New books for autumnal crafting

As we near the end of the school holidays and the days are getting noticeably shorter my thoughts are beginning to turn to some autumnal crafting. I’ve recently received new craft books so I thought I would share some of these with you today.

Origami-FarmOrigami Farm by Mario Ono shows you how to make 35 farmyard favourites in an instant. Make a barn full of amazing animals with this fun collection of projects based around farmyard animals and crops. There’s a sheep dog, chicken, lamb, pig and rabbit to fold from the animals section, then apples, corn, pumpkins and tomatoes that are grown in the fields. Also included is a scarecrow to keep your crops safe, plus a farmhouse for the farmer to live in. This book also includes 50 specially designed pieces of origami paper which make the projects really come to life.

craft it upCraft it Up Around the World brings the great wide world into the home with 35 travel-inspired craft projects! The book aims to inspire children to look at the world around them in a new way. Discover the Americas by bagging yourselves a potato print tote from Argentina and painted pebbles with Colombian rainforest designs. Celebrate the wonder of Asia with a Japanese sushi brooch and create African art by making a Ghanaian clay bead necklace.

fun-foodsIn this fun and quirky book, complete with step-by-step photos, Smita Srivastava shares her innovative and highly effective way of making food far more enjoyable for reluctant little gourmets. Featuring easy-to-make breakfasts, snacks and lunchboxes comprised of healthy ingredients such as fresh fruit, vegetables, cheese and wholemeal bread, these fun food presentations drive home the message that healthy meals don’t have to be boring. If you fancy winning a copy then hop over to my blog for your chance to win!

jenny gingerbread

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