- Publishing: Spring 16
- Pub month: June
- ISBN-13: 9781784941017
- Author: Laura Minter & Tia Williams
- Price: £14.99
- Binding: PB with flaps
- No. of pages: 160
- Dimensions: 254 x 203 mm
- Colour : Full colour throughtout
You don’t need to be an arty creative type to be able to enjoy crafting with your young children. Mini Makers will give you the ideas and the inspiration to experiment with and explore the hugely rewarding world of making and creating together. Paint, draw, print, cut, stick, sew and bake your way through this book with your little makers. From making messy potato prints to painting a cardboard boat and recreating a teddy bear’s picnic, there is plenty to get stuck into. The makes described in the book are designed to encourage the parent and child to craft together, with the adult typically creating the basic structure and the child decorating and personalizing to create the finished product. Clear step-by-step pictures guide you through how to do each one from scratch. As well as being great fun, the crafts encourage imaginative play and are designed to develop fine motor control whilst promoting life skills such as telling the time, playing games with other children, following rules, musical awareness, rhythm, baking and reusing household items.
Laura Minter and Tia Williams are two creative mums based in Brighton, UK. They started Little Button Diaries, their crafting and baking blog, in 2013 to show that having children doesn’t mean you have to stop doing the things you love. They have won awards for Best Craft Blog at the 2014 Mum and Dad (MAD) Blog Awards and a 2015 Brilliance in Blogging Award in the crafts section. Laura and Tia also write craft tutorials for craft superstore Hobbycraft, work on blog projects with Paperchase, Cath Kidston and Laura Ashley, and write a monthly craft or baking project for one of their local parenting websites, www.brightonmums.com. Other titles include: The Space Craft Book, The Knight Craft Book, The Princess Craft Book, The Pirate Craft Book, Now I Can Sew, Now I Can Papercraft and The Big Book of 100 Little Activities.