As we head into fall our activities for kids head indoors. But, that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop! Today I have a kids book review that will have you crafting up a storm with the kids, any time of year. Just with using simple supplies such as cardboard tubes, glue, scissors, felt, paints and clothespins.
Today’s craft book review is for 51 Things To Do With Cardboard Tubes by Fiona Hayes. It is packed full of ideas. The book has step by step instructions that will have you and the kids or your older kids entertained for hours.
Kids Book Review
51 Things To Do With Cardboard Tubes by Fiona Hayes
Your basic equipment for the book as mentioned, are the cardboard tubes, white glue, scissors, pencils, ruler, felt tip pens, paints and brushes and clothes pins.
There are 78 pages of clear photos, instructions in an easy to follow and colorful style. Each page also offers the written instructions. I decided to try the reindeer first myself. I’ll be trying these with my grand kids when I head up to visit them soon. Then I tried the owl.
The kids craft book covers making;
- so many animals such as a giraffe, lion, piglet….
- birds such as a duck, birdhouse, peacock
- cars, tractors, planes totem pole
- flowers, dragon fly
- castle, snappy croc
- holiday items such as a reindeer finger puppet, snowman, Santa
- 78 pages of things to make!
This kids craft book is geared for kids ages 8-11, grades k-3. I think parents, home school parents and teachers would enjoy using this book to guide younger children with hands on arts and craft projects. I think many of the projects in the book will be fun for even pre school kids. I think that kids ages 8-11 will love this book and may not need any help.
Some of the younger kids may need help with projects, especially if under 7.
The book would help with learning colors, manual dexterity, thinking and critical thinking, skill building. But, most of all would be fun!
For your pre school age children I think that some of the projects can be cut by the parent. Then colored by a pre schooler and assembled by the parent. Kids will have fun playing with any animal, vehicle or character from the projects in this craft book.
If you have multiple ages of young kids in the family this kids craft book might just be the perfect solution for indoor learning/playtime. I really think that kids would love creating any of the projects in the book. I can’t wait to see which project the little ones want to do first!
- I did receive a copy of the book to facilitate my review.
- 51 Things To Do With Cardboard Tubes * by Fiona Hayes
What are your favorite kids craft books?