Hidden Forest Etch Art

This book has the most beautiful illustrations of forest creatures. And kids (or adults) can make them even lovelier by etching away at the black to uncover more colour. You can use the included stylus to create simple or intricate patterns, or even erase all the black. The creatures are enchanting, with a touch of…

101 Paper Planes

This was the best impulse buy! I made the kids wait for the weekend so we could make paper planes with Dad and we’ve had a great time racing them on the lawn.  There’s instructions for six types of planes and 101 sheets of patterned paper to fold. Of course you can just use plain…

How to Draw Cute Stuff

This book has inspired my girls to pull out their pencils and have a go at drawing tricky things they might not usually try – and with great success too. I mean, how cool is that cute kitty, the lollypop and little boy they drew?!  There’s loads in this book, with a getting started chapter…

Animal Activity

This book is jam-packed with paper crafts with a nature focus and a healthy smattering of science too. There’s activities to cut out and make on every page, including jumping froghoppers, a duck whistle, beehive-like honeycomb, piecing together a dinosaur skeleton and making paper flowers bloom by sitting them on a saucer of water. Each…