Creating arts and crafts can be a fun and educational way to teach children of all ages and sizes. Arts and crafts are also used as an enjoyable way to help keep seniors and disabled individuals entertained and mentally sharp. In fact, creating arts and crafts can be a fun and therapeutic experience for just about anyone, depending on the circumstances. This is especially so when creating arts and crafts for a particular holiday or special time of year. Whether it’s a solo effort or a family endeavor, there’s nothing more fun than making seasonal arts and crafts to decorate with and use for the holidays.
Making Simple Gifts
There is definitely no denying that simple arts and crafts have always made some of the best gifts. For a child, a good imagination and a creative touch can go a long way on Mother’s and Father’s Day, or even on a birthday. Think back to the days of the string paintings and macaroni drawings that you made in school as a child or you may have received as a parent. The only thing more enjoyable for a kid than actually making this type of gift is seeing the look on a parent’s face after handing it to them with love and pride.
There are lots of good arts and craft ideas for those who like to make simple gifts for friends and loved ones. This can be an inexpensive way to give a gift, yet say you really care. Using arts and crafts when it comes to gift ideas is not just about being cute or cheap. Handmade items often have a lot more than just sentimental value. When you consider the time and expense that many people put into the arts and crafts they create, it amounts to no small expense. Perhaps that is why not everyone who engages in arts and crafts does it as a hobby. Some people have turned creating arts and crafts into a business; that includes those who write about arts and crafts.
A recent blog post talked about Halloween Home Decorating Ideas from a Self-published Author. The post mentions a self-published book called: “How To Make Your House Haunted For Halloween”. This book is currently listed on the www.DoItYourselfBooks.info website (in the Home Improvements category). Creating Halloween decorations clearly fall into the Arts, Crafts & Hobbies category, but apparently tricking your whole house out and making it a house of horrors is on a whole other level.
“How To Make Your House Haunted For Halloween” is more for the hardcore Halloween fanatic. But suppose you simply want to create some cool and scary decorations to add to your existing Halloween theme. There are tons of great arts and crafts to create for kids of all ages. DIY books and guides offer step-by-step instructions on how to create awesome decoration projects. Not just for Halloween, but for other holidays and seasons as well. Parents can help the kids create all types of seasonal arts and crafts and use them for decorations, gift ideas and more.
Learning how to create the perfect holiday theme is easy with the help of a good arts and crafts do-it-yourself book. It’s no wonder that lovers of arts and crafts look forward to the holidays. Not only do holidays provide numerous opportunities to make creative gifts, but also to create lots of fun holiday themed decorations for home, school and work.
The following Arts, Crafts & Hobbies titles are currently listed on the www.DoItYourselfBooks.info website
101 Fun Things to do in Retirement: An Irreverent, Outrageous & Funny Guide to Life After Work by Stella Rheingold
200 Japanese Tattoos By Deedee Moore
Art Lab for Kids: 52 Creative Adventures in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking …by Susan Schwake and Rainer Schwake
Beauty Eternal – Easy Ways to Preserve Flowers by Dueep Jyot Singh
Breeding Goldfish Eggs (Step-by-Step Guide to Successful Breeding) by Charm Baker
Candle Making Simplified – A Guide for Beginners by Deedee Moore
Canning 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Canning by Jennifer Gomes
Craft-a-Day: 365 Simple Handmade Projects by Sarah Goldschadt
Gardener’s Guide to the Pepper by Paul R. Wonning
Getting Started in Photography: A Complete Beginner’s Guide To Taking Great Pictures By Jim Hamel
How to Crochet: 16 Quick and Easy Granny Square Patterns by Prime Publishing
How to Draw Awesome Figures by Neil Fontaine
How to Draw Cool Stuff: Shading, Textures and Optical Illusions by Catherine Holmes
Kids First Activities with Paint By Fatima Usman
Lights, Camera, Background! The Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming a Background Actor … By Nichole Ashlyn Jackson
Loom Knitting Comfort Dolls By Denise M Canela
Man Crafts: 10 Free Patterns to Crochet for Men by Prime Publishing
My First Origami: (Downloadable Material Included) by Joel Stern
Scrapbooking Techniques by Deedee Moore
Smart Soapmaking: The Simple Beginners Guide to Making Handmade Soap by Anne L Watson
The Big-Ass Book of Crafts by Mark Montano and Auxy Espinoza