With our little peanuts back in school our minds have been on finding new + fun ways to continue the learning + teaching at home. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite books for kids and families that include crafts + home design ideas and we’ll be sharing all of them over the next couple of weeks. They are all such great books to have at your home + refocus your time spent with your kids! And since we love them so much we also want to share the love with two of our readers! Make sure to follow our Instagram Page to enter!
To start things off we wanted to introduce you to the ultimate kids craft book, PROJECT KID | 100 Ingenious Crafts for Family Fun! This book was created by Amanda Kingloff who was the Lifestyle Director for Parents Magazine from 2007 to 2013. Amanda has established herself as the expert in the world of kids’ crafts. PROJECT KID is a craft book and so much more—it’s a way of seeing the world and interacting with your children. PROJECT KID shows you how to craft clever creations from almost everything around you. Spaghetti boxes become skyscrapers and juice boxes are transformed into owls. Plastic fly swatters are needlepointed and an oven mitt becomes a miniature sleeping bag. And that’s just the beginning. Once you begin crafting with your kid, filling your house with delightful pieces to play with and admire, you will bask in an enchanting sense of accomplishment. It’s time to unplugging and focusing on the here and now with your children! You can get your own copy available on Amazon + anywhere else books are sold.
“Excerpted from Project Kid by Amanda Kingloff (Artisan Books). Copyright © 2014. Photographs by Alexandra Grablewski.”
Juice boxes can be made into any vehicle or building block, and they suit this family of owls perfectly.
What you’ll need
- 1 juice box, emptied and cleaned
- One 12-by-12-inch piece of patterned craft paper
- Clear tape
- Wool felt (available from MagicCabin.com)
- Tacky glue
- Pumpkin seeds (about 50)
- 2 cotton balls
- 1 basket coffee filter
- Yellow watercolor paint
- 2 wooden beads
The steps to create your own Juice-Box Owls are below!