Keep your kids’ boredom at bay with 35 environmentally-friendly ideas they’ll love to make.
Designed with the environment in mind, this brilliant collection of craft projects will keep kids entertained for hours. It features decorations, toys, jewelry, gifts, and more, every one of them incorporating natural materials—woodland folk are created from pine cones and seed pods, a length of bark is the base for an animal painting, and a piece of slate is transformed into a pretty brooch or badge. The fun ideas range from bark rubbings for budding artists to herb head flowerpots for junior gardeners and are sure to give kids the creative bug. Best of all, finding the project materials encourages kids to get outside! They can gather shells on the beach to make the shell mice, or collect leaves and twigs on a countryside walk to make a printed fox wall hanging. Even their own backyard will become an exciting source of crafty materials.
Clare Youngs studied graphic design and has worked in packaging design, illustration, and book jacket design. Her other books include Folded Book Art, A Year in Crafts, Colour Yourself to Happiness, Book Art, Mobile Art, Wall Art, Make Your Own Woodland Creatures, Letter Art, and Folk Art Needlecraft (all published by CICO Books). She is based in Kent, UK.