Now Available – Made to Play!

My book is now available. I’m really excited!  “Made to Play” has 35 craft and toy projects, using wood, fabric, and paper, that promote imaginative and creative play.

Here are just a few links for ordering. It’s available world-wide, so if your country is not listed below, you may search the ISBN# 159030912X, or ask your local book store to order it for you. I’ve noticed that some countries will not get it until sometime in November.

Thanks everyone! I hope you like it!


United States: ShambhalaRandom House – Barnes & NobleAmazon
France: Amazon
Finland: Bookplus
United Kingdom: Amazon
Germany: Amazon
Australia: Booktopia
Japan: AmazonBookWeb

77 Responses
  1. Anna

    wow, that looks so cool. I'd love to have some new ideas for playing with my kids. :) congrats, it must be such a good feeling!

  2. Joel Henriques

    Thanks everyone! Yeah, it's going to be kind of exciting!

    McdsM РIl sera bient̫t en France, je le promets!

  3. Lia

    Congratulations Joel. I'm so happy for you and I can't wait to see it. It is going to be a long wait until October but now I've got a good start to my Christmas shopping.

  4. r8chel

    Congratulations! I'm glad to hear the news! Are there many projects in the book that haven't been featured on this blog already?

  5. Joel Henriques

    Thanks!! And Spain should be coming soon.

    r8chel – Yes, most of the projects are brand new (over 60%). I can't wait for people to see the new ones! And the projects that have been on the blog have new, unseen photos and also hand drawn illustrations and instructions, so it's going to be pretty cool!

  6. kaat

    I can't wait. I keep mentioning your blog everywhere and I love the toys you design. I'll order as soon as it gets out in a country near mine, defenately!

  7. storyboxart

    Looks lovely! Have also enjoyed looking at various projects + art. What age is it suitable for?

  8. Joel Henriques

    Thanks everyone! Yes, we've still got a few more months to go, so it should definitely be available in your country in time to pre-order it. This is just the begging phase.

    storyboxart – It's really got something in there for any age. Some crafts are great for babies. Some are great even for adults. Anyone who wants to play!

  9. Craziest Cottrell

    I'm really excited! Are these new ideas, or things that we may have already seen on your blog?

  10. Joel Henriques

    Most everything in the book is new. The few projects that have been on the blog have all new photos, plus instructions accompanied by hand drawn illustrations. So it's going to be pretty fun!

  11. Alexandra

    Hi, there!
    The site is absolutely fantastic, I have gathered a lot of fabulous ideas!
    I wish the book sold in Russia… But, alas…

  12. nat

    Great! Congratulations! I'm a fan of your site from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
    Luckily Amazon delivers to the very South of the continent. I'll be waiting for it!

  13. lucy

    Hi Joel-I’m an art teacher in South Africa, and really love your blog-My sister was in DC last week and she tried to pick up your book for me, unfort it seems to not be out yet-do hope it can be delivered to SA!

  14. cristina

    HI JOEL!
    BOOKSTORE! Lucky me! Can’t wait to show it to
    my nephew Adán. He will enjoy making projects
    with his 2 year old cousin, Ruby.

    1. Thanks Cristina! I’ve been so busy, I still haven’t had a chance to go to a bookshop and see in on the shelves. ha. Thanks again, and I hope you get some good use from it!

  15. mariedo

    Hello, I’m a bookseller in France, South of France. I like your work and I would like to sell your book in my bookshop. Do you know if your publisher could be interested? Thanks to let me know. And again congratulations! MD Camano

  16. Laura

    Hi Joel! I love your blog and your book is on my Xmas list! But winning a copy would be even cooler. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

  17. Bella01

    Hi, love your website, you are a great inspiration to all daddy’s out there, if I won it would become a present from my kiddies to their daddy. If not I will go out and buy it anyway.. OOooohh shouldn’t have told you that now I won’t win!

  18. cristina

    When in spain?? I can´t wait to buy one for me and for some christmas gift i have to do Your website is amazing,

  19. Sarah


    We would like to talk about your work and book in the Belgian magazine, VW magazine (free magazine, distributed in Belgium). Therefore, we would like to show the cover of the book. Is it possible to send me the visual in hi resolution please.

    Thank you in advance,
    Kind regards,

    1. It is available for bookstores in Brazil. But the store has to order it. You could go to your favorite one and ask them if they could order it for you. Or look on the internet and see if someone in Brazil is selling it, so you don’t have to pay extra in shipping.