This title contains easy-to-follow projects to create for and with kids. How to make a wide range of toys for babies and young children, including nursery playthings, first toys to aid early learning, outdoor toys for energetic kids, fun games for two or more, and much more. Clear step-by-step photographs illustrate every project, with over 360 inspirational pictures. You can make a beautiful doll's house and accessories, a cute rag doll, walking stilts, a felt picture book, a kite, and a delightful toy box to store everything in. All the projects are simple to make and can be created by grown-ups and children working together. In a world full of plastic and electronics, this book offers something new - and a touch of nostalgia - to anyone who wants to make truly original and personal playthings for children of all ages. Here you will find a wonderful variety of traditional toys that will still delight, together with new ideas you can make using completely natural materials - fabrics, wood, clay, yarn and paper.The book contains instructions for 50 fabulous ideas you can make at home, from wooden building blocks, a knitted polar bear, an activity floor cushion and a nursery mobile for babies, to fun musical instruments, skittles, finger puppets and a jack-in-the-box for young kids, and absorbing games and outdoor toys for older children.
From knitting and sewing to papercrafts and simple woodworking, there is a wide range of techniques and projects to discover and make for and with children of all ages.
Petra Boase is a designer and stylist with numerous books to her name. She has appeared on the BBC's Change That, and her work sells through the Conran Shop, Liberty and The Cross in London, and Barney's in New York. She works as a craft contributor to many magazines, and as an illustrator for a gift-wrap company