Crafty Kids

One of the most tried and true parent/child bonding activities is crafting–whether it’s homemade potpourri, a model airplane or a simple construction paper card. We bet parents of little ones will love “Crafty Mama,” a new book by NYC mom Abby Miller Pecoriello featuring “49 Fast, Fabulous, Foolproof” craft projects for families with babies and toddlers (plus, check out Pecoriello’s blog of the same name). You can also find great craft ideas for kids of all ages at the FamilyFun and Crayola websites. Still in need of artistic inspiration? Head to the mega-crafts store Michaels on the Upper West Side, which has plenty of supplies and even holds special kid-friendly events.