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9 Creative Books to Share with Your Kids

Yesterday, I wrote about National Pajama Night, an initiative that brings pajamas to kids in need through your pledges. And all you have to do is commit to spending a night doing fun stuff with your kids. This got me looking through some of my favorite crafty books for ideas. Here are my favorite crafty books to share with your kids, plus some that I can’t wait to check out!

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  • Made to Play!: Handmade Toys and Crafts for Growing Imaginations 1 of 9
    Made to Play!: Handmade Toys and Crafts for Growing Imaginations
    Made By Joel brings a decidedly male POV to the crafting world. Joel Henriques' Made to Play has 35 craft and toy projects, using wood, fabric, and paper, that promote imaginative and creative play.
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  • Make and Takes for Kids: 50 Crafts Throughout the Year 2 of 9
    Make and Takes for Kids: 50 Crafts Throughout the Year
    Make and Takes' (and Babble's own) Marie LeBaron shows parents the benefits of spending time to create and craft with their children, and the growth and creativity that children can experience while crafting.
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  • Make Stuff Together: 24 Simple Projects to Create as a Family 3 of 9
    Make Stuff Together: 24 Simple Projects to Create as a Family
    Make Stuff Together gives you 24 projects to build family connections while being creative and truly enjoying your time together. The authors have uniquely broken down projects into manageable chunks for the shorter attention spans of children, enabling even smaller kids to accomplish bigger projects.
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  • Sewing School: 21 Sewing Projects Kids Will Love to Make 4 of 9
    Sewing School: 21 Sewing Projects Kids Will Love to Make
    Sewing School offers appealing projects illustrated with color photos of step-by-step directions as well as kids engaged in sewing and showing off work.
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  • The Monster Doodle Book 5 of 9
    The Monster Doodle Book
    Half-finished doodles of monsters and other creatures, featuring misshapen bodies, oodles of appendages, and all kinds of gross crud. Finish the monster-shaped alphabet, create a flip-book, comic strip, and more. Drawings can be scary, disgusting, cute, or weird. It's up to you. This one is great for kids of all ages!
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  • Teach Yourself VISUALLY: Crafting with Kids 6 of 9
    Teach Yourself VISUALLY: Crafting with Kids
    Loaded with easy-to-follow instructions and fun, simple projects, Teach Yourself VISUALLY Crafting with Kids gives parents, caregivers, and teachers the tools they need to make the most of the time they spend with kids.
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  • The Creative Family: How to Encourage Imagination and Nurture Family Connections 7 of 9
    The Creative Family: How to Encourage Imagination and Nurture Family Connections
    Amanda Blake Soule's The Creative Family offers ideas for imaginative play, art and crafts, nature explorations, and family celebrations.
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  • Green Crafts for Children: 35 Step-by-Step Projects Using Natural, Recycled, And Found Materials 8 of 9
    Green Crafts for Children: 35 Step-by-Step Projects Using Natural, Recycled, And Found Materials
    From painted stones and a friendship bracelet to a simple dolls' house and a driftwood boat, children will love the projects in this engaging book. In fact, kids need never be bored again.
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  • What Shall We Do Today? 9 of 9
    What Shall We Do Today?
    More than 60 funky and imaginative projects that will tempt kids away from the TV and keep them entertained during school breaks.
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Jacinda is Founding Co-Editor of Prudent Baby, the premier DIY destination for crafty moms seeking ways to make their lives even more stylish and beautiful.

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