Friday, 13 August 2010

Summer Things to Make and Do - Usborne Activities

Keep the kids busy
Review by Maryom

The title really speaks for itself - an art and craft book of summer-related things to draw, paint and make. It's absolutely full of a variety ideas to keep children occupied throughout the school holidays Printing, collage, paper-crafting - whichever your child prefers, they're sure to find something.
There are simpler ideas, such as collage flowers or fingerprint seahorses, that would suit fairly young children, particularly if helped by an adult or older child, and more complex ones, such as the fishing boat mobile, for older children to make on their own. Each activity comes with easily-followed, illustrated step-by-step instructions.
Although inspired by summer things - seaside, flipflops, ice cream - this isn't a book that will be used only in summer. There are projects in it to inspire a child's imagination at any time of year.
I mustn't forget to mention the most important bit in so many children's eyes - over 250 stickers!! Kites and ice creams, fishing boats and seashells, flowers and insects... lots and lots to decorate paintings, cards, notebooks..
All in all an excellent book filled with hours of creative fun.

Maryom's review - 5 stars
Publisher - Usborne
Genre - Children's Non-Fiction (Craft)

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