Sometimes¬†I¬†see the same crafts in crafting books for kids over and over again, but the ideas in the new e-book¬†Happy Handmade,¬†are fresh and fun, with diverse perspectives from¬†17 creative contributors. We’re talking respected craft and DIY bloggers¬†like Mari Richards at Small for Big, Eva Monle√≥n at Misako Mimoko, and Ana at Babble Dabble Do.

From scented orange-peel candles to a braided belt to sock puppets and doll houses made from shoe boxes, there’s something for every crafty kid here.  And fear not crafting newbies; these are mostly simple, 101-level craft projects you can make with materials you likely already have at home, like toilet paper rolls and cardboard boxes. Each page clearly outlines the supplies you’ll need, step-by-step instructions, and the fun finished product.

Most of the instructions are easy enough for my seven-year-old to follow with minimal supervision. Then, some are slightly more difficult, which is a nice challenge for older kids.

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Toilet-paper roll rocket ship DIY in Happy Handmade's craft ebook

Silly sock puppets DIY in the Happy Handmade craft ebook


There’s something really great about this being an e-book, especially this time of year. You don’t even have to go out to the bookstore, or wait for a delivery, or search piles of irrelevant Pinterest pins to find the very coolest¬†fun craft activities for kids.

You can find the instant download for the Happy Handmade e-book at the Molly Moo Crafts site, discounted to $9.99 for a limited time. Al