Friday, July 29, 2016

Book Review/ Recipe Weekend: Lazy Crafternoon by Stella Fields

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook, free of charge,from Capstone Publishing, 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,  all opinions are my own.

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This new book comes out Monday, just in time beat those last weeks of Summer boredom!

lazy crafternoon cover

Synopsis:

Spend a lazy crafternoon with your friends. From pretty school supplies to colorful tech accessories to perfect party decor, Lazy Crafternoon guides tween crafters through simple steps to create amazing projects.

lazy crafternoon  project collage 1

Step-by-step instructions and images of complex steps makes completing the 50 includes projects easy for kids ages 9-13 (and older).

Review:

This is the 5th book in Stella's crafting series for kids, and a fun one to share with your kids!

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I LOVED that most of the supplies required are ones you might already have in your craft stash, or that are general art and supplies, available from your local box store, or hobby store! The idea of the book is promote friendship through crafting, in a "crafternoon" setting. So it offers super easy projects, more involved projects and even snack recipes. 

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The sewing section, with sample projects above, DOES require basic sewing machine skills. So if your child doesn't already know how to sew, then you may need to use this book as a secondary to teaching them that basic skill. The projects are simple enough that small yardage can be used, allowing for a fun trip to the fabric store for a 1/4 to 1/2 yard of fabric, or from pulling form your fabric stash! 

The projects include simple directions and photos of the finished products, but NOT of the actual steps. There are a few that might require some help, but most are pretty easy to follow for kid with basic craft skills.

lazy crafternoon  project

Miss Grace took on the yarn wrapped bottle, but because we were short on bottles, she grabbed an available tin, went hunting for what she needed, and then got down to business! She plans on using the tin as a pencil keeper on her desk! She had a lot of fun and finished it pretty quickly (hence why I didn't have more in progress photos! She loved being able to open the book and handle the project from start to finish, without help from mom!

If you are looking for a fun crafting book for your child, to help alleviate Summer boredom, or to help bring their crafting skills up a notch, then this is the perfect book for them, and we highly recommend it!

It wouldn't be Recipe Weekend, without a Recipe, and this book has some very easy ones!

Recipe:

Here is a great gift idea/recipe that is great for 'Christmas in July', aka, to start n your Christmas gifts NOW! It also makes a great handmade birthday present!


lazy crafternoon  cup project

lazy crafternoon  cup project recipe


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