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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Picture It with Beans: Instruction Manual by Joan L. Harrison is a fascinating book that shows readers reasons why beans are a good choice for arts and crafts. What makes beans a good choice is because beans are easily available, inexpensive, and can be stored for a long time. The author gives some unknown facts about beans and demonstrates the perfect craft for people from all age groups. Making bean pictures can be simple or complex, depending on the choice, and it is not a craft that requires a particular skill or training. Let's take a walk with the author and learn how to make pictures with beans and have a hobby that is creative, rewarding, and fulfilling.
The idea of using beans in creating pictures and images is unique and different. The author gives details on how to go about this by describing the tools and materials required and the various types of beans that can be used. The author also speaks about the types of pictures that can be created and gives readers details about the craft, making it easy for them to plan their project and create something that is beautiful and aesthetic. What makes this craft interesting and fun as a hobby is because it is inexpensive and easy and can be tried out by anyone, irrespective of age. The images in the book are wonderful and will encourage readers to try the craft and come up with some beautiful pictures for their homes. The detailed instructions are sequential and methodical, making it easy for readers to create some lovely pieces.