Friday, November 28, 2014

Recipe Weekend / Cookbook Review: Candy Aisle Crafts by Jodi levine


Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge, from the Blogging for Books Program,  for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

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And now for a FUN book that is perfect to have on hand during EVERY
holiday season, including Christmas!

Candy Aisle Crafts  cover

Synopsis:

The ultimate materials for fun, whimsical crafting are right in your grocery store!


From party decorations to children’s toys, from wearable art to cute gifts, you need look no further than your supermarket shelves for the materials to make these unique (and kid-friendly) food crafts. For special celebrations, rainy-day activities, and much more, treat yourself to the sweetest projects.

Colorful candy canes are fashioned into heart-shaped necklaces, melted peppermints are molded into a festive bowl, cookies and ice cream cones are transformed into a fanciful castle, marshmallows are snipped into a polar bear, and gumdrops become everything from adorable frogs to bumblebees and ducks. Candy Aisle Crafts is packed with simple ideas for charming crafts that both  kids and parents will love.


Review:
This is a really fun book, perfect for working through with your kids! They will have fun helping to make the different creations, as well as eating the leftover pieces! There are fun Christmas ideas, like the peppermint bowls above, peppermint tree lollipops, peppermint bark cookies and candy cane heart necklaces to give as gifts! Your kids will have fun making the items, which are perfect for giving has handmade gifts!

But it's not just about the holidays! Simple ideas like this cake decoration (click over to the Super Make It blog to get the how-to!) from Jolly Rancher candy can be used year round:

Candy Aisle Crafts cake decor

Any shape, or letters can be cut out! Think how brilliant your cakes will look! Other year round ideas include a cookie/ice cream cone castle cake (Frozen birthday party anyone?), Rice Krispie houses to decorate (versus gingerbread ones), Marshmallow trees and bears, gummy/gum drop animals, funny face lollipops and animal cupcakes!  The possibilities are endless! Once you learn HOW to make one animal, suddenly you can see how to make SO many more! This is a book we'll be using ALL the time, and you need to have it on your shelf too!

The book is perfect for gift giving too- just add some of the candies mentioned in the book and put in a basket and you have a great family or foodie gift! Easy peasy!



About the Author


Jodi Levine is a lifelong crafter. In her nineteen years on Martha Stewart’s staff, she held the roles of craft editor at Martha Stewart Living magazine, editorial director of Martha Stewart Kids magazine, and product designer for Martha Stewart’s popular line of crafts. Jodi is a frequent guest on NBC’s Today and lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their two sons. Check out her blog for more ideas too!

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1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a fun book. Makes me think about getting crafty around the holidays.

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