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"--
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--
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 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!
rainy day book of things to make and do
More Than 50 Creative Crafting Projects for Kids Aged 3-10
Paperback ISBN: 1849752729
Provides instructions for using readily available materials and printing, sewing, decoupage, stencilling, and other techniques to make simple craft projects includings toys, gifts, decorations, clothing, and other items.
The Creative Family Manifesto
Encouraging Imagination and Nurturing Family Connections
Paperback ISBN: 1611805031
Timeless advice on the importance of imaginative and creative play updated for a new generation of parents. Embrace family life with creativity at its heart. The Creative Family Manifesto is a guide to using the simple tools around you—your imagination, basic art supplies, household objects, and natural materials—to relax, play, and grow together as a family. When you learn to awaken your family’s creativity, wonderful things will happen: you’ll make meaningful connections with your children, your children’s imaginations will flourish, and you’ll learn to express love and gratitude for each other. This book is just what you need to get started. Released on its ten year anniversary, this revised and updated edition of The Creative Family, carries on Amanda Soule’s thoughtful perspectives on parenting.
10 Great Monuments of the World
Paperback ISBN: 273383925x
Create the most famous monuments of the world! This Papertoys book is aimed at children who like elements to create and build! With this title, children will discover ten of the most famous monuments in the world! For each one of them, they will find one pre-cut papertoy, one information sheet on the monument 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 story-books for children, imagines and designs toys, and also works on papertoys, pop-up, and paper-cut projects with her husband.
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.
The Artful Parent
Simple Ways to Fill Your Family's Life With Art and Creativity
Paperback ISBN: 1611807204
Bring out your child’s creativity and imagination with more than 60 artful activities in this completely revised and updated edition Art making is a wonderful 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 creative activities for ages one to eight. From setting up a studio space in your home to finding the best art materials for children, this book gives you all the information you need to get started. You’ll learn how to: * 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