I Wanna Make Gifts, by prolific writer Clea Hantman. The third in her wonderful I Wanna series, the author employs a combination of her distinctive offbeat humor and Azadeh Houshyar’s engaging illustrations to guide tweens and teens through 144 very enjoyable pages of (what else) gifts you can make.When I was a kid, every gift-giving holiday came with a request from my mother to make her something. After a few years of amateur photo collages and tedious poetry I was plum out of ideas. If only I had had a copy of
You’ll find everything from checkbook covers, teacup candles, and clever homemade cards, to "weird and wacky" gifts like a collage tarot deck. Of course the inner fourteen year-old in me is partial to the chapter on rock ‘n roll gifts like coasters made from old 78s. Preorder the book here for a cool, crafty young woman in your life, and hope she makes you something fabulous to repay the thought. –Liz
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