Sunday, November 22, 2015

Book Review: 100 Amazing Paper Animal Snowflakes

Create endless animal themed snowflakes with the unique and imaginative templates that crafters and artists will love!

Let it snow--animals! In 100 Amazing Paper Animal Snowflakes, artist and teacher Marion Nichols proves that this popular form of papercutting can yield far more than just pretty geometric designs. Crafters young and old can create her astonishing animal-themed designs by photocopying the full-sized templates, then folding and cutting along preprinted guidelines. The templates range in complexity from easy to challenging, so papercrafters of all ages and at all skill levels can snip these fantastic flakes. Eight of the designs are also printed on colored paper, all ready to fold and cut.

My Thoughts

This is a neat book. I got this for my daughter because she loves crafts, and I thought this would be a unique project for her to do. This wasn't as easy as I thought it was going to be. We haven't made it past level one yet. This wasn't something I could hand her (she's 8), and let her be on her way. We had to do these together, which was fine. It gave us some bonding time.

To do these, you'll need scissors and a whole punch. You can copy the templates with a copier, and there is a link inside the book to download the templates to print. Then you have the ability to make as many as one as you want.

There are 4 different levels to choose from. 1 being easy - 4 being hard. Overall, we really liked the book. It lets you make some unique snowflakes to hang around your home during the holiday season. It's also a great activity to do as a family.