Crafty Books for a Crafty Summer

Do you have any end-of-school rituals in your household? In mine, it was heading over to the library and signing up for the summer reading program, poring over the reading list and filling our totes with LOTS of great titles to curl up with.

Whether or not you've got a reading program going at your house, check out a few fun, crafty reads to keep your children busy all summer long. Check out a few of the titles I'll be picking up to add to my craft library.

Seaside Home: 25 Stitched Projects from Sea Creatures to Sailboats

  • Compiled by Susanne Woods
  • Stash Books
  • $15.95

This book is great for kids and grown-ups who love to craft. The projects in Seaside Home range from simple to more complex, based on your skill set. With all of the projects, though, the theme is the same – it's time to enjoy the beach!

Whittlin' Whistles: How to Make Music with your Pocket Knife

  • By Rick Wiebe
  • Linden Publishing
  • $12.95

You can probably whistle, but can you whittle? Rick Wiebe created this book for young crafters to learn the basics of whittling with full-color, instructional photos. With this handy title, you can create some classic whistles appropriate for any summer activity.

Kid Made Modern Craft Supplies for Target

  • By Todd Oldham

Well-known designer Todd Oldham tried his hand at crafting for the smaller set with his 2009 book, Kid Made Modern. Now you can pick up corresponding craft supplies at Target with this new line of kits, accessories, and art basics.

Mom and Me Knits: 20 Pretty Projects for Mothers and Daughters

  • By Stefanie Japel
  • Chronicle Books
  • $22.95

For those who love to knit, give them a copy of Mom and Me Knits – to help them knit for two! Each project created by Stefanie Japel can be adapted into a variety of sizes, from children ages 4 to 10 and women sizes XS to XXL.

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