All over the world, parents are raising kids to get active and embrace the "design-it-yourself" spirit of homemade arts and crafts. D.I.Y. Kids encourages young readers to use basic design principles and onhand materials to express their individuality through more than eighty imaginative projects. The book is divided into four sections"Graphics," "Toys," "Home," and "Fashi...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published August 30th 2007 by Princeton Architectural Press
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Zines, Ex Libris, Ketchup Dolls, Frankenstein T-Shirts! This book puts the bits, bobbles, and scraps at the bottom of your junk drawer to use in a zillion weird and wily ways! Each project features sensible step-by-steps that you don't have to be an engineer to understand. What I like very best about this book is that it shows REAL kid-made art, full of colorful imperfections and personality! There will be no whining, "But, mine doesn't look like the picture!" The paper village seems especially...more
Feb 07, 2009 Carmine rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: crafty kids/ scout leaders
A craft book for the offspring of the modern hipster. Let's spray paint some stencils on our hoody sweatshirts and make a custom desktop wallpaper for our 'puter. I'll bring a laptop, a sewing machine, some sharpie pens and office supply stickers. No, seriously...it is nice to see a craft book for kids that was published this decade and doesn't feel like a rehash of the same crafts your scout troop did in the 70s- bravo Ellen Lupton, yet again.