Some of you may have been following the blog party that celebrates the publication of two wonderful new craft books for kids: Kids Crafternoon Papercraft, and Kids Crafternoon Sewing. As a special treat for me, today I get to host as guest blogger the gal who created this fabulous series of books, Whipup’s own Kathreen Ricketson.
A lightning storm that knocked out my modem last night has made me a little late in putting up this post this morning, but I’ve managed to tap into a good connection at the library. So, a little late, but finally up and running. I asked Kathreen whether she’d say a few words about working with kids who are on the craft-shy side, kids who don’t naturally gravitate towards paper and paint and glue, or to needle and thread and cloth. You know, the ones who don’t think they can do it. Or are afraid they won’t do it right, or will not do it perfectly, or worry that they might–heaven forfend, get messy! Here’s what Kathreen has to say:
How to help kids make the most of the crafting experience
Thanks, Kathreen. And now, my treat–I get to announce the winners of the Crafternoon books that publisher Hardie Grant sent me to give away. The Papercraft book is going out to (drumroll, please) Christine at Origami Mommy, and the Sewing book is on its way to
Jennifer at Knitting Adventures—Liane at Seriously–happy crafting, both of you, and thanks to everyone who visited the blog and played along. And a different congratulations to Jennifer, who emailed to say thank you for the Sewing book, but that she had won a copy the day before on one of the other blogs in the tour! The book passed to runner-up Liane, so congrats to her.
And Jennifer, we’re all coming to your house today to shake hands with you to try to get a little of that pixie dust that makes good luck gravitate to you!
There are still more chance to win books–visit any of blogs on the rest of the party tour:
August 3 Elizabeth Abernathy
August 4 Mommy Coddle
August 5 The Long Thread
August 6 Hannah Fletcher
August 7 Between the lines
August 8 Go Make Me