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Perfect for crafty parents who are eager to get their kids excited about DIY, ProjectKid is everything you could want in a craft book: 100(!) stylish, inventive projects; step-by-step photographs; tips for the novice crafter; easy-to-follow instructions; and a fresh, modern look. What really sets these projects apart are the unexpected, ingenious ways Kingloff uses everyday objects and materials. (Did you ever think a body-wash bottle would make a perfect rocket ship?) And these are projects for things kids want to make -- and keep -- from a juice-box owl to a pirate ship to a curio cabinet for displaying all of their treasures, plus games, jewelry, and more. Also included in the book are basic crafting lessons (such as pom-pom making and weaving) to help children of all ages build a DIY arsenal, a handy guide to must-have tools and materials, and a source directory.

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Amanda Kingloff

As the Lifestyle Director for Parents from 2007 to 2013, the most read parenting magazine in the country, Amanda has established herself as the expert in the world of kids' crafts. At Parents, she oversaw all D.I.Y. content for the print magazine, the iPad edition, and Parents.com, including holiday craft stories, birthday party ideas, family activities, stylish home makeovers, and organizing solutions. In this 6-year post, she crafted, wrote, edited, and art-directed over 50 middle-of-book feature stories.

Before joining the staff of Parents, Amanda worked as a craft, garden, and decorating stylist for Katie Brown, a nationally recognized lifestyle personality. She produced and appeared in seasons one and two of Katie Brown Workshop on PBS and co-wrote and co-crafted two books, Katie Brown Weekends and Katie Brown's Outdoor Entertaining.

Her newest creation, PROJECT KID: 100 Ingenious Crafts for Family Fun (Artisan Books, April 2014) , is the ultimate crafting book for parents and kids - DIY gurus and novices alike. Complete with full-color, step-by-step photographs and easy-to-follow instructions, this book is packed with inventive, stylish projects made from reusable and affordable materials.

Amanda has wielded her glue gun on Lifetime's I Do Diaries: Beg, Borrow, and Steal, NBC's LX New York, ABC News Now, Better TV, Parents TV, Good Morning, America! and various other local television news programs.

Amanda blogs weekly for FamilyFun Magazine's Everyday Fun about all the things she loves most - kids, crafts, parties, and creative family activities.

Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Amanda currently lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband Michael, son Oliver, and daughter Sommer.

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