If You Find a Leaf by Aimee Sicuro

Grade Level: Preschool – 3

Publisher: Random House Studio

Publication Date: July 12, 2022

In this rhyming picture book, the author explores items that can be created with found autumn leaves. For example leaves can be made into a hat, kite, wheel, camp fire, part of a boat, hammock, mask, cape, balloon and much more. There are a plethora of ideas pictured that spark creativity. Illustrations show different children happily engaged. End papers introduce a variety of colorful distinctly shaped leaves labeled with their names. In the back of the book the author gives a detailed description of how to make collage. Happy Creating!

To Make by author Danielle Davis and illustrator Mags DeRoma


Reading Age: 4 – 8

Grade Level: Preschool – 3

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Publication Date: May 31, 2022

Three words: gather, make and wait are essential ingredients to producing anything in this picture book. While they are not the only words, gather, make and wait are repeated throughout this book which helps those learning to read. The products can be a cake, plan, city, sweater, dance for some examples. Illustrations are filled with diverse children energetically constructing their desires throughout this book giving a positive message to onlookers that creating takes patience and perseverance but can be achieved. A good springboard for children making things in a variety of settings.

Edible Crafts Kids’ Cookbook by Charity Matthews

Ages: 4 – 8 years

Grade Level: 1 – 2

Publisher: Rockridge Press

Publication Date: September 28, 2021

Children learn to make 25 eye pleasing recipes that are made from healthy foods. There is a note to the adults, a note to the children and a getting ready section which includes tools needed to cook and create. Each recipe includes a Did You Know? section which adds facts and additional science information to these artsy recipes. Great for year-long cooking. Perhaps some of these recipes will inspire a Mother’s Day concoction. Enjoy!

23 Halloween Crafts for Kids: Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas and Spooky Decor Kindle Edition

Publisher: Prime Publishing LLC

Publication Date: August 25, 2014

This ebook offers a variety of costumes and Halloween decorations to make. Most people will have many materials for these items already in their homes to cut down on costs. The ideas are not complicated so adult beginner crafters should not feel intimidated. Children can also participate with adult supervision. Included are websites from the contributors to this ebook to gain more crafting ideas. My Book Eyes enjoyed the Spooky Clay Skeleton, Paper Mache Plastic Bag Pumpkin, Beaded Jack-O-Lantern Ornaments, Three Dimensional Monster Hands, Party Poppers, Foam Animal Masks, Menacing Monster Gloves, Fairy Princess Wand and Tutu and No Sew Monster Costume.