Recently I had the pleasure of reviewing a Leisure Arts ® publication titled: Mod Podge® Family Activities Easy projects to craft together. A soft cover 32 glossy pages book, a lot of photographs, and well-written instructions to make 12 projects or more. The authors also provide a good explanation of exactly what Mod Podge® is, all the varieties available, how best to use the products, and some basics of how to do Decoupage.
Mod Podge® is a product made by the Plaid® company, for use in adhering paper and/ or fabric to most surfaces. The products work as a glue, a sealer, and a finish. There are different types of Mod Podge® sold, and a chart indicating which products are for which application is provided on page 4.
The projects presented include; "Personalized Birthday Plates, a Book Birdhouse, Craft Stick bracelets, Jar Lid Bigs, A Monogram Frame, Tin Pail, Photo Blocks, Collage Letters, Picture Plaques, Pillowcase, Glow-in-The-Dark Mummy Pumpkin, and a Family forever Wreath." Patterns are included as well.
Lil' Bug I made.
I read through the entire book and found it to be well written and presented. I tried making a few of the projects from the book too. I found all of the steps well explained, and the instructions clear.
I find this to be an excellent crafting activity book to be used as part of a family's activities, a group of children in a club or school setting, and it is a good book to initiate adults to the art of Decoupage.
The book was given to me free of charge by Leisure Arts®. The Plaid® products that I used were also given to me by Plaid®. The rest of the supplies and tools used in the making of my projects came from my own collection. I have not been financially compensated for this review.
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