Friday, August 21, 2015

Sticky Fingers: DIY Duct Tape Projects from Zest Books / Book Review

By: Sophie Maletsky
Published by: Zest Books
Released on: July 1st, 2014
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Sticky Fingers is a vibrant, easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide to creating amazing projects with the hottest crafting material on the market today duct tape! The book includes tons of photographs alongside directions designed to make creating a wallet and making a bag even easier, while also providing a steady stream of ideas for personalizing and embellishing your duct tape creations. Each project includes icons showing difficulty level and project time, as well as helpful hints, such as how to keep your scissors clean and what to do with end pieces. So grab a roll of duct tape, pick a project, and get started!

If you're looking for a book that's full of creative ideas, and easy to make projects, this is your book! It's also the perfect size book to hand your child when you hear the "I'm bored, there's nothing to do" line, I'm sure many of us parents have heard through out summer.

Sticky Fingers: DIY Duct Tape Projects (Easy to Pick up, Hard to Put Down), is a great book for young DIY'ers. With 240 pages featuring a variety of projects, there's something for every "do it yourselfer" who loves creating things with duct tape. I was surprised at the large variety of projects featured. There are projects that go from beginner to more advanced. When it comes to DIY books, this one is full of ideas. There's definitely something for everyone in here. I liked that this wasn't a small, hastily thrown together book. If you've read your share of DIY books, you know the ones I'm talking about. This book has easy to read, step by step directions to follow, making it great for all ages. Though this is listed as a teen book, there is a wide range of projects that even my elementary school age daughter enjoyed doing.

If you're looking for a great project/DIY book for your young reader, I'd definitely recommend this book. 


“This fun, creative, and colorful book takes readers through the whole process of duct tape crafting…These projects are engaging and good for beginners as well as those who might have made the classic wallet before…The fun project ideas and detailed instructions make it easy to get started and help ensure that duct tape crafting is something readers will stick with for a long time.” —Foreword Reviews


Here's an inside look at one of the pages (picture source Zest Books):

This book gets 4 owls from us!
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