Build and Decorate a Toy House Using Everyday Materials
250 (color and b+w) color illustrations
Publication date: 10/10/2017
Rights: World English
|D.I.Y. Dollhouse is a lavishly illustrated guide for budding architects, builders, and designers, showing then how to build and furnish their own eco-friendly dollhouse, with an incredible eye for detail. The simple instructions cover everything children (and parents) need to get started, from making rooms out of crate boxes and pieces of scrap fabric to crafting countless furniture and household items using recycled materials, such as empty plastic containers and bottles, bottle caps, cardboard boxes, plastic trays, drinking straws, and more. Learn how to transform these easy-to find household items into a sofa, bunk bed, desk chair, fridge, stove, bucket and mop, or even a hot tub for the rooftop garden, and come up with ideas of your own. The photographs of the finished interiors provide plenty of inspiration, and the project is sure to keep crafty children busy for days on end.|
Alexia Henrion is a freelance illustrator based in Hamburg, Germany. She received her bachelor of arts from the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences in 2010 and her master of arts in book illustration in 2013.
Editorial ReviewsSchool Library Journal:
"Henrion's guide will inspire crafters to pick up cardboard, scissors, paint, and glue and get to work on their own miniature wonderlands. This offering has everything today's imaginative young people should want: photographs containing dreamy textures and patterns: clear instructions, and easy-to-find supplies."