The Artful Year

Celebrating the Seasons and Holidays with Crafts and Recipes--Over 175 Family- Friendly Activities

In this fun and creative family-oriented crafting book, the author offers us over 175 activities that every reader can have their families partake in. Some of the activities range from exploring nature to observing wildlife, from making crafts to reading books together. This book is broken down into the four season of the year and each season has crafts that pertain to that time of the year.

I really enjoyed this family friendly crafting book. There were so many ideas offered for families to do together throughout the year, that I found it to be a wonderful book to use to strengthen family bonds. It seems that during this day and age when families are too wrapped up in modern conveniences and they lose sight of the fact that they are lacking strong communication skills with each other, everyone forgets to have fun together. They need to relearn how to spend time together and open the communication between each other minus all the electronic devices. The activities offered in this book will solve those issues in a heartbeat. There’s something for everyone in this book and I look forward to doing some of the suggested activities with my family. Well done!

Book Blurb for The Artful Year

From the author of The Artful Parent--a year's worth of art projects, seasonal activities, and recipes for simple, family-friendly crafting through the seasons and holidays.

Celebrating the seasons and holidays is a wonderful opportunity to embrace creativity together as a family. It's also a fun way to decorate, prepare for, and learn about the holidays we celebrate. In The Artful Year, you'll find art activites, crafts, recipes, and more to help make each season special. By doing so, your family will create memories and mementos, you'll develop creative growth in your children and yourself, and you'll have lots of fun! The book includes:

   • Arts and crafts, using the materials, colors, and themes of the season

   • Decorations to make as a family

   • Favorite seasonal recipes that are fun for children to help make (and eat)

   • Ideas for celebrating the holidays together

   • Suggested reading lists of children's picture books about the seasons and holidays

The Artful Year is a fun and active resource for crafting and celebrating around the year!

Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2014 5.00