35 fun projects that teach children aged 7 and up how to garden. If you're a budding gardener, you can discover how to sow and grow successfully with My First Gardening Book. In Chapter 1, Getting Started, you will learn all the basics, such as how to prepare soil, sow seeds, choose plants and maintain your garden. In Chapter 2, Grow Your Own, put your skills to good use with projects such as the Tasty Herb Pot, Sunflower Alley and Eggshell Gardens. Chapter 3, Garden Decorations, shows you innovative ways to brighten up your garden, including Painted Pots and Ice Mobiles, and in Chapter 4, Garden Crafts you can combine gardening and craft activities, with fun creations such as Lavender Bags and Pretty Seed Packets. All the projects are explained in child-friendly language so that you can garden independently. You will soon enjoy all the rewards of your work as you watch your plants and flowers grow and blossom.
Start with In The Gardenâ€”build an insect hotel for creepy crawlies, make fairy posies, and create a wheelbarrow vegetable garden. Growing Fun has projects for plants that can be grown in small spaces, from growing a cress caterpillar in an old egg box on the windowsill, to transforming your old rain boots into containers for tulips and daffodils. The Outdoors Indoors includes craft ideas for things you've collectedâ€”butterfly shell magnets, pine cone animals, and an autumn leaf picture frame. Finally, head to Outdoor Crafts and Games with activities for camping, from a secret trail and a wigwam for your teddies, and for the beach, such as playing pebble games, and creating seaweed creatures. Every project has a skill level of 1, 2, or 3, and comes with easy-to-read instructions and adorable, step-by-step artworks that will guide you along the way.
Budding bakers will love these 35 recipes for making super-cute cakes! You'll learn how to make delicious cupcakes, cookies, cake pops and more - and transform them into fantastic creations. In Cool Cupcakes, make pink piggy cupcakes, classic butterfly cakes, pretty spotty cupcakes and more. The next chapter, Crazy Cookies, gives you ideas for creating ladybird cookies and pretty star cookies, as well as for gingerbread - including gingerbread families, animals and a village. Then have a go at the Brilliant Brownies and Cake Pops - from adorable penguin pops to delicious brownie pops and cute brownie owls. Finally, take your pick from the Novelty Cakes, where there are super snowmen, under the sea mini cakes and honey flake crunchies. There are basic recipes so that you can make the cakes in any flavour you want, and a techniques section that will teach you all you'll need to know, such as how to pipe icing and how to make shapes out of marzipan. All the projects are easy to follow with adorable artworks to guide you along the way; plus, each one has a grade so you can start with the easiest and then move on as your decorating skills improve.
35 step-by-step card-making projects for children aged 7+ Whatever the occasion, you’ll find the right card to make in My First Card-Making Book. In Chapter 1, Everyday Cards, there are lovely ideas such as the felt flower card, patchwork card, and button nest card. The cards in Chapter 2, Fun Cards, will help you bring a smile to someone’s face with ideas including the finger puppet card and lollipop card. You can make the holidays really special with the creative cards in Chapter 3, Festive Cards, including the cut-out bauble card, cosy fur-trimmed cards, and cute and easy color-in Christmas card. Finally, in Chapter 4, Special Occasions, you’ll find celebratory cards to mark special occasions such as getting married or having a baby, as well as Easter and Valentine’s Day cards. Each of the projects is broken down into simple illustrated steps and has a skill rating, starting with very easy and progressing as you become more experienced at card-making. Get started now, and make someone’s day with a home-made card, crafted with love.
Bring out your child's creative side with Let's Get Crafty with Fabric & Felt. This inspiring book has 25 easy-to-achieve projects that you and your child can enjoy making together at home. The creative ideas include fun finger puppets, a cute pom-pom bumble bee, and printed T-shirts. The emphasis is on teamwork, with you helping with the tricky steps, such as sewing, and your child doing the fun and messy parts, such as glueing, painting and decorating. As well as being enjoyable, these fabric and felt crafts will help you prepare your child for school by developing his fine motor skills and encouraging him to concentrate on a task and complete it. The creative ideas will spark his imagination and for both of you there will be great rewards in finishing a project. Best of all, getting crafty means you will enjoy some fun time together.
For children who want to give Christmas a personal touch, this creative book is packed with inspiring ideas, from cute and colorful decorations and pretty handmade cards to delicious Christmas treats to eat and give as gifts.Â Chapter 1, Decorate Your Home,Â includes ideas on how to give every room a festive feel, such as paper snowflakes, Christmas bunting, and a Santa snow globe. InÂ Chapter 2, Decorate Your Tree,Â there are inventive ideas for home-made baubles and other pretty tree decorations. InÂ Chapter 3, Wrap it Up, children learn how to design wrapping paper and cards, such as the button snowman card and tissue reindeer card. Finally, inÂ Chapter 4, Christmas Sweets and Treats,Â there is delicious festive food such as marshmallow snowmen, marzipan penguins, and cookie tree decorations. With these easy-to-follow projects, children can impress their friends and family with their Christmas crafting skills.
Learn how to care for and train your dog with My First Dog Book. Your dog will become a great playmate but first you need to learn how to look after him. In 'Caring For Your Dog,' discover the essentials of dog care, from exercising and feeding, to keeping him safe when you're out and about. Chapter 2, 'Good Dog,' covers all the basic training techniques, with easy step-by-step instructions, from sit, down, and stay, to walking to heel on the lead. Find out how to read your dog's body language and help him behave well around people and other dogs. Once you've mastered all the basic training techniques, 'Clever Dog,' shows you how to teach your dog some skillful tricks. Impress your friends by getting your dog to roll over, wave, or give a high-five with one simple command from you! You and your dog will become playmates and best friends. In Chapter 4, 'Fun and Games,' there are ideas for great activities to enjoy together such as Hide and Seek, Find the Treat, and Tug of War.
Learn how to cook while making fantastic snacks, desserts, and meals. With 35 recipes that you'll love to make and a helpful techniques section, this book will teach you all about cooking, from how to make sandwiches and party snacks, to making simple dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as a range of lip-smacking desserts. Start out with Snacks and Light Meals, where you can make delicious pizza toasts or home-made buttermilk pancakes, as well as nutritious soups and salads. Then try one of the Proper Meals, such as the oven-baked herby burgers, a comforting pea and parmesan risotto, and even roast chicken, which will impress all your friends. Get your fruit fix with the peach an...
Here are 35 brilliant projects that will help you learn how to sew. If you've never used a needle and thread before, don't worry - start with the Sewing Techniques section, which simply explains how to do every stitch. Then pick something to make from one of the four chapters. In the Toys chapter, you'll find juggling animals, sock monsters and rag dolls, while in Fashion Fun, there are gorgeous bags, hair accessories and more. Next, discover some brilliant Decorations - from hanging felt stars to pretty lavender bags. Finally, Great Gifts is packed with ideas, such as the finger puppet cards, felt egg cosies or the sausage dog draft excluder. All the instructions and cute step-by-step artworks are easy to follow; plus, each project has a grade so that you can start with easy sewing and move onto using more advanced stitches as you get better at it.