An essential guide to activities a child can enjoy with their parents or grandparents. From understanding basic woodworking skills to constructing a kite, the reader will also learn about the science and eco side of invention. Activities are broken down into easy steps and technical information comes alive in bite-size facts. Dare-devils can make stilts, a rope ladder, and even a go-cart! Budding adventurers will learn how to put together a survival bag, campfile and fishing net. Aspiring conservationists can build their own bird nesting box and wormery. Outdoor activities have never been such fun, and if it's raining there are plenty of other fun things to do!
John Haslam is an experienced illustrator with a background in TV advertising. He’s worked on all sorts of illustration, from creating the Pritt Stick character, to working on comic books for Disney and Transformers.
Mike Warren is a lifelong maker with a passion for making weird and wonderful things. As well as authoring 23 Things To Do Before You’re 11 ½ (QED, 2014) he has also published over 200 DIY projects online and is an author of a number of DIY books. He is an editor at Instructables.com and the Man Crafts contributor at DollarStoreCrafts.com.
"Mischievous cartoon children appear throughout, demonstrating the steps to make the projects and enjoying the fruits of their labors. DIY-minded readers (and their parents) should find plenty in these pages to keep themselves busy." - Publishers Weekly
"A solid offering for crafts and activities sections."- School Library Journal