This lovely new book is authored by Sarah Olmsted, one of the owners of Imagine Childhood - an online children's store filled to the brim with quality toys and
tools for great adventures. If you're not already familiar with the
store then you should treat yourself and visit soon!
With the same sense of childhood magic that fills Imagine Childhood the store, Sarah invites the reader into the natural wonders of children's play and imagination set against a background of the great outdoors. Along with 25 craft projects, Sarah shares ideas that a caregiver can use to instill in children a love for nature and learn from it as well. The projects cover a wide variety of ideas from mud construction to magic wands, from animation to navigation.
This book is as much a guide to the potential of your child's imagination and how to nurture it, as it is a craft book. The author's reflections on her childhood, along with others, will remind you of your own childhood and serve as great stories to share with, and inspire, your children.
Maple Leaf House Tutorial
Please click here to download a pdf excerpt from Imagine Childhood - instructions on how to make this sweet Maple Leaf House from felt!
To enter this giveaway for a copy of Imagine Childhood: Exploring the World Through Nature, Imagination, and Play, please leave a comment on this post by midnight P.S.T on Saturday, November 10th. The three winners will be contacted by email and announced here on Monday, November 12th.
If you are reading this on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ or in your email you will need to visit this post on The Crafty Crow blog to enter your comment for eligibility. Only one entry per person and you must be over 18 to win. Winners will be chosen using the Random Number Generator. This giveaway is available in the USA only.
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Read more about the book and it's author, Sarah Olmsted, here at Roost Books. Good luck everyone!
Disclosure: I received a free copy of the book for review purposes but all opinons are my own. This post includes affiliate links.
Michele Made Me always comes up with brilliant ideas to use recycled goods in crafting. Here is one of her latest examples, small wreaths made from recycled paper! They are easy enough for kids to make or an adult could make them ahead of time and let the kids just do the decorating. I think they are adorable as is, but they would be great for napkin rings or ornaments too!