Make and Play is Krissy Ballinger's 4th diy book, except this one is for children. The book went on presale early September and has pretty much sold out. It is such a joy to see a book like this doing so well. The chance to involve children in making the things they play with is a kind of presale of its own as it redefines how children craft and play, knowing how they are made. Krissy is passionate about less microplastics, less reactions to notoriously icky industrial ingredients and just simple, natural kid's fun.
Krissy wrote the book to speak directly to children. It is beautiful and delivers everything it promises, featuring 40 easy-to-follow, natural and fun recipes. The recipes are designed to be easily made by children, and they cover many things you'd find in play and body product aisles of a department store.
While Make and Play is written for kids, it has also been thoroughly tested by kids, and designed with the help of kids. Not only will they LOVE watching the fizzy bath bombs explode, and playing with the sticky spotty goop, but they’ll have a blast during the DIY process.
The even more beautiful thing is the way parents are embracing it. The support for it speaks volumes for how increasingly interested parents are in giving themselves and their children a lifestyle with less toxins, more understanding of ingredients and frankly, more fun. Krissy says:
"THE KIDS OF TODAY ARE THE POLICY-MAKERS OF TOMORROW, AND THEY ONLY KNOW WHAT WE SHOW THEM, SO NOW IS THE TIME TO TEACH THEM THAT RESPECT FOR THE PLANET AND ITS INHABITANTS HAS TO BE THE NUMBER ONE PRIORITY - THERE IS NO OTHER OPTION.
IF WE CAN INSPIRE CHILDREN, TEACH THEM TO BE CONSCIOUS CONSUMERS, SHOW THEM THAT THEY CAN HAVE FUN WITHOUT PACKETS OF GLUE AND PLASTIC GLITTER, THEY'LL SPREAD THAT MESSAGE FAR AND WIDE - AND A MESSAGE THAT COMES FROM A CHILD IS ALWAYS AUTHENTIC AND MOTIVATING. OUR FUTURE IS IN THEIR HANDS."
Krissy was originally a teacher and plans to develop a classroom lesson plan/kit so her message reaches every corner of our wonderful (but struggling) globe! The book is for children aged 5 (with a little help) to 12 and is guaranteed to provide hours of natural, planet and human-friendly fun!
So, kids, who’s ready to have fun and turn boring afternoons into hours of entertainment with recipes for natural DIY goodies like lip balm, bath bombs, puffy paint, chalk and goop, all while respecting our beautiful planet, and themselves?
With genuine respect for both people and planet at the forefront, Krissy Ballinger is mother of two (test rabbits) and award-winning author of Naturally Inspired, Simple DIY Recipes for Body Care and Cleaning.