I am always on the lookout for ways to get my children to get creative.  They love doing so many crafty projects…whether it be with paper, recycled objects from around the house, or just sticks and rocks they find outside.  When I was offered a copy of “Make  Your Own Zoo” for review purposes  I immediately accepted, because I knew that the kids would get a kick out of it.

This book inspired hours of fun.  Not just your run of the mill every day sort of fun, but COOPERATIVE fun.  That’s right.  They worked together to make cutesy little zoo animals out of items I was going to pitch or recycle!  This book is a great addition to a crafty library collection in your home, or a good place to start if you are just starting to get interested in crafts.  And it would make a perfect gift!

Make Your Own Zoo:

Make Your Own Zoo contains 35 projects for you and your child to do together and are suitable for children aged six years and older. Divided into six sections – Safari, Jungle, Arctic, Aviary, Aquarium and Enclosures & Scenery – each chapter has ideas inspired from all areas of the animal kingdom. 

A love of craft has always weaved in and out of Tracey Radford’s life: throughout her childhood in Northern Ireland, her career as a BBC journalist and now, as a busy mom of three. A keen recycler and upcycler, the crafting house rule is: ‘only what’s on hand is allowed’, which usually means whatever’s in the recycling pile! Tracey started making cardboard animals with her daughter, and that’s how their zoo adventure began. Make Your Own Zoo brings together all of Tracey’s original creations with many new ones, and there are more waiting in the wings. Visit Tracey’s blog at patchworkparent.blogspot.co.uk

Disclaimer:  I was given a copy of Make Your Own Zoo for review purposes.  All opinions are 100% my own.