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The Artful Parent: Simple Ways to Fill Your Family's Life With Art & Creativity
The Artful Parent
Simple Ways to Fill Your Family's Life With Art & Creativity
Paperback      ISBN: 1590309642

Bring out your children's creativity and imagination with more than 60 kids' art activities from the creator of www.ArtfulParent.com.

Art making is a wonderfully fun 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 your children's creativity through art. You'll learn how to set up an art space, how to talk to children about their artwork, how to choose the best art supplies (without breaking the bank), how to repurpose and organize the piles of art created, and even how to use kids' art activities to soften everyday transitions.

The more than sixty engaging kids' arts and crafts projects included here are accessible and developmentally appropriate for one- to eight-year-olds, and they're a far cry from the cookie-cutter crafts many of us did in school as kids. From bubble prints to musical chairs art, these kids art activities allow children to explore art materials, techniques, and ideas as they grow more creative every day. With activities for downtimes, action art for releasing energy, and recipes for making your own art materials, this book is your guide for raising an artful family.
The Kids' Book of Paper Love: Write. Craft. Play. Share.
The Kids' Book of Paper Love
Write. Craft. Play. Share.
Paperback      ISBN: 1523508140
A surprise on every page

Brimming from cover to cover with projects and other paper surprises, The Kids' Book of Paper Love, from the bestselling editors of Flow magazine and books, is a bounty of a book that begs to be folded, cut up, collaged, doodled on, and shared.

Loop paper strips into a paper chain. Snip out bookmarks. Fold a paper house. Make photo booth props--a silly mustache, a crown--to pose with friends. Bind up a DIY storybook and use it to sketch out adventures and dreams. Construct a paper flower bouquet, a paper terrarium, a fortune-teller with prompts like Lend someone a book and tell them why you recommend it.

Plus there are Flow's signature paper goodies, including a foldout paper banner, postcards, glitter stickers, a paper doll, a two-sided poster, and so much more. It's a pure hands-on treat.

Every page is an activity Includes:
  • Decorative cutouts
  • Cards for friends
  • A DIY storybook
  • Stamp stickers
  • Photo booth props
  • ...and more
Kid Made Modern
Kid Made Modern
Paperback      ISBN: 1934429880

Do-it-yourselfers ages five and up can go retro with enough projects by legendary designer Todd 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.

Kid Made Modern
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.

The Dinosaur Craft Book: 15 Things a Dino Fan Can't Do Without
The Dinosaur Craft Book
15 Things a Dino Fan Can't Do Without
Paperback      ISBN: 178494484x

Whether they are budding palaeontologists or dream of being a Tyrannosaurus, children will love these fun crafts. Containing fantastic dinosaur-themed projects to make, The Dinosaur Craft Book will get children crafting and creating in no time.

  • 15 fantastic dino-themed projects to craft with kids 3+
  • Projects come with handy templates and make use of otherwise-wasted household items
  • Grown-ups need little or no crafting experience to help
  • From award-winning parenting bloggers Little Button Diaries
Wood Shop: Handy Skills and Creative Building Projects for Kids
Wood Shop
Handy Skills and Creative Building Projects for Kids
Paperback      ISBN: 1612129420

Come on, kids: grab a hammer, step up to the workbench, and get ready to measure, saw, drill, and make cool things Wood Shop is an exciting introduction for today's kids to an age-old tradition: building with wood.

With step-by-step photographs and clear instructions, aspiring woodworkers learn essential skills such as how to drive a nail, use a power drill, "measure twice, cut once," and saw correctly. Then the fun begins, with 17 cool and creative projects kids can build to furnish the wood shop, decorate their bedrooms and homes, and create their own play equipment. Favorite projects include Tic-Tac-Toe-To Go , One-Board Birdhouse, a Tool Tote, and a hanging Twinkle Light. Wood Shop is the perfect gift for tinkerers, young makers, fans of LEGO toys, and aspiring carpenters and engineers.
Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction: Build Implements of Spitball Warfare
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 supplies--binder clips, clothespins, rubber bands, ballpoint pens, toothpicks, paper clips, plastic utensils, and (of course) matches and barbeque lighters--troublemakers 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
rainy day book of things to make and do: More Than 50 Creative Crafting Projects for Kids Aged 3-10
rainy day book of things to make and do
More Than 50 Creative Crafting Projects for Kids Aged 3-10
Paperback      ISBN: 1849752729

Encourage kids to get in touch with their creative side with this fun-packed book. Full of inspiring rainy-day activities, here you'll find a exciting range of creative alternatives to endless hours in front of the computer or TV screen.

Pirates and Pompoms: How to Make Children's Toys and Costumes
Pirates and Pompoms
How to Make Children's Toys and Costumes
Paperback      ISBN: 178067743x

The Playtime Idea Book is packed with projects for creative parents. Follow a few simple steps to create handmade costumes, toys and props and you'll keep children entertained with make-believe pirate, forest-animal and circus worlds all day long. Only basic cutting, sticking and sewing skills are required.

Focusing on these three popular themes (pirates, animals and the circus), projects include: eye patches and a telescope, stuffed animal friends, circus ringmaster's hat and a big-top canopy den. Each project includes a simple template and illustrated step-by-step instructions.

Perfect for crafty adults looking for holiday activities that will keep little ones happy and busy.
Kids' Crafternoon Beading: 25 Projects for a Crafty Afternoon
Kids' Crafternoon Beading
25 Projects for a Crafty Afternoon
Hardcover      ISBN: 1742700454

A delightful beginner craft book for kids with twenty-five projects which can be completed with minimum fuss and maximum fun in an afternoon. With the help of the Crafternoon series of crafting books, children need only their imaginations, a few simple materials, and an afternoon to make incredible projects. And while they re having fun, they re also learning important skills like how to understand and follow instructions, how to plan the project, and how to problem solve. The Crafternoon books explain all of the tools, materials, and basic techniques needed to complete a project. They also contain handy templates in a sturdy card envelope and safety information necessary to avoid mishaps. Each of the projects, from Papercraft s Up, Up and Away Kites and Beading s Beachy Wind Chime, to Felting s Friendly Finger Puppets and Sewing s Monster Reading Pillow give an indication of difficulty (suitable for beginners or confident beginners) and the time the project is likely to take. The Crafternoon books are bright, colorful, and easy to use and enjoy. The range of projects, accompanied by step-by-step instructions and gorgeous photographs of the finished objects, is diverse enough to keep even the most reluctant young crafter amused for hours "