Sunday, August 3, 2014

Project Kid: 100 Ingenious Crafts for Family Fun, by Amanda Kingloff

This is a great book for rainy day projects because almost all of them can be made at the spur of the moment with crap you have lying around the house. I say 'crap' because most of the materials required can be found in your garbage can: juice boxes, toilet paper rolls, empty bottles, unmatched socks.

Of course the results still look like things made out of random garbage (you probably won't be showing off your results on Pinterest) but kids will like them.

And when it's raining for the fifth day in a row and school doesn't start for another month and your kid is complaining that she's borrrrrrrred, it's nice to have a book of handy ideas to get her to be quiet for a few minutes so you can watch Project Runway already keep her entertained. And if your child is a little older, like eight or nine, you can probably send her and a friend loose on their own with the book for extra time to check your Facebook and see what everyone else thought about Project Runway this week an added sense of independence.

A wise investment for any parent who lives in a rainy part of the world and forgot to take the recycling out this week has lots of bits and pieces lying around, waiting to be turned into random crap upcycled.

Project Kid: 100 Ingenious Crafts for Family Fun
Smart and Surprising Projects to Make with and for Your Kids
Author: Amanda Kingloff
Publisher: Artisan Books
Publication Date: April 8, 2014
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Source: NetGalley

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