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Review: Craft Books.
Green Crafts for Children
Emma Hardy
I bought this book, not because
I was about to start doing crafts
at home with my children, but
because it was such a visually
appealing book. I was instantly
attracted to the felt necklace
featured on the cover and
the emphasis on using found
materials. When I saw the ‘walnut
babies’ project inside I was at the
till before I knew it!
It contains 35 step-by step
wonderfully imaginative projects
all using natural, recycled and up-
cycled materials. From salt dough
brooches, potato print t-shirts
(very Boden in design!), pinecone
animals, drift wood boats with
polka-dot sails to glove creatures,
felted bags, t-shirt puppets and
cork animals. This is a project
which could be used to extend or h t t p : / / w w w. a m a z o n . c o. u k /
book with a difference. I’m not
enhance your own crafting. Green-Crafts-Children-Emma-
going to pretend that I have been
The walnut babies, however, are a Hardy/dp/1906094748
whipping up any of these with
must (find them on page 81!)
my children, but the book is a
delight to browse and contains,
oddly, some great tips for crafters
 ukhandmade Spring 2009
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