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 age-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, with 17 cool and creative projects kids can build to furnish the wood shop, decorate their bedrooms and homes, and create their own play equipment. Favorite projects include Tic-Tac-Toe-To Go , One-Board Birdhouse, a Tool Tote, and a hanging Twinkle Light. Wood Shop is the perfect gift for tinkerers, young makers, fans of LEGO toys, and aspiring carpenters and engineers.
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
Encourage kids to get in touch with their creative side with this fun-packed book. Full of inspiring rainy-day activities, here you'll find a exciting range of creative alternatives to endless hours in front of the computer or TV screen.
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 "
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Brimming from cover to cover with projects and other paper surprises, The Kids' Book of Paper Love, from the bestselling editors of Flow magazine and books, is a bounty of a book that begs to be folded, cut up, collaged, doodled on, and shared.
Loop paper strips into a paper chain. Snip out bookmarks. Fold a paper house. Make photo booth props--a silly mustache, a crown--to pose with friends. Bind up a DIY storybook and use it to sketch out adventures and dreams. Construct a paper flower bouquet, a paper terrarium, a fortune-teller with prompts like Lend someone a book and tell them why you recommend it.
Plus there are Flow's signature paper goodies, including a foldout paper banner, postcards, glitter stickers, a paper doll, a two-sided poster, and so much more. It's a pure hands-on treat.
Every page is an activity Includes:
- Decorative cutouts
- Cards for friends
- A DIY storybook
- Stamp stickers
- Photo booth props
- ...and more