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Kids Craft Book

Fun and Easy Crafting with Recycled Materials

I’m excited to announce that my book is coming out on December 3rd!

This book is packed with easy and fun crafts to do with kids! With over 60 cool projects that reimagine paper rolls, popsicle sticks, egg cartons, cardboard, newspaper, jars and more!

Fun and Easy Crafting Book

Exciting, Eco-Conscious Crafts with Stuff You Already Have

Transform paper rolls, egg cartons, newspaper and cardboard into colorful decorations, amazing wearable masks, hats and jewelry or even sturdy desk organizers, puzzles and paint palettes. Get ready to unleash your imagination with 60 unique crafts―with something for all ages―including:

  • Homemade Kaleidoscope
  • Build Your Own Marble Maze
  • Cool Superhero Mask
  • Dinosaur Terrarium
  • Indoor Mini-Garden
  • Awesome Cardboard Castle

TEMPLATES! 12 templates are included in the book to help you create the crafts.

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See a video preview of the book!

 

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The book has 6 chapters – based on the recycled material – paper rolls, egg cartons, newspaper/scrap paper, ice pop sticks, cardboard, jars & more.

Paper Rolls

  • From paper roll butterflies to a homemade kaleidoscope – start saving those paper towel rolls now because you won’t believe what projects and activities they can turn into!
Paper Roll Chapter - Craft Book

Egg Cartons

  • Grow your own crystals or make your own mini indoor garden with these amazing egg carton ideas!
Egg Carton Chapter - Craft Book

Newspaper/Scrap Paper

  • Turn newspaper into a pirate hat, monkey or even a wreath!
Newspaper Chapter - Craft Book

Ice Pop Sticks

  • Save those popsicle sticks because I’ll show you how to make your own baskets, boxes and puzzles with them!
Popsicle Stick Chapter - Craft Book

Cardboard

  • Transform shoe boxes, cereal boxes, and shipping boxes into aquariums, marble mazes and more!
Cardboard Chapter - Craft Book

Jars, Bottle Caps and More!

  • Save your caps and jars and make wonderful creations like flowers and discovery bottles.

There is truly something for everyone in this book! From simple crafts to fun activities too!

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Editorial Reviews

Read some of the reviews by other authors and creators of kids activities! 

“This book will provide hours of fun, and I love that it uses simple recycled materials!”
―Sarah Dees, author of Awesome Lego® Creations with Bricks You Already Have and creator of Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls

“This book is jam-packed full of fantastic ideas for using old objects in brand new ways. It is a must-have!”
―Maggy Woodley, author of Easy Paper Projects and creator of Red Ted Art

“Kimberly is simply the BEST at creating simple, colorful crafts from materials you already have around the house! I’m always amazed at how simple the projects are to make and how beautiful the results are.”
―Andrea Scalzo Yi, author of 100 Easy STEAM Activities and creator of Raising Dragons

“Kim has a knack for taking the simplest items and creating such beautiful crafts―but without overly complicated steps.”
―Susie Allison, creator of Busy Toddler

“Kim’s book is packed with creative, colorful and easy crafts that your kids will enjoy making. Start saving egg cartons and boxes now!”
―Melissa Lennig, author of Sticks and Stones and founder of Fireflies and Mud Pies

“Who says crafting has to be hard? Raid your kitchen cabinets, common household items and recycling bins to make these imaginative recycled crafts.”
―Agnes Hsu, creator of hello, Wonderful

 

Why Pre-Order?

You might be wondering why you should pre-order the book. Here are a few reasons!

  • Pre-order BONUS! – If you pre-order the book, you’ll receive this bonus printable pack! The bonus pack includes 5 bonus crafts with templates, extra templates that pair with the activities and extra templates for the crafts. All you need to do is email us at bookbonus {at} thebestideasforkids.com with a screenshot of your order.
    • Bonus Pack includes: 5 bonus crafts with templates, outdoor scavenger hunt, pirate treasure map, summer bucket list, seed starter observation template, smell jar game template and bonus templates for the crafts in the book!
Craft book bonus
  • Pre-order price guarantee – Amazon offers a pre-order price guarantee – which means if the book price drops before it is released you’re guaranteed the lowest price. I love that you’re guaranteed the best price without any effort!
  • Christmas planning – this book makes the perfect Christmas gift for kids, grandparents or parents that love to craft! It’ll provide hours of fun during Christmas break when there will be lots of leftover cardboard to use!

Click HERE to PRE-ORDER your copy on Amazon

Also available at: 

Target

Barnes and Noble

Indiebound

Books a Million

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