I'm thrilled to be participating in the Kid's Crafternoon blog party! By now you already know, Kathreen put together the Crafternoon series, and the first two books Kids' Crafternoon Sewing and Kids' Crafternoon Papercraft are just out! Each book is full of craft projects that kids can do mostly unassisted in an afternoon, hence Kid's Crafternoon! I contributed a little Pencil Pouch project to the Sewing book, and I adore how they styled in in the book. Isn't this cool?
The sewing book is full of such clever ideas, perfect for kids in the 7-12 range. My girls are a bit younger, but I knew they'd enjoy making one of the projects from the Papercraft book with me. We decided to try the Paper Raindrops Curtain by the lovely Khali Whatley. My girls love to hang out the window to wave goodbye and hello to anyone coming or going, so I knew they'd really dig this.
I love the sweetly illustrated instructions, and printed templates are always excellent, but they are especially good for kid's projects. It was super easy to jump right into the project. I did all the cutting, but the girls picked out the colors and helped me glue them together. We were all tickled with how cool it turned out, and even the little one pronounced it "beautiful!" The girls eagerly waited for Daddy to come home so that they could wave at them through the clouds!
Hardie Grant was kind enough to give me a copy of each book to give away to one of you! To enter the give-away, tell me in the comments which book you'd most like, and who you'd like to spend a crafternoon with! Two winners will each get one book. Be sure to comment with an account where I can contact you. Winners will be announced on August 2.
Also, if you get the chance, follow along with the rest of the blog party to see more projects from these excellent books, and more chances to win a book:
July22, Poppytalk - July23, Picklebums - July 24, Little Eco Footprints - July 25, Beaspoke quilts - July 26, Maya Made - July 27, Checkout girl - July 28, The red thread - July 29, We Wilsons - July 30, Maggie Makes - July 31, Mmm Crafts - August 1, Domesticali - August 2, Floating Ink - August 3, Elizabeth Abernathy - August 4, Mommy Coddle - August 5, The Long Thread - August 6, Hannah Fletcher - August 7, Between the lines - August 8, Go Make Me