As many of you know, we are great fans of crafting.. we love nothing better than taking “old things” from the recycling box and turning into something new and wonderful…. We particularly like to craft with TP Rolls and have occassionally dabbled in Egg Carton Crafts (here and here). So when the publisher of this lovely little book – Make Your Own Zoo by Tracey Radford – asked if we anted to check the book out, I knew we simply had to… especially since both kids are now getting to the age, were they ADORE browsing craft books and picking out what they would like to make next.
The Book is categories into – Safari Crafts, Jungle Crafts, Aviary Crafts, Aquarium Crafts and a nice section about making enclosures and scenery (to complete your Zoo craft efforts!
My kids excitedly grabbed the book off me and then disappeared off with it for a few days. I could hear the occassional Ooh and Aah. There really are LOTS of super cute and clever little craft projects in this book. The kids had a go at making a panda on their own (a little tricky ON THEIR OWN, they are only 7 and 5), but I feel they managed v well, esp when they decided to substitute glue with tape!
Love all the TP Roll crafts – thsi Giraffe is adorable…But I have to say, I particularly like all the different birds – who would have thought you can make so many different cute little flying critters from an egg carton!?
All in all a sweet book for those that love to craft with recycled materials.. great for my kid’s age group – or for grown ups making for a play set for the kids.
I do think the kids need a bit of help cutting and sticking… but then again, that is what a nice craft session is all about – sitting down together and getting crafty!
(You may also like these one in a minion, Minion DIY Gift Boxes! So cute!!! We do love a good old TP Roll Craft!)
And check out these wonderful Corner Bookmark Designs, they are simply fabulous and means you will always find that crafty page again!