March is designated as National Craft Month each year. While craft lovers of all ages would argue that EVERY month is Craft Month, don’t be surprised to see more attention on craft stores, DIY projects and stories about making in the coming weeks. To kick off the festivities, I’ve got a list of some fun books and kits that are new on my bookshelf that your crafters may be want to take a look at, as well, as we get ready for March and a month of celebrating.
By Maria Noble
Origami is a wonderful quiet time activity, especially during colder months. Author Maria Noble has put together 10 box-folding projects with more than 200 pieces of colorful paper in her latest release, Origami Boxes Super Paper Pack.
By Nick Robinson
Speaking of origami, for a totally different take on the classic art of paper folding, Nick Robinson, a professional origami artist, has created Geometric Origami Kit. This kit offers 10 geometric and modular folds, ranging in shape from a modular cube to a hexagonal knot. To get you started, the kit also comes with 70 pieces of origami paper.
By Wendy Piersall
The coloring book trend is hotter than ever thanks to clever coloring books for crafters both big and small. Artist Wendy Piersall’s illustrations have created a loyal following as have her coloring books. In Coloring Dream Mandalas, Wendy has put together 30 different mandalas to color that all revolve around dreamy imagery. This book is perfect for advanced coloring lovers or tweens. Don’t forget – when a coloring page is complete, carefully remove it from the book and considering framing it for instant art in your home.