Do you love crafting? Do you love doll houses? Have you ever thought about creating a DIY dollhouse using every day materials? If this sounds intriguing to you I have news of a new release craft book that is going to be fun for children, and parents alike. This would make a great gift idea for kids. (over 8 years)
With the book D.I.Y. Dollhouse young crafters, like my grand kids and, kids you know can learn how to transform easy to find house hold items into doll house furniture. I did receive a review copy of the book for free via Princeton Architectural Press, and have sourced the book for your convenience.
When I first saw the book I immediately thought of my 9 year old grand daughter because she makes things for her American dolls with cardboard boxes, tape, glue, papers, and other recycled objects. Plain, and simple she loves creating, building, and making items for her dolls. Every time I visit her she wants to craft, sew, and make things.
Not only is this economical, she loves recycling materials. It’s fun for her. She’s made pillows with left over fabric scraps. She cut the shapes, filled it with stuffing, and glued the edges. She’s made shoe boxes for her dolls, dog house, and other items. Her imagination is big.
But, with this book, by Alexia Henrion she can build, and decorate a doll house using everyday materials. Expanding on her ideas, with instructions in the book.
The book D.I.Y. Dollhouse comes with so many ideas, instructions, mini tool, and material lists for the projects. The illustrations are clear, and then many have photographs of finished projects.
- The book , shares many of the finished projects.
With this book she’ll be building cabinets, hanging shelves, sinks, and more! Start with the house building instructions, and move on to each room.
- living room
- teenager’s room
- children’s room
With each section in the book at least 4- 5 items to build, filled with instructions of how to create them. What’s great about this book is that it’s the gate-way for budding designer, builders, and architects, showing them how to build, and furnish their own eco-friendly house.
I asked my grand daughter what she’d like to be when she grows up. She responded that she would love to be a owner of a bakery-coffee house, art café. I can see her planning her vision already. Maybe she can create her vision after seeing how to create a dollhouse. I’m sure she’s going to love the book. I can’t wait to share the book, and spend time with her building her D.I.Y. Dollhouse
Whether you have a budding builder or know a kid who just loves to make things, and craft. I think they’ll love this book too. It would make the perfect gift to inspire them even further.
Skill level: I would say this book is good for ages 8 years and up. Must be able to read, follow directions, old enough to cut with scissors, glue, and manipulate materials. Or have help.
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Do you enjoy making things with recycled materials?