I have a special guest for you today: my mother. When given the opportunity to review the brand new Star Trek Craft Book by Angie Pedersen, I knew that I wasn’t the best person in my family for the job. You see, my mom is a hardcore Trekkie. What other mom would wear a communicator pin on her winter coat? Or a Spock hoodie with ears? Enjoy the review from Karen (she’s a great writer, too).
Whether Trekkie or Trekker (I answer to both), future space traveler, or someone who never plans on leaving planet Earth, I think you will enjoy the Star Trek Craft Book! Let’s face it, when we buy a craft book, we aren’t going to do all the crafts – maybe only one, or even maybe none! We like to thumb through and dream about the adventure and all the possibilities. That’s why this is the perfect craft book. You CAN do a lot of the crafts: gifts for kids, gifts for the Star Trek fan relative (me! me!), crafts to do at a birthday or summer party, items for the school fundraiser. But beyond that, this book is cute! Just boldly go where no one has gone before and use it as a coffee table book.
My favorite craft to do with kids would be making Tribbles. I would have a Star Trek theme party and have the kids make Tribbles. How about PIN THE NASCEL ON THE ENTERPRISE using Geordi visors? Come Halloween my dogs will be sporting reversible Star Trek vests. The Khan finger puppet has the worst case of the cutes! I can imagine my kids paying attention to instructions if Khan provided them. My “gotta make it” craft is the Tricorder purse. I am going to size it for my cell phone, one credit card and my workplace building key card. As I walk to my favorite eating place on my lunch break at work, I know I’ll get envious Vulcan salutes from my fellow nerds in Seattle.
Craft is art; Star Trek crafts are great art. Seriously, I think you’ll enjoy the book. I certainly do!