Parents' Guide to

Craft Wars

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Reality craft competition is mild and uninspiring.

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The series highlights how people can use their imagination and creative skills, as well as some hard work to create a wide range of items from various materials, like gym bags out of footballs and tennis rackets, and children's playhouses out of left over school supplies. But unlike "how to" or DIY shows, it offers very little explanation of what specific techniques people are using during the construction process.

While seeing what folks construct out of odd materials is interesting, the most compelling parts of the show are when contestants run out of time and/or are unable to pull an idea together. And even these moments fall a little flat. Folks who enjoy crafting may find some of the projects featured here interesting, but the overall show is pretty uninspiring.

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