About the author
Susan Akass is the editor of My First Craft Book, My First Sewing Book, and My First Origami Book, as well as the author of many popular reading scheme books and children’s picture books. Susan is also a full-time elementary school teacher. She is based in Bath, UK.
25 step-by-step craft activities for parents to do with children aged 2 and up.
Bring out your child's creative side with Let's Get Crafty with Paper & Glue. This inspiring book has 25 easy-to-achieve projects that you and your child can enjoy making together at home. The creative ideas include colorful party cones and bracelets that your child can give as gifts, and pretty paper chains to decorate your child's bedroom. Create cute creatures, such as a pig and frog from paper plates, and the super-snappy paper crocodile. The emphasis is on teamwork, with you helping with the tricky steps, such as cutting out, and your child doing the fun and messy parts, such as glueing, painting, and decorating. As well as being enjoyable, these paper 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.