Throughout the Little House books, the Ingalls family stays busy day in and day out making their home cozy and safe. Many of their daily activities were done out of necessity but they also created beautiful playthings, and added ornamental charm to an otherwise simple life. Over a dozen of those crafts are presented in My Little House Crafts Book.
Basic Information About My Little House Crafts Book
My Little House Crafts Book was written by Carolyn Strom Collins and Christina Wyss Eriksson, with illustrations by Mary Collier. The book was published in 1998 by HarperCollins and is recommended for children ages 8-12. The full-color book has lovely painted illustrations and sturdy, glossy pages that will hold up better to a child’s handling. My Little House Crafts Book features 18 projects including straw hats, corn-husk dolls, quilt-patch blocks, and more.
Why You’ll Love My Little House Crafts Book
If you’ve always thought it would be fun to try a homemade craft from the Little House books, or if you are the type of person who just enjoys crafting in general, you will love this book. The 18 projects cover a variety of age ranges and skill levels from quick-and-easy air castles, to Bear Claw quilt block pillows. Some of the crafts may require materials that seem unusual to us today, such as willow bough trimmings or colorful wool fabric, but you can source most of the materials at a local craft store, if not outdoors in your backyard.
Of course the crafts that require sewing will need adult supervision, but some of the crafts are surprisingly adaptable to a variety of ages. For example, check out Laura’s Corn Cob Doll to see how Alicia and her children made their own corn husk dolls and even ended up with some superheroes. This age-old craft described in Little House in the Big Woods continues to engage children of all ages and is easy to assemble for even the youngest of the bunch.
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Mother of five living in rural Oklahoma with her husband and children, Angela is the Founder of Untrained Housewife, co-founder of the Homestead Bloggers Network and Organic Gardening expert at About.com. She is the author of Backyard Farming on an Acre (More or Less), as well as several other books, all with the common theme of helping people embrace the journey towards self-sufficiency.