Crafty Surprises to Hide in Plain Sight
Candlewick Press (MA), Spiral, 9780763656485, 53pp.
Publication Date: March 26, 2013
For young artists, tricksters, and crafters, here is a hip, friendly how-to manual for creating removable and shareable art projects from easily found materials. The sneaky part is in the installation Each work of art is custom-created for display in public places a tiny cork-bottomed boat in a public fountain, a plate of tiny paper cupcakes on your teacher's desk, a penny left on the ground for a stranger, a funny message left on your mother's bathroom mirror, and more. This utterly unique guide part craft book, part art-philosophy offers a stylish and sweet "made-you-look-twice" spirit of fun meant to put a smile on the faces of strangers and loved ones alike.
With bright photos illustrating the project in action, an appealing design, and easy-to-follow instructions, crafty (and sneaky) kids are going to love this—and may want to hide and catch the discoverer of their handiwork. Fun all the way around.
—Booklist (starred review)