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ArtCards: Accessorize

ArtCards: Accessorize

Hennie Haworth
Novelty Craft Kit
For ages 6 and up
Candlewick Press, 2013   ISBN: 978-0763668921

Every day countless young children around the world color in pictures and decorate them with stickers. It may seem that this kind of art activity is strictly for little children, but in fact many older children and even young adults enjoy creating artworks of this kind.

   In this kit, which artists of all ages will enjoy using, there are sixteen cards that can be removed from the book. Each one has a black and white line drawing illustration on it with a few words that invite us to jump in and “Accessorize” the things shown in the artwork. The illustrations can be colored in and they can also be decorated using the more than six hundred stickers that are included in the book. On the back side of the card there is a colored surface that can also be drawn on and decorated.

   The illustrated cards show people, objects and animals that are all accessorizeable. We can certainly put hats on the card that shows us mannequin heads, and jewelry onto the card showing the empty jewelry case and boxes, but we don’t have to. We can give our creative instincts free rein to do whatever we want.

   This artistic kit would make a wonderful present for someone who cannot resist accessorizing things.