Adventure Time Crafts

Adventure Time Crafts Book

While I am not familiar with Adventure Time, if you have kids or are just a cartoon fan, you probably are. For those you who are like me, Adventure Time is a show on the Cartoon Network that welcomes watchers to the Land of OOO. This land is full of interesting characters, some good and some bad, but all are unique. Even if you aren’t familiar with the cartoon and the characters you can enjoy making the wonderful variety of crafts in Adventure Time Crafts: Flippin’ Adorable Stuff to Make from the Land of Ooo (affiliate link).

The authors of this book, Princess Bonnibel Bubblegum (one of the show characters) and Chelsea Bloxsom, have broken it down into 4 simple chapters. Each of these chapter holds an abundance of fun projects for people of all ages and abilities. You will a variety of supplies and techniques to create everything from stuffed animals to skirts and personalized sweaters.

The first chapter is titled Total Toytopia and it is full of fun playthings. You can craft cool finger puppets out of felt and stage out of a pancake batter mix box. If you would rather work with fleece, pull out a sewing machine and make a reversible stuffed toy that looks like Jake (the dog) on one side and Cake (the cat) on the other. You can try your hand at needle-felting by making Gunter the penguin or make a mobile featuring Lumpy Space Princess using pompoms. If soft and fluffy isn’t your style, how about making Marceline’s (a wild rocker girl) axe guitar out of cardboard.

You can accessorize in style by making one or more of the projects shared in the second chapter titled Bling-A-Ding-Ding. Learn how to design and make your own jewelry using a mixture of supplies and materials. Use polymer clay to make beads for a fancy friendship bracelet that features the faces of your favorite characters or to make a penguin pendant, a BMO ring or Best Bud Earrings that look like Finn and Jake. Use shrink plastic to make just about any piece of jewelry using the provided templates that feature Finn’s swords, Princess Bubblegum, Marceline’s axe guitar, Lady Rainicorn, and the mysterious snail. Use felt to make princess hair adornments and a WildBerry Princess fascinator. Also included in this chapter are directions for making some cool nail art featuring Lumpy Space Princess.

If you would rather make something you can use in your home, you should check out chapter 3 titled Rhombus Home Decor. This chapter includes 5 projects that you can keep or give as a gift. You can use fusible beads to make coasters to hold your drinks and yarn and a crochet hook to make cozies to wrap around your drinks. You can work with a needle and thread to make wall art featuring Jake and his bacon pancakes or a pillow that looks like Peppermint Butler. Grab some paint and turn a plain welcome mat into an unwelcome mat featuring the Earl of Lemongrab.

Finally, the last chapter, titled Geek Chic Fashion, will definitely show you how to make a statement. You can start from scratch and use sewing skills to make Fionna and Finn Hats, a Righteous Hero Backpack, a Hot Like Pizza Supper Skirt, or BMO Phone and Tablet Cases. If you would rather customize a piece of apparel, learn how to paint a plain pair of canvas shoes to look like Tree Trunks or adorn a purchase sweater with a likeness of Finn.

Just because this book was inspired by a cartoon, doesn’t mean it is just for kids. Every member of the family will not only find a project they will enjoy making, they will also be delighted to own them.

Disclosure: A review copy of this book was provided by the publisher. No further compensation was given and all opinions are my own. As noted above, this post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for details.

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