Thomas the Tank Engine. Hot Wheels. Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel. Richard Scarry’s Cars and Trucks and Things That Go. Kids’ fascination with vehicles is insatiable. In Project Kid: Crafts That Go!, that excitement is translated into more than 60 inventive craft projects for parents to make with and for their children.
The book is organized into seven chapters: City, Rails, Sky, Space, Water, Country, and Dirt. There are police cars and ice cream trucks; circus trains and submarines; helicopters, rocket ships, cement mixers, and school buses. And because the car-obsessed kid doesn’t just want a new vehicle to play with—he wants a racetrack, his very own driver’s license, maybe even a child-sized gas station—each chapter includes not only toys but also thematic clothing, decor, accessories, and more. Projects feature clear instructions and step-by-step photographs wherever they are needed, easy for both kids and non-crafty adults to understand.
As a mom to a boy, I am always looking for new crafts that will interest him or encourage his creativity. Most books I have found have maybe one or two projects that we will end up actually making. This book, however is amazing. AMAZING.
As a homeschooling mom, I love the projects because there are so many to really make a transportation or space unit come alive. And they are the type of project that the kids will enjoy using long after the unit is over.
If you have a child in your life that likes transportation things like cars, boats, horses, airplanes or rocket ships you have to beg, borrow, or buy this book. There are 60 (!) projects that will have you and your child creating your own roads, cars, signs, boats, hot air balloon hanging mobile and so many things I can not even write them all.
The instructions are well written and easy to follow. Material lists include mostly items you can find around the home or obtain very economically and the photos are clear and are geared towards visual learners or children who might not be able to read yet.
So far we have plans to make the Coaster Road Tiles (they are super unique and one of my favorite things in the book), the Cowboy’s Companion (a cute ride-on horse on a stick made from recycled kid’s jeans), the Road Signs, the Hot Air Balloon, and the Underwater Puppet Theater. I am sure we will make many more of the projects also.
This is a definite must-have to add to your bookshelf. Here is the book trailer: https://youtu.be/XJ5zqEdvgrA
Here is the info so that you can buy this awesome book for your library:
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