Make and Do Activity Books by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler ~ #Crafts #Book #Reviews ~ @MacmillanKidsUK

If like me, you find yourself at home with children, looking for creative ways to entertain them, these books might be just what you need!


The Make and Do series are packed full of craft activities based around Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s well-known books, plus 200 stickers!
The story itself is not included in the books, but all the activities are themed on events that occur within a particular story. Having said that, you don’t need to have read the stories in order to enjoy these activity books. There is a large range of crafts that could take anywhere from 5 minutes to a few hours! The instructions are easy for children to read and follow, and there are also some useful tips for each activity. The materials needed are things you will likely have around the home or you can find an easy alternative for.


Monkey Puzzle
Where is Monkey’s mummy? It’s not too much fun being lost in the jungle, and little monkey wants his mum. A kindly butterfly is keen to help, but they don’t seem to be having much luck and keep finding the wrong animals!

Activities include:

  • Designing a jungle card game
  • Creating a pair of wearable butterfly wings
  • Turning handprints into jungle animals!

My little girl loved making her very own wiggly worm!


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Publisher: Macmillan
Publication date:
6 February 2020
ISBN: 978-1529023848


The Snail and the Whale
One little snail longs to see the world and hitches a lift on the tail of an enormous whale. Together they go on an amazing journey, past icebergs and volcanoes, sharks and penguins, and through sun, snow and stormy seas.

Activities include:

  • Making a penguin pencil pot
  • Building a tropical erupting volcano
  • Turning an empty shoebox into an underwater world

We had great fun creating a Storm Sound Wave Stick.


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Publisher: Macmillan
Publication date:
6 February 2020
ISBN: 978-1529023817


I am very grateful to the publisher for providing me with complimentary copies of the books. This voluntary review contains my honest opinion.


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