Playful: Fun Projects to Make With + For Kids

Playful- Book Cover

Playful- Book Cover

Playful: Fun Projects to Make With + For Kids by Merrilee Liddiard is certainly a book to look out for. For sale in September 2014 it is a book of 26 art projects which children and parents can embark on together.

There are five main sections in the book.

– Playful Paper Crafts

– Playful Dress Up

– Playful Toys

-Playful Re-purposing

– Playful Art

Each project is based on a fun activity which parents and kids can participate together to make the craft.  There are crafts of different difficulty levels which will appeal to kids age 4-12 yrs old.

Each craft has step by step examples with illustrations to give the absolute beginner  confidence that it is possible to be created.


My thoughts

I enjoyed reading Liddiard’s book and  looking at how she creatively recycles different materials to make fun and purposeful crafts.  There are templates in the book which one can easily photocopy and enlarge to the needed size to create the masks and other costumes which the child may be interested in.

I found the list of the sources of where to get the materials for all the crafts listed at the back of the book handy as many craft virgins like me do not know where to get the resources  to create the crafts.

It would be certainly fun and a great bonding activity to do some of the crafts with the kids and I do intend to do the  masks and fingerprint  with the kids during the upcoming school holidays.

I certainly recommend this book if you are looking for fun activities to do with your kids at home.


Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own. This post has a compensation level of 3. Please visit Dominique’s Disclosure page for more information.