The Children's Year

English books


By Stephanie Cooper, Christine Fynes-Clinton, Marije Rowling

The Children’s Year has helped generations of families to rediscover the pleasures of creating rather than merely consuming. First published over twenty years ago, it is now in its second edition. Children get enormous satisfaction from playing with something they have made, but many parents lack creative self-confidence. This book has everything you need to get started, with over 100 projects for parents and children to enjoy making together.

Simple, well-illustrated instructions demonstrate how to make children’s clothing, toys and gifts using natural materials. Organised by seasons, the craft activities include knitted Easter chicks, spring flower fairies, summer leaf prints, cosy slippers and pumpkin lanterns, Christmas calendars and indoor ‘dens’. Small toys such as a tooth fairy purse can be made in an hour or two, while bigger projects can be enjoyed over a weekend or longer.


Publisher: Hawthorn Press

Pages: 192 pages
Size: 250 × 200 mm
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781903458594
Publication date: 2005/12

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