When I was very kindly asked by the publishers if I would like to review Garden Crafts for Children by Dawn I was a little trepedatious. My bookshelves groan with children’s gardening activity books. I even have a beloved favourite. Could this latest addition add anything new?
While I did come across the dreaded planting in a welly boot activity (a pet hate of mine), I was also pleased to see some new to me crafts too.
What I liked:
- the alpine wreath. Never mind the children, I’m making this for me
- tyrannosaurus garden. This is something my five-year-old will love. Just need to source a tyre
- stop-motion bean pot. I loved this new take on growing a bean down the side of a glass. This will be gracing our kitchen table very soon
- I liked the design of the book. It’s aimed at children and I could happily give it to my seven-year-old knowing she’d be able to follow it thanks to the clear instructions and pictures