P.S.—We Made This: Super Fun Crafts That Grow Smarter + Happier Kids!

Abrams. Oct. 2022. 192p. ISBN 9781419756108. pap. $24.99. CRAFTS
I Made This blogger Domesek has produced a concise set of easy-to-construct crafts for parents to create with their children. Working with childhood play and learning professional Laura Felt, Domesek includes crafts that are marked with codes to show the cognitive, physical, or social-emotional skills the activities emphasize. Projects that can be done quickly or that absolutely require adult supervision are also clearly labeled. Most of the projects involve materials easily found around the house, such as cardboard boxes and construction paper, while a few call for items such as colored cellophane or tissue paper for the “Butterfly Fairy Wings” and bubble wrap for the “Bubble Shoe Painting.” A few of the more advanced crafts require a glue gun. Most of these crafts also incorporate ideas for expanded elements of play and participant improvisation. While marketed for parents and their children, the book would also be useful to elementary school teachers looking for new class art projects.
VERDICT Highly recommended for parents and teachers who are looking for low-cost, easy, fun creative projects for preschoolers to preteens.
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