Homemade Fun

101 Crafts and Activities to Do with Kids

Rae Grant

St. Martin's Griffin

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Homemade Fun is Rae Grant's third charming family activity book. Like the previous books in the series, Homemade Fun offers a generous collection of classic activities for kids and families who enjoy making creative projects at home, paired with delightful vintage art throughout. Parents, especially moms who are juggling kids, time, and a budget, can use this book as a resource when looking for ways to enrich and entertain their kids. Featuring a versatile compilation of classic crafts, games, and activities that are family and kid-oriented, the book can be used for many different situations including camp activities, after-school activities, birthday parties, rainy day events, and vacations as well.

Homemade Fun will provide hours of family fun!
--stitch a handy wallet
--build a tool box
--decorate a pillowcase
--make paper flowers
--bake pretzels
--decorate cupcakes
--have a pizza party
--hold a bubble race
plus so much more!

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Homemade Fun
Hand Sewing and EmbroideryHand Sewing and EmbroideryRecycled Containers Sewing Equipment Sewing Terms Repurposing Good Stuff to Repurpose Rules for Hand Sewing Threading a Needle Masking a Knot Running Stitch Backstitch Creasing and Hemming Buttons Useful Embroidery Stitches Up-and-Down Stitch Straight Stitch Flower Stem Stitch Satin Stitch Blanket Stitch Crisscross Stitch Chain Stitch French Knot Jelly Jar Lid Pin Cushion Bluebird Ornament Lunch Money Wallet Embroidered Pillowcase Placemat Roll-Up Pouch Washcloth Puppet Tooth Fairy Pillow Soft Toy BunnyRecycled ContainersEveryday

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"Grant's (Crafting Fun, Cooking Fun) collection of craft projects that all kids should learn includes paper boats, button bracelets, and tin can bird feeders. The sewing and cooking projects are particularly good and suitable for girls and boys. A worthwhile purchase, even for collections with Grant's previous books." --Library Journal

"Homemade Fun is a great book to have around when you're looking to give your kids a creative alternative to incessant TV viewing. This compilation of classic crafts, games, and activities can be used to entertain kids at birthday parties, scout meetings, or in your own back yard. From paper lanterns to moon journals and button bracelets, this book will remind you to teach the kids in your life the crafts you did back in your day." --Grand Rapids Press
"Rae Grant understands the modern family's desire to live a simpler life. This is a must-have book on every family's shelves for the years to come." --Pardis Amirshahi, editor of Living Crafts magazine

"In a time when our children can be lost on the information highway, Rae Grant has created a way to stop and get off. Homemade Fun offers families a way back to that delightful world called imagination." --Peggy Stern, Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker
 
Praise for Rae Grant's previous book:
"Crafting Fun is a hands-on, hands-down winner. Projects are simple and straightforward, and will entertain your children for hours." --Parenthood.com blog


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About the Author

Rae Grant

RAE GRANT  is a book designer, collage illustrator, and author. Her background in fine letterpress, printing, and bookmaking established her reputation for designing high-quality illustrated books. Rae lives in Manhattan with her daughter and husband. Her previous books are Crafting Fun and Cooking Fun.

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Homemade Fun
101 Crafts and Activities to Do with Kids
Rae Grant

e-Book Agency

e-Book Agency
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
June 2010
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429964326
ISBN10: 1429964324
144 pages, Includes color illustrations throughout
$7.99

Paper Over Board

Paper Over Board
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
June 2010
Paper Over Board
ISBN: 9780312610777
ISBN10: 0312610777
8 1/4 x 9 inches, 144 pages, Includes color illustrations throughout
$19.99
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