It’s winter and we all know what that means—the weather outside is frightful and staying warm is more than delightful. So why not beat cold by hanging out inside and getting busy with your very own crafternoon? And just what is a crafternoon? It’s a super-fun afternoon of simply awesome DIY craft projects. If you’re looking for a great way to entertain stir-crazy kids (or you’re a kid-at-heart that can’t wait to craft), get ready to roll up your sleeves and get to work? Klutz has some great books to get you started.
Start your own fashion line
Inspired by the new looks for winter? Getting your Project Runway audition prepared? Kick off your crafternoon by channeling your inner designer. Use My Fabulous Look Book to design your own outfits, make-up, hairstyles and accessories to keep in your portfolio. Then bring your vision to life by creating your own jewelry line with Mini Capsters Jewelry and Beaded Bands. Decorate your digits with Brilliant Bead Rings and make those rings pop by perfecting your manicure with Nail Art. For clothing, make super chic, three dimensional fashions—no sewing required—with Fashion Forms. (All books appropriate for ages 8 and up).
Too cold to go to the zoo? Bring the zoo to you!
Ever dream of surrounding yourself with your very own menagerie? Now you can and all it takes are a few simple pipe cleaners. With Twisted Critters it just takes five easy steps and a few pipe cleaners to create cuddly caterpillars, adorable ducks and more. Or you can use some corrugated cardboard to make irresistible creations with Twirly Q’s. Just wind the cardboard strips into coils, press on to the Klutz-custom shaping tool, and assemble with glue. Soon you’ll have a spunky penguin, a plump bunny, or a sweet mouse, to name a few. You can also make household pets with Fuzzimal puppies. (All books appropriate for Ages 8 and up).