Friday 1 May 2015

500 Toys ~ Book Review

by Nguyen Le

ISBN: 9781844489312
Publisher: Search Press
Publication Date: 01 February 2013
RRP: £9.99

Available direct from Search Press

As a crafter I love books that put everything together.
This book using knit, crochet, felt & sew
to put together a collection of 500 toys.


This book is jam packed full of different fun and interesting toys to make.
You don't get full patterns for all 500 but you are given a section
giving full instructions and then instructions how to alter that pattern
to make it into something similar.

The knit and crochet patterns are in written format and are easy to follow.
The felt and sewing patterns include the pattern diagrams but these
have to be increased by photo copying.


There is a fantastic mix of toys that can be used for girls and boys.
There is enough of a mix so that everyone should be kept happy.


Some of the patterns can also be used as decoration around the house.
They are fun and cute and with such a varied mix you are bound
to find something you want to make. 


The book is split into sections;
  • First Toys
  • Animals & Creatures
  • Play Food
  • Dolls
  • Costumes
  • Everyday Objects
  • Games & Fitness


There are just so many fun projects I don't know where to start.
I love that some are educational, some are fun and then others 
help you to get your kids up and playing.

I also love the fact that different ages have been covered.
So many toy books focus on one age range
but this book covers numerous years for you.

I also love the face that in every section each of the mediums is covered.
No matter which type of craft you prefer you will be covered.
I also love the fact that if you want to make something from the book
and you don't know to there is a section of the book that teaches
you everything you need to know.

It's a jam packed book
full of fun, interesting and cute ideas.

I received the book to review. 
However all opinions expressed are my own.
Affiliate links are included on the post.
No monies were exchanged.


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