Playful : Fun Projects to Make With + For Kids
Playful: Toys and Crafts Made by Hand is a charming collection of 26 unique, modern projects for parents (and other adults) to make for young children as well as an exciting assortment of projects that kids preschool age and up can make alongside an adult. Divided into five categories-Playful Dress Up, Playful Toys, Playful Paper Crafts, Playful Repurposing and Playful Art-the low-skill/high-style/low-cost projects include fair maiden and knight dress-up smocks, a tiger pinata, a parade of paper puppets, a convoy of trucks, a dollhouse made out of cardboard and bright duct tape, an art table, a cloth trapeze doll and wooden pencil holders. Templates for artwork shown on projects are included with step-by-step, easy-to-follow instructions. Authored by Merrilee Liddiard and photographed by Nicole Gerulat, this enchanting book is sure to inspire many happy hours of making-as well as make-believe-among adults and the children they love.
- Hardback | 144 pages
- 204 x 237 x 22mm | 750g
- 16 Sep 2014
- Stewart, Tabori & Chang Inc
- New York, United States
- 60 full-colour photographs, 150 colour and black-and-white illustrations
"Everything about it is scrumptious. Every project, every photo, all the little details. Buy it so you can make fun, imaginative, totally doable projects with your kids. And buy it because the attention to detail will inspire you!"--Design Mom "I certainly recommend this book if you are looking for fun activities to do with your kids at home."--Dominique's Desk "Merrilee's book offers billions of ideas that are surprisingly doable, and in a world where we frown upon play and elevate productivity, I admire her bravery to put down the phone and make something with her kids."--Design for MiniKind "Thankfully, books and supply kits that encourage children to truly create are also available these days. The best of the books--like Merilee Liddiard's new release, Playful--may provide instructions for creating a dollhouse or a cardboard-and-paint menagerie, but they also promote open-ended arts-making by encouraging parents to keep found objects and recycled materials on hand for kids to use when the mood and inspiration strike."--Working Mother "A pinata, like this bright design from Merrilee Liddiard's new book Playful: Fun Projects to Make With + For Kids, just says Party!"--Redbook
About Merrilee Liddiard
Merrilee Liddiard is creator of the mermag.com blog (which averages 65,000 monthly page views) and is fast-becoming the go-to person for modern kids' crafts.