Reviews for Christmas Crafts


School Library Journal Reviews 2011 April

PreS-Gr 2--The seven crafts in these books (one craft per spread) are sandwiched between brief advice on getting started and a short list of holiday-related activities toward the end. Festive illustrations accompany the directions to the easy-to-make projects that, while not geared to greatly expand knowledge about the special day, will at least boost readers' involvement and excitement. Other age-appropriate features include the use of readily available materials--crayons, markers, pipe cleaners, glue--and uncomplicated large shapes for templates, such as a star shape for an Independence Day decoration or a shoe to make the head of a reindeer. Directions for making a card and envelope appear in each book. Recurring gentle reminders to be kind (e.g., "make a wonderful and special day for someone" in Birthday) are a bonus.

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