Monday, January 7, 2013

Book Love & Kid-made Ornaments

HAND IN HAND : Crafting With Kids
By Jenny Doh
(20 Top Bloggers & Favorite Projects)

I just wanted to post about this great book that compiles 20 bloggers, with each talking a little bit about their creative life, and then sharing a favourite kid friendly project. I would love to get around to every project at some point but, so far, we have managed only one.

Levi printed gold trees with the potato stamp I made from a cookie cutter, and then he decorated the trees in red paint. I would have liked to add another colour of fabric paint for him to use, but running out to any shop right close to Christmas was not in my plans unless absolutely necessary (e.g. grocery store)!

I sewed them to a backing fabric with a ribbon for hanging attached, and he stuffed them.
A fun project, and one he is super proud of!

Looking back on the activity in the book that inspired our project, I see I should've taken the route of a raw edged ornament. Much simpler, quicker, and I even prefer the look of it.

I'd show you the finished product, but unfortunately Christmas came and went all too quickly in our house this year what with the listing of our home. All decorations were packed away quite swiftly after celebrating. Kind of sad, but also kind of exciting - time to get packing everything!!

Anyway, if you love crafting with your kiddies, this book is definitely worth having!
Oh, and yeah, HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope everyone had a great start to 2013!


  1. I love the one he made for me and like the finished look!

  2. What a great idea for a book - love it :)