Keep crafty children of all ages entertained and inspired for hours with Fiona Hayes’ 100 Things to Recycle and Make. Everyday materials are transformed into all kinds of stunning and practical projects, from toy animals and vehicles to dressing-up props, decorations, games, and even fun storage solutions. Bringing together the best projects from the popular Crafty Makes series, each section is dedicated to a different base object: cardboard boxes; paper plates; cardboard tubes; materials from nature; and egg cartons. With twenty projects per section to choose from, and 100 projects overall, this book will appeal to a wide range of ages and interests. Simple cardboard tubes become a set of pirate skittles, a friendly octopus, and an entire castle. Plain cardboard boxes are turned into a pirate ship, a money box, and a robot; twigs, leaves and other outdoors materials become picture frames, masks, and a dinosaur. Paper plates make a great bug or flower hat, a dotty frog, and a cute panda, while egg cartons are turned into a fire engine, a pencil holder, and a Christmas tree. Children will be entertained for hours with this invaluable collection of crafty makes, and even the whole family can be involved in recycling everyday objects and turning them into exciting projects. Create entire animal kingdoms and alien worlds, or simply a new favourite toy or mascot. With such a huge range of exciting projects to make from the simplest of objects, 100 Things to Recycle and Make is the ultimate craft inspiration for creative children.
About the Author
Fiona Hayes has illustrated, designed and written children's books for nearly 20 years, and has worked with children and adults on a wide range of craft projects. She has always loved making things, from baking to all sorts of crafts. From her point of view, things you make are always better than anything you can buy, and best of all, creating wonderful stuff makes you and everyone else smile!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
"100 Things to Recycle and Make" by Fiona Hayes is a book of creativity and conservation for kids that teaches them both ingenuity and to see potential in the things around them. This book has 100 projects for kids to make out of things that would otherwise go in the landfill. It teaches children how to make useful things and artwork that boosts they sense of worth and helps them grow their creativity. There is so much to love in this book and the many projects will stimulate kids' minds for hours and hours. I received this eBook free of charge from Quarto Publishing Group – QEB via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. I did not receive any fiscal compensation from either company for this review and the opinions expressed herein are entirely my own.
Super cute! This book has lots of great ideas (100, to be exact!) and they all seem reasonably easy to execute with accessible materials. My favorite crafts were the ones made out of materials from nature, like pine cones and sticks. This book is very well timed for the summer, great for keeping kids busy and reusing materials they already have. I think it would also be a fantastic source of ideas for birthday party. Thanks to NetGalley for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review.