Arts & Crafts Books for All Ages

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Updated July 13, 2023
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Go with the flow painting : step-by-step techniques for spontaneous effects in watercolor
Win, Ohn Mar
Learn how to create beautiful loose and expressive florals, still lifes, motifs, animals, modes of transport, and fruits and vegetables in vibrant watercolor with touches of pen and ink. In Go with the Flow Painting, author Ohn Mar Win (Instagram: @ohn_mar_win) offers...
Kawaii crochet : 40 super cute crochet patterns for adorable amigurumi
Bradley, Melissa
Learn to crochet forty charming stuffed dolls that will warm your heart and bring a smile to your face.Hook up a rainbow kawaii goodness with this super-cute collection of forty amigurumi patterns from modern crochet designer Yarn Blossom Boutique. From three adorable peas in a pod, to a...
Crochet know-how : techniques and tips for all levels of skill from beginner to advanced
A complete guide to the stitches, techniques and finishing touches that every crocheter needs to know. Whether you are just learning to crochet, or you are seldom separated from your hook and yarn, there will always be times when you need instruction - or just a reminder - on a particular...
Rock art!
Scicluna, Denise
Watercolor in nature : paint woodland wildlife and botanicals with 20 beginner-friendly projects
Haizlett, Rosalie
Capture the Natural World with Vibrant Works of Art Nature illustrator Rosalie Haizlett has hiked through countless forests with her sketchbook and watercolors, documenting the plants, animals and landscapes that she encounters. She has also taught tens of thousands of students to paint and...
Learn to paint in acrylics : with 50 small paintings
Nelson, Mark Daniel
Learn all you need to know about acrylic painting as you create 50 stunning mini paintings. Following an overview of painting fundamentals, illustrated step-by-step instructions accompanied by lessons on specific techniques lead your way. This unique book is a...
Clay lab for kids : 52 projects to make, model, and mold with air-dry, polymer, and homemade clay
Stephens, Cassie
In Clay Lab for Kids focuses on kid-friendly clays - air-dry, home-made, and polymer - that are safe and easy to use at home or in the classroom; no kiln required.
The Grown-Up's Guide to Painting with Kids : 20+ Fun Fluid Art and Messy Paint Projects for Adults and Kids to Make Together
McCully, Jennifer
The Grown-Up's Guide series features how-to projects, creative prompts, and crafting activities that will inspire you and your little ones to spend hours of messy fun together. Now you can learn the fun, trendy paint pouring technique--and teach your kids to do it too!
The grown-up's guide to crafting with kids : 25+ fun and easy craft projects to inspire you and the little ones in your life
Manning, Vicki
The ideal follow-up to the much-buzzed-about The Grown-Up's Guide to Making Art with Kids, The Grown-Up's Guide to Crafting with Kids features more tactile projects that will improve kids' fine motor and visual processing skills, in addition to...
Kicking glass : a creative guide to stained glass craft
Cooper, Neile
Creative and practical, Kicking Glass is a step-by-step guide for those wanting to practice the popular craft of stained glass. From simple suncatchers and boho lamps to exquisite 3D constructions and delicately-poised glass butterflies, experienced artist Neile Cooper...
Tapestry weaving for beginners and beyond : create graphic woven art with this guide to painting with yarn
Carter, Kristin
Learn to weave your own stories and make personalised woven wall art with this guide to tapestry weaving.  A collection of wonderful woven hangings for you to build your tapestry weaving skills. Learn all the techniques you'll need to create your own woven tapestries with a unique,...
Weaving within reach : beautiful woven projects by hand or by loom
Weil, Anne
The resurgence of the '70s in fashion and home decor has brought about a new trend in crafting- weaving. Anne Weil gives macrame, basket weaving, and other weaving skills a makeover with beautiful photography and styling with projects that can be made on various easily sourced looms--and even some...
Eco-resin crafts : 30 hand-crafted projects for the home
Oliver, Hazel
Hazel Oliver is the name behind Badger & Birch, whose eco-friendly practices include using solvent free and non-toxic resin, and incorporating natural waste such as mussel and oyster shells from her local restaurant, as well as natural minerals, gemstones, and crystals. In this her first book,...
Whittling : 20 mindful makes to reconnect head, heart & hands
Barn the Spoon
Whittling (Conscious Crafts) is a contemporary craft book containing 20 simple wood whittling projects.
Botanical embroidery : 30 effortless designs that showcase the beauty of nature
Schnücker, Maggie
Gorgeous, Nature-Inspired Projects for Embroidering Your Own Vibrant Garden Thread your way through 30 nature-themed motifs that will transport you from flowery fields and sun-drenched deserts to mossy forests, glorious gardens and beyond. With clear instructions and comprehensive step-by-step...
Dried flower embroidery : an introduction to the art of flowers on tulle
Prinku, Olga
Dried Flower Embroidery celebrates the craft of flowers on tulle. Discover how to create beautiful displays of your favourite everlasting blooms, grasses and foliage. Starting with the basics, Olga takes you step-by-step through how to master this craft - from techniques...
Bohemian macrame
Petiot, Gwenael
From colorful statement necklaces and bracelets to anklets and cuffs adorned with beautiful beads and stones, the 20 stunning pieces in Bohemian Macramé may look complicated--but they actually have a surprisingly simple construction. Full-color step-by-step images and...
Nature macramé : 20+ stunning projects inspired by mountains, oceans, deserts, & more
Breuklander, Rachel
Reconnect with Nature through Colorful Macramé CreationsBring the beauty of the natural world into your home as you knot your way through this captivating collection from visionary fiber artist Rachel Breuklander. Known in the macramé community for her unique color-blocked landscape wall hangings,...
One day macramé : a beginner's guide to quick, easy & beautiful hand-knotted home decor
Artigues, Mariela
Stunning Macramé Artwork for Everyone Master the art of hand-knotting with this all-in-one guide to the beautiful macramé designs of your dreams. While the intricacy of macramé décor may appear daunting at first, artists Mariela and Carolina turn macramé into an easy and...
Punched : techniques and projects for modern punch needle art
Schaat, Stacie
Discover the primitive craft of punch needle as seen through the eyes of a contemporary artist giving the technique fresh, modern appeal. Yellow Spool's Stacie Schaat shares all you need to know to take a stab in Punched. With Stacie's guidance you'll learn- .Simple...
How to draw cute kawaii : in simple steps
Li, Yishan
Learn how to draw over 100 amazingly cute kawaii characters in just 8 easy steps--all from scratch! Anything can be drawn in the kawaii style, and Yishan Li is here to show you how in just a few simple steps. Choose from over 100 super-cute kawaii projects, including...
Kawaii craft life : super-cute projects for home, work & play
Caetano, Sosae
"Kawaii" is the Japanese word for "adorable," "cute," or "lovable" and has grown from a national trend to a worldwide phenomenon. Kawaii Craft Life takes advantage of this growing and popular movement, with a focus on embroidery, cross-stitch, and feltcraft. Featuring...
Drawing chibi : learn how to draw kawaii people, animals, and other utterly cute stuff
Sondereker, Kierra
A step-by-step guide for kids to drawing adorable manga- and anime-style illustrations of people, animals, mystical creatures and more.Open your sketch book and learn how to draw kawaii and chibi characters from scratch with this handy instructional guide created by professional anime...
Crochet amigurumi for every occasion : 21 easy projects to celebrate life's happy moments
Tiu, Justine
Crochet 21+ adorable amigurumi patterns created by The Woobles, as seen on Shark Tank! Crochet the Woobles way! Make the most adorable amigurumi including Pippa the Octopus, Sam the Sloth, and Cornelius the Bee-more than 20 patterns in all.  
Nature crafts : Japanese style plant & leaf projects
Miura, Yuji
Interior decorating just got a green thumb! Harness the beauty of plants, leaves and foliage--green decor--in this unique collection of 40 nature projects that are fun, easy and inexpensive to make. Six of Japan's leading floral and plant designers offer a range of ideas to...
Super simple pinecone projects : fun and easy crafts inspired by nature
Doudna, Kelly
Super Simple Pinecone Projects is full of fun crafts! Kids will discover how to create animals, flowers, bobbleheads and more with pinecones! All of the projects are super simple and super fun! Each project includes how-to-photos and easy instructions. Nurture a young readers' natural side by...
Pumpkin crafting
Rich, Jen
Your ultimate guide to carving, painting and decorating pumpkins for your home, complete with tips and recipes for getting the most out of your pumpkin all season long. From playful and whimsical pumpkins that will liven up Halloween, Day of the Dead or Thanksgiving parties to sophisticated...
Craft lab for kids : 52 DIY projects to inspire, excite, and empower kids to create useful, beautiful handmade goods
Corfee, Stephanie
Through 52 fun, customisable crafts activities, Craft Lab for Kids promotes creativity and hands-on making for kids age 8 and up.
From clay to kiln : a beginner's guide to the potter's wheel
Carey, Stuart
Learn the essentials of wheel-thrown pottery with this approachable and indispensable reference.   Pottery has become increasingly popular, and beginners interested in taking up the hobby will find this all-inclusive guide to wheel-thrown pottery...
Metalsmith Society's guide to jewelry making : tips, techniques & tutorials for soldering silver, stonesetting & beyond
Bolton, Corkie
Everything You Need to Know to Build Your Skills as an Artisan Jeweler Metalsmith Society's Guide to Jewelry Making is the ultimate handbook to get you started on your jewelry-making journey. Corkie Bolton, jeweler extraordinaire and founder of Metalsmith Society, has compiled...
One-hour amigurumi : 40 cute & quick crochet patterns with minimal sewing
Morita, Melanie
Fast and Fun Projects for Charming Crochet PlushesMelanie Morita-Hu, author of the hit book Hooked on Amigurumi, is back with 40 more delightful designs that come together in a flash! These adorably addictive patterns require minimal to no sewing, making them perfect for beginners or for a quick and...
Modern Calligraphy : Learn the Beautiful Art of Brush Lettering
Ramos, Maricar Concepcion.

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