I grew up in a creative household. We made t-shirts at birthday parties, decorated the light switch plates in our bedrooms, among other crafty projects. I’m looking forward to creative projects with Sophie as she gets older, and I was so excited when Christine from Yellow Owl Workshop released her newest book â€“ Yellow Owl’s Little Prints â€“ dedicated entirely to handmade projects to make for (and eventually with) kids!
Yellow Owl’s Little Prints features more than 25 creative projects ranging from DIY birth announcements and birthday party invitations to keepsake boxes, book plates, growth charts, rubber stamped bed linens, and nursery decorations. I’ve been in awe of Christine’s amazing creativity for years now and the incredible products she produces for Yellow Owl Workshop. Christine employes some of her favorite materials and techniques in Little Prints, including rubber stamps, stenciling, and hand printing techniques. Most projects can be done during an afternoon nap, and Christine was careful to exclude any projects that might require special equipment. Christine even includes a wonderful introduction with tips for teaching art to children and activity recommendations based on age and skill level. And of course, no craft book would be complete without a list of resources and templates (there’s a whole section of both in the back).
My two favorite projects? A folk art wall mural using contact paper decals and a custom canvas name banner. So good!
You can grab your own copy of Yellow Owl’s Little Prints right here!
Photo Credits: Laure Joilet for Potter Craft
Christine and Evan of Yellow Owl Workshop kindly sent me a copy of this book for review, but all words and opinions are my own.