Adventivity by Gina Carpenter


Written by Gina Carpenter
Illustrated by Laura Hambleton

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A wonderfully creative and inspiring resource for all the family! Paper angels, finger puppets, gift tags, iced-cookie gifts – these are just some of the 25 fun to make or do activities to occupy a family in the days before Christmas. The final thing to make is a wonderful nodding Santa which, like many of the others, can be pressed-out of the pages. Making and doing will be fun and the results will be a decorative delight for the rest of the festive season.


Adventivity by Gina Carpenter

Adventivity is an Advent calendar and activity book rolled into one! This title includes all the creative material you need for Christmas in one book. The front cover doubles up as an advent calendar, there are easy-to-follow instructions and all the creative card components you need for 25 fabulously creative holiday activities. What more would you want for some festive fun? The sturdy card calendar can be reused year after year.

Each door reveals a surprise - including four pop-ups - related to the mini-project the book sets out for that day.

The 25 festive activities include:

* Handmade pop-up greeting cards

* Decorative paper angels

* Christmas character gloves

* Origami Santa

* Holiday cupcake decorations

* Hand-printed wrapping paper and gift-tags

* Candycane-mouse tree-hangers * Table-top elf-cone game * Pretty pleated paper baubles

* Iced cookie gifts

* Stand-up winter character models

Contains activities that will require adult supervision

About the Author

A graphic designer and project commissioner, GINA CARPENTER delights in producing card games, paper creations and art-inspired projects. She is a prolific crafter herself and often works in a team with other designers on craft books and series. She lives in Surrey, England, and now works freelance while renovating houses and looking after her two sons. LAURA HAMBLETON graduated from the Norwich School of Art and Design and has since been based in London, building a successful career as a designer, author and illustrator of children's books. Besides being name Commended winner of the 2002 V&A Award for Illustration, Laura was also long-listed for the Booktrust's The Big Picture, Best New Illustrators Award, in 2008. She also gives workshops at festivals, bookstores, schools and activity centres throughout Britain.

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48 pages
Interest Age: From 7


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QED Publishing

Publication date

15th September 2014




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