Book Review: A Book That Loves You

A Book That Loves You by Irene Smit

A Book That Loves You: An Adventure in Self-Compassion (Flow)
by Irene Smit, Astrid van der Hulst, Editors of Flow magazine

4 out of 5 stars

This beautiful book has postcards, stickers, small posters, removable journal booklets, and a dozen other adorable things included! You can write lists, read poetry, make a collage, write in your thoughts, or make a paper flower. There are articles about slowing down, treating yourself with compassion, finding meaning in your life, and enjoying solitude.

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Activity Book Review: Kids’ Book of Sticker Love

The Kids' Book of Sticker Love by Irene Smit

The Kids’ Book of Sticker Love: Paper Projects to Make Decorate
by  Irene Smit, Astrid van der Hulst, Flow Magazine

5 out of 5 stars

This book has tons of cool crafts that can be done with paper and stickers! You can fold paper airplanes, envelopes, and finger puppets. You can make a magic wand, a paper globe, and a crown and decorate them with stickers and washi tape. There are reusable stickers for an outer space scene. There are two cute notebooks that you can decorate! You can even make a pretty suncatcher and a wind sock.

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Klutz Craft Sets Review

My Cat Mermaid & Friends by Klutz

My Cat Mermaid & Friends
by Klutz (Creator)

5 out of 5 stars

This craft set has everything you need to sew your own felt toys! The instruction book includes step-by-step activities that help little readers to practice their sewing skills.

There are two practice projects for sewing on paper before you try sewing the felt toys. There is plenty of yarn in different colors to choose from, and 3 different designs of toys. The glitter stickers and decorations make this project extra special!

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Holiday Gift Guide: Klutz Craft Sets

Watercolor Wonders by Editors Of Klutz

Watercolor Wonders
by Editors Of Klutz (Creator)
5 out of 5 stars
I am so impressed with this cool watercolor set! As you paint, hidden designs are revealed on the page. This whole book is full of pages to watercolor! There are instructions for how to wash your paintbrushes, how to create different effects with the paint, and how to blend colors.

This is such a creative book! It really gets your imagination fired up. I love the cute designs of the coloring pages. Some are peaceful beach scenes, or funny pets, or adorable otters. There are so many to color in and get your creativity flowing!

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Craft Book Review: Kids Book of Paper Love

The Kids' Book of Paper Love by Editors of Flow Magazine

The Kids’ Book of Paper Love: Write. Craft. Play. Share.
by Editors of Flow Magazine
5 out of 5 stars

This amazing craft book has writing paper, scrapbook paper, stickers, bookmarks, cards, envelopes, postcards, decorative stamps, photo booth props, and cutouts you can paste and use elsewhere for dozens of creative projects. There are little paper dolls and 3D houses you can assemble. The book is full of games and activities. There are even little journal books you can remove for your own notes!

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Non Fiction Review: Origami Made Simple

Origami Made Simple by Russell Wood
Origami Made Simple: 40 Easy Models with Step-By-Step Instructions

5 out of 5 stars

This book has simple instructions for easy origami patterns, and begins with the simplest of them all, a little paper house. Gradually the book moves from simple designs to more complex designs that require more folds. Everything is explained with detailed instructions and diagrams that clearly show each fold.

I love the cute designs! There are cats and birds and fish and butterflies, a teapot, a basket, a man fishing, a praying nun, and even a sphinx and a snail. The instructions for some of these are so simple that a child could do them, and yet they are still interesting for adults. Continue reading