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Martha Stewart’s Favorite Crafts For Kids

Well, folks, there’s a new Martha Stewart book out, and it’s all about Crafts For Kids. In fact, it’s called Martha Stewart’s Favorite Crafts For Kids. It’s PACKED full of 175 cool craft projects for kids. (Including holiday and baking ideas sprinkled throughout.)

I was sent a copy to review and as soon as it arrived, I handed it over to Fen to bookmark some projects that interested her. As you can imagine, when I found the book the next day it had about 14 million little raggedy slips of paper coming out of nearly every page. So. I chose a couple of crafts myself, and here’s what we made….

1. Origami Rings! This one caught my eye immediately, so once I started making a few, Fen jumped right in. She hasn’t stopped making them for a few days, and they’re really simple once you’ve made one- so cool. She’s been giving them away to everyone as little impromptu gifts.

origami rings craft • Artchoo.com

origami ring project  from new Martha Stewart craft book • Artchoo.com

 

2. Button Frame – we finished this one just in the nick of time for Father’s Day. It’s so sweet to see the concentration on the face of a 3 year old when they are engaged in a craft. When we (I helped finish it up a little) finished gluing on the buttons, I asked Beckett to draw some faces, and chose one that fit well in the frame opening. The frame was from Michaels. Also, who knew it would be so difficult to find colorful buttons? We finally found them at Walmart.

button frame craft from new Martha Stewart craft book

button frame craft from new Martha Stewart craft book • Artchoo.com

button frame craft from new Martha Stewart craft book • Artchoo.com

 

I love Pinterest and all, but it’s so nice to have collections of crafts in book-form for when you want to leaf through alongside your kids and pick something new. We all get sidetracked on the computer, but books give you that sense of focus and calm that you can’t get when you start clicking around the web looking for ideas.

Some of the other crafts we will be trying from this book are: painted umbrellas (!), leaf alphabet cards, paper bead necklace, and the cool little boxes in which to display travel keepsakes. (Did you notice my impeccable grammar?)

Find the book on Amazon here.

Martha Stewart's Favorite Crafts for Kids

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Written by Joanne Gonzales

Joanne Gonzales has a passion for getting creative. Whether she is making personalized DIY gifts or taking part in larger arts and crafts projects, she puts her all into making new and beautiful things.

She lives with a group of close friends and believes in the natural way of life. Joanne has built an outdoor arts and crafts gallery that overlooks the countryside in her hometown, which is where all of her creations come to life.

Art started off as a hobby, but over time Joanne has mastered her skills and sold some of her favorite pieces. She works full time as a florist and has done for many years. It helps keep her creative juices flowing and she hopes to one day open her own florist shop with a twist.

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  1. Again with the origami – I LOVE it!

    Those rings are super fun and I can see my daughter making these for all of her friends.

    The button frame is cute, too. And the pics: perfection, as always.

    • Ha-ha! We’ve been discovering origami and loving it. Probably because it’s pretty magical. Yes, your daughter would love these, as she is the perfect age for them. Prepare yourself for a house full of paper scraps and fancy origami rings!

  2. Yeah, I’ma gunna see if the library has this. Cus this would make summer much more interesting around here.

  3. Pssst…. We find our simple solid colored, multi-sized buttons, packed up in wee containers at our local DollarStore. (We in Canada but, just a suggestion for hard to find buttons) 😉

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