Disclaimer: I was sent a copy of both of these books for review No other compensation was received.
The Maker Lab series from DK Books are among our favourites. The projects inside are geared towards different ages, require only a few (simple to locate, probably already in your house somewhere) items, and teach the kids something along the way.
The latest incarnations are Junior Maker and Star Wars Maker Lab. These two books cover the kids in our house, from ages 6 to 12, and the parents get to have a week entertaining break.
OK, there’s been another Star Wars movie come out and all of us middle-agers are reliving our childhoods all over again. The latest installment in the franchise may not have exactly had rave reviews, but this bookabsolutely does.
A combination of crafts and science projects means the book isn’t limited just to die hard fanatics. From snow globes to light sabres, Kyber crystals to Ewok catapults, these 20 projects will minds and hands engaged.
Now, for littler hands, the Junior Maker book offers up over 30 mini projects. Most require only minimal adult supervision. None of these projects will have your primary aged child splitting atoms or re-inventing the wheel. Think more along the lines of potato stamping and masks using leaves and flowers from the yard.
Both books offer guided learning and entertainment. Neither require any type of electronic device. Depending on how attached you are to the results, adult supervision is barely required. All in all, these make fantastic summer activity books
Maker Lab Giveaway Time
In conjunction with my besties over at DK Books Canada, I am giving away a copy of both of these books. Simply enter using the Rafflecopter form below. Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received. Not responsible for lost or misdirected entries. No purchase necessary. Approximate retail value of the prize is $43. Open to residents of Canada only. Giveaway closes July 24, 2018 11:59 pm ET Good luck!