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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Art lab for kids : 52 creative adventures in drawing, painting, printmaking, paper, and mixed media-for budding artists of all ages
Schwake, Susan.
A refreshing source of ideas for creating fine art with children, Art Lab for Kids encourages the artist's own voice, marks, and style.
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...
3D paper crafts for kids : 26 creative projects to make from A-Z
Drew, Helen (Author on handicraft)
Help young children learn and practice the alphabet while having fun with paper crafts! 3D Paper Crafts for Kids is an exciting and easy project guide that carefully illustrates how to create 26 charming projects from paper and other household items. Organized in alphabetical order, have fun...
Beginner's guide to kirigami : 24 skill-building projects using origami & papercrafting skills
Descamps, Ghylenn
An introduction to kirigami, a Japanese art that combines origami and papercutting, work through the 24 intricate designs that are accessible and easy to master for any crafter at any level. With beautiful photography, helpful diagrams, and step-by-step instructions for folding and cutting charming...
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
Discover and master theses fun, creative, and colorful methods with ten projects, including paintings, vases, mugs, cheeseboards, and more.Fluid pouring and painting can result in beautiful, organic, and abstract designs that can be captured on special papers, canvas and board substrates...
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...
The knitter's dictionary : knitting know-how from A to Z
Atherley, Kate
From "alt" to "yrn," knitting patterns have a unique language of abbreviations and knitting techniques. The Knitter's Dictionary is your comprehensive resource to understanding the language of knitting in a quick-reference guide that no knitting bag should be without. For beginner and skilled...
The knitter's stitch collection : a creative guide to the 300 knitting stitches you really need to know
Stanfield, Lesley
A fabulous collection of 300 brand new stitches and timeless classics to knit This is a creative guide to the 300 knitting stitches you really need to know, including brand new stitches and timeless classics. An invaluable resource of original stitch patterns, this collection is...
Woodburning workshop : essential techniques & creative projects for beginners
O'Reilly, Court
Learn to burn! Woodburning, also known as pyrography, is a craft on the rise and now you can learn how to get started with the expert advice in this book from the renowned wood artist, Court O'Reilly. The book starts with an introduction to the necessary tools and supplies. You'll learn...
Rock art! : painting and crafting with the humble pebble
Scicluna, Denise
Great uses for rocks: throwing, skipping, kicking...how 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...
Collage your life : techniques, prompts, and inspiration for creative self-expression and visual storytelling
Mowinski, Melanie
Requiring minimal equipment--just scissors, glue, paper, and pens--collage is an accessible craft that offers limitless creative possibilities. Like meditation or journaling, making collage can be an avenue for self-reflection and artistic exploration. In Collage Your Life, artist and...
Craft your own happy : a collection of 25 creative projects to craft your way to mindfulness
Ford, Becci Mai
Suitable for beginners - you don't need to be a crafting expert to make the projects in this book! Includes easy to follow instructions and free templates. Craft Your Own Happy is a collection of mindful craft projects to make you smile! Perfect for those moments when you...
We love to sew : 28 pretty things to make : jewelry, headbands, softies, t-shirts, pillows, bags & more
Wrigley, Annabel
Introduce kids to the wonderful world of sewing with this imaginative how-to book. Thirty brilliant projects for young sewists showcase a fresh, modern style - each one is fully explained with step-by-step instructions, engaging photographs, and helpful tips. These super-cool projects - from...
Stitch camp : 18 crafty projects for kids & tweens
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
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.
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
Modern weaving projects like you've never seen--within easy reach of anyone. Weaving is a satisfying hobby for making home or clothing accessories that look plucked from your favorite stores. Here are Pinterest-worthy projects for creating earrings, clutches, pillows, wall...
Watercolour lessons : how to paint and unwind in 20 tutorials
Lefebvre, Emma
A Watercolour How-To Book for the Whimsical Creative "I am brand new to watercolor and this book is exactly what I needed. Highly recommended." --Amazon review #1 Bestseller in Watercolor Painting, Plants & Animals, Mixed Media & Decorating ...
Creative Embroidery and Beyond : Inspiration, Tips, Techniques, and Projects from Three Professional Artists
Billingham, Jenny.
Practice the mindful art of hand embroidery with 18 gorgeous projects you can use to create home decor, upcycled clothing, and personalized gifts.
Macram©? plant hangers : creative knotted crafts for your stylish home
Borja, Chrysteen
Adorn your cozy interiors with hand-woven knotted art and hanging plants. Are you a DIY home decorator, plant lover, or flower lover? We got you! Macramé plant hangers are the perfect little touch to accent your cozy, designer home. Macramé--the art of knotting made...
Caticorn crafts : 25 purr-fectly enchanted projects
Allen, Crystal
Get ready for a whole lot of fun with "purr-fectly meowgical" unicorn kitty crafts! What's better than a sweet fluffy kitten? A sweet fluffy kitten with a unicorn horn! From the creator of the website Hello Creative Family comes the ultimate book of caticorn crafts. Projects...
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 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!
Drawing chibi : learn how to draw kawaii people, animals, and other utterly cute stuff
Sondereker, Kierra
Learn how to draw adorable manga- and anime-style illustrations, including popular chibi onesies and adorable kawaii critters, with step-by-step instructions. Open your sketch book and begin to doodle and create in your favorite anime styles with this step-by-step drawing...
Needle felting dolls : a complete course in sculpting figures
Dace, Roz
From the authors of Needle Felting for Beginners, BEST CRAFT BOOK in The Craft Business Awards 2021, join the Woolly Felters on another needle felting adventure. "A top resource for needle felting and a wonderful addition to any crafts collection."Library Journal Starred...
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.  
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...
Crayola outside crafts
Felix, Rebecca
Getting creative with nature is fun and colorful with these Crayola outdoor crafts! Easy to read instructions and detailed photos guide readers through making projects. A QR code for each project links to a digital landing page showing additional steps and photos.
Art workshops for children
Tullet, Herv©?
A guide to twelve children's art workshops by one of the world's most innovative facilitators and best-selling bookmakers. Art Workshops for Children is a guide for parents and teachers to organize and execute artistic workshops for children. 12 workshops are featured, each...
Paint pouring workshop : learn to create dazzling abstract art with acrylic pouring
Ferro, Marcy
Jump into the exciting world of paint pouring--and instantly create dazzling, abstract art--with this comprehensive how-to guide by the popular founder of the Mixed Media Girl YouTube channel.   Paint pouring--which involves using a free-flowing...
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.
Washi tape crafts : 110 ways to decorate just about anything
Anderson, Amy
It's the definitive washi tape craft book for adults. Washi tape--the Japanese decorative paper tape that's easy to tear, peel, stick and re-stick--is transformative, fun, and remarkably easy to use. It's also never been hotter. Packed full of amazing projects and ideas, it's...
Low-mess crafts for kids : 72 projects to create your own magical worlds
Chapman, Debbie
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 painting modern designs in...
Concrete crafts : simple projects from jewelry to place settings, birdbaths to umbrella stands
Hedengren, Sania.
Pouring concrete doesn't have to be left to the professionals--decorate your home with concrete poured, mixed, and molded by your own two hands! Versatile, inexpensive, and easily casted, concrete is the perfect medium for crafters, tinkerers, and home improvers. Now, lifelong crafters and interior...
No-sew love : 50 fun projects to make without a needle and thread
Johnston, Ashley
Although Ashley Johnston is comfortable with a needle and thread -- and really enjoys making handmade items for her children and home -- she could certainly understand that sewing machines can strike fear and dread into the hearts of many crafters. The complicated machinery with the fussy parts as...
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...
Artisan air-dry clay: the beginner's guide to easy, inexpensive & stylish no-kiln pottery
Hostašová, Radka.
Learn to make beautiful projects with inexpensive air-dry clay! The process is easy, and the results are surprisingly stylish when you follow the tips, advice, and instruction from author and clay designer Radka Hostasová. Perfect for beginners, this book starts with an overview of the tools and...
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 gift of calligraphy : a modern approach to hand lettering with 25 projects to give & to keep
Imasa-Stukuls, Maybelle
An easy-to-follow guide to learning the art of calligraphy, with 25 gorgeously photographed projects that use calligraphy to make beautiful gifts and home décor. Calligraphy and hand lettering have surged in popularity as people rediscover traditional handicrafts as a creative...
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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