I received copies of both books to help facilitate my review.
This summer I have been incorporating quiet time activities with my kids in the afternoon. We recently had the opportunity to review two Suzanne McNeill’s Kids’ Craft Books.
Foam Crafts for Kids is filled with more than 100 wonderful projects for young children. Both boys and girls will love the incredible range of fun ideas in this book, and foam is a very versatile material that’s super-easy to work with.
Inspired by the classic crafts that you made in summer camp, Vacation Crafting provides more than 150 child-friendly projects for girls and boys ages 4 to 12.
Kids will learn to make friendship bracelets, woven potholders, pony bead animals, plastic lanyards, wire art, rubber band jewelry, foam crafts, scoubidou, paracord gear, and more.
Using inexpensive, readily available craft supplies and simple enough to take along to the mountains or beach, it’s the perfect solution for any family vacation! This big book also provides a sure way to liven up parties, scout meetings, rainy days, camp activities, and after-school activities.
My take: Both of these books have been hits with my kids. My almost 6 year old really enjoys making the foam animals and my 10 year old son has made countless crafts from the Vacation Crafting book. In fact he might not even have to buy Christmas presents this year. Each craft was very easy to follow, with great instructions and pictures!