Arts & Crafts Books for All Ages

Get started with a new craft or learn tips & tricks for all kinds of crafty hobbies.

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
A new, spontaneous approach to watercolor that shows how to paint beautiful loose and expressive florals, fruits and vegetables, animals, travel motifs, and more in vibrant watercolor with touches of pen and ink.
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...
The ultimate fluid pouring & painting project book : inspiration and techniques for using alcohol inks, acrylics, resin, and more; create colorful paintings, resin coasters, agate slices, vases, vessels & more
Monteith, Jane
The Ultimate Fluid Pouring & Painting Project Book guides readers through several art techniques that result in a wide variety of 2D and 3D projects.
How to crochet : learn the basic stitches and techniques
Delaney, Sara.
Get hooked on crochet and bring handcrafted charm to your home and wardrobe. Sara Delaney provides easy-to-follow illustrated instructions for joining, fastening off, selecting color schemes, and much more. Learn how to read crochet patterns and work a basic chain with single or double...
Rock art! : painting and crafting with the humble pebble
Scicluna, Denise
Great uses for rocks: throwing, skipping, about painting? Rock painting is one of the oldest forms of artistic expression known to man. The varied surfaces, shapes, and sizes of rocks also make them perfect for crafts. From brooches to bookends, paperweights to place cards, miniature...
Stitch camp : 18 crafty projects for kids & tweens - learn 6 all-time favorite skills : sew, knit, crochet, felt, embroider and weave
Blum, Nicole
In today's thriving maker culture, kids are hungry for hands-on guidance in creating stylish wearables and practical objects, or hacking and customizing existing ones. Authors Nicole Blum and Catherine Newman get them started with complete instructions for mastering six favorite fiber crafts....
Learn to paint in acrylics : with 50 small paintings
Nelson, Mark Daniel (Painter)
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...
Bead-making lab : 52 explorations for crafting beads from polymer clay, plastic, paper, stone, wood, fiber, and wire
Powers, Heather
Fill the year ahead with handcrafted beads that you can make yourself by following tutorials from Bead-Making Lab! Imagine a year in beads. We're talking 52 handmade varieties all handcrafted by you! Bead-Making Lab makes this bounty of bead making possible with...
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.
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...
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...
Watercolour lessons : how to paint and unwind in 20 tutorials
Lefebvre, Emma
A Watercolour How-To Book for the Whimsical Creative#1 New Release in Mixed Media, Watercolor Painting, and Plant & Animal Art Take a walk down the path of translucent pastels and delicate wet washes with Watercolour Lessons . Filled with engaging exercises, this vibrant guide...
How to draw cute kawaii : in simple steps
Li, Yishan
Draw 100 amazingly cute kawaii-style projects in just 8 easy stages from scratch! Anything can be drawn in kawaii style, from animals, people, food and flowers to vehicles and everyday items. Yishan Li shows you how in just a few simple steps. Expert comic book and manga artist...
Kawaii doodle class : sketching super-cute tacos, sushi, clouds, flowers, monsters, cosmetics, and more
Khan, Zainab
Learn how to draw kawaii (cute!) with this how-to book full of charming food and drink items, elements from nature, doodle monsters, and more!
Crafting cute : polymer clay the Kawaii way : 50 fantastically fun projects
Banani, Dani
Crafting Cute presents step-by-step instructions for making 50 incredibly cute kawaii characters out of polymer clay.
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.  
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...
Plant craft : 30 projects that add natural style to your home
Atkinson, Caitlin
Discover the simple beauty of adding natural style to a space!   Not everyone has a garden--but with only a handful of materials and a little bit of time, everyone can bring the beauty of nature into their home. Plant Craft features projects inspired...
Low-mess crafts for kids : 72 projects to create your own magical worlds
Chapman, Debbie (Blogger)
Messy crafts have met their match with these 72 creations that keep out the clutter and mess but pack in the fun and creativity When craft time rolls around, parents usually cringe at the thought of a creativity storm's aftermath. Glue, glitter, globs of paint - it all adds up to Mom and Dad...
Creative watercolor : a step-by-step guide for beginners
Calderon, Ana Victoria
A fun, modern, and practical approach with instructions on how to paint simple motifs, create elegant lettering, and embellish projects beautifully. Popular watercolor artist and workshop instructor Ana Victoria Calderón shares her step-by-step techniques for...
Fun with cork : 35 Do-It-Yourself projects for cork accessories, gifts, decorations, and much more!
Handrup, Jutta
Let yourself be fascinated by cork! Cork is so much more than just pin boards and trivet. Today, there are an incredible number of cork materials: fabrics, paper, construction paper and adhesive foils made from an absolutely sustainable natural product. Cult bloggers and...
Pinch your pottery : the art & craft of making pinch pots : 35 beautiful projects to hand-form from clay
Atkin, Jacqui
Learn how to master one of the most ancient yet simple and appealing ceramics techniques. Taught with a modern approach by a master potter, this amazing collection of pinched projects is the perfect place to start your new ceramics hobby or to explore new ways to shape clay as a...
Easy homemade pottery : make your own stylish decor using polymer and air-dry clay
Stone, Francesca
Creating amazing clay home décor doesn't require a pottery studio. Following DIY pro Francesca Stone's easy, step-by-step techniques for working with air-dry and polymer clay, readers can craft contemporary accents for every room. These clays are affordable and easy to find, and only a few tools are...
Paracord! : how to make the best bracelets, lanyards, key chains, buckles, and more
Mikkelsen, Todd
In Paracord!, you'll find step-by-step instructions to take you through every project. Each step is accompanied by a color photo that clearly illustrates the process. Todd Mikkelsen's Paracord! offers a diverse collection of projects that utilize parachute cords-...
Creative soldered jewelry & accessories 20+ earrings, necklaces, bracelets & more
Bluhm, Lisa
Lisa Bluhm's first book, Simple Soldered Jewelry & Accessories, was a huge success. Now she's back with more than 20 trendy new projects and the hottest techniques. Thanks to a robust basics section crafters will easily master the fundamentals of using either a soldering torch or...
Knot bad amigurumi : learn crochet stitches and techniques to create cute creatures with 25 easy patterns
Green-Hite, Vincent
A treasure of adorable, unique amigurumi patterns that includes step -by-step stitch and assembly instructions, tips and tricks for embroidering cute faces, and ideas for personalizing designs.
Modern calligraphy : learn the beautiful art of brush lettering
Ramos, Maricar Concepcion
Learn the art of brush lettering with Modern Calligraphy, a step-by-step guide to making personalized, hand-lettered artwork.
The art of knitting hats : 30 easy-to-follow patterns to create your own colorwork masterpieces
Flynn, Courtney
Express Yourself with Vibrant, Unique Colorwork Hat Patterns Let your inner artist shine with these 30 fun and inspired knitwear designs. Courtney Flynn, founder of flynnknit, shares her secrets to creating impressive hats that make a statement. Pair bold motifs such as stripes, zig zags, hearts and...

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