Embrace the Mess: Top Kids Crafting Titles

By Julianne Jones | February 19 2020 | Best in Category

The benefits of encouraging children to be creative are many: heightened motor skills, stronger self-confidence, and improved decision-making—among many others. Penguin Random House has a wide selection of books and guides that can be used by children of all ages to explore their artistic sides through a variety of mediums.

For children interested in drawing, DRAW 50 ANIMALS offers simple, step-by-step instructions on how to create a full menagerie.

For aspiring architects, there are multiple Lego guides on how to build everything from neighborhoods, to castles, to trains, to your own personal robot.

From simple crafts to the more obscure pursuits of felt puppies and cat castles, there is a project in here for every kid (or your own inner child!).

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Draw 50 Animals
The Step-by-Step Way to Draw Elephants, Tigers, Dogs, Fish, Birds, and Many More...
Targeted at young aspiring artists seeking to develop their technical skills and build a repertoire of animal subjects.
$9.99 US
May 08, 2012

The LEGO Architect
Travel through the history of architecture in The LEGO Architect. You’ll learn about styles like Art Deco, Modernism, and High-Tech, and find inspiration in galleries of LEGO models. Then take your turn building 12 models in a variety of styles. Snap together some bricks and learn architecture the fun way!
$24.99 US
Sep 01, 2015
No Starch Press

Little Felted Dogs
Easy Projects for Making Adorable Needle Felted Pups
Little Felted Dogs offers instructions to re-create a variety of breeds, including a bulldog, poodle, shiba inu, corgi, dachshund, and many more. Each project includes step-by-step instructions and diagrams, making this book an accessible introduction to the beginner-friendly craft of needle felting.
$15.99 US
Feb 02, 2016
Potter Craft