These short yet sweet reviews appeared in Kindling: the Journal for Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood Care and Education, issue 27. Reviewed by Janni Nicol. Many thanks, Kindling.
Making Woodland Crafts using green sticks, rods, poles, beads and string is written by Patrick Harrison, who is an illustrator and Forest School Educator. He makes whittling with children and adults in the woods look simple and engaging, and in this book, provides the basic skills to make many craft projects. It works across all abilities, and there are many ideas for exciting and creative outdoor play.
Making Peg Dolls and More is another little craft book full of good ideas for making simple peg dolls into beautiful end products. Many of the projects are easy to do with children of all ages, and I have tried them myself, for peg dolls which fit onto the boat I made. Buying pegs is not so cheap, but they are available at all craft shops nowadays, and, of course, last forever! It’s a companion to Margaret Bloom’s first book Making Peg Dolls.