Make It a Maker Spring with DK Canada Booka
Spring is a great time to become a maker. We are all creative in our own way, and once we find our niche, creating things is fun to do and we want to continue to make new things. DK Canada know all about the fun that being a maker can bring to people. Their ‘maker’ selection of books helps people who have an interest in a certain topic to explore how to create items to improve their home and lives. My family was asked if we would like to have three books to start our maker spring adventures. We love being creative in our home, so we were excited to see how these books could help us become better ‘makers!’
The three titles we received to begin our maker spring were:
The ABCs of sewing
One of the goals I set out for myself every year is to try something new. This year I am going to tackle using a sewing machine. I was horrible at using these machines while in school and I have stayed away from them ever since. I want to tackle this fear by learning how to use a sewing machine again. The Sewing Book provides 250 techniques to show sewers how to create projects around your home.
I was so excited to receive this book! One of the first places I flipped to was the “Machine stitches and seams” section. It is great to see all of the types of stitches I could create with my machine. The instructions are easy to follow and the images help learners to start sewing.
Maker project fun
Now that I have the basic down, I want to have more ideas to create fun items for my family around our home. Jane’s Bull’s Get Set, Sew shares with beginner stitchers how to put together 20 original projects to create, from fashionable items to toys.
I love carrying cute bags when I am running errands or going out to have fun. The “handy bags” section of this book details how sewers can create a bag with their own personal style.
Maker fun for kids
Kids want to have fun, too! Devices may help kids stayed entertained, but time away from a screen is needed as well. 250 activities are waiting for kids within the pages of Unlock Your Imagination! From games and memory training activities to crafts and projects, this book has something for children to do and have fun.
All of the blustery winter storms have left a lot of sticks scattered across our backyard and neighbourhood. Instead of collecting them for our compost, this book shares nine ideas kids can use to have fun with them! My kids would love to make fishing rods out of them to try and catch all sorts of ‘fish’ in our backyard this season. Making a stick person would make for some creative fun for my littles as well.
Spring Maker fun for the whole family
My family was really happy to have books to make spring DIY fun our way with DK Canada. I am going to challenge myself by learning how to use a sewing machine with The Sewing Book. I will take these skills to start to make fun DIY projects with Jane Bull’s Get Set, Sew. My kids will have no shortage of fun this spring with Unlock Your Imagination. Making spring fun in our own way with help from these books will help us enjoy the change in seasons and create memories we will not forget.
Would you like more book ideas to make a DIY spring for your family? You can discover more titles, like my family did, on DK Canada’s website! We also connected with them on their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest pages!
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Disclaimer: I received books from DK Canada to write this review. The views I share are my own.