Give your kids their first taste of crafting with My First Craft Book, a brilliant introduction to a world of endless creative possibilities.
With Emma Hardy’s 25 easy ideas aimed at children aged from 7 to 11, there are hours of fun to be had. Every project comes with crystal clear instructions and cute artworks that guide your child through every step. You’ll find you can make lots of things with just paper and glue in the papercrafts section, while tiny tailors can learn about basic stitching in the Simple Sewing chapter. Kids can move onto bigger projects in the costumes section, where there are lots of ideas for creative play. There’s a chapter on transforming natural and recycled materials into presents and toys; plus, the holidays will never be boring, with ideas for pumpkin animals, Easter egg cards, and Christmas cookies. Every activity expands your child’s knowledge and once they have mastered the basics they can let their imagination run wild and start work on their own craft projects.
Emma Hardy is a keen gardener and an equally keen crafter. Emma’s gardening books for CICO include Small Summer Gardens, The Winter Garden, Teeny Tiny Gardening, and Tiny Tabletop Gardens; her craft books for CICO include Learn to Sew, Making Children's Clothes, Quilting in No Time, Hand-Crafted Cards, My First Sewing Machine Book, and My First Rock Painting Book. Married with two daughters, Emma lives in south London, UK.