Subscribing to a DIY life when decorating and living with kids makes sense; encouraging kids to be a part of your family's DIY movement makes even more sense. This activity book by Ellen and Julia Lupton is divided into four sections (graphics, toys, home, fashion), and encourages kids "to use basic design principles and on-hand materials to express their individuality through more than eighty imaginative projects."
D.I.Y. Kids is designed to trigger imaginative play, without requiring fees, teams, or a minivan. It's for parents, teachers, aunts and uncles, friends and babysitters, neighbors and citizens—anyone who wants to create a better world not only for, but also with, the next generation. Most of all, it is for kids who want to make their mark by exercising the arts of design with wit, intelligence, and style.
Anyone out there already have this book or something similar? D.I.Y. Kids is available at Olie Bollen for $14.95. *NOTE: For ages 6 or 7 years and up, but the activities can be modified to suit a younger range.
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