers.
By Rubyellen Bratcher
If you haven't spent time enjoying Rubyellen's beautiful blog Cakies, add it to today's to-do list. Rubyellen loves to craft, and her blog is a true reflection of that spirit. In her first book, Let's Sew Together, Rubyellen provides a collection of projects that the whole family can work on. From garlands to super-power wristlets, this book caught me eye right away.
By Lorena Siminovich
The products that make up the Petit Collage line are colorful, playful and guaranteed to bring a smile to you and your child's face. (Take a look at the "Curious Cat" and you'll understand why!) Lorena wrote her first book earlier this spring, offering 25 of her most popular how-to projects all in one place. The book comes with templates for each project and easy-to-follow instructions. Follow the latest from Lorena and Petit Collage by reading up on her blog, too.
By Rachelle Doorley
At Tinkerlab.com, Rachelle wants you to simplify your life to make more room for creativity (not a bad outlook!), encourage hands-on making as part of your daily activities – and raise creative children. With prompts that help you get your children excited to make and create, it's no wonder Tinkerlab has been so well-received. Packed with 55 creative experiments, the book is perfect for younger children.