Recently I was sent The pirate craft book by Laura Minter and Tia Williams (from the blog Little Button Diaries) to review. I’ve been a fan of Little Button Diaries for some time now so when asked if I would like to review their latest craft book I jumped at the chance.
The pirate craft book is filled with 15 projects for your pirate lovers. As you can see F enjoyed looking through and picking out what she wants to make (most of them). The book is magazine style and filled with gorgeous glossy photos.
Most of the projects need a lot of adult involvement but they look straight forward and use easy to get hold of materials. The end results are items your child will enjoy playing with for some time. They are aimed at beginners and there are lots of photographs and clear step by step instructions. Older children may well be able to do some of the projects themselves and younger children can help with decorating and customising some of the items. All the templates you need are included at the back of the book. Some of them need enlarging on a photocopier but many can simply be traced as they are already full size.
Projects include a felt parrot, a secret treasure map, captain’s hook and an easy sew waistcoat.
I could see this book being particularly useful if you are planning a pirate themed birthday party. Especially as there is a treasure chest birthday cake in it. I have many happy memories of treasure chest birthday cakes from my child. I even tried to find a photo of one but I was not able to. There is even a page with suggestions for a pirate party including pirate themed party food and games.
Watching the trailer below by Little Button Diaries, might help you if you are still undeciding if this book is right for you. Looks like they had lots of fun making this video and the book.
The pirate craft book, Laura Minter & Tia Williams, £5.99, ISBN 9781784943288. Find full details on GMC publications website.