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.
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.
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 "
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.
Fluffy. Crunchy. Smooth. Sparkly. Iridescent. Irresistible.
Slime has arrived, bringing with it a tangible sense of serenity. It's a beautiful substance, enjoyed on many levels: Discover the alchemy of making your own; chill out with slime-playing videos; and/or get inspired by playful presentations of every iteration slime can take.
Whatever your pleasure, The Zen of Slime celebrates it with stunning art, secret recipes, interviews with Instagram sensations, and branding, packaging, and photography advice. Embrace the slime. Your journey has already begun.
* 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
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
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
- Beginner projects. Discover easy ways to get started making art. Through flexible instructions, you'll create big and bold paintings.
- Art lessons inspired by the masters. With projects based on celebrated painters like Van Gogh and Monet to contemporary artists like James Rizzi and Jackson Pollock, you'll explore a range of painting techniques and styles.
- Paintings inspired by nature. Draw and paint familiar and imagined landscapes and animals as a fun way to engage with art. More than just a simple how-to draw and paint book, Draw, Paint, Sparkle is an invitation for kids to unleash their creativity through color and paint.
If you're a budding spy, what better way to conceal your clandestine activities than to miniaturize your secret agent arsenal? MiniWeapons of Mass Destruction 2 provides fully illustrated step-by-step instructions for building 30 different spy weapons and surveillance tools, including:* Paper Dart Watch * Pen Blowgun* Rubber Band Derringer * Mint Tin Catapult* Pushpin Dart * Cotton Swab .38 Special* Toothpaste Periscope * Paper Throwing Star* Bionic Ear * And more Once you've assembled your weaponry, the author provides a number of ideas on how to hide your stash--inside a deck of cards, a false-bottom soda bottle, or a cereal box briefcase--and targets for practicing your spycraft, including a flip-down firing range, a fake security camera, and sharks with laser beams.