The Children’s Year has helped generations of families to rediscover the pleasures of creating rather than merely consuming. First published over thirty years ago, this revised and rewritten, full colour edition brings new inspiration and ideas. Children get enormous satisfaction from playing with something they have made, but many parents lack creative self-confidence. This book has everything you need to get started, with over 100 projects for parents and children to enjoy making together.
Simple, well-illustrated instructions demonstrate how to make children’s clothing, toys and gifts using natural materials. Organised by seasons, the craft activities include knitted Easter chicks, spring flower fairies, summer leaf prints, cosy slippers and pumpkin lanterns, Christmas calendars and indoor ‘dens’. Small toys such as a tooth fairy purse can be made in an hour or two, while bigger projects can be enjoyed over a weekend or longer.
“Another brilliant book from Hawthorn Press. Suitable for all ages and level of craft skill.”
The Mother Magazine
“A wonderful book packed full of things to make and do. All the patterns are very easy to follow and despite being first published some twenty years ago, do not look at all dated. There are some simple crafts to make with children.”