Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Time to Play - with DK Canada

March Break is almost upon us! Are you travelling or are you planning a stay at home break with the kids this year? Looking for some ideas for things to do? Dorling Kindersley Canada has lots of suggestions! They have a great selection of kid's books - crafting, cooking, Legos, drawing and more - all on sale at 30%off. Lots of fun things to do together! You can browse the selections at the Time to Play Boutique. There are some great books for adults too. And this adult loves to create!
Craft is a great resource for those looking to try out a number of different techniques and ideas. There are six section in the book - textiles, papercrafts, jewelry, ceramics and glass, candles and soap and finally - eco crafts. Each section begins with pictures and descriptions of the tools and equipment needed.

And I easily found something I want to try in each chapter. We're doing a bathroom reno, so dying or screening new curtains is now on my list; as is reupholstering an existing small chair for the corner.

I have always wanted to try soap making. There were some great 'recipes' using goat's milk soap base that I definitely want to try. And planning ahead - soap would make really great hostess or small anytime gifts. How to present them? In one of the lovely gift boxes you've made from scrapbooking sheets. (pattern included) Accompanied by a hand made card with pressed flowers.

I really liked some of the eco craft ideas - especially the punched tin tea light holders - perfect for my new deck this summer or hanging on low branches of the surrounding trees. I saw a whimsical little wire hanging incorporating old buttons that I want to try too.

Jewelry is one craft I've never attempted, but I really want to try clay beads. Off to the local hobby store with my coupons!

There is something for everyone in Craft. I've bookmarked a few sections for programming ideas as well - papermaking might be messy, but it would be fun!

What I love about DK books are the loads of pictures they include in all their books. That, the easy to read layout and the clear, concise  step by step instructions.

What are you making?!

1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

DK books are wonderful! Unfortunately, I'm not making anything.