(tot school tuesday) crafts for kids by martha stewart

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.

This week for Tot School Tuesday, we crafted up something yummy with a little help from Martha Stewart and her new book Martha Stewart’s Favorite Crafts for Kids: 175 Fun Projects to Create, Build, Design, Explore, and Share. This book is packed full of 175 different kid-friendly projects for kids of all ages, including my almost 3 year old with a little bit of adult assistance. From puppet playhouses to insect embellished flip flops, this book will inspire many hours of creative fun. What a great book to have just in time for summertime! I’m so excited to have this book in Logan’s library and you better believe that I’ll be pointing him to it anytime the B-word (BORED) is mentioned!

We had a hard time deciding which project we wanted to do first from the book. My marshmallow loving child decided that we should make Rice-Cereal Critters (page 66) together. Logan helped me measure and pour the ingredients, perfect for working on counting and fine-motor skills. After I mixed up the ingredients over the stove, I rolled them into balls and let Logan go town decorating his little heart out (and maybe sampling a few of the decorations as he went). Martha has some super cute instructions on how to make bumble bees and ladybugs in the book, but we improvised using the ingredients we had on hand. That’s the awesome thing about craft book, they are a great springboard for new creations and ideas!

As someone who is going through the craft book writing process herself, I can appreciate all of the little details that went into creating this book. The photos are colorful and will entice kids to join in the fun. The instructions are clear and the project tips are helpful. Of course, I wouldn’t expect anything less from the Queen of Crafting. For more kid-friendly craft inspiration, check out Martha Stewart’s new crafts for kids video collection. I love the monster salt crystal tutorial!

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Tot School Tuesday Co-host: Kara of Mine for the Making (visit her blog for preschool aged activities)

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I'm Vanessa and it's my mission in life to spread my love of hot glue guns and glitter to others. I suffer from craft ADHD, regularly working on at least 10 projects at the same time and my craft room looks like a tornado hit it. My first craft book, Party in a Jar, was published in 2014. I look forward to crafting with you!


  1. Patti says

    We are looking forward to taking a few day trips and splashing in the pool! We also enjoy do “crafteses” , as 4-yr-old Owen will tell you!

  2. Michele says

    I am a teacher, so I am really enjoying just being home and getting to spend the summer with my 2 year old son.

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