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.
Fold Your Own Robots and Battle Your Friends
Paperback ISBN: 1631590529
Make 25 paper robots, dinosuars and beetles - fun for the whole family! Robogami transforms the traditional Japanese art of origami into an action-packed hobby that will provide enthusiasts with endless hours of entertainment. The kit includes detailed instructions for creating a three-dimensional sci-fi world, complete with paper robots, dinosuars and beetles. Kids will love this kit and adults are doomed to be hooked on this super-fun theme of robot origami. Each kit contains a 64-page booklet with folding instructions and full-color photos of finished models. Make 25 robots using the 25 sheets of two sided, two-color paper included in the kit.
Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction
Build a Secret Agent Arsenal
Paperback ISBN: 1569767165
"As a budding spy, what better way to conceal your clandestine activities than to miniaturize your secret agent arsenal? Hide a mini catapult in a breath mint tin. Turn a Tic Tac case into vest-pocket candy shooter. Or transform a milk jug cap onto a fake wristwatch that launches tiny paper darts. Toy designer and author John Austin provides detailed, step-by-step instructions with diagrams to show James Bondiacs how to build 35 different spy weapons and surveillance tools.All of the projects in MiniWeapons of Mass Destruction 2 are built from common household items-binder clips, playing cards, rubber bands, markers, clothespins, paper clips, and discarded packaging-clearly detailed on materials lists. In addition to movie-inspired sidearms and other "weapons," you'll find plans to construct periscopes, bionic ears, grappling hooks, and decipher pens.Once you have assembled your arsenal, the author provides a number of ideas on how to hide your stash-inside a deck of cards, a false-bottom soda bottle, ora cereal box briefcase-and targets for practicing your spycraft, including a flip-down firing range, a fake security camera, and sharks with laser beams. And if you think yourself more of an evil-genius in training, this book also has projects to keep you busy while you finish planning your volcano lair-a Q-pick blow gun, a paper throwing star, a bowler hat launcher, and more. Fluffy Persian cat not included"--
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.
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.
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!
Fold Your Own Racers and Battle Your Friends
Paperback ISBN: 1631590510
Make 25 paper race cars and jet planesâ??fun for the whole family! Origami Racer 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!
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 Zen of Slime
A DIY Inspiration Notebook
Paperback ISBN: 1682682196
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.