Books of the Week- August 18th!

The first two are from Dover Crafts! The holidays aren’t here yet but they will be approaching before you know it! These two books are a must-buy!

Cut & Assemble Haunted House

A deliciously creepy Victorian mansion is loaded with spooky fun, inside and out!
Enter an eerie world with this cut-and-assemble model, which allows you to see both sides of a haunted house. One side features the exterior of a tall, narrow home with bay windows, dormers, and a front porch. The other side reveals a busy interior with a variety of rooms plus a basement lab and haunted attic. Best of all, you’ll meet a colorful crew of supernatural residents — ghosts, zombies, werewolves, vampires, witches, and other ghouls. Simple instructions ensure that it’ll be easy to put your new house together and let the haunting begin!

This one is great for all ages and I love the simple directions!

Price: $12.95
ISBN: 9780486823973

Know someone who loves Unicorns and Christmas? This one is a must-buy!

Magical Unicorn Christmas Activity Book

More than 70 holiday-themed activities feature all kinds of colorful, seasonal treats: gingerbread men, sugar plum fairies, Christmas trees, flying reindeer, and, of course, happy unicorns! It’s packed with all kinds of festive fun, from memory and matching games to spot the differences, word searches, mazes, math challenges, drawing lessons, and lots more. Answers included.

I love this one! It’s perfect for children of all ages!

Price: $9.99
ISBN: 9780486832265

On Sale:
August 2019

Ever think about making your own gift wrap? This next one is for you!

50 exciting projects for a wide range of beautiful and fun cards, boxes, bags, wraps, and pouches

Making Your Own Greeting Cards & Gift Wrap shows how to make a host of impressive cards, boxes, bags, tags, wrapping paper and envelopes.

Creative craft author Vivienne Bolton presents more than 50 fun and unique projects that use all of the wonderful materials now available to cardmakers, including stickers, transfers, napkins, wire, foam, rivets and punches. With these practical ideas for all occasions—birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, Christmas, Easter, Halloween, new baby, new home and more—you may never want to buy a card again.

I love this book and it is full of such wonderful ideas! I like that the instructions are not complicated and that the whole family will enjoy this book!

Here are a few more of my favorite crafty books for the Summer! They are sure to keep the kids entertained! These next three books are from the Quarto Group!

Chibi Art Class teaches how to draw and color charming chibi people and their signature features and props.

If you love anime and chibi, you’ve got to try Chibi Art Class: A Complete Course in Drawing Chibi Cuties and Beasties by Instagram sensation and anime artist Yoai. Chibi Art Class teaches how to draw and color charming chibi people and their signature features and props. You’ll find step-by-step instruction on drawing, coloring, and shading these vertically challenged, baby-faced characters and their kawaii little companions. I recommend this one for ages 7+.

Ultimate Soap Carving by Makiko Sone

Soap carving has gained huge popularity online, but while most online videos are of cutting or carving soap bars into shavings, Ultimate Soap Carving offers instruction on creating cool and adorable designs, as well as how to use shavings to make new bars and other simple body care products – author Makiko Sone (aka Mizutama Soap) even shows fun ways to gift your carvings once you’re done! This book amazed me! I loved seeing all the different animals carved out of soap!

Draw 62 Animals and Make Them Cute by Heegyum Kim

If you like to draw and are drawn to all things adorable, you’ll love Draw 62 Animals and Make Them Cuteby Heegyum Kim! Kim leads us step-by-step in sketching dozens of charming creatures from bees to whales. Each project begins with easy-to-follow visual steps to build the animal, ending with variations you can try as you practice. Perfect for beginning artists or those looking to shake up their routine with a blast of cuteness. I had a lot of fun following these step by step directions and loved how simple the directions were! I am not an artist but I loved that I could learn to draw many of the animals in this book!

Self Disclosure: I received free copies of all the books listed in this post. I only feature books that I recommend. Cover images and information was also provided. No other compensation was received.

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