My kids love to create things with cardboard, paper, boxes, and any other treasures from the recycling bin that they can get their hands on. Currently, my youngest is building a rocket out of a refrigerator box and is conducting experiments to decide how to best propel it into space. We have diagrams on the chalkboard and are tracking the phases of the moon as he turns what was formerly just a box into a technologically advanced dollar-store-aluminum-foil-covered space exploration whiz-bang projectile.
Paper Goods Projects
When I got the chance to review Paper Goods Projects: Coffee Filter Flowers, Doily Butterflies, Cupcake Paper Cards, and 57 More Crafts Made with Supermarket Finds, I knew it would be right up our alley, as my youngest gets his love of cardboard construction from his older brother. This book sounded like a no-brainer for our household, and I have not been disappointed.
Jodi Levine teaches readers how to turn basic paper goods into amazing creations ranging from simple cards and party hats to a menagerie of animals, with templates and complete instructions for the projects.
Some of my favorite features of Paper Goods Projects
- It is richly photographed, so you have a visual of each project as you work through the steps.
- Complete supplies lists for each activity.
- Variety of projects for boys and girls.
- Holiday and party decor as well as toys.
- Range of difficulty–something for younger and older kids. In fact, older kids can pick up the book and follow it without much adult assistance.
- Fun projects to do together, parent and child, or entire family.
- Great boredom busters for yucky weather days.
- Re-using and recycling is always a win!
And the best thing is how easy it is to adapt the projects and make them your own. We are already saving up supplies for our holiday decor!
How would you like to have a copy of Paper Goods Projects to enjoy, just in time for holiday crafting? We are giving away a copy to one reader, so be sure to enter using the form below for a chance to win. Open to continental US residents only.
The publisher provided a review copy of Paper Goods Projects.