I have a wonderful book to share with you today for Earth Day. It’s ScrapKins Build It Book: 12 Things You Can Make From Junk by Brian Yanish. I’ve had a chance to take a close look at this book over the last few days.
We even gave one of the crafts a try. My son and I put together Digger’s Page Peeker Bookmark. The bookmark is made using an old cereal box, which was kind of cool since we received our ScrapKins Build It Book in an envelope made from a recycled cereal box. We decided to use it to make the bookmark.
You can see by the photo there are cute little ScrapKins monsters all over the book to help you create your crafts.
I didn’t want to cut up the book (it’s way too cute for that), so I traced the bookmark onto plain paper and cut it out. Then traced it onto the cereal box and we cut it out.
Then we decorated it with markers. I had a pair of wiggly eyes, so we used those for the bookmark monster’s eyes.
I think he turned out really cute, super cute sticking out from the pages of a book.
He looks like he’s going to chomp a hole in the book!
In addition to the scrap projects there are also pages to tell you a little more about the monsters in the ScrapKins book, and other activities like a word search, how to draw some of the monsters, and full size patterns for most of the crafts. There’s even a Certificate of Master Creativity in the back of the book you can award to the kids when they complete the crafts.
Here’s the scoop from the author:
What can you make from all that junk you throw away? Join The Scrap Kins, a toothsome monster tribe who live in a recycling center, as they give step by step instructions to turn toilet paper tubes and milk cartons into pirate ships, bird feeders and more! Share a project with your kids with true DIY fun at home!
I’ve really enjoyed checking out this little book. I think this would be a super book for summer break, for a kid’s birthday party or summer camp. You can provide the materials, or have the kids bring their own items to recycle into fun crafts.
ScrapKins Build-it Book retails for around $9.99, is 32 pages long, and recommended for children ages 6 to 9. You can find more information about ScrapKins at ScrapKins.com (and check out their book signing schedule), you can also find the Scrapkins Build It Book available for purchase at Amazon here: Scrap Kins Build-it Book Volume 1
Disclaimer: I received a copy of Scrapkins Build It Book: 12 Things You Can Make From Junk for review, I was not compensated to write this post. All opinions are 100% mine.