It’s rare that I open a craft book that I’ve been sent to review and think of Master C first rather than his sister. But that’s exactly what I did with The Horrible Craft Book.
If you’re looking for a book to help you make cute decorative things that a child might like to display in their bedroom then this is not the book for you. If you’re after pretend poo, cornstarch vomit and things that wouldn’t look out of place at a Halloween party then this IS the book for you!
The Horrible Craft Book is packed full of projects that are quite simply gross. There’s everything from edible Dirt Pies to a Brain Piñata. A Severed Thumb to Guts Pizza. For children with a strong constitution and a love of the disgusting this book is perfect.
Written by Laura Minter and Tia Williams, the bloggers behind Little Button Diaries, the Horrible Craft Book is packed with 30 horrible projects that you and your kids can create to freak people out. Master C is desperate to make the pretend poo the next time he comes to stay here and I’m thinking that the Tasty Eyeballs and Cockroach Snacks would be perfect the next time I need snacks for a Halloween party. The Bug Soap would also make a great alternative treat at Halloween time.
What I like about this book, along with Laura and Tia’s other craft books, is the way that the list of what you need and the instructions are so clear, with plenty of photos showing you exactly what to do.
The only question the book leaves me with is how long it will be before Master C totally freaks me out by leaving one of his creations from the book around to find unexpectedly!
The Horrible Craft Book is published by GMC Books in September 2019. ISBN 978-1-78494-536-7 Priced at £12.99 It is available to pre-order / buy online here.
Disclaimer: I was sent a copy of The Horrible Craft Book for the purposes of this review. All opinions remain my own. This post contains affiliate links. It will cost you no more if you buy the book through them, but it will earn me some money to enable my son to buy the ingredients for more pretend poo…