30+ Kids Crafts Made from Recycled and Everyday Materials

By Jodi Levine (Author), Margaret McCartney (Author)


Format Paperback




30+ Kids Crafts Made from Recycled and Everyday Materials

by Jodi Levine, Margaret McCartney
Martha Stewart Living alumnae Jodi Levine and Margaret McCartney team up to create a beautiful and unique craft book that also tells the story of Mouse and his adventures in Mousetown.

Welcome to Mousetown! In this inventive craft book, kids follow Mouse through his day in Mousetown, from getting ready to traveling to work, closing shop, grocery shopping, party prep, and throwing a surprise party for his friend Ginger. There are 29 activities throughout the book that use recycled materials to recreate the story's scenes so kids can follow along or make new stories set in Mousetown with Mouse and friends.

Mousetown includes:
  • Photographic illustrations of Mouse’s bakery, house, grocery store, and other town elements, with many crafted and recycled elements
  • Instructions for recreating all of the elements of Mousetown
  • Photocopyable templates of Mouse, his friends, and accessories
  • Photographic glossary of tools and materials

Jodi Levine is a lifelong crafter and founder of SuperMakeIt, a brand celebrating crafts made from everyday materials. Jodi spent 19 years at Martha Stewart Living, where she was Editorial Director of Martha Stewart Kids and Baby magazines. She develops craft content for brands such as Sesame Workshop and is a regular contributor to publications such as the New York Times and The Week Junior. She was a judge on HBO’s Craftopia, and has appeared on The Today Show and elsewhere. She lives in the Hudson Valley, NY, with her family. 

Margaret McCartney has illustrated two previous books for children, This Is a Book to Read with a Worm and We’re Not Gonna Take It. Her illustrations and designs have appeared on everything from garden gloves to kids clothes to holiday ornaments. She lives in New York City with her family including their cat, Marie, who has mixed feelings about mice. You can see more of her work at

Margaret and Jodi have been friends since they met at RISD, and their shared love of nattily dressed mice, crafts, and all things miniature made this book so much fun to create. Please visit for more mouse-based crafts, activities, and printable patterns and illustrations.

Pub Date: 8/13/2024

ISBN: 9781454952152

Price: $12.99 / $16.99 CAN

Format: Paperback

Pages: 112 pages, all in color

Trim: 8.5 x 10 x 0 Inches

Territories: World

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Age Range: 6 to 8

Publisher: Union Square Kids