Now Make This DIY for kids

Posted on June 11th, 2018

If you have a budding designer in your family then it is a trait to be encouraged. Kids are naturally inquisitive, curious and learn through experimentation and creation. Anything that fuels this behaviour will aid their development. Phaidon have come out with a comprehensive new book containing 24 great DIY projects thought up by designers especially for kids. Turn plastic bottles into model people or buckets into drum sets. Create puppets lampshades and even character footwear from everyday household items. Read on to discover more about “Now Make This” and be in with a chance of winning your own copy.   


Now Make This DIY for Kids book

Now Make This and Coombe Mill

Here on the farm we like to get creative with the children staying for activity hour. Using nature and throw away items, we create treasures for the fairy gardens and holiday keepsakes for the children. I know just how much pleasure the children here have doing this and what a great learning journey it is too.


Wishing tree and Wishing well


With this in mind I couldn’t wait to see the wonderful ideas real designers would come up with in the book. Every idea has step by step instructions, illustrations to guide you and a list at the start of what you’ll need. We loved creating the painted window in the Coombe Mill Games room and are going to compare nature with science putting the paper copters to the test against the falling sycamore helicopter seeds in the autumn. As plastic waste is right up there in the news right now, talking about this with children whilst building a plastic man seems a great way to learn about conservation and recycling.



Need to know

RSP £16.99
Author Thomas Barnthaler
Published byPhaidon
FormatHardback 120 pages
Dimensions270 x 205mm,, Blackwel’  


Pages from Now Make This


Win your copy of Now Make this with Phaidon and Coombe Mill

For your chance to get creative and see science in motion with these great designs just enter below to win your copy of the book.

Good luck to all taking part.

Now Make This


We were sent our copy of Now Make this for the purpose of this review however all thoughts and opinions on the book are my own.