Fun with Flax – Book Review.

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Fun with Flax by Mick Pendergrast.


Overview of Book: 50 different projects that are made from flax.  This is a much loved book by a lot of teachers.  It contains knowledge of the basics of plaiting skills.  Traditional Māori plaiting or rāranga is a skill that requires a lot of practice.  You can not expect to create a kete from flax in your first week.  Practice, practice and more practice is the key to mastering this Māori craft.

Price:  $24.60


Fun With Flax: 50 Projects For Beginners


Excellent for beginners of using flax.

Great step by step pictures of how the projects are made.

Several of the projects can be accomplished by young children.

It shows different projects from New Zealand and other countries in the world.

This book gives you information about the flax plant , it’s history and traditions.


Most projects are too hard for young children.2-5 years olds.  Adult supervision is required.

It does take a lot of practice to accomplish some projects but this is normal.

Not really any cons with this book review.


This is an excellent reference book for those who are wanting to learn how to plait flax and make  a lot of different objects.  Children are able to learn to make some of the projects and it gives children some insight into the world of flax.  Fun With Flax: 50 Projects For Beginners is a must have book for teachers within all ece centres and will give you a lot of projects to teach and learn over your time as a teacher.

My Rating: 5/5


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