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Se7en + 1 Review the DK Girls’ Book of Crafts and Activities…

October 27th, 2013 · 9 Comments

Where was this book when I was a child, I love it… and so do my kids. It is literally packed with dozens and dozens of projects to do: decorating your room, food around the world, ideas for a sleepover party, things to do on a car trip… games, crafts, recipes… this book is packed, packed, packed with heaps of things to make and do.

I love the step by step directions and the crystal clear photographs, even our five year old could take it off and do a couple of projects on her own. Don’t be conned by the “Girls’ Book of crafts and Activities…” while my boys weren’t too keen on making face masks, they were dead keen on candy popcorn, not to mention we spent an entire morning working our way through the origami pages!!!


se7en + 1 Crafty Projects That We Tried…

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  1. Banana Pancakes: What can I say… the race was on to make the highest tower… pancake baking is fun, even for the smallest cooks and everybody loves munching on them…
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  3. Origami Animals: I have to be honest we have never ever tried origami, it always looked way too complicated to tackle with multiple and multi-age children. We decided to give it a try and it turned out to be the quietest morning in about forever as everyone progressed through the steps… and produced their colourful animals!!!
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  5. Making Ice-Cream: Do I have to say “making ice-cream” twice… with berries, served between wafer biscuits!!! Tell me you would have thought you had died and gone to heaven if you were reading this as a kid…
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  7. Ice Bowl: My kids have always wanted to make ice-bowls and I don’t know why we haven’t gotten round to it!!! It is easy and fun and the results are totally beautiful… well worth it.
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  9. Toffee Popcorn: With our lingering winter and the father person home from work this past week…. all we needed was a fine movie to go with this delicious little feast!!!
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  11. Handmade Cards: Hood #7 whipped the book away and quietly produced about ten million, billion woven paper cards!!! I love them and we now have a card draw stocked for the next five years at least!!!
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  13. Birthday Cake and Cupcakes: Hood #3 is going through a phenomenal baking phase, no one is complaining at all… would you look at that chocolate cake… we were all way impressed and she has earned free range in the kitchen.
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    And the Se7en + 1th…

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  15. Felt Decorations: Turns out we live with a little seamstress and she has been working away on little felted decorations… I think all the gifting that we need to be thinking about over the next month or two may well have been taken care of!!!

Hopefully these crafts will give you a taste of the fun to be found between the pages of this book and if you would like to take a closer look then head straight over to DKBooks UK where you can take a peak between the pages.

I would like to thank DKBooks UK for giving us this book, they didn’t ask us to write a review but it was too good not to share with our readers… we were not paid for this post and the opinions expressed are entirely our own.

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9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 katherine marie // Oct 27, 2013 at 4:13 am

    I wish your little seamstress could fly over here for a weekend and teach us how to sew! I love those little felties and all your wonderful and delicious creations!!! xoxoxox

  • 2 tcmullinax // Oct 27, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Se7en,

    I truly believe that you and the hoods are superheroes…if you really wanted to take over the WORLD, you could-if you put your mind to it!

    My favorite picture is the little hood hand, stirring the pot with the wooden spoon. It makes me yearn for when my daughter had sweet little hands…she’s 13 now! (I was only blessed with one child, but she brings me the joy of a whole house-full!)

    We start Sonlight tomorrow!!
    Have a great week…and don’t forget to appreciate those little hands! :)
    tc

  • 3 Katja // Oct 27, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    MMmMmm pancakes! ;)
    I love ice bowl!
    Well actually i like everything you have done.
    Great stuff!

  • 4 se7en // Oct 28, 2013 at 1:35 am

    Oh Katherine Marie… give it a try, with some felt and fat needles I am sure you guys can get started together… we are going to post more sewing fun in the weeks ahead… Hood #6 (age se7en) is on a complete sewing frenzy!!! So good to hear from you again!!!

  • 5 se7en // Oct 28, 2013 at 1:37 am

    Hay there tcmullinax, Thank you for your sweet comment!!! I know that little hand climbs straight into my heart too… Wishing you all the best on your new school adventure!!!

  • 6 se7en // Oct 28, 2013 at 1:38 am

    Oh Katja, We had such fun, you have no idea!!! Hope you have had a lovely weekend!!!

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  • 8 Cheryl // Nov 2, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    Ah! This looks a brilliant book. Lovely selection of things to try. I know two girls that would love an afternoon or two with this book. Thanks for the recommendation.
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  • 9 se7en // Nov 3, 2013 at 2:12 am

    Hay Cheryl, I think your kids would really enjoy this… tons to do and heaps of things that don’t need any adult intervention… you can just let them fly!!! We really enjoyed it!!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

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