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Get Creative!

March is National Crafting Month! The word “crafting” covers a lot but generally refers to practicing creative skills. Examples include knitting and crocheting, paper folding and origami, woodworking, and jewelry making. Crafting is anything artistic and created by hand. This month, set aside some time to work on your favorite craft or dabble in something new. There are plenty of ideas in the selections below!

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Board Books

Bear Says “Thank You” (2012) by Michael Dahl

Blue & Other Colors with Henri Matisse (2016) by Henri Matisse

Clive and His Art (2016) by Jessica Spanyol

Picture Books

Forky in Craft Buddy Day (2019) by Drew Daywalt

How to Find a Unicorn (2020) by Sue Fliess

More-igami (2016) by Dori Kleber

Niko Draws a Feeling (2017) by Bob Raczka

Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon (2020) by Kat Zhang

Easy Nonfiction

Craft Time at the Library (2017) by Celeste Bishop

The All-Together Quilt (2020) by Lizzy Rockwell

Make a Nature Sculpture (2020) by Emily Kington

Make Forest Faces and Mud Monsters (2020) by Emily Kington

Juvenile Nonfiction

Cool Stuff to Sew (2015) by Stephanie Turnbull

Wood Shop: Handy Skills and Creative Building Projects for Kids (2018) by Margaret Larson

365 Things to Do with LEGO Bricks (2016) by Simon Hugo

Clay: With Simple Step-by-Step Instructions (2020) by Mark Bergin

Star Wars Origami: 36 Amazing Paper-Folding Projects from a Galaxy Far, Far Away (2012) by Chris Alexander

Knit, Hook, and Spin: A Kid’s Activity Guide to Fiber Arts and Crafts (2016) by Laurie Carlson

Craft Lab for Kids: 52 DIY Projects to Inspire, Excite, and Empower Kids to Create Useful, Beautiful Handmade Goods (2020) by Stephanie Corfee

Crayola Create It Yourself: 52 Colorful DIY Craft Projects for Kids to Create Throughout the Year (2020) by Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers

Fun and Easy Crafting with Recycled Materials: 60 Cool Projects that Reimagine Paper Rolls, Egg Cartons, Jars and More! (2019) by Kimberly McLeod

Get Crafting for Your Delightful Dog (2021) by Ruth Owen

Cardboard Box Engineering: Cool, Inventive Projects for Tinkerers, Makers & Future Scientists (2020) by Jonathan Adolph

Recycled Paper Projects (2022) by Marcy Morin and Heidi E. Thompson

Recycle and Remake (2020) by Hélène Hilton, editor

Wooden Toy Spacecraft: Explore the Galaxy & Beyond with 13 Easy-to-Make Woodworking Projects (2019) by Gonzalo Ferreyra

DIY Paper Crafts (2017) by Marisa Edghill

Nonfiction Series

Create with Duct Tape series (2017) by Carolyn Bernhardt and Rebecca Felix
Happily Ever Crafter series (2020) by Annalees Lim
Lazy Crafternoon series (2016) by Stella Fields
10-Minute Seasonal Crafts series (2015) by Annalees Lim
Handmade by Me series (2020) by Alix Wood
Cool Crafts for Kids series (2017) by Jane Yates
Crafting with Nature series (2020) by Betsy Rathburn and Rebecca Sabelko

For Parents and Teachers

Art Lab for Kids: 52 Creative Adventures in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Paper, and Mixed Media-for Budding Artists of All Ages (2012) by Susan Schwake

Low-Mess Crafts for Kids: 72 Projects to Create Your Own Magical Worlds (2018) by Debbie Chapman

Martha Stewart’s Favorite Crafts for Kids: 175 Projects for Kids of All Ages to Create, Build, Design, Explore, and Share (2013) by the editors of Martha Stewart Living

The Artful Parent: Simple Ways to Fill Your Family’s Life with Art and Creativity (2013) by Jean Van’t Hul

Eco-Friendly Crafting with Kids: 35 Step-by-Step Projects for Preschool Kids and Adults to Create Together (2012) by Kate Lilley

Juvenile Fiction

Pug Blasts Off (2019) by Kyla May

Rainbow Fairies: The Magical Craft Fairies series (2015) by Daisy Meadows

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