Christmas Craft Book by Laura Minter & Tia Williams

Christmas Craft Book is a brilliant activity book full of 30 fun & festive projects to make with kids. It’s an absolute treasure trove of stunning, easy to make crafts that use many everyday household items. If you’re looking for fun ways to keep children of all ages busy and entertained in the days up to Christmas this is definitely the book for you.

The book starts with a contents page, an introduction and a list of tools and materials you will need. Advice on crafting with kids and safety tips are followed by the main section of the book – the activities.

There are so many fabulous activities in this book that it’s hard to choose favourites. Many include painting, gluing and sticking. We particularly love the festive story stones with their own festive bag and the Santa spotter binoculars are a brilliant idea!

Activities using fabric, pom poms and sewing range from an easy to make Christmas pudding cushion to the more complicated Santa’s Elf. We also love the no sew Christmas sweaters and the Elf and Fairy peg dolls – I loved making peg dolls when I was younger.

More unusual crafts include string snowmen (made using balloons and string), seasonal string art and copper star lights. There are also activities using natural objects including twig stars and twig tree decorations. Recipes at the end of the book include mini Christmas cake truffles and we really want to make the white chocolate crunchy snowmen.

The pages are attractive and well laid out – easy to follow instructions and colour photos lead you through every step of the process and templates for the activities are included at the end of the book. A photo of the finished project is shown along with the items that you will need. This Advent Calendar is one of our favourite crafts, it has a family photo behind each door.

My parents still have Christmas crafts that I made as a child and I still have crafts from my daughter – there’s something special about bringing them out every year. Many of these crafts are timeless and can be used as decorations year after year.

The authors of Christmas Craft Book, Laura Minter and Tia Williams, are award winning bloggers. You can find more fabulous Christmas craft ideas on their blog, Little Button Diaries.

Age Range: 3 + (with supervision!)

Thank you to GMC Books for sending a review copy of this inspiring book.

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