Ecocrafts: Dream Bedroom
Are you looking for craft projects to fill the summer months? Do you love rescuing discarded items from the trash or recycling bin and creating useful artwork with them? Look no further than Ecocrafts! Chock full of twelve project ideas ranging from a ketchup-bottle piggybank to a stool made of old magazines, this book is a sure winner with kids and adults alike. While the pink and purple cover may seem feminine, the projects themselves will appeal to any artistically minded or environmentally conscious reader.
Lively, step-by-step photographs accompany easy-to-follow instructions. The author has included plenty of great suggestions for modifications and optional add-ons. Materials are easy to find, and reusing the bottles, boxes and bags that would otherwise be trashed or recycled will give readers a fun way to be kind to the environment. Interesting Ecofacts throughout the book educate and inspire; readers learn about the environment while taking steps to impact it in a positive way!
My personal favorite is the photo display cube made of CD cases, which I was shocked to find out cannot be recycled! A bunch of friends came over with their photos and old cases for a craft night; we had a blast and saved some space in a landfill! Best of all, we made a practical product. After seeing the other projects I had made from the book, my friends were anxious to get their own copies. Many of them intend to give it as a gift to young crafters in their lives, while others will simply enjoy creating and conserving. Happy crafting!