I, like many creative bloggers, didn’t really get into crafting until I had my son. It’s not that I wasn’t crafty before- I grew up with a mom who we always referred to as Martha Stewart because she was always making something, and I liked to get involved in projects, but I had a life that got in the way.
When little man was born, I became a stay at home mom, and the urge to make things hit me full force. It was such a great way to connect with my family and friends and feel like I was giving them truly something special when I made a homemade gift or fancy decoration.
I CANT WAIT for little man and baby B to be big enough to really get into making things with me. (Little man has started exploring his creative side a bit… but then he just ends up eating crayons, and craft time ends.)
I’ve seen a lot of craft books, and a few geared towards crafting with kids- but I have to say, most of them are pretty lame.
Hand in Hand is NOT a lame kids craft book- it is jam-packed full of projects you and your kids will actually WANT to make from some of your favorite bloggers.
Plus, it is full of tips from ways to make chores creative, to finding ways to squeeze in family craft time, to crafting in the kitchen. I love that this book doesn’t only show crafts, but emphasizes hands-on learning and interaction with your kids.
Each contributor talks about the importance crafts have in their family life, gives some great tips on life with kids, organization or squeezing in creative ways to learn as well as an awesome, easy to follow tutorial you and you kids will enjoy.
While any skill level crafter could take on each craft in the book, you could also customize them to make easier for younger kids or to suit your own style. I definitely got a lot of ideas from the tutorials showcased. And the pictures are lovely!
A few of my favorites from the 20 great tutorials you will find inside include:
An adorable tooth fairy pillow (pictured above)
A Jewelry and Key Organizer
Ormaments for any Season
Some of the awesome tips and ticks you will find inside:
-rainy day craft ideas
-fun ways to discover your city and town with your kids
-organizing a “go bag” for outings
and many more invaluable ways to connect with your kids (many of which I was thrilled to read as I can start implementing a lot of these now, even though little man isn’t big enough to craft just yet. I am so inspired by the ideas I got for more constructive hands-on learning time with him from each contributor.)
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I was provided a copy of hand in hand to review by Lark Crafts, as well as a copy to give away. All opinions are my own.