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Made by Me! Cards and Crafts for Mom and for Dad

Made by Me! Cards and Crafts for Mom and for Dad

Mara Colon
Illustrator:  Debbie Guy-Christiansen 
Novelty Craft Kit
For ages 7 to 10
Penguin Books, 2006   ISBN: 978-0843118506

Do you want to make Mother’s Day and Father’s Day really special? Well one way that you can do this is to make something unique for your Mom or your Dad, something creative and all your own. With this book to help you, you will find it easy to make all kinds of lovely cards and distinctive gifts which your parents will treasure.

The author begins by telling you what supplies and tools you are going to need. She also gives you some “Crafty Tips” that will help make the crafting process an easier one.

Next the author starts on the projects. She begins with cards of various kinds including one which you can sew. She then moves on to a framed word collage and a pencil holder.

Have you ever wanted to make your parents breakfast in bed but weren’t sure how to go about it? Well this book will help you make the perfect breakfast in bed and it will include a very elegant menu as well.

At the back of the book crafters will find a whole selection of interesting colored papers, stickers, and stencils which they can use to embellish their creations. There are also some coupons which they can give to their parents which are worth one dish cleaning, one room cleaning, and more.

Young crafters who like to make their own gifts are sure to enjoy this clever book with its included craft items. Easy to follow directions, and photos of the completed projects make this a craft book which everyone will be able to use.