Sunday, March 28, 2021

~ MMGM THE HANDMADE CHARLOTTE PLAYBOOK

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 ~ MARVELOUS MIDDLE-GRADE ~
MONDAY S.T.E.A.M. FEATURE
--  'THE HANDMADE CHARLOTTE PLAYBOOK:
CRAFTS, GAMES & RECIPES FOR FAMILIES
TO DO TOGETHER THROUGHOUT THE YEAR'  --
AUTHOR RACHEL FAUCETT
~Post Includes:  Book Spotlight, 
Author Bio & My Review~ 

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ABOUT THE BOOK {from Goodreads}:

A magical treasure chest of fun-filled family activities with over 100 projects to do together throughout the year

From scrumptious holiday treats and mantle-worthy craft projects to delightful games, TheHandmade Charlotte Playbook is a must-have resource for parents seeking great ideas for family together time.

Equal parts instruction and inspiration, this book will guide readers of all experience levels to successfully execute and enjoy page after page of the whimsical and imaginative projects including:

- Moon in Your Room
- Night Sky Flashlight
- Paper Bag Puppets
- Tie-Dye Tapestries

In a high-speed world where family time is the most precious time of all, The Handmade Charlotte Playbook will be a source of merriment and laughter all year long. 

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MEET THE AUTHOR {from her website}:

Rachel Faucett is the mother of five ridiculously cute children and loves everyone she meets. When she is not in her garden or pottery studio, she’s moving furniture about the house. Named one the top 20 most influential Pinterest users by Business Insider, the author-designer she also keeps herself busy designing for brands like Anthropologie and Pottery Barn Kids.

LINK TO HANDMADE CHARLOTTE WEBSITE:

https://www.handmadecharlotte.com/

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MY THOUGHTS:

This book is filled to overflowing with over one hundred recipes, crafts, games, and activities. The book focuses on plain, simple, old-fashioned fun that families or other groups can work on and play at together.

This book is well-organized and user-friendly from start to finish. The excellent photography with stepped-out instructions for each project invites children, tweens, teens, and adults to gather together to reach a common goal and to enjoy the joy found in time spent together.

The book is organized in alphabetical order with the activities organized by the first letter of the project's name. The recipes, games, and crafts are blended together in each chapter. Some of the projects are basic craft projects, and others are intricate art projects or artistic food recipes you can use for parties, etc.

One of my favorite recipes is the Daffodil Cupcakes recipes. This pretty cupcake would be perfect for a spring bridal shower, baby shower, or Easter dinner. Other awesome food recipes are the Cucumber Cakes, Granola Bars, and Zucchini Bread.

You knew I wouldn't forget to mention the clever sewing projects the author has included in this book, right? The Kitten Clutches, Easy Embroidery, Cross-Stitch Magnets, and Friendship Bracelets are inexpensive and easy ways to ignite your child's interest in needle and thread crafts.

The author's website has a broad range of resources, including many of these projects, available for public use. Her creative designs along with her warm, welcoming writing style make this book a great resource for families, teachers, librarians, scout/day care/camp/youth group leaders, and others interested in creating their own fun.

I borrowed this book from our local public library where it is catalogued under the Juvenile Non-Fiction section in the Children's Collection.

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Find the links to read more great Marvelous Middle-Grade Monday posts from middle-grade authors and bloggers at Greg Pattridge's 'Always in the Middle' Blog. 
 
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8 comments:

  1. I think these type of books are great for kids. You don't just read it and put it back on the shelf. It can be read over and over again and gives kids lots to do during their time at home.

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  2. You always have such fun craft books. I hope I remember them when I'm a grandma.

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  3. Love your craft book selections. This one is particularly intriguing because it includes cooking and other activities families can do together -- perhaps on a day they all "unplug."

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  4. This one would have been great to have around the house for any family dealing with stay at home orders. I'm going to look for this one as summer recommendations for mom's, dad's and kids. Thanks for featuring on MMGM.

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  5. This sounds like a fun book! Always good to have books like this on hand. :) Thanks for sharing!
    ~Jess

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  6. This sounds so much fun for kids! I loved books like this when I was a kid. And the daffodil cupcakes sound amazing!
    Thanks for featuring it!

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  7. You always find such terrific books. This is another one I will need to check out.Thanks for the heads up.

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  8. It sounds like this book is packed with fun projects! It's very cool that the author has a whole blog with even more suggestions. Thanks for the great review!

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