Little kids remain the most prolific makers of all. Without access to income or even allowance, and allowed a great deal of aesthetic leeway in their finished products, young kids need and want to make things to give to all of the great people in their lives. Using this series, they can decorate premade picture frames, shape and decorate salt dough, and learn how to stamp and glue their way into the hearts of family, friends, and teachers. Steps are numbered and formatted vertically so that they’ll be easy to follow. Most projects include a planning step—always a good habit. Photos are large and attractive; the layout is appealing and clean. These projects rely neither on drawing talent nor a steady hand, but rather on pleasing arrangements and some neatness.
VERDICT A stress-free option for classroom or club use in the lower grades.
- School Library Journal, November 2017