Preschool and early-grades boys and girls will discover a wealth of creative fun when they open this book. It presents easy-to-follow, step-by-step directions for making whimsical little animals out of modeling clay. Divided into four sections, the book instructs on making models of Animals of the Garden, Animals of the Farm, Animals of the Sea, and Animals at the Zoo. Kids can create fanciful images of frogs, squirrels, hens, cows, fish, elephants, and more. Parents and teachers will also appreciate this fun approach to learning, and will have a wonderful time helping kids develop their creative natures.
Children who love to color and who delight in solving puzzles will find this book a double treat. Anna Pomaska's charmingly drawn, imaginative scenes, peopled by elves, fairies, and other magical and ordinary creatures, have the added attraction of hidden objects -- animals, numbers, letters, and other items -- cleverly worked into the designs.
Thirty-one pictures include all kinds of objects to hunt for while coloring: fish, birds, mice, rabbits, airplanes, flags, umbrellas, ice cream cones, laughing faces, mermaids, ghosts, and more. Captions for each picture provide story lines and indicate the numbers and kinds of items to locate. Solutions are provided in the back of the book.
Create a one-of-a-kind paper barnyard Pop-Out & Paint Farm Animals offers 15 stand-up animal templates that kids ages 8 to 12 can pop out of the book, paint as they please, and customize with paper wings, yarn beards, and other unique touches. Children will enjoy hours of creative fun as they expand their crafting repertoire, learn about different animals, and fill their paper farm with cows, sheep, pigs, goats, ducks, chickens, and even a barn cat.
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.
Get the whole gang outside and enjoy hours of family fun Discover the pleasures of lawn games with this guide to 40 time-tested favorites -- from classics like capture the flag, croquet, badminton, and bocce to the lesser-known Cherokee marbles and kubb. Authors Paul Tukey and Victoria Rowell provide a quick overview of the basic structure of each game, then offer playing strategies and tips for creating fun variations. Spice up those long summer afternoons with some old-fashioned friendly competition.
A platoon of friendly robots is marching your way Kids who enjoy the action-packed feats of robots in box-office-hit movies will be thrilled to have this collection of ten stickers on hand. These shiny fellows are sure to add a cool decorative touch to birthday invitations, packages, and more.
This intriguing collection contains more than 275 optical illusions that appear to change before your eyes. Al Seckel carefully selected both well-known images, such as Shepard's tabletop, Wade's spiral, Ames room and Rubin's face/vase, and many lesser-known, but no less effective, illusions.
Every type of optical illusion is here, along with notes about the science of each visual perception and how the illusions work. Among the baffling images and shapes are:
With illusions rendered in photography, artwork and computer imaging, and a huge variety of themes and effects, Optical Illusions dazzles both the mind and the eye.
Invite your jittery mind into quiet slips of timed or untimed writing experiments that are designed to encourage your timid heart to forge forgotten feelings and entice your shy-self to make friends with emerging emotions. With a bounty of prompts to select from, you'll be inspired to explore all the wacky, confusing, brave, soul-stirring wonderings and wanderings of your emerging life's inner treasure in a way that's sure to unleash what you most need to say. In this book you'll find:- On-the-Spot Drops that offer quick "free-fall" prompts on different themes, such as short-winded poems and seven-line stories.
- Mini Memoirs to unlock personal narrative to share, or not.
- Suddenly a Story suggestions to explore feelings and states of being like fear, reluctance, compassion, kindness, anxiety, anger, jealousy, happiness, and more.
- Surprise Yourself Surveys for those who think they know everything about themselves.
- Untie-Your-Mind Word Lists to jump-start stalled imaginations.
- Definition Decoders to introduce new ideas and styles of writing. Created especially for tweens, teens, and other earthlings, this book provides you with a chance to create imaginative poems, stories, fragments, and real-life on-the-spot sketches. All that's required is that you take a breath, relax, reset, and leap write in