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Art Books – Watercolor & Colored Pencils

I know the color wheel by heart and I know the difference between a grade-school child's tree and an actually "happy tree." I can sketch something that looks vaguely like what I see rather than what I think I see. And I have practiced enough with brushes and...

Fun Craft Books – Crochet, Macrame, & Rockets

My daughter loves to crochet. But I haven't seen her enjoy crocheting anything more than these cute little puppies, from corgis to labs to poodles to chihuahuas and more! The book features lots of vivid and large photos, with fairly advanced abbreviation-based...

The Craft Kingdom

Ever walk down the crafting aisle at your local Walmart or wherever and wonder, "I wish I knew how to do that fun thing...?" I sure have -- pretty much every single time. And it's even more like that for my kids. So we're all pretty thrilled with this book. It goes...

Kid’s Crafting Books

My First Gardening Book has so many fun ideas to help get my kids off of their devices and playing outside! The photos and the illustrations are both very well done, and my kids will sit for hours reading through the book and planning our outdoor activities. The first...

Make Your Mark

When I was a child, markers were pretty low quality and the most exciting ones were the ones that had fruity smells. Now, there are so many different styles and brands of markers, it’s so much fun to see all the options. In Make Your Mark, they offer 30 ideas for...

Stamp It!

I've been somewhat of a rubber stamp collector for years and really enjoy the craft. I hadn't really ever considered that I could make stamps myself but that opens up a whole new world for me in terms of subject matter that I can use. I like to use stamps on envelopes...

Audiobooks For Crafters

I know that lots of crafters enjoy listening to audiobooks while they work on knitting, sewing, or other projects. Random House has a fun solution for that need! They have created a dedicated page for crafters as part of our Try Audiobooks site suggesting great...

Fun Gift Books!

This is probably incredibly obvious, but: If you really love "Star Trek: The Next Generation," and also really love cats, and especially if you like clever/humorous illustration, well, this is the book for you. Happily, our family is in all three groups, so it's...

Valentine’s Day Ideas For Kids

FamilyFun magazine has some great ideas for Valentine's Day! Get the free printable templates here. YO-YO Print the template onto 8½-by-11-inch sticker paper, and have your child trim it out using pinking shears. Stick it onto the yo-yo, and you’re good to go! ZOO...