Designs to Color by Betty Schaffner
Reviews / March 20, 2018

Title: Designs to Color Author: Betty Schaffner Publisher: Tallfellow Press Release Date: February 17, 2016 Pages: 23 Description In 1959, Betty Schaffner knew she was on to something when she heaped single page drawings of her designs in a box to sell for 25 cents each at her local Community Art Bazaar and sold out in less than an hour. Mother of four – Betty would doodle when on the phone and her children would take the doodles away and color them. Soon neighborhood kids were asking for the doodles. Inspired, Betty colored in kid’s white tennis shoes, the front door of the house, the fence, the shed, garbage cans, the fridge , and even a car! She put her designs in a book, loaded up her car, and drove them around to bookstores in eastern Texas. Then, publisher Price Stern Sloan joined the fun with a first printing of 500 copies, which sold out quickly. The six-volume series went on to run from 1965 to 1987, selling over a million copies. Price Stern Sloan published what was probably the first coloring book for adults as well as kids. Designs to Color was created by Betty Schaffner who believed that…

Lazy Crafternoon by Stella Fields
Reviews / March 10, 2018

Title: Lazy Crafternoon Author: Stella Fields Publisher: Capstone Young Readers Release Date: August 1, 2016 Pages: 129 Description Spend a lazy crafternoon with your friends. From pretty school supplies to colorful tech accessoriest to perfect party decor, Lazy Crafternoon guides tween crafters through simple stesp to create amazing projects. For ages 9-13. *Step-by-step instructions and images of complex steps makes crafting easy *Over 50 fast, fun crafts to create & share Book Review: Lazy Crafternoon by Stella Fields Review by Dawn Thomas 129 Pages Publisher: Capstone Young Readers Release Date: August 1, 2016 Crafts, Hobbies, Teens & YA This book has more than 50 projects. These projects can be done by yourself but would be more fun with friends. The supplies used in the book can be found in any craft store. I was surprised at the variety of projects. In the first section, the projects range from headbands to decorative light switches. It was difficult to pick only one favorite project. I narrowed it down to the diffuser necklace, washi tape paperclips, painted rocks, and decoupage mason jar. I think the most innovative project was the lint roller stamps. Who would have thought you could cut out an image,…