Thursday, 5 December 2013

Booky Advent Calendar Day 5 - Dec 5th 2013 - 100 Christmas Things to Make and Do by Fiona Watt (Usborne Publishing)

Booky Advent Calendar Day 5
100 Christmas Things to Make and Do
Written by Fiona Watt
Illustrated by Usborne Publishing

Usborne Publishing

We couldn't have a christmas advent calendar without a christmas 'make' book - and you can always count on Usborne Publishing to have some absolute crackers in their christmas catalogue. Fiona Watt is the doyen of crafty makes and this bumper Christmas "100 Christmas Things to Make and Do" is chock full of utterly brilliant ideas from making an advent calendar, to making brilliant table decorations and all manner of fun christmassy things for little (and large) hands.

The hallmark of Usborne 'make' books is that they're always full of amazing ideas, with clear instructions and illustrations throughout - and above all, the feeling that you really can make everything in the book with fairly modest crafting skills, and without needing to dive out to your local crafting superstore for all the bits you need for the majority of these.

A brilliant addition to anyone's christmas stocking though obviously you'll probably want to dive out and grab one now, and get started with your festive christmas crafting before the first snows fall.

Charlotte's best bit: Making fingerprint robins. So cute!

Daddy's Favourite bit: Painted angels. Such a simple make idea but so effective!

(Kindly sent to us for review by Usborne Publishing)