Kids' Crafternoon: Beading and Felting

Kids' Crafternoon: Beading and Felting

Jackie Boucher
Nov 28, 2011

You may have heard, there are two more books in the Kids' Crafternoon book series and we are happy to be participating in their book review blog party. Beading and felting are the subjects of the two new books and we were pretty excited to get our hands on a couple of copies so we could check out the latest crafty ideas to do with children.

Each book includes a handy envelope with a helpful set of templates, detailed instructions, color photography and illustrated line drawings. It was fun browsing through them to decide what our first project was going to be and we found the steps easy to follow. I especially appreciated how easy it was to modify the project to include my own little crafter's ideas.

Here is my 7 year old son's newest addition to his stuffy collection where he learned how to thread a needle and to do some basic stitching too.

There is an impressive array of projects to suit different ages, skills levels and interests. Other projects in the felting book that made it to the top of our crafting wish list include iPod Animals and the Magic Felt Balls garland.

In the beading book we want to try Freckles Photo Frame as well as Woodland Beaded Cards next.

You can find all four books of the Hardie Grant Publisher Crafternoon series at Amazon each for around $20:
1. Papercraft
2. Sewing
3. Felting
4. Beading

For folks in the southern hemisphere, try Booktopia.

You can also find editor, Kathreen Ricketson at, her site full of handcrafting tutorials and inspiration and in her mini-mag of kids projects, Action Pack.

Join the blog party at these various hot spots:
NOV 14: The Red Thread
NOV 15: Soosz
NOV 16: mmmcrafts
NOV 17: Between the Lines
NOV 18: Christine Chitnis
NOV 19: Chez Beeper Bebe
NOV 20: The Happy Zombie
NOV 21: Go Make Me
NOV 22: Love in the Mommyhood
NOV 23: JCasa Handmade
NOV 24: Picklebums
NOV 25: Modern Parents Messy Kids
NOV 26: Simple Kids
NOV 27: li'l magoolie

Upcoming Spots:
NOV 29: Sadie and Lance
NOV 30: Little Eco Footprints
DEC 1: Lisa Siebert on Poppytalk

(Images: Jackie Boucher)

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