Friday, April 5, 2013

Create with Maisy review

Create with Maisy: A Maisy First Arts-and-Crafts Book
Why does Maisy keep a Big Box of Everything, filled with glitter, sequins, foil, stickers, paint, brushes, paper, and tons more stuff? Because she loves to make things! Children as young as two will be thrilled to follow her lead, thanks to a brand-new Maisy format featuring both familiar illustrations and photographs by Lucy Cousins(goodreads summary).

From a Beaded Butterfly to a Rainbow Tiger...... Maisy loves to create things with just about anything she has on hand. This book will give you and your family some fun and simple ideas you can make with a few basic craft supplies. By using paint and a cardboard box, you could design a box house or city. Maybe feathers and a paper plate? You can make a feathered mask and put on a play. What about some tissue paper and pipe cleaners? A beautiful bouquet of flowers for a table at your next tea party. It will offer a wide variety of projects (17 in total) with simple instructions and pictures. It is a wonderful way to encourage creativity, motor development skill and eye-hand coordination for our little ones. I also liked the message for grown-ups, as the author encourages supervision on the projects due to the materials being small and the usage of glue or paints. Some ideas do include crafting with seeds, sequins, buttons or beads. Clearly though it is a great opportunity to sit down with your child and spend time. I envision making something fun on a rainy spring afternoon that will brighten up a cloudy day. I think this is a "just right book" for ages 3-6.~

Title: Create with Maisy - A Maisy first Arts-and-Crafts Book
Author: Lucy Cousins
Pub. date: July 2012, Candlewick
Genre: nonfiction, picture book
Hardcover, 48 pgs.

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