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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Sneaky Art for Adults and Children Reviewed

Title: Sneaky Art:
Subtitle: Crafty Surprise to Hide in Plain Sight
Available on Amazon
Author: Marthe Jocelyn
Genre: Crafting for Kids
ISBN: 978-0763656485

Reviewed by Elizabeth Tropp

Sneaky Art is a unique book that is perfect for families to use together. It's a cross between crafting and playing practical jokes. What kid doesn't love that?

As the oldest grandchild in my family, I'm often called upon to keep the younger ones entertained during big family get togethers. This thankless job has suddenly become tons easier now that I've been introduced to "Sneaky Art". I feel like this book will appeal to all my young cousins because, even if they aren't that into arts and crafts, they'll love part two of each project which is sneaking it into an unlikely place and waiting for people to discover it (for example, a tiny wine cork boat set sail in a bathroom sink). I just have to make sure the boys don't launch a boat in the toilet bowl.

Each basic craft is simple and can be done with supplies everyone has around their house but more "crafty" or older kids can make their projects more detailed. The book is full of photographs that will get kids excited about the projects and templates to make everything easy. Thanks Marthe! New Year's Day dinner at my Nan's house will be a breeze this year!
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