Perfect for after school or a rainy Sunday, Playful is a charming collection of 26 unique, modern projects for adults to make with and for young children. Divided into five categories—Playful Dress Up, Playful Toys, Playful Paper Crafts, Playful Repurposing, and Playful Art—the low-skill, high-style, low-cost projects include a tiger piñata, a parade of paper puppets, and a dollhouse made out of cardboard and bright duct tape. Sweet and straightforward, this enchanting book is sure to inspire many happy, colorful hours of making—and make-believe—among adults and the children they love.
Merrilee Liddiard is the creator of Mermagblog.com, which was named "Best for Kids" by Babble in 2012 and voted into Babble's top 100 blogs in 2013. In addition to heading up kids crafting weekends for GAP Kids, Liddiard has contributed to Family Fun, Parent & Child, and La Petitemagazines, among others. She has illustrated 30-plus middle-grade novels, children's picture books, commercials, toys, and games.