The Artful Parent
Simple Ways to Fill Your Family's Life With Art & Creativity
Paperback ISBN: 1590309642
Provides over sixty art projects for children designed to inspire creativity and imagination, including creating artful envelopes, tracing shadow shapes, and making collage frames.
The Creative Family Manifesto
Encouraging Imagination and Nurturing Family Connections
Paperback ISBN: 1611805031
Timeless advice on the importance of imaginative and creative play updated for a new generation of parents. Embrace family life with creativity at its heart. The Creative Family Manifesto is a guide to using the simple tools around you—your imagination, basic art supplies, household objects, and natural materials—to relax, play, and grow together as a family. When you learn to awaken your family’s creativity, wonderful things will happen: you’ll make meaningful connections with your children, your children’s imaginations will flourish, and you’ll learn to express love and gratitude for each other. This book is just what you need to get started. Released on its ten year anniversary, this revised and updated edition of The Creative Family, carries on Amanda Soule’s thoughtful perspectives on parenting.
Kids' Crafternoon Beading
25 Projects for a Crafty Afternoon
Hardcover ISBN: 1742700454
Each title contains 25 appealing projects from expert crafters around the world, with each project designed to appeal to kids and simple enough to take only one afternoon to complete. Original.
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!
101 Great Gifts Kids Can Make
Paperback ISBN: 0876594143
Children ages three to eight can make unique presents for moms, dads, grandparents, friends, teachers?all of the special people in their lives! Create a Made-It-Myself mouse pad personalized for Mom. Dad will love the peaceful chimes of his Terracotta Music Maker, and grandparents will be delighted with the Picture Puzzle. From the card to the wrapping paper, and everything in between, 101 Great Gifts Kids Can Make has dozens of perfect gift ideas that will make gift-giving meaningful again! Stephanie R. Mueller and Ann E. Wheeler are experienced teachers, consultants, and trainers in the field of early childhood education. With over forty-five years of early childhood experience between them, their extensive knowledge coupled with their love of learning makes them sought-after speakers for professional organizations, schools, and parents' groups.
Kid Made Modern
Hardcover ISBN: 1934429368
Do-it-yourselfers ages five and up can go retro with enough projects by legendary designer Oldham to fill entire rooms. Taking inspiration from mid-century designers and artists such as Charles and Ray Eames, Marimekko, Alexander Girard and Dorothy Draper, Oldham revisits modernism in the new millennium. Bold, vibrant and kid friendly, these projects provide days of fun for burgeoning modernists.
Show Me a Story
40 Craft Projects and Activities to Spark Children's Storytelling
Hardcover ISBN: 1612121489
Children love to make up stories, and these 40 creative projects and activities encourage them to free their storytelling instincts. Younger children will love making story stones and a storytelling jar, and then will love using them to create stories of their own, while older kids will enjoy word grab bags, story walks, and journaling exercises. For everyone ages 5 to 12, whatever their reading level, this book has everything needed to spark an infinite number of child-created stories.
All About Embroidery
Paperback ISBN: 1934429910
The ALL ABOUT series from "Kid Made Modern" celebrates, demystifies, explains, and defies classic craft and art techniques and materials. ALL ABOUT EMBROIDERY features easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions of the basic stitches and embroidery with very unusual results. 10 new projects range from spider web-embroidered sweatshirts to yarn-embroidered pegboard wall hangings. All perfect for first time embroiderers!