Book Review and Competition: Boy Craft Loads of things to make for and with boys (and girls) by Sara Duchars and Sarah Marks

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We have a fair few kids craft books in this house, some from when I was childminding and needed inspiration quickly. Many of them are actually quite repetitive with a few standard ideas recycled in different ways. Boy Craft is different, it is one of the most original craft books I’ve ever seen. I’ve actually been really excited by it which did come as a surprise to me.

When the book first appeared in the house my husband of all people thought it might be a bit sexist as its name implies its just for boys (although there is a small caption which includes girls). However, the very fact that its called Boy Craft has captured my 7 year old boys imagination and he hasn’t been able to put it down, even drawing up a list of things that he must do over this half term:
The boy has been really busy over the past couple of days trying out loads of the ideas. Our favourite easy one was the Scary Egg Eyeballs:
Fifi has been having loads of fun making superhero masks for her soft toys, between her and the boy nearly every soft toy or doll in the house has been turned into a superhero.

The book is bright, cheery, inspirational and an absolutely fantastic resource. In fact, I’ve got quite a few of the projects on my list to do with our Beaver group. 
I cant recommend this book more highly, it really has captured my children’s imagination and anything that can get a 7 year old boy interested in doing craft activities really has my most sincere thanks.
I’ve been lucky enough to be offered the chance to give 2 readers of Being a Mummy a copy each. To enter, just use the Rafflecopter form and leave me a comment telling me what craft activities you enjoy doing with children the most.
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Boy Craft Loads of things to make for and with boys and girls by Sara Duchars and Sarah Mark is published by Frances Lincoln £12.99 paperback on 6th March 2014. You can pre-order here:

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The competition officially closes 22th February 2014 mid-day
One entry per household
There is no cash alternative 
The prize comes directly from the promoters 
Editors decision is final
UK entrants only
Winners will be contacted directly, if no response is received within 3 working days the entrant will be disqualified and another winner will be drawn and that person contacted

49 thoughts on “Book Review and Competition: Boy Craft Loads of things to make for and with boys (and girls) by Sara Duchars and Sarah Marks

  1. OMG loads – I love making things and don't mind glue or glitter or mess! I have really enjoyed making collages with my girls lately though – using fabric scraps, buttons and wool!

  2. We love crafts in our house….creating puppets is a big hit at the moment….clue lots of pva, glitter, pipe cleaners and googly eyes.

  3. I have two daughters, and a Son. I love playing snooker / pool with my son (but only because I can beat him at that, – when we play xbox, – another activity we both enjoy – he always beats me hands down)<br /><br />With my girls, they enjoy making accessories for their dance costumes, as they both dance freestyle, and new costumes every competition are usually a must!. – we all enjoy doing this

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