Remake the ordinary into the extraordinary—crafts for kids ages 8 to 12
Watch kids' eyes light up as they roll up their sleeves and transform ordinary items. Upcycle It! Crafts for Kids shows tweens how to take objects destined for the recycling bin and breathe new life into them to make room decor, organizers, school supplies, and so much more.
What sets this apart from other kids' activity books:
25 purposeful projects—Exciting arts and crafts like Awesome Earbud Case, Cute Critter Cardboard Hangers, and Splatter Paint Sunglasses allow kids to create something that is both useful and fun to make.
Easily accessible supplies—The crafts in this book repurpose everyday items you likely have lying around, so there's no need to spend lots of money or schedule a trip to the store.
Clear instructions—Kids will have no trouble tackling these crafts thanks to simple directions that are paired with beautiful pictures to guide them through the process.
Inspire ingenuity and eco-friendly habits with Upcycle It! Crafts for Kids.
About the Author
JENNIFER PERKINS is a mother of two crafty kidlets. As babies, she had them finger-painting with chocolate pudding, and they still love getting artsy with their mom to this day (though they now use paint instead of pudding). Jennifer’s crafty handiwork has been featured by Country Living, Better Homes and Gardens, HGTV, and more.
"Upcycle It! Crafts for Kids is the perfect book to inspire creativity with candy colored projects that use the most accessible materials. The projects are easy to make and will provide the maker with a sense of accomplishment along with pride in helping our earth. Jennifer's use of color, texture, and pattern is unmatched and will, no doubt, inspire an upcycling revolution!" —Mark Montano, designer, author, and TV host
"I love the upcycle nature of all the crafts in this book. Not only are they cute and approachable for kids and their adults, but there is a wide range of options depending on your child's interests such as decor, wearable art, and gift ideas. Can't wait to try the stained glass jars with my daughter!" —Kara Whitten, DIY crafter, blogger, and product designer
"Jen's book is a brilliant combination of crafty, colorful, and resourceful. After crafting with Upcycle It! Crafts for Kids, you and your kids will never look at garbage the same way again!" —Tiffany Threadgould, VP of design at TerraCycle, designer, maker, author, and garbage-recreator