The Artful Year: Celebrating the Seasons and Holidays with Crafts and Recipes--Over 175 Family- Friendly Activities (Paperback)
Winner of the 2015 Parent's Choice Award
From the author of The Artful Parent--a year's worth of art projects, seasonal activities, and recipes for simple, family-friendly crafting through the seasons and holidays.
Celebrating the seasons and holidays is a wonderful opportunity to embrace creativity together as a family. It's also a fun way to decorate, prepare for, and learn about the holidays we celebrate. In The Artful Year, you'll find art activites, crafts, recipes, and more to help make each season special. By doing so, your family will create memories and mementos, you'll develop creative growth in your children and yourself, and you'll have lots of fun! The book includes:
• Arts and crafts, using the materials, colors, and themes of the season
• Decorations to make as a family
• Favorite seasonal recipes that are fun for children to help make (and eat)
• Ideas for celebrating the holidays together
• Suggested reading lists of children's picture books about the seasons and holidays
The Artful Year is a fun and active resource for crafting and celebrating around the year!
About the Author
JEAN VAN'T HUL, mother of two, lives with her family in the mountains of western North Carolina. She has been writing about children's art and creativity on her blog, The Artful Parent, since 2008. A graduate of Wellesley College with a major in art history and studio art, Jean worked in various art and nonprofit fields before devoting her time to writing and raising kids. She loves sharing process-oriented art, seasonal crafts, and joyful learning opportunities, whether with her own daughters or through her children's art groups, her magazine articles, or her blog.