National Craft Month

March is National Craft Month. Are you crafty? Celebrate by trying a new creative medium outside your craft comfort zone! If you aren’t already involved in making crafts, now is the time to give a couple of different ones a try. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of introductory books for various crafts. If you’re already at a more advanced level, let us know, and we’ll see what books we have in our collection to inspire your next creative endeavor.

General

CRAFT LAB FOR KIDS: 52 DIY PROJECTS TO INSPIRE, EXCITE, AND EMPOWER KIDS TO CREATE USEFUL BEAUTIFUL HANDMADE GOODS by Stephanie Corfee
(DB 108164) Grades 3-6
EARTH-FRIENDLY CRAFTS FOR KIDS: FIFTY AWESOME THINGS TO MAKE WITH RECYCLED STUFF by Heather Smith (DB 56455) Grades 4-7

Ceramics

CLAY LAB FOR KIDS: 52 PROJECTS TO MAKE, MODEL, AND MOLD WITH AIR-DRY, POLYMER, AND HOMEMADE CLAY by Cassie Stephens (DB 108162) Grades 2-4

Drawing

DRAWING, SKETCHING, AND CARTOONING: TECHNIQUES FOR DRAWING PEOPLE, PLACES, PETS, AND CARTOON CHARACTERS by Deri Robins (BRC 01046)

Felting

UNIQUELY FELT: DOZENS OF TECHNIQUES FROM FULLING AND SHAPING TO NUNO AND COBWEB; INCLUDES FORTY-SIX CREATIVE PROJECTS by Christine White (DB 67685)

Jewelry Making

JEWELRY MAKING FOR FUN AND PROFIT by Lynda S. Musante (DBG 04883)

Knitting

KNITGRRL: LEARN TO KNIT WITH FIFTEEN FUN AND FUNKY PROJECTS by Shannon Okey (DB 62882) Grades 5-8 and older readers

Leatherworking

LEATHER AS ART AND CRAFT by Thelma R. Newman (DB 08973)
KNITTING AND CROCHET FOR THE PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED AND ELDERLY by Shelagh Hollingworth (DB 17892)

Quilting

FIRST-TIME QUILTMAKING: LEARNING TO QUILT IN SIX EASY LESSONS (DB 108356, BR 24426)

Scrapbooking

MAKING SCRAPBOOKS: COMPLETE GUIDE TO PRESERVING YOUR TREASURED MEMORIES by Vanessa-Ann (DB 47555, BR 12114)

Sewing

FIRST TIME SEWING: THE ABSOLUTE BEGINNER’S GUIDE (DB 106097)

Weaving

MAKING RAG RUGS: FIFTEEN STEP-BY-STEP PROJECTS by Clare Hubbard
(BR 14617)
SPIDER’S GAMES: A BOOK FOR BEGINNING WEAVERS by Phylis Morrison (DB 17046)

Woodworking

KIDS’ BUILDING WORKSHOP: FIFTEEN WOODWORKING PROJECTS FOR KIDS AND PARENTS TO BUILD TOGETHER by J. Craig Robertson (DB 60805) Grades 4-7 and older readers
WOODCARVING by Everett Ellenwood (DB 70414) Grades 5-8 and older readers

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