Paper Engineering and Pop-ups For Dummies Rob Ives 2009-02-10 Paper Engineering & Pop-ups For Dummies covers a wide range of projects, from greeting cards to freestanding models. Easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and dozens of accompanying diagrams help readers not only to complete the diverse projects in the book, but also master the skills necessary to apply their own creativity and create new projects, beyond the book's pages.
Crafts for Little Kids Better Homes and Gardens Books (Firm) 2003 Introduces more than fifty entertaining and creative craft projects and interactive activities for children ages three to age, all of which are suitable for a wide variety of skill levels and adaptable to any budget, with suggestions on how to work with "found" objects, use favorite motifs in new and different ways, and personalize with pattern and color. Original. 35,000 first printing.
Step-by-Step Studio: Drawing Concepts Ken Goldman 2021-03-16 With easy-to-follow, in-depth instruction from four accomplished artists, Step-by-Step Studio: Drawing Concepts teaches the foundational skills beginning artists need to get started with graphite pencil.
Paper Plate Christian Crafts, Grades K - 3 Maxine Kenny 2008-05-15 More than 50 games, crafts, and toys using simple paper plates teach major stories from the Bible in a fun and meaningful way. Each activity includes a mini-lesson, Scripture reference, and related verse
Making Christmas Bright with Papercrafts Alice Hornecke 2020-08-12 Delightful collection of 43 papercraft projects, ideal for crafters at every level. Includes photos, templates, and instructions for an origami wreath, cut-out snowflakes, place setting accessories, and much more.
Martha Stewart's Favorite Crafts for Kids Editors of Martha Stewart Living 2013-06-18 Martha Stewart's Favorite Crafts for Kids focuses on craft projects that children, aged three to twelve, can make with their parents. These projects are fun, yet serve a practical purpose; children can wear, decorate, and play with what they make. Filled with ideas for a range of ages, skill levels, and interests, this book lets children's creativity run wild, while creating precious memories as parents and kids learn and create as a team.
Archaeology for Kids Richard Panchyk 2001-10 This activity book features 25 projects such as making a surface survey of a site, building a screen for sifting dirt and debris at a dig, tracking soil age by color, and counting tree rings to date a find, teaches kids the techniques that unearthed Neanderthal caves, Tutankhamun's tomb, the city of Pompeii, and Tenochtitlan, capital of the Aztec empire. Kids will delight in fashioning a stone-age tool, playing a seriation game with old photographs of cars, "reading" objects excavated in their own backyards, and using patent numbers to date modern artifacts as they gain an overview of human history and the science that brings it back to life.
The Artful Parent Jean Van't Hul 2019-06-11 Bring out your child’s creativity and imagination with more than 60 artful activities in this completely revised and updated edition Art making is a wonderful way for young children to tap into their imagination, deepen their creativity, and explore new materials, all while strengthening their fine motor skills and developing self-confidence. The Artful Parent has all the tools and information you need to encourage creative activities for ages one to eight. From setting up a studio space in your home to finding the best art materials for children, this book gives you all the information you need to get started. You’ll learn how to: * Pick the best materials for your child’s age and learn to make your very own * Prepare art activities to ease children through transitions, engage the most energetic of kids, entertain small groups, and more * Encourage artful living through everyday activities * Foster a love of creativity in your family
Eraser Anna Kang 2018-09 Eraser is always cleaning up everyone else's mistakes. Except for Ruler and Pencil Sharpener, none of the other school supplies seem to appreciate her. They all love how sharp Pencil is and how Tape and Glue help everyone stick together. Eraser wants to create so that she can shine like the others. She decides to give it a try, but it's not until the rubber meets the road that Eraser begins to understand a whole lot about herself. Inspired by a school essay their daughter Kate wrote in the third grade, the author and illustrator behind Theodor Seuss Geisel Award-winner You Are (Not) Small have created a desktop drama about figuring out who you are, finding happiness, and the importance of second, third, and maybe even fourth chances.
Crafts for Kids Who Are Learning about Transportation Kathy Ross 2006-08-01 Hands-on learning fun aimed straight at the first-grade curriculum. Twenty-two crafts introduce transportation modes ranging from a baby carriage to a rocket ship. Among the projects are a Race Car Photo Holder, a Human Bulldozer, a Tissue Box Bus, and a Bead Train Necklace. They are perfect for group classroom projects or just having fun at home.
Easy Crafts for the Insane Kelly Williams Brown 2022-05-10 From the New York Times bestselling author of Adulting comes a story about how to make something when you’re capable of nothing. Kelly Williams Brown had 700 Bad Days. Her marriage collapsed, she broke three limbs in separate and unrelated incidents, her father was diagnosed with cancer, and she fell into a deep depression that ended in what could delicately be referred to as a “rest cure” at an inpatient facility. Before that, she had several very good years: she wrote a bestselling book, spoke at NASA, had a beautiful wedding, and inspired hundreds of thousands of readers to live as grown-ups in an often-screwed-up world, though these accomplishments mostly just made her feel fraudulent. One of the few things that kept her moving forward was, improbably, crafting. Not Martha Stewart–perfect crafting, either—what could be called “simple,” “accessible” or, perhaps, “rustic” creations were the joy and accomplishments she found in her worst days. To craft is to set things right in the littlest of ways; no matter how disconnected you feel, you can still fold a tiny paper star, and that’s not nothing. In Easy Crafts for the Insane, crafting tutorials serve as the backdrop of a life dissolved, then glued back together. Surprising, humane, and utterly unforgettable, this is a poignant and hysterical look at the unexpected, messy coping mechanisms we use to find ourselves again.
Everyday Art for the Classroom Teacher, Grades 4 - 8 Linda Armstrong 2008-09-03 Bring creativity into the classroom using Everyday Art for the Classroom Teacher for grades 4 and up! This 144-page resource features short, easy activities designed for a busy classroom. The book includes more than 110 seasonal arts-and-crafts projects and activities, and most of the projects require only standard school supplies. Projects include creating class election tags, a color wheel, a dreidel, holiday tetrahedrons, and stained glass butterflies. This book is a perfect addition to any hands-on class.
The Ultimate Handbook for Paper Crafters Leisure Arts 2013-01-01 Presents project ideas, discusses color combinations, and provides step-by-step photographs for stamping techniques, with information on essential tools.
Doll Crafts Laurie Carlson 2017-11-01 Dolls have a unique place in childhood. They are about play, empathy, and developing communication and socialization skills. Dolls are important symbols to children of what adults value, and handmade dolls convey that the individual is important and that to be unique—less than perfect—is just fine. These concepts guide award-winning children's author Laurie Carlson's Doll Crafts, which opens up the world of doll making to children. The emphasis is on following basic instructions that are clearly illustrated with line drawings in order to help children develop creative, open-ended projects that result in unique dolls and doll play. Using inexpensive, everyday, or even recycled materials, children make clever paper dolls, simple folk art dolls, soft cuddle pals, or 18-inch felt dolls as well as cute and easy doll clothing, accessories, and basic houses. Short, informative sidebars throughout explore dolls in various cultures and religions, relate doll trivia and fun facts, and expand readers' ideas about what constitutes a doll by examining the history of action figures, scarecrows, robots, and more.
The Michaels Book of Arts & Crafts Dawn Cusick 2003 From Michaels--America's largest specialty retailer of arts and crafts merchandise and the place to get supplies for painting, floral and home d�cor, needlework, scrapbooking, and more--comes an extraordinarily big, beautiful, and encyclopedic collection of techniques and 175 projects. Whatever a crafter's pleasure, it is in here, from beading and woodworking to glass and fabric crafts. The 30 subject areas are divided into 9 chapters that all feature a basic instructions section packed with plentiful color pictures and designer tips; 5 to 10 projects; and a two-page spread of gallery photos of additional projects for inspiration. What's included in this unequalled treasure trove? * Beading: wire and bead jewelry, wire crafting, and decorative beading * Clay: polymer and bread dough * Painting: stenciling, faux finishing, and gold leafing. With the gilding techniques, even the simplest box can look like an heirloom. * Paper: memory books and cards, decoupage, rubber stamping * Floral crafts: dried flowers, silk flower arranging, potpourris and sachets. A rose floral silk pillow brings springtime indoors year-round. * Glass: glass painting and etching. The lovely flasks with stars, leaves, and swirls would make a beautiful display. * Home decorating: candlemaking and decorating (including gel) and soapmaking * Wood: wood finishing and burning, plus clockmaking * Fabric: painting on fabric, tie die, and sun painting An appendix covers basic materials and techniques, including typing the perfect bow, lettering, and basic mat cutting. Whether you want more projects using your favorite craft, or are interested in learning a new one, this volume is a must-have.
Simple Landscape Painting Kaaren Poole 2007 Demonstrating the roles that memory and imagination can play in harnessing our creative potential, Kaaren Poole’s step-by-step instructions show how with a little time anyone can paint beautiful landscapes. Begin with an overview of basic color theory, and move on to learn how to represent individual landscape elements, from water and snow to shrubs and brambles. From drawing in perspective and brush technique to choosing and mixing paints, the eight delightful practice projects pull all of the lessons together. Try out the “Love of Lavender” composition with its marching rows of lavender on gently rolling hills, or the “Autumn Jewel,” complete with a nostalgic covered bridge.
Spray Paint Paper Crafts Sharon Currier 2006 Krylon's state-of-the-art and easy-to-use spray paints and finishes are great tools for taking paper crafting from ho-hum to innovative. Use them to beautifully enhance scrapbook layouts, creatively alter books, expertly enhance cards and tags, and magnificently decorate home accessories. Every project will look unique! -- book jacket.
Learn to Write The Green Frog 2021-02-17 "Learn to write: Letters and Numbers" is a book created to teach children to write, as a kind of calligraphy kit for begginers kids. It is ideal for children between 3 and 5 years old.. This book to learn to write includes: ✓Graphomotor exercises to widely develop and improve their motor skills. ✓ Exercises to trace letters and numbers and pictures to be able to memorize and recognize letters and numbers. Through repetition, learning to write will become a more fun task ✓ Coloring pages that will help develop psychomotor skills and manual eye coordination of the little ones.
Super Simple Pet Critter Crafts Alex Kuskowski 2016 Get creative with Super Simple Pet Critter Crafts! From a hamster ball to a floating lantern fish, these fun and easy projects will get kids crafting while they learn about different animal habitats. The crafts are super simple and tons of fun. Each project includes colorful photos and easy-to-follow instructions. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Super Sandcastle is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Arts and Crafts Program Manual Frank A. Staples 1954
Missing May (Scholastic Gold) Cynthia Rylant 2013-06-25 This critically acclaimed winner of the Newbery Medal joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes exclusive bonus content! Ever since May, Summer's aunt and good-as-a-mother for the past six years, died in the garden among her pole beans and carrots, life for Summer and her Uncle Ob has been as bleak as winter. Ob doesn't want to create his beautiful whirligigs anymore, and he and Summer have slipped into a sadness that they can't shake off. They need May in whatever form they can have her -- a message, a whisper, a sign that will tell them what to do next. When that sign comes, Summer with discover that she and Ob can keep missing May but still go on with their lives.
Tissue Paper Creations Jane Yates 2016-12-15 Who knew tissue paper could be made into suncatchers and butterflies? This book shows readers all the fun projects they can make using tissue paper, a common household material. The book begins by introducing readers to techniques for working with tissue paper, then shows them how to make collage placemats, paper bag piñatas, and bird decorations. The book provides clear step-by-step guidance through the projects, and vivid visuals bring each project to life.
103 Crafts & Activities for Preschoolers & Toddlers Katherine Smiley 2015-09-12 Toddlers and preschoolers can be difficult to keep busy because their attention spans tend to be short lived. Yet, they are curious and imaginative and so much fun to spend time with. Furthermore, most young children just want to be entertained throughout the hours of the day and are eager to learn anything they can. Now, you too can collaborate with your little one on art masterpieces and decorative crafts, as well as play educational games. Whether you’re a parent, nanny, day care provider, or preschool teacher, you can benefit from this long list of activities to stimulate children’s minds and keep their hands busy for hours. In this book you will find a wealth of ideas to share with your young child. Some of the activities require your close supervision. Many of the arts and crafts projects will result in beautiful seasonal decorations to display in your home. You will be astounded by the creations you can make with your preschooler, who will, alternatively, be enthusiastic about tapping their imagination, enhancing their knowledge, and most of all, spending valuable time with you. The 103 activities are split into four main categories that correspond to the four seasons. Many of the projects can be done during any season, but the subcategories are themed. Here are what the subcategories look like: Introduction The Best Way to Use This Book I. Spring Let’s Go Fishing Pirates and Princesses Easter II. Summer Let’s Go on a Safari Gnomes and Fairies Fourth of July III. Fall Let’s Be Detectives Cowboys and Native Americans Halloween IV. Winter Let’s Make Music Snowmen and Penguins Christmas
Polly Pinder's Papercrafts Polly Pinder 1994 Written by the author of Polly Pinder's Party Cakes and Herbs in Pots, this book contains illustrations for a number of paper projects such as windmills, simple origami models, mobiles, gift wrap, and tags and puppets and dolls. Polly uses old wallpaper samples, magazine cuttings, choclate boxes and other disposables for these creations.
Cool Crafts Woman's Day 2007 Say goodbye to boring days with over one hundred easy and quick craft projects! All creations are fully illustrated with simple step-by-step instructions. Kids of all ages will enjoy making a desk organizer made out of a cereal box, turning a water bottle into a piggy bank, creating a placemat of memorable pictures, building a wreath out of clothes pins, dressing up their bulletin board and lamp shade, and many more crafts. Cool crafts are also included for just about every special occasion including getting ready for back-to-school, holidays, birthdays, and parties.
Scholastic Newbery Collection Karen Hesse 2013-10-29 These critically acclaimed, bestselling Newbery Winner and Honor books that highlight inner strength and perseverance are now available in this convenient eBook collection! The young protagonists in each of these stories are confronted by varying conflicts, which can only be overcome by their inner will and tenacity. These are stories of family, friendship, and hope. In RULES, all Catherine wants is a "normal" life, and having a brother with autism makes that seem nearly impossible. Summer is sad when her aunt May dies in MISSING MAY. But when a boy from school tells Summer that it's possible to reconnect with her aunt, they go on an adventure. OUT OF THE DUST is written in verse and tells the story of Billie Jo's struggle to survive in the Oklahoma dust bowl years during the Great Depression. Hattie's world is turned upside down in A CORNER OF THE UNIVERSE when her uncle returns after being institutionalized for schizopphrenia and autism.
One Hundred Thirty-Two Gift Crafts Kids Can Make Highlights 1981-12
Bright Ideas in Papercrafts Susan Niner Janes 2003 A collection of scrapbook and other papermaking projects includes instructions for twenty-three projects for mosaics, gift bags and tags, Christmas tree ornaments, photo album covers, 3-D cards, and many other projects. Original.
When Pencil Met Eraser Karen Kilpatrick 2019-05-28 Named one of the “Best Children’s Books of 2019” by Parents magazine, this funny, clever picture book tells the true story of how Pencil and Eraser became the best of friends. When Pencil draws on the pages of this book, Eraser erases parts of Pencil’s work, and the book itself becomes a canvas for their different takes on creativity—until the two discover their artwork is even better when they work together. From Karen Kilpatrick, Luis O. Ramos, Jr., and illustrator Germán Blanco, When Pencil Met Eraser brings to life something kids use every day at school and at home. Engaging art, adorable characters, and a clever ending create a memorable message about friendship and creativity. An Imprint Book "An imaginative and engaging look into artistic possibility." —Kirkus Reviews “Readers young and old alike will love this imagining of the dynamic duo that is Pencil and Eraser.” —School Library Journal
Step-by-Step Studio: Drawing Lifelike Subjects Diane Cardaci 2021-03-16 With easy-to-follow, in-depth instruction from four accomplished artists, Step-by-Step Studio: Drawing Lifelike Subjects teaches beginners how to create convincing, detailed drawings in graphite pencil.
Holiday Gifts Kids Can Make Editors of Storey Publishing 1997-01-11 Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.
Getting Kids Started in Arts and Crafts Lois Ellen Eben 1982
Craft Wisdom & Know-How The Editors of Lark Books 2013-09-19 The latest addition to the best-selling Wisdom & Know-How series is an all-in-one guide to mastering a variety of popular crafts, from knitting and quilting to ceramics and jewelry making. The fifth book in the popular Wisdom and Know-How series, CraftWisdom & Know-How covers dozens of the most popular crafts in one complete, all-encompassing resource. The book is organized by type of craft and includes Sewing, Knitting, and Other Needlework; Paper Crafts and Bookmaking; Glasswork; Jewelry Making; Pottery and Clay; Mosaics; Candle-making and Decorating; and Woodworking and Furniture Making. The sections are further broken down into chapters that cover specific crafts, each with step-by-step directions and tips for projects for all levels of skill and ability, from beginner to advanced. Hundreds of projects are included, such as Super Sock Monkeys, Crocheted Hats, Etched Glass, One-Afternoon Skirts, and Beading Vintage-Style Jewelry, to name a few. The material is hand-selected from dozens of publications from Lark Books, a leader in craft books. The information is tried, trusted, and true, and provides indispensable instruction and advice from the most accomplished crafters in the world. With hundreds of black-and-white illustrations and photographs, as well as essential resources for materials and tools, Craft Wisdom & Know-How is a must-have book for the aspiring and experienced crafter alike.
Easy Christmas Crafts Susan Cousineau 2003 Christmas is the number one holiday for crafting, decorating and gift giving. It's appropriate, then, that this exciting book is packed with 30 quick and easy projects that will appeal to crafters of all ages. There are five fun Christmas themes in all: Santa Claus Lane, including papier-mache Santas, candy cane holders and glass ball ornaments Visions of Sugarplums, including a gingerbread ornament, potpourri candle jar, candy cane ornament and sugarplum wreath Treasured Teddies, including a papier-mache bear ornament, bear candy jar, pin, gift card and baby's first Christmas ornament Frosty Fun, including a snowman snowflake ornament, clay pot, topiary, egg snowman on skis and winter wonderland wreath Glitters of Christmas Past, including an antique postcard keepsake book, a Victorian Santa box, rusty tin Victorian ornaments and a glorious gold wreath and much more! Perfect for busy families, beginning crafters and energetic children, each project comes with simple step-by-step instructions that deliver lots of holiday style, fun and flair for minimal effort. Materials for each project can be found at any local craft store. Special templates are included for projects that require more detail. Susan Cousineau is a freelance craft designer and has published several books with Leisure Arts, Plaid Enterprises and Hot Off the Press. She has also had numerous projects published in various craft magazines including Better Homes & Gardens, Crafts 'n Things, Craftworks, Crafts Magazine, Country Crafts, and more. She lives in International Falls, Minnesota.
Make Mini Eraser Aliens 2019-01-04 Each kits includes books with easy step-by-step instructions on how to make 15 erasers, paper craft worlds for display, molded eyes, and a specialty shaping tool help every project to look perfect.
DIY Paper Crafts Marisa Edghill 2017 DIY Paper Crafts is full of unique and inspirational ideas and step-by-step projects that are perfect for washi tape crafters of any skill level.
When Pencil Met the Markers Karen Kilpatrick 2020-07-21 A purple marker shows his friends that being creative means sometimes coloring outside the lines in When Pencil Met the Markers, the imaginative, inspiring, and colorful follow-up to When Pencil Met Eraser from writers Karen Kilpatrick and Luis O. Ramos, Jr., and illustrator German Blanco. Meet the Markers! They love to color. But Purple Marker colors everywhere—even outside the lines. When the other markers call his creativity a mistake, it’s up to Pencil and Eraser to help Purple discover how making mistakes and making art go hand-in-hand. This hilarious and clever picture book allows Pencil and Eraser to show Purple Marker—and the rest of us—how to turn our messes into successes and do what makes us happy. When Pencil Met the Markers brings engaging art, adorable characters, and a clever story to the everyday. The result? A funny, effective message about how the best art can come from trying something new. An Imprint Book An Amazon Best Book of the Month
Sticks and Stones Melissa Lennig 2019-04-30 Discover a treasure trove of exciting outdoor building, engineering, and artistic ideas for children in Sticks and Stones. This comprehensive guide features tools, toys, and games kids can create right outside their door. Kids will love building cabins, tipis, bridges, dams rock gardens, and more. They’ll discover that creating art is more fun outdoors as they learn to make making stone pendants, ochre paint, and a weaving. A variety of large and small-scale activities boost engineering, creative, and problem-solving skills, all while promoting fun. With simple tools and materials a branch becomes a fishing pole, and logs turn into a simple seesaw. Opportunities and materials for productive play exist everywhere in nature. Author Melissa Lennig (of the blog Fireflies and Mud Pies) introduces today’s screen-overloaded kids to a world of exploring and adventure. Whether camping in the woods or hanging out in the back yard, children will marvel at the wonderful, useful tools and playthings they can create with natural objects. They’ll also learn about STEAM principles, campfire chemistry, why building with blocks is so powerful, and how mindfulness techniques can reduce stress. The book also includes: Ideas for taking activities further, with fun variations and ideas Safety tips for kids and adults Design challenges that can be done solo or in groups Step-by-step instructions and helpful photos Sticks and Stones was named to the longlist for the 2020 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books in the Hands-On Science Book category. The prize honors outstanding science writing and illustration for children and young adults. This book is an essential resource for every junior outdoor adventurer.
More Incredibly Awesome Crafts for Kids Carol Field Dahlstrom 1997 More than 48 creative crafts projects for kids ages 7-14.200 full-color photographs include step-by-step photographs to guide children to successful completion of each project.Projects include wearables, gifts, dolls and puppets, painting projects, and paper projects.Tips, techniques, and fun, yet educational, trivia information about each project are included.Each project is fun to make and has been kid-tested.Materials for each project are easy-to-find and inexpensive.Special tips provided for each project. Copy highlighted in red if adult help is required.More than 40 colorful and easy-to-use patterns.
Paint Watercolor Flowers Birgit O'Connor 2018-06-26 You can paint beautiful blooms, step by step! Sunflowers, orchids, daffodils, lilies...your brush can bring these and more to life with Paint Watercolor Flowers. Master watercolorist Birgit O'Connor guides you every step of the way, from selecting essential watercolor supplies, to practicing basic painting techniques, to capturing the unique details of a variety of flowers, to showing them off in striking, color-rich compositions. Learn how to paint nine different flowers, with each demonstration covering important concepts you need for successful results. Friendly, easy-to-follow instructions make flower painting fun and doable for any artist, whether you are new to the medium or simply want to try a subject you haven't painted before. • Detailed instruction on color, value, creating shadows, composition and more • 3 negative painting demonstrations • 9 start-to-finish flower painting demonstrations exploring topics such as creating backgrounds, layering color, values in white flowers, values in colored flowers and much more Learn to play with gorgeous color and water effects, expressing yourself with the unparalleled beauty of nature's bouquet.

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