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Side by Side: 20 Collaborative Projects for Crafting with Your Kids Paperback – August 21, 2012
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The crafts remind me of the material in my vintage craft book collection, specifically late 60s- mid 70s books, in a very good way. These are very natural, open crafts that give children a lot of room to express themselves and to enjoy nature. This book contains monoprints, stamping, embroidery, some hand sewing and other projects, all of them fairly simple with lots of room for a child's natural expression. The author also includes a lot of tips on how to set it up and make the project as much fun as possible. Some of them are very outdoorsy, natural crafts, others are perfect for a rainy afternoon. All of them are good ideas for spending time with a child and encouraging their artistic vision and creativity.
The first chapter, Collaborators is projects you do with your children. Some of them you set up the project and provide some guidance, such as the giant paper snowflakes, others like doll from a drawing will use different skills from both you and your child. All of the projects have a strong emphasis on the creativity of the child.
Companion Projects are worked side by side, you can do one project and offer help as needed to the project they are doing. These include working with succulents to make a terrarium and a wreath, or a hand-sewn necklace for a child to make a simple, elegant crocheted lariat for an adult to make.
Family Field Trips encourages kids to think of the world as a space to play and create. The Seed Self-Portrait is a great group project, and I'm absolutely charmed by the living willow playhouse.Read more ›
The whole concept of this book, "Side by Side", is so well considered and makes this an exceptional book!
One of Carson's tips for working with kids is to transform a typical craft project to something really big. I love this idea and can see how it might be applied to a myriad of projects around here.
Not only are the projects unique and engaging (how about a huge seed self portrait on the ground at the park?), but her philosophy is worth reading too. She offers great reminders on working with children on creative projects.
This would make a great gift for a crafty family with several children!
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My 5 year old twins and I absolutely LOVE this book. The projects are incredibly simple yet beautiful and the photographs are stunning. Read morePublished on October 31, 2012 by Kale Diva