Boycraft Loads of Things to Make for and with Boys (And Girls) by Buttonbag, Sarah Marks, Sara Duchars


Boycraft Loads of Things to Make for and with Boys (And Girls) by Buttonbag, Sarah Marks, Sara Duchars

Boys like making stuff. Actually, boys love making stuff, and not just model boats, paper aeroplanes, bows and arrows and catapults - although they love that too. Boys like knitting; scarves, hats, spiders and monsters. Boys like sewing - especially if they can use the sewing machine. They like cutting and sticking and gluing and sawing and hammering. However, sometimes people - both boys and their parents - need to be reassured that it's okay for boys to make things. BoyCraft does exactly that. BoyCraft is packed with over 50 projects to make for and with boys (and girls). It is illustrated with a mix of photographs and graphic-style illustrations.


lots of ideas, from sticking and glueing to hammering and knitting from the women behind Buttonbag. Gurgle a wonderful, lavishly-illustrated book explaining how to make all manner of things. The ideas are actually do-able ... And the craft will be enjoyed every bit as much by girls. The Observer brilliantly inspiring projects for boys (and tomboys) ... the authors have a clutch of boys between them so they know from first-hand experience just what appeals. And it shows. Books for Keeps this animated book details a range of projects designed to appeal to boys (and tomboys) before they get the idea that craft is just for girls Telegraph Magazine Our six-year-old tester was 'inspired and found several things he wanted to make, including jumper monkeys! according to his delighted mother. You Magazine We think this stimulating collection of projects to make for and with boys (and girls) who want to make something a little bit different is a brilliant idea. Reloved magazine

About the Author

BUTTONBAG is a young innovative company breathing new life into old crafts by updating them in a fresh, contemporary way. Since founding the company in 2005, SARA DUCHARS and SARAH MARKS have graduated from a stall at London's Greenwich market to a network of more than 200 stockists across the country including John Lewis, Liberty's of London and Oxfam, and in 2010 they sold over 50,000 kits. Their first book ReCraft was published in 2012 by Frances Lincoln. Following a degree in English and Art NICOLA KENT sold handmade greetings cards before getting sidetracked into a successful career as a TV producer. She went on to produce a wide range of programmes for the BBC and Channel 4, and also wrote for top-rating children's animation The Cramp Twins. Since having children Nicola has focused on writing and illustrating. Recent work includes labels for Buttonbag's exclusive Christmas range for John Lewis as well as working on a number of her own stories for young children.

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128 pages


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Publication date

6th March 2014



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