Thank you to Rachel at https://www.rachelsrandomresources.com/ for organising this tour and to Lexi Rees and Outset Publishing for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
Scavenger hunts are fun.
Drawing is fun.
Put them together for ★ SCAVENGER ART ★
This unique art-based activity book includes 52 scavenger hunts designed to
✓ encourage curious minds
✓ spark creativity
✓ practise mindfulness
✓ develop drawing skills
Perfect for ages 6 to 12.
UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1913799042/
US – https://www.amazon.com/dp/1913799042/
Is there no end to Lexi’s talents? Today’s review is something very unique and will make a great gift for an artisitic and craft loving child aged 7-12. To be fair, I think anyone who likes to doodle, jot or draw would find delight in this.
Each section is themed and within each section there is a page for each idea. The aim is to use everyday things from around the home or close by to inspire art work. I love how Lexi has used items that are found in most homes or can be gathered easily, making this an accesible art activity without needing any additional equipment.
Once you’ve had lots of fun completeting the scavenger hunt and finding the most interesting versions of the items, it’s time to sketch. On the right hand page there are 9 boxes. Each one for a different sketch using the items. You could use this to explore shapes, colours, angles, perpsectives, a larger variety of items, new designs etc. The possibilities are endless.
The concept encourages children and adults to look carefully at the beauty and fascination in the familiar and everyday world around us that we often miss or take for granted.
The illustrations within the book are colourful, inspiring and yet manage to not be too complicated in a way people may find offputting. The compliment the book perfectly and Molly O’ Donoghue has done an amazing job to help inspire young artists.
A great gift to any shelf and a perfect stocking filler.
Check out my other reviews of Lexi’s books here:
Eternal Seas (Relic Hunters Book 1) – Midde Grade Fantasy
Wild Sky (Relic Hunters Book 2) – Middle Grade Fantasy
The Book Dragon Club – Middle Grade Book Club Activities
Creative Writing Skills – Middle Grade Writing Activities
Author Bio – Lexi Rees
Lexi Rees was born in Scotland but now lives down south. She writes action-packed adventures brim full of witch-doctors, fortune-tellers, warriors and smugglers, combining elemental magic with hints of dystopia. She also writes fun activity books for children.
Her fantasy adventure, Eternal Seas, was awarded a “loved by” badge from LoveReading4Kids. The sequel, Wild Sky, is available now.
She’s passionate about developing a love of reading and writing in children and, as well as her Creative Writing Skills workbook, she has an active programme of school visits and other events, is a Book PenPal for three primary schools, and runs a free online #kidsclub and newsletter which includes book recommendations and creative writing activities.
In her spare time, she’s a keen crafter and spends a considerable amount of time trying not to fall off horses or boats.
Social Media Links –
Twitter: @lexi_rees or https://twitter.com/lexi_rees
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Thank you so much! I absolutely loved working on this as the art, mindfulness, nature etc are all big parts of my life. And Molly really captured the sketchy rough at the edges style I had in my head. Very much hoping to do another book with her next year too … watch this space!
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I loved it.
I’m terrible at art and feel this is a really non-intimidating way to encourage children to draw, doodle etc.
The themes can be developed on so many different ways.
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