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 ages-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 as they put these skills to work building 18 cool and creative projects to furnish the wood shop, decorate their bedrooms and homes, and create their own play equipment. Favorite projects include the Sky-High Stilts, Suspended Shelves, an Easy-Up Tent, and a Mighty Message Board. Wood Shop is the perfect gift for tinkerers, young makers, fans of Lego toys, and want-to-be carpenters and engineers--
Fun Projects for You and Your Kids
Paperback ISBN: 1599211890
This revised paperback contains exact plans for building dozens of real projects with young people, such as a clay castle, a scooter, a treehouse, a swing, and a raft just like Huck Finn’s. Newly-added projects include a Mobius strip and a jungle railing for your treehouse. Hours of weekend fun –half the fun is in the perusing of all the possibilities. David Stiles is an industrial designer who has appeared on many television programs, and whose playground designs have won awards from the New York City planning commission. He lives with his family in New York City and on Long Island.
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.
Chalk on the Wild Side
More Than 25 Chalk Art Projects, Recipes, and Creative Activities for Adults and Children to Explore Together
Paperback ISBN: 1633220214
Playing with chalk has never been so fun--or so messy! Chalk on the Wild Side is the second title in Art Camp, an art series geared toward adults who want to engage in creative play with the children in their lives. Designed to introduce young artists to a variety of art methods and techniques in fun, fresh, and inviting new ways, this addition to the series encourages parents and their kids to play outdoors with an assortment of chalk recipes and interactive games and activities. The first half of the book details a bevy of chalk recipes, from glow-in-the-dark chalk, fizzing chalk, and scented chalk to chalk foam, chalk goo paint, and ice chalk. Readers will then discover a variety of activities and ways to use their favorite chalk recipes. From classic games to 3D chalk projects such as chalk volcanoes, chalk powder bombs, chalk rockets, chalk hair dye, and more, parents and children alike will be delighted by the multitude of exciting ideas. Playing with chalk has never been so fun--or so messy!Chalk on the Wild Side offers parents an opportunity to allow their children the freedom to express themselves in colorful, new ways--with a medium that easily washes away clean.
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!
101 Kids Activities That Are the Ooey, Gooey-est Ever!
Nonstop Fun With Diy Slimes, Doughs and Moldables
Paperback ISBN: 1624146619
Squishy, Stretchy, Sticky, Smelly and Sparkly Ways to Play with Slime, Doughs and Other Squeezable Concoctions! Let your creativity and your imagination soar with these colorful, crazy-fun recipes for slime, dough, clay, foam, mud and more. Create amazing concoctions like Fake Snow, Color-Changing Slime and Glow-in-the-Dark Dough. Dig your fngers into Glowing Magic Mud, Shaving Cream Dough and Kool-Aid Foam. Or, if you
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.