4 out of 5 stars.
I would like to thank Capstone for providing me with a free ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an open and honest review.
This book was reviewed with the help of my 11 year old daughter. We both loved it.
Where to start with the praise? The pictures are colourful, inviting and really show off the craft ideas well. The instructions are clear, easy to read and follow and look great. And my 11 year old loves the washi tape used in most of it!
The variety of craft ideas were great too. Some basic, some a little harder and all of them unique and – as said by 11 year old – funky. We could both see ourselves spending a lot of time prettying up our house, stationery and other items with some of the great crafty ideas shown.
One minor constructive criticism is there appears to be a printing error in the ‘What you’ll need’ for the “Rainbow Fruit in glitter Cups”. It appears to be the same list for the “Sweet Snack” popcorn boxes. But as this was an ARC I was reading, I am going to assume that was fixed up before the final edit and publication.
Other than that, loved this book, enjoyed reading it with my daughter and we now both want to buy our own copy so we can get making!
Would I recommend this book to others?
Yes I would. It was fun, full of unique, gorgeous and mostly easy to make ideas. Seriously something all crafty families should have in their bookshelves for those lazy days. I can see it as a real ‘I’m bored’ busters!
Would I buy this book for myself?
Yes I would. Loved it, have added it to my Amazon wish list and hope to own a copy one day soon. My daughter and I both really enjoyed the book and were greatly inspired by the craft ideas shown. So many little projects we now want to try!
In summary: A great crafty book for family, friends and fun. We loved the pictures, easy to follow instructions and great craft ideas. Definitely recommend.
Until next time,