Reviewer Kathy Johnson: Kathy is a book reviewer for a local newsletter and reviewed books for TCM Reviews before they went extinct. She has had various articles and children’s short stories published in magazines. She has a B.A. in English, and more than 10 years experience as a technical writer. Kathy currently lives in rural Trinity County, California and enjoys fishing and gardening as well as reading and reviewing books.
Author: Marion T. NicholsPublisher: Quarry Books
100 Amazing Paper Animal Snowflakes is a wonderful simple craft book for anyone who can hold a pair of scissors. Before showing detailed snowflake templates, the book introduces Marion and how she came to design such unique snowflakes. The next sections talk about what kinds of materials and tools you can use and outline the basic technique for folding and cutting snowflakes.
The snowflake templates are arranged in order of difficulty, from beginner to challenging. The first snowflake is a starfish shape and is easy to fold and cut with nice results. The bonus colored paper templates at the back of the book give a quick start to crafting snowflakes without the delay of making copies from the book. The downloadable templates from the website are a nice resource and the website is easy to use to find and open the snowflake you would like to print and cut.
When I first read the description of this book, I was interested because of the craft and animal connection. As soon as it arrived I fell in love with this beautiful craft book. I will be sharing these wonderful snowflake crafts this holiday season. I have worked and volunteered with youth for more than 25 years and I love finding new crafting ideas for youth activities. This wonderful book has so many possibilities. I did have to guard the book from wandering off while I was reading and exploring it for this review. The eye-catching cover shows some of the exciting snowflakes to be discovered inside.
I love the wild assortment of animals to choose from. My favorite is the elk, but there are so many others, wolf, horse, rabbit, crab, flamingo, that it really is hard to choose just one favorite.
This book is a great addition to my craft library and it is also beautiful gift for a crafter, teacher, snowflake lover, or animal lover. I am looking forward to lots of creative snowflakes thanks to Marion T Nichols.