DK Canada: Arts & Crafts Books

DK Canada is a great company. They have so many outstanding books for both kids and adults. This month, I’m excited to share with you some of their creative inspiration books – all about making stuff!

DK Canada Craft Books

My boys and I dug into the brand new Mommy & Me Craft book as soon as it arrived and I let them pick out a craft we could do together one day for fun. There were a lot of great ideas to choose from – knitting dolls, fish windsocks, jet packs, snow globes….. but we ended up picking Rock Painting.

Rock Painting

 What you need:

  • Smooth Rocks (either that you’ve collected or from the craft supply store)
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Varnish/Mod Podge
  • Googly eyes
  • Paint Brush
  • water/paper towels

What to do:

Let your creative side come out and paint the rocks into whatever you’d like! Bugs, monsters, colourful designs – there’s no limit. Be inspired by the shape of your rock and what you can envision it to be. We had fun making ladybugs, snakes, mice, a monster with a mustache, and just colourful rocks!

I’m loving these craft books by DK – they are so bright, colourful, filled with great photos to show you how to do things, and offer a great wide selection of crafts to try.

The Big Book of Things to Make has instructions on how to make: an urban periscope, glow-in-the-dark Jell-O, balloon shapes, a board game, an erupting volcano, castles, and so much more.

Make-It features crafts to create from trash and recyclables. It’s filled with ideas on how to use paper, plastics, fabrics, and metals. (Paper mache and mobile mirrors, anyone?)

Mommy and Me Start Cooking is from the same line as the craft one we used for our project. It’s new this year and teaches kids about food and how to cook. There are some amazing easy-to-understand illustrations about foods (like the parts of tomato plants, what’s inside an egg, and all about wheat). Foods that you can make from this book are things like pancakes, chicken risotto, pita pizzas, potato fishcakes, and more.


24 Comment(s)

  • by Jonnie Posted March 5, 2014 9:55 am

    My kids love tracing paper

  • by Sarah at Journeys of The Zoo Posted March 5, 2014 11:06 am

    Right now, my kids love their scissors. But glue is a close second. We do crafts and have for over a year now.

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

  • by nicolthepickle Posted March 5, 2014 11:13 am

    Felt, they love cutting things out of felt.

  • by Allie Posted March 5, 2014 12:13 pm

    Glitter glue and pompoms are tied for favs!

  • by Piroska Posted March 5, 2014 2:20 pm

    Felt and glue

  • by Judy C (Judy Cowan) Posted March 5, 2014 3:54 pm

    Beads right now!

  • by MultiTestingMom Posted March 5, 2014 9:36 pm

    We have painted rocks before – SO much fun! Both kids have their own rock gardens that we started last summer.

    Thanks for linking up on Artsy Play Wednesday and for joining us for our Giveaway HOP!

  • by Viv Sluys Posted March 6, 2014 1:02 pm

    My oldest (6) loves painting rocks! Right now the kids’ favourite thing in the craft cupboard is the glitter glue.

  • by Ashleigh Swerdfeger Posted March 6, 2014 3:59 pm

    Crayons! But my son is only 2 lol. He is fascinated by safety scissors, but his hands aren’t big enough yet.

  • by Sarah @ Living As We Posted March 6, 2014 9:43 pm

    Right now my daughter is into painting. Even when it’s not time to paint, she is carrying around a spare paintbrush.

  • by Leanne Evanochko Posted March 9, 2014 10:55 pm

    My boys love glitter glue and googly eyes!

  • by graciegirl Posted March 10, 2014 9:45 am

    Paints for sure….lol!

  • by Erika E Posted March 10, 2014 5:27 pm

    Pipe cleaners for some reason, maybe because they can be bent into so many different things.

  • by Andrea Amy Posted March 12, 2014 1:01 am

    scissors and glue sticks 🙂

  • by Dawn – Addicted to Recipes Posted March 12, 2014 1:05 am

    He loves his markers and glitter glue 🙂
    Thank you!

  • by Agnes Chamberlain Posted March 12, 2014 4:05 pm

    We love painting rocks!

  • by Jeannie Posted March 12, 2014 4:07 pm

    My son loves cutting coloured paper and gluing them onto cardboard to make his own mosaics.

  • by Katy Emanuel Posted March 14, 2014 10:39 pm

    Right now my daughters favourite thing in her craft box is glitter and stickers

  • by Heidi C. Posted March 15, 2014 3:41 am

    Right now, my little guys are into stickers, glue, finger paints and safety scissors.

  • by ron Posted March 15, 2014 2:00 pm

    safety sissors

  • by Brandee Posted March 15, 2014 2:14 pm

    Definitely paint. My son loves to paint!

  • by tennille Posted March 15, 2014 6:32 pm

    Gluing anything to anything else is always a hit at our house!

  • by angela m Posted March 18, 2014 11:34 am

    My kids love paint

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