Author(s): Dawn Isaac
Garden Crafts for Children is crammed full of inspirational ideas to get kids excited about gardening and nature. A wheelbarrow vegetable garden, cress caterpillars, an insect hotel and a sunflower alley are just some of the fun and creative ideas in this invaluable book. There are chapters on using creative containers from teapots to rain boots, windowsill gardening with foods such as cress and beans, and beautiful nature crafts such as picture frames and mobiles that can be made indoors. Whether your garden is big or small, and even if you don't have a garden at all, Dawn Isaac's wonderful garden crafts will keep kids entertained, with plenty of projects to fill every season. The 35 projects, perfect for children from ages 3 to 11, are designed to be achievable and affordable with simple-to-follow, step-by-step photographs and clear advice, and there is help on growing and gardening for children and adults alike.
A Chelsea Flower Show award-winning garden designer, Dawn Isaac is passionate about passing on a love of horticulture to children, including her own. She writes on family gardening and garden design for the Royal Horticultural Society and the Guardian. Her children's gardening exploits are chronicled on her popular blog, www.littlegreenfingers.com.
Dawn is also the horticultural consultant for Mr Bloom's Nursery, the BBC children's gardening show, and has spoken on family gardening issues at both Gardeners' World Live and the Ideal Home Show.