Arts and Crafts
The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater
Essays on Crafting
Paperback ISBN: 1250095638
The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater is a memoir about life truths learned through crafting. People who craft know things. They know how to transform piles of yarn into sweaters and scarves. They know that some items, like woolen bikini tops, are better left unknit. They know that making a hat for a newborn baby isn
Forest School Adventure
Outdoor Skills and Play for Children
Paperback ISBN: 1784944033
From essential bushcraft basics and Stone Age skills to joyful outdoor play, Forest School Adventure is packed with ideas to bring your little ones closer to nature and all its magical offerings. The book is divided into four sections
Islamic Geometric Patterns
Paperback ISBN: 0500294682
Eschewing modern technology such as protractors and calculators, Broug explores how Islamic artists of the past designed the geometric patterns that are so characteristic of Islamic art and architecture. In a step-by-step guide, he shows how they were able to create such intricate designs hundreds of years ago with only a ruler and compass. Readers should be able to apply many of the skills and insights in many and varied areas of design and art, he says. Annotation
The Martha Manual
How to Do (Almost) Everything
Hardcover ISBN: 1328927326
An authoritative handbook by the domestic-lifestyle expert shares hundreds of ideas and instructions for homemaker skills, from transporting a decorated cake and folding an American flag to playing a classic lawn game and bathing a cat.
Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction
Build Implements of Spitball Warfare
Paperback ISBN: 1556529538
PopularMechanics.com selection for one of The Best DIY and Home Improvement Books of 2009 We’ve come a long way from the Peashooter Era: with the advent of modern household products and office suppliesbinder clips, clothespins, rubber bands, ballpoint pens, toothpicks, paper clips, plastic utensils, and (of course) matches and barbeque lighterstroublemakers of all stripes have the components needed to build an impressive, if somewhat miniaturized, arsenal. Toy designer John Austin provides detailed, step-by-step instructions for each project, including materials and ammo lists, clear diagrams, and construction tips, for mayhem-loving MacGyvers. The 35 devices include catapults, slingshots, minibombs, darts, and combustion shooters. Build a tiny trebuchet from paper clips and a D-cell battery. Wrap a penny in a string of paper caps to create a surprisingly impressive bomb.” Several of the projects even include variations where combatants mount laser pointer sights to their shooters to increase their accuracy. Finally, once you’ve built your armory, the author provides plans for a Top Secret Concealing Book to hide your stash, as well as targets for shooting practice. Never let your personal space go undefended again!
Tiny World Terrariums
A Step-by-Step Guide to Easily Contained Life
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 1584799641
Terrariums are a vibrant, unique way to inject a little greenery into any home. In Tiny World Terrariums, authors Katy and Michelle of Brooklyn's celebrated Twig Terrariums offer step-by-step instructions for building your own, from selecting glass containers to layering soil and filtration to adding moss, succulents, and other plants. To give each terrarium a whimsical, personal touch, Katy and Michelle demonstrate how to use tiny figurines and toys to create to-scale scenes, such as a couple at their wedding, a CSI crime scene, and Central Park in springtime. Photos of gorgeous finished terrariums and detailed instructions will empower anyone—whether green-thumbed or not—to create their own Lilliputian worlds.
500 Kids Art Ideas
Inspiring Projects for Fostering Creativity and Self-Expression
Paperback ISBN: 1592539858
Keeping a child engaged and happy can be a tall order, but with 500 Kids Art Ideas, you'll never run out of inspiration! This fun, visual reference features a thousand arts and crafts projects for adults and children to do together. With an emphasis on recycled materials and nature, a wide range of art is covered. From making dolls and edible treats to sculpting and printmaking, everything is simple enough to recreate, but also up to interpretation. Add your own creative twist to make them your own and ask your child to do the same! Not only will you be engaging your children and activating their imagination, but also teaching them critical skills.500 Kids Art Ideas also features purposely open-ended art meant to bring families closer together. You'll be able to connect with your child on a deeper level in no time, letting them know that you can be fun, too!
A Year of Seasonal Projects to Beautify Your Garden and Your Life
Paperback ISBN: 1611801745
Garden Made blends the pleasures of gardening with the joys of crafting through simple projects that leave you with a finished item that not only beautifies your space but acts as a reminder of moments taken to get in touch with nature, create art, and play. Garden Made showcases a year of garden projects, made by hand and finished with finesse, ready to adorn your space or give as a gift. There are more than forty projects that are meant to inspire, no matter what the season (yes, even winter!).Garden Made is a year-long journey of crafting and gardening that follows the natural cycle of the garden. The projects range from modern concrete planters to solar mason jar lanterns, autumn harvest wreaths, and terrarium ornaments.
Exploring the World Through Nature, Imagination, and Play
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 1590309707
A treasury of crafts and activities celebrates the wonders and adventures of childhood with options designed to enhance a child's interactions with the world, suggesting a range of imaginary play and exploration games, including several outdoor ideas. Original.