Sunday, March 24, 2019

~ MMGM DISNEY IDEAS BOOK ~

~ MARVELOUS MIDDLE-GRADE
MONDAY CRAFT/ACTIVITY/GAME
BOOK FEATURE ~
--  'DISNEY IDEA BOOK:  MORE
THAN 100 DISNEY CRAFTS,
ACTIVITIES, AND GAMES'  --
AUTHOR:  ELIZABETH DOWSETT
Published By:  Dorling Kindersley 


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ABOUT THE BOOK {from Goodreads}:

The perfect rainy-day gift for kids who love Disney and enjoy crafting.


Let their imaginations run wild with more than 100 enchanting Disney inspired arts and crafts, party games, puzzles, papercraft and many more fun and practical activities. With stunning photography and clear step-by-step instructions, the Disney Ideas Book guides you through each exciting project, from growing grass hair on Frozen trolls and creating The Lion King animal masks to crafting festive Mickey Mouse hanging decorations and Winnie the Pooh party hats. There are top tips on every page to help make your creations a success, with handy templates provided at the back of the book. Featuring family favourite characters from animation and live-action movies and TV, including Frozen, Toy Story, Moana, Inside Out and Cinderella.

MY THOUGHTS:
As you may have guessed, this is a beautifully-aesthetic book with Disney's usual high-quality projects, graphics, diagrams, ideas, and photography.

On the 'Before You Begin' page there is a yellow sidebar with a caution symbol which is an 'Important note to parents and carers.' {Side note: I have never heard the term, carer, so I looked it up on the online Oxford Dictionary, see entry shown below. I love learning new vocabulary words!}
 

noun
British

A family member or paid helper who regularly looks after a child or a sick, elderly, or disabled person.
‘elderly people and their carers need long-term support’


Parents and carers are cautioned about supervising their youngsters while working on the crafts and activities included in the book.

The first part of the book is dedicated to safety, materials lists, and tips on how to use the templates, etc. There is a sidebar on the second page titled, 'Go Green!', which encourages learners to use recyclables for their projects whenever possible.

The book is divided into five sections: 'Make-Believe', 'Games', 'Art', 'Activities', and 'Craft'. Each section contains between 14 and 24 projects with stepped-out instructions, diagrams and/or photographs, and tips. References are made throughout the book to various Disney film projects spanning from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs forward through Frozen.

There are appealing projects and activities for children of either gender preference. Projects from diverse cultures around the world are also included: a Flower Crown from Polynesia, Papel Picado for the Day of the Dead in Mexico, Pocahontas's necklace, Animal-Feet Stilts from Africa, Cupcake-Liner Lei for Hawaii, Mushu Shadow Puppet Project and Mulan's Training Camp Game for China; and Baymax Origami from Japan!

My favorite projects included Buzz Lightyear's Wings, the Fairy Garden, Cinderella's Reversible Apron/Ball Gown, Winnie the Pooh Felt Finger Puppets, Cardboard Car Costumes, Elsa's Sparkly Cape, a Pumpkin Coach (made from a real pumpkin), and the Seven Dwarf Pins Bowling Game.

This book has much to offer for those looking for rainy-day projects or birthday party ideas for children.

Highly-recommended to parents/grandparents/carers, youth group/church group leaders, youth camp organizers, teachers, librarians, and anybody who loves hands-on activities which are colorful, appealing, and maker-friendly.

I borrowed this book from the non-fiction shelf in the New Books section of the children's collection at the local public library.


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6 comments:

  1. I am going to track this title down for a Disney loving relative. Might even have two try a few of the crafts myself. Thanks for the review.

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  2. I think these are great books for kids! Gives them something to do instead of watching TV or playing video games.

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  3. What fun Disney crafts. I love the one about growing grass hair on a frozen trolls. Creative rainy/snowy day activity book.

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  4. Sounds like a really fun book. I can't wait to be a grandma (sadly years away) to use some of your books.

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  5. Kids do love their Disney characters, so this should be really popular. Thanks for telling me about it.

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  6. What a neat combo of crafts and Disney! Who doesn't love both? Thanks so much for the review!

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