Delight young children and encourage play through unique handmade toys. From sewn and stuffed musical instruments to interlocking paper building blocks and wooden animal figurines, the projects in this book are meant to encourage open-ended play. Organized by kid-loving subjects, the toys here follow the themes of Zoo; House; Blocks, Cars & Trucks; Dress-Up; Music; and Art. Overall, the projects here are meant to stimulate imagination, build confidence through success and enjoyment, and enhance the bond between family and friends through the creation of unique, artistic handmade toys and crafts.The thirty-five projects in this book include a variety of crafts, from drawing to sewing and light woodworking. The toys presented here are made out of wonderfully tactile materials--repurposed fabrics, wood, and paper--and invite opportunities for creative and imaginative play. Every project is easy to complete, made with accessible materials, and requires little time to make. The projects are simple enough that endless variation can come from the making of each, leaving enough room for you to make the item to suit your own personal interests. With a design aesthetic that is clean, simple, and modern, each project is presented with full-color photos and hand-drawn instructional illustrations and templates. Projects include: - Modern Doll House and Doll House Furniture
- Portable Zoo Animals
- Abstract Vertical Puzzle
- Wooden Nature Scene
- Bottle-Cap Tambourine
- Exploration Cape
- Modern Alphabet Game
- Shadow Puppet Theater
- And more
Make your own origami zoo with Mari and Roshin Ono's collection of amazing animals.Whether you love cute and cuddly animals like the baby bear and the cheeky monkeys, or are friends with the feathered variety, you are sure to go wild for any of the 35 innovative designs. There are four great chapters explaining how to really bring your paper to life. 'Animal Fun' has classic designs like the crane and fox, while 'Safari' takes its inspiration from the Serengeti with projects for zebras, giraffes, lions and more. Next is 'Sea World', home to ocean dwellers including the dolphin, sea turtle and even a blowfish, and the 'Forest chapter' has ideas to transform your paper into a tree-dwelling owl or squirrel. Every project comes with simple step-by-step instructions and clear photographs, as well as helpful arrows showing you where to fold. Each design has also been given a skill rating, so start with a simple one and once you've mastered that move on to something a bit more challenging. 50 specially designed pieces of origami paper are included with the book, meaning you can start folding right away.
Quick Crafts for Parents Who Think They Hate Craft is packed with 40 projects free from crazy origami to lose your cool over and PVA glue to clean out of everyone's hair. Get creative with your children even if you're short on time (or patience).
Split into 4 sections: play with it, wear it, spruce it up and useful things, all of the crafts have been created to ensure that play can continue once the crafting is over. Go on a swashbuckling adventure complete with pirate hook and sword, whale watching in the bath or a leafy jungle safari with hairy baboons and rattling snakes.
Crafting doesn't have to leave you cranky and the floor sticky
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.
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 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.
- Night Sky Flashlight
- Paper Bag Puppets
- Tie-Dye Tapestries In a high-speed world where family time is the most precious time of all, The Handmade Charlotte Playbook will be a source of merriment and laughter all year long.
* 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
Make 25 paper race cars and jet planes fun for the whole family
Origami Racers is a fun and instructive kit for adults and children which teaches the fine art of origami through folding paper race cars and jet planes. Reminiscent of the original Japanese transformers, each piece of paper included can be folded into a sleek and fast racer pod for either the street or the sky.
Each kit contains a 64-page booklet with folding instructions and full-color photos of finished racers. Make 25 racers out of the 25 sheets of two sided, two-color paper to impress your friends
This Papertoys book is aimed at children who like to create and build With this title, children will discover ten of the most famous monuments in the world, each one pre-cut with papertoy and one informational sheet, and at the end, one world map to place all the papertoys
Rozenn Bothuon is a French illustrator living and working in the Celtic countryside between sea and trees. In her little studio, she draws storybooks for children, imagines and designs toys, and also works on papertoys, pop-up, and paper-cut projects with her husband.