Thursday, December 19, 2013
"Treash to Treasure" by Pam Scheunemann
Review: From the very young child to the adult, developing one’s creative self is important as a means of expression and an outlet for our creative abilities. To be able to do so at very little financial cost is a tremendous plus – especially in the home where the parent watches those dimes and dollars. So the use of various “trash” materials to be creative is a true benefit not only financially, but it allows us to utilize that which would end up in the landfill and generate a lifestyle of “upcycling.”
In Trash to Treasure detailed instructions are provided with beautifully done photographs of the process for the making of a variety of items. Using a plethora of materials flowers, wall hangings, cases for various items, etc. can be created. I especially liked the “Button Bouquet” on pages 40-43. They are adorable and would delight a child to make for his or her mother for a gift or simply to decorate a room.
This book would be a real plus in the home, school, or library and is sure to provide valuable instruction on activities that will fill down-time for kids. I recommend it.
DISCLOSURE: A complimentary copy of Trash to Treasure was given to us by Scarletta in exchange for this review. Opinions are those of the reviewer. No compensation was received and a positive review was not expected.