101 Crafts and Activities to Do with Kids
By Rae Grant
St. Martin's Griffin, Hardcover, 9780312610777, 144pp.
Publication Date: June 8, 2010
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
--have a pizza party
--hold a bubble race
plus so much more!
"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