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Toys: making & decorating books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Toys: making & decorating category. Presented with a red border are the Toys: making & decorating books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Toys: making & decorating books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!


Recently Published

Miss Violet's Doll's House Magical makes for your miniature world by Sam McKechnie Miss Violet's Doll's House Magical makes for your miniature world

Sam McKechnie's new craft book invites readers to lose themselves in the incredible world of Miss Violet. Whether they have a doll's house, some shelf space or an unwanted shoebox, Sam has created 25 makes that are perfect for any...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/11/2017

Toy Making Simple Playthings to Make for Children by Gun Lee Blue Toy Making Simple Playthings to Make for Children

A fully illustrated guide to making beautiful toys and playthings for children. Includes colour photographs and black and white patterns.
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/10/2017

Making Mini Food 30 Polymer Clay Miniatures by Lynn Allingham Making Mini Food 30 Polymer Clay Miniatures

Now you can indulge in your love for pizza, cake, burgers and ice cream without putting on any weight! With these sumptuous miniature polymer clay food projects you can enjoy all your favourite treats without any guilt at all. Divided...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/10/2017

Crochet Stories: J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan by Sarah Sloyer Crochet Stories: J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan


Format: Paperback - Released: 18/10/2017

Soft Toy Making by Ouida Pearse Soft Toy Making

This is a vintage guide to making an array of soft toys out of various materials. With simple, step-by-step instructions and helpful diagrams, this volume is ideal for people with little previous experiences and is not to be missed by...
Format: eBook - Released: 13/10/2017

The Miniature Gardens Book by Angie Scarr The Miniature Gardens Book


Format: Paperback - Released: 12/10/2017

The Space Craft Book 15 Things an Astronaut Can't Do Without! by Laura Minter, Tia Williams The Space Craft Book 15 Things an Astronaut Can't Do Without!
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Containing 15 fantastic space-themed projects to make, The Space Craft Book will get children crafting and creating in no time. Aimed at boys and girls aged 3+, all of the projects can be made either from readily available items or...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/10/2017

DIY Dollhouse Build and Decorate a Toy House Using Everyday Materials by Alexia Henrion DIY Dollhouse Build and Decorate a Toy House Using Everyday Materials

DIY Dollhouse is a beautifully illustrated guide for children aged 8 plus, teaching them to build and furnish their own eco-friendly dollhouses, using recycled materials, including bottle caps, cardboard boxes, fabric scraps, plastic trays, and fruit crates.
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/10/2017

Coming Soon

Sew Cute Creatures 12 Fun Toys to Stitch and Love by Mariska Vos-Bolman Sew Cute Creatures 12 Fun Toys to Stitch and Love

Sew 12 cute amigurumi-style toys using this fun, colourful book
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2018

Outdoor Woodworking Games 20 Fun Projects to Make by Alan Goodsell Outdoor Woodworking Games 20 Fun Projects to Make

All of the projects in this book are designed to be made with the beginner woodworker in mind and using only basic woodworking tools and equipment. Each project also includes instructions on how to play the game along with the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/03/2018

American Dollhouses and Furniture From the 20th Century From the 20th Century by Dian Zillner American Dollhouses and Furniture From the 20th Century From the 20th Century

This great reference features over 650 color photographs showing details of individual houses, several hundred pieces of furniture made of metal, wood, paper and plastic, and delightful full sets. Thoroughly researched information is provided for more than one hundred dollhouses,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/04/2018

International Dollhouses and Accessories 1880s to 1980s by Dian Zillner International Dollhouses and Accessories 1880s to 1980s

This wonderful collector's book features illustrations of over one hundred dollhouses from Europe and America, plus several hundred furniture items including some from Japan. The houses and furniture date from the 1880s to the 1980s and are displayed in over...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/04/2018

The World of Miniatures From Simple Cabins to Ornate Palaces by Sarah Walkley The World of Miniatures From Simple Cabins to Ornate Palaces

If you think of dolls houses as usually being period houses, it's time to think again! This compendium of miniature buildings looks at the many other styles of construction that are increasingly being created by miniatures enthusiasts, including cosy cottages,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/04/2018

Other books in this genre

Making Tiny Toys in Wood by Howard Clements Making Tiny Toys in Wood

Create charming holiday decorations that double as small toys with this easy-to-follow guidebook. Full-size patterns and step-by-step instructions are provided for 14 working wooden toy ornaments.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

Vintage Toy Making and Toy Games for Children by Various Authors Vintage Toy Making and Toy Games for Children

A fascinating, detailed and well illustrated collection of 106 toy games and toy making instructions from Victorian times. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this book now in an affordable, high-quality,...
Format: eBook - Released: 21/09/2017

Felt Menagerie Create Off-the-Wall Animal Art by Abby Glassenberg Felt Menagerie Create Off-the-Wall Animal Art


Format: Kit - Released: 19/09/2017

Proggy's Rag Rug Menagerie 20 Soft and Snuggly Animals to Hook and Sew by Hayley Smith Proggy's Rag Rug Menagerie 20 Soft and Snuggly Animals to Hook and Sew

20 snuggle animal projects to make with fabric scraps to give to children, pets or as gifts for the home.
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/09/2017

How to Build Brick Cars Detailed LEGO Designs for Sports Cars, Race Cars, and Muscle Cars by Peter Blackert How to Build Brick Cars Detailed LEGO Designs for Sports Cars, Race Cars, and Muscle Cars


Format: Paperback - Released: 23/08/2017

Making the Children's Year Seasonal Waldorf Crafts with Children by Marije Rowling Making the Children's Year Seasonal Waldorf Crafts with Children

Making the Children's Year, with colour illustrations and new projects that bring it up to date, it will appeal to a new generation of people keen to engage children in creative play, the seasons and the joy of handcrafting.
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/08/2017

Beasts from Bricks Amazing LEGO (R) Designs for Animals from Around the World - With 15 Step-by-Step Projects by Ekow Nimako Beasts from Bricks Amazing LEGO (R) Designs for Animals from Around the World - With 15 Step-by-Step Projects

LEGO (R) artist and designer Ekow Nimako shows that this iconic toy has an unexpected and innovative use: recreating beasts found in nature in stunning detail.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/06/2017

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