"In art there are no mistakes, only opportunities for creativity." - A wise art teacher

Get creative this summer with these titles for all age groups. You might even find your new hobby, so you can thank us later!

Dad's Book of Awesome Projects: From Stilts and Super-Hero Capes to Tinker Boards and Seesaws by Mike Adamick

Inside, you'll find step-by-step instructions and photographs detailing projects so imaginative and fun, no one will complain about turning off the TV. From wooden "swords" to slay the most vicious of dragons to circus stilts that will send you soaring to new heights, these projects are sure to spark everyone's creative spirit. And the fun doesn't stop there!

Bead Crafts by Greta Speechley

Beads are a fun and easy medium that brings glitz and glam to any object. This book features twelve designs that show readers how to create fun bead-bearing items including jewelry, games, and covers for books and bottles. Kids can even get together and create matching pieces for their superhero squad. Students craft their own beads from widely available and easy-to-use materials.

Medieval Castle Adventure Crafts by Anna Llimos Plomer

The fun doesn't have to stop with the classic superheroes. Kids can also explore and create their own medieval heroes. This book provides step-by-step instructions on how to make eleven simple medieval-themed crafts, such as a knight, castle, dragon, and more, and it includes a story for kids to tell with their crafts.


Beauty: Things to Make and Do by Jennifer Traig and Julianne Balmain

Even heroes need help feeling their best from the inside out. Don't forget that you can pamper yourself and still be a successful and powerful figure. With over 40 simple recipes you can whip up in the time it takes to skin an avocado, dozens of full-color illustrations throughout, sassy drawings, and attitude to burn, Crafty Girl is more than a book--it's a way of life.

Super Crafty: Over 75 Amazing How-To Projects by Susan Beal

Take a few projects from this collection, and your friends will be calling you Captain Unique. The crafts scene is thriving as people embrace hobbies in order to create something beautiful, functional and unique. With its sleek design and edgy tone, Super Crafty is the ultimate hipster's craft guide, with a wide array of accessible projects suitable for all skill levels.

Everything Crafts - Easy Projects by the Everything Series

Not artistically inclined? No problem! You can still join in on the crafting fun. Everything(r) crafts-easy projects is a handy manual on learning how to create many unique works of art. with simple directions, two-color inserts, and dozens of clear black-and-white photographs, this reader-friendly book shows beginners how to master essential craft skills and techniques to produce beautiful decorations, books, and accessories for every occasion.


Craft Hope: Handmade Crafts for a Cause by Jade Sims

Heroes don't always have to be fictional characters. You can be your own hero! The Craft Hope blog-which organizes crafters to make handmade items for charities-has attracted followers around the world. This book, written by the site's founder and featuring crafting's hottest start, celebrates the cause and encourages others to join in. Each project is matched with a specific charity, with alternative suggestions for local places to contribute the item.

The Complete Photo Guide to Paper Crafts by Trice Boerens

You can even decorate your house with hero themed paper crafts for your children, or even yourself. We promise we won't judge you, because superheroes are pretty cool. This book provides a reference for all kinds of crafts that involve decorative papers. It includes step-by-step photographed instructions for a wide range of techniques as well as projects to accompany each area of paper crafting.

Make & Give by Steph Hung

Brighten someone's day and be considered a hero in their eyes. You can do this by making a neat craft and giving it to them. We can never spread too much positivity and love. A design-savvy craft book with 35 cute, simple projects that celebrate the people we love in the everyday moments. This is a book of 35 simple, modern craft projects to make any day special for the people we love. A handmade gift--even the smallest and simplest of gestures--brings a smile and makes a moment more meaningful. Any day, not just holidays and specific occasions, is an opportunity to create and gift.