The modern child experiences quite a different world than the one I remember growing up. Technology has wonderful benefits, no doubt, but I do feel nostalgic for simpler times... and try to re-create it with my children. I believe in the magic of old fashioned games and the teaching powers of classic crafts. I know I'm not alone. Much to my delight Rae Grant, author of Crafting Fun and Cooking Fun, has just published her third book: Homemade Fun 101 Crafts and Activities to Do with Kids. This book encapsulates and revitalizes many traditional childhood favorites.
With a wonderful selection of:
- hand sewing and embroidery
- paper crafts
- making jewelry
- building things
- toy, games, and pastimes
This is the kind of book an older child will love working from independently and just what a parent or grandparent of the younger set needs for a little inspiration.
For more wonderful crafts and ideas check in on Rae Grant at My Little Hen.