Preschooler's Busy Book book contains 365 screen-free activities (one for each day of the year) for three- to six-year-olds using things found around the home. It shows parents, baby-sitters, and day-care providers how to:
—Save money by making your own paints, play dough, craft clays, glue, paste and other arts and crafts supplies.
—Learn how to expand your child’s arts and crafts horizons by learning how to print with rollers and sponges, make super goop and silly putty, make a paper-mache piñata, a Chinese lantern, gingerbread people, a jellybean picture, play dough jewelry, spoon people, a pinwheel, a paper bag kite, party hats, an egg-carton butterfly, a noodle necklace, a feather headband, or a paper doll chain.
—Prevent boredom during even the longest stretches of rainy or cold weather with ideas for indoor play like newspaper golf, magnet magic, the listening game, red light/green light, and hand puppets.
—Help children learn to have fun in the kitchen making fruit kebabs, popsicles, homemade peanut butter, a happy-face sandwich, alphabet cookies, animal pancakes, finger Jell-O, popcorn ball creatures, and the best chocolate chip cookies in the whole world.
—Teach your child practical skills like setting the table, putting away the silverware, sorting socks, sewing practice, and carpentry (hammering golf tees into Styrofoam, with a toy hammer).
—Introduce your child to numbers and counting with activities like “One-Two, Buckle My Shoe,” telling time, coin and stamp collecting, sorting a mixed-up deck of cards by numbers and learning how to find today’s date on a calendar.
—Prepare your child for reading by working on an alphabet puzzle, making alphabet cookies, making an alphabet book, and connecting the dots in alphabetical order to make a picture.
—Get your child started with music and rhythm by making a pie-plate tambourine, keeping the rhythm to a song on the radio with homemade rhythm blocks or shakers, or make music with musical glasses (filled with different amounts of water).
—Get your child moving with circle dances like “Hokey Pokey,” “Skip to My Lou” “Ring Around the Rosie,” and “London Bridge.”
—Encourage your child to enjoy quiet activities like reading wordless picture books, working on puzzles, and watching clouds—and then drawing them.
—Introduce children to nature with a variety of outdoor adventures from nature walks and picnics to backyard camping, bird feeding, mud painting and making waxed leaves.
—Start children growing things by planting apple seeds, avocado seeds or garlic cloves; or learning how to grow carrots, beets or sweet potatoes by putting cuttings into water.
—Celebrate holidays and other occasions with special projects and activities for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Easter and Passover.
—Keep children occupied on car trips by playing “I See A-B-C” or reciting “30 Days Hath September.”
The Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder's Guide is filled with building tips for creating strong yet elegant machines and mechanisms with the Technic system. Author Pawel "Sairel" Kmiec will teach you the foundations of LEGO Technic building, from simple machines to advanced mechanics, even explaining how to create realistic to-scale models. Sariel, a world-renowned LEGO Technic expert, offers unique insight into mechanical principles like torque, power translation, and gear ratios, all using Technic bricks. You'll learn how to:
* Create sturdy connections that can withstand serious stress
* Re-create specialized LEGO pieces like casings and u-joints, and build solutions like Schmidt and Oldham couplings, when no standard piece will do
* Build custom differentials, suspensions, transmissions, and steering systems
* Pick the right motor for the job—and transform its properties to suit your needs
* Combine studfull and studless building styles for a stunning look
* Create remote-controlled vehicles, lighting systems, motorized compressors, and pneumatic engines
This beautifully illustrated, full-color book will inspire you with ideas for building amazing machines like tanks with suspended treads, supercars, cranes, bulldozers, and much more. Your Technic adventure starts now!
Relax, focus, reach a higher state of mindfulness and simply enjoy yourself as you artfully turn the intricate shapes in this book into stunning works of art. Coloring Dream Mandalas offers you an imaginative array of inspiring quotes and beautiful images, including:
-Stars and Moons
A well-known British origami expert, Rick Beech is the author of several books. These unusual and imaginative designs appeal to paperfolders at every level of experience. This book features fifteen different patterns for boxes, along with some lid variations and decorative accents, offering a useful, affordable way to expand your origami repertoire.
Will YOU be the next to break the WORLD RECORD?
Anything is possible with The New World Champion Paper Airplane Book, the newest collection of designs and theories of flight from John M. Collins, the man behind the Guinness World Record–breaking distance plane. Featuring twenty-two unique airplane designs with step-by-step instructional photos, plus tear-out models printed on regulation-weight paper stock, this entertaining and informative guide promises hours of flying fun.
Take your paper airplane–making to the next level with features such as:
· Instructions for folding “Suzanne,” the plane that shattered
the previous world record by flying an unprecedented 226 feet,
10 inches, and garnered more than three million views on YouTube
· Four “Follow Foil” aircraft that can stay aloft for minutes
at a time
· A pioneering cambered-wing plane
· A primer on flight theory, and how it applies to paper airplanes
· Tips for improving the accuracy and distance of your throws
· The adjusting technique that helped break the record
· And more!
Functions as a visual dictionary of tools, materials, and terms that will be a go-to reference for young sewistsWide range of projects appeal to both boys and girls of different skill levels Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr of Modern Quilt Studio are extremely well-known in the quiltmaking and textile design fields
Child development expert Penny Warner offers 150 illustrated ideas for games and activities designed to stimulate your preschooler's learning and development. Preschooler Play & Learn is designed to help children reach their full potential and have a good time along the way.
The Most Complete Book of Games and Learning Activities for Preschoolers!
Child development expert Penny Warner offers 150 illustrated ideas for games and activities designed to stimulate your preschooler's learning and development. For each game and activity, Preschooler Play & Learn includes: recommended ages, a detailed list of easy-to-find materials, a bulleted list of the skills that preschoolers will learn, step-by-step instruction, clear illustrations, variations for added fun and enhanced learning, and safety tips and other helpful hints. Preschooler Play & Learn is designed to help children reach their full potential and have a good time along the way.
Relax, focus, reach a higher state of mindfulness and simply enjoy yourself as you artfully fill in the intricate shapes. "Coloring Flower Mandalas" offers you a garden of inspiring blooms, including:
Toddler's Busy Book contains 365 screen-free activities (one for each day of the year) for one-and-a-half- to three-year-olds using things found around the home. It shows parents, babysitters, and daycare providers how to:
—Save money by making your own supplies of “magic mud,” all-purpose bubble solution, homemade face paint, edible egg-yoke paint (for cookies), peanut butter playdough, and ornamental frosting.
—Get organized for your toddler by keeping a “baker’s box” full of unbreakable cooking tools in the kitchen your child can help with or play with; make a “busy bag” full of toys and stuffed animals for your child when you take him to the doctor or hairdresser. Or make a “crazy can” full of stuff that’s fun to play with so when you don’t know what to do next, just reach for the crazy can.
—Prevent boredom during even the longest stretches of rainy or cold weather with ideas for indoor play like “hide the beanbag,” or making a homemade sandbox (fill a cardboard box or plastic baby bathtub with puffed wheat cereal or foam packing peanuts), or suspend balloons from the ceiling and give your child a plastic baseball bat or a gift-wrap tube to bat the balloons, or set up a “tickle trunk” to hold a variety of hats, wigs, masks and costume jewelry and princess crowns for imaginative play.
—Get your child moving by making a “toddler obstacle course,” or by paint-dancing, or by holding a “mini olympics,” or by dancing (when the music starts) and falling down (when the music stops), or Jell-O jumping (in the bathtub).
—Learn how to expand your child’s arts and crafts horizons by learning how to make a “popcorn picture” (with popcorn, construction paper, and a glue stick); a “gift-wrap collage”; fingerpaint in the bathtub, or make an “apple smile” (with a red apple and peanut butter).
—Help children learn to have fun in the kitchen making fruit popsicles, zoo sandwiches, “mud balls” (using peanut butter and honey), “ants on a log” (using celery, peanut butter and raisins), and peanut butter sculptures (they’re fun to make and fun to eat).
—Get your child started with music and rhythm by making a coffee can drum, a kazoo (starting with an empty toilet paper roll), or inviting your child to “strum” on corrugated cardboard with a spoon,
—Teach your child about colors, numbers, letters and body parts: cut an apple open and count the seeds—then eat the apple slices, or play the color game in the supermarket (identifying fruits and vegetables of different colors), or ask your child to point to different body parts as you name them, or pour sand into a pie plate and ask your child to draw letters in the sand.
—Celebrate holidays and birthdays with special projects and activities by making Halloween face paint, a Thanksgiving Turkey (starting with a small paper plate), a “Jack o’ Orange, a “stars and stripes” sponge painting, a shamrock necklace, a birthday memory book, valentine cookies, or a Rudolph sandwich.
—Make car trips and walks around the block more fun by teaching your child nursery rhymes and finger plays, including “Five Little Monkeys” (use fingers to indicate the number of monkeys), or recite “Walking Through the Jungle” while taking a walk and miming the actions; or, recite a familiar nursery rhyme and pause when you come to the rhyming word; see if your child can fill in the blank.
—Teach your child practical skills like picking up all the stuffed animals (or toys) on the floor and throwing them into a laundry basket (you can say, “Let’s play “basket bear!”) or washing vegetables (it’s like washing your hands), or by washing the floor with a sponge and soapy water in a bucket (which turns your child into your helper).
—Lure your child to bed at night with a “jungle safari” which involves searching for stuffed animals in the bedroom with a flashlight.
With Pretty Little Things, readers will find collage projects that exhibit a playful air and a sense of magic. The 27 projects and 30 variations feature vintage ephemera soldered within glass, for finished works that tell a romantic or whimsical story. All exhibit Sally Jean Alexander’s signature style - a style that brings new life to antique papers, vintage photographs, found projects, scavenged text, and more.
Ultimate Origami for Beginners Kit is the perfect paper craft kit for origami beginners and children. World-renowned origami designers and artists Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander have selected paper folding projects from several popular origami categories that include: traditional origami, modern origami, origami flowers, paper airplanes, cute cuddly animals and much more! Use Ultimate Origami for Beginners to craft eye-catching origami for your friends, to beautify your home—or as a wonderful gift for paper craft lovers. All of the folds are simple enough to be origami-for-kids projects and are a great way to learn origami. None of the projects require paint or glue so just unpack the origami paper and start folding right away!
This origami kit contains: A full-colored 62-page origami booklet Clear step-by-step instructions Colorful diagrams and photographs Folding techniques and tips Downloadable video with easy-to-follow tutorialsIt seems that everywhere we look, people are folding paper origami. While previous generations may have made greeting cards with cranes folded from pretty scraps of paper, the art of origami has advanced to such a degree that we are now seeing it around the world. They grace retail store windows, as clever dollar bill folds displayed in restaurants and even on TV! This delightful array of projects and papers provided in Ultimate Origami for Beginners Kit are sure to get your feet wet, and your fingers folding!
Origami Projects include: Crane's Egg "Kanji" the Dog Petallunia Moon Flowers Scallop Seahorse Dollar Yacht Ninja Jet And many more…
As a scrapbooker, you can never have enough inspiration, especially when it comes to great layout ideas. So whether you're stumped for a page design for your photos or just want to relax with some great scrapbook eye candy, you've picked up the right book.
Inside 601 Great Scrapbook Ideas you'll find hundreds of layouts to get your creative juices flowing. And because the layouts were created by over 200 scrapbook artists, there truly is something for every taste. Plus, you'll find scrapbooking tips and ideas for you to use on your own pages. Hundreds of never-before-seen layouts Pages on all your favorite subjects, including relationships, everyday life, special events, holidays, kids, pets and more Great scrapbooking tips for your own layouts With 601 Great Scrapbook Ideas great scrapbook inspiration is only a page away!
Cell phone case
Daisy chain bracelet
Blooming beaded bracelet
Sports fan keychain
Rocker cuff bracelet
And many more!
Paper airplanes are designed to be built and tossed. The walkalong gliders in this book are designed to let you actually pilot them as you push them along on a wave of air. Become an accomplished glider designer and aviator with this do-it-yourself guide. Detailed step-by-step instructions illustrated with hundreds of photographs show you how to build six different types of controllable gliders. All the materials you need can be found around the house or purchased very inexpensively. Each design comes with specific instructions on how to climb and turn, from the simple paper airplane designs to handling the Jumbo's four-foot wingspan.
Inside you'll find:Step-by-step instructions for building six unique walkalong gliders Tumblewing Paper airplane surfer X-surfer Jumbo Butterfly glider Baby bug Guidance on how to gracefully take off, maintain altitude, steer, maneuver, and land your creations Tips for putting on fun competitions at school or in your neighborhood
Clearly detailed illustrations and captions explain all the steps for an entire year's worth of holiday projects--from Chanukah dreidels and a menorah with candles to Passover pyramids and an image of the Red Sea parting. Additional projects for weekly observances include sabbath candles and kiddush cup.
Great for synagogues, schools and homes, this easy-to-follow guide offers beginning paperfolders a unique, fun-filled way to celebrate Jewish culture
From playful animals to delicate flowers and fun paper airplanes, this origami guide has projects that will delight both children and adults. With words, illustrations, and more than three hundred photographs, even the most complicated of folds and manipulations are made simple by this book’s easy-to-follow instructions. Master Norio Torimoto, with the help of Yukiko Duke, takes the mystery out of the art of paper folding by teaching readers the proper mindset behind the art and the basic formations that are the foundation for all his projects.
• Traditional tulip
• Tyrannosaurus rex
• Envelope with a decorative heart
• and more!
Now in full color, this brand-new edition of a well-loved favorite will show you how to:
* Construct models that won't fall apart
* Choose the right pieces and substitute when needed
* Build to micro, jumbo, and miniland scale
* Make playable board games out of LEGO pieces
* Create photo mosaics and curved sculptures
* Build a miniature space shuttle, a minifig-sized train station, and more
Of course, the real fun of LEGO building lies in creating your own models—from choosing the subject to clicking that final brick into place. Learn how in The Unofficial LEGO Builder's Guide.
Includes the Brickopedia, a visual dictionary of nearly 300 of the most commonly used LEGO elements!
You really can craft a handmade card in a matter of moments. It's simple with "Simply Cards"! Sally Traidman offers a wealth of beautifully designed cards that are easy to make, but hard to forget. With step-by-step illustrations, complete material lists and plenty of insider tips, you'll be crafting fabulous cards in no time at all!
Using gorgeous papers, the latest inks and stamps and some of the coolest embellishments you'll find, these cards are a wonderful way to celebrate a special occasion, bring a bit of joy to everyday life, or send a holiday greeting. No experience is necessary with a quick-start guide and basic techniques.
Let "Simply Cards" be your guide to creating quick and easy beautiful cards!
This how-to guide by acclaimed papercutter Claudia Hopf features everything beginners need to know to learn the craft, including tools, step-by-step instructions, finishing tips, and more than 80 patterns for traditional designs and seasonal decora-tions and more. Color photos of examples of papercuttings from a variety of cultures and artists provide inspiration.
"Showcases the wild beauty of LEGO models." —Audubon
"Sculptures from Beautiful LEGO: Wild! are a treat for nature lovers and LEGO geeks alike!"—Distractify
Scenes from nature spring to life in Mike Doyle's latest curated collection of LEGO art, Beautiful LEGO: Wild! From botanical marvels to adorable critters—such as a sea otter family made from 3,500 LEGO pieces—every page is sure to delight the artist and naturalist in all of us.
Interviews with LEGO masters from around the world give you a glimpse into the inspiration behind these incredible works of art. Discover amazing landscapes, insects, mythical creatures, and more, all within the enchanting pages of Beautiful LEGO: Wild!
Origami enthusiasts with a particular interest in weaponry will appreciate this unique book, which presents instructions for folding fourteen war machines: six jets, three missiles, and five ground vehicles.
Illustrated in full color, the step-by-step directions show how to assemble the models. Origami aircraft include a spy plane, strike fighter, and bomber, plus impaler, javelin, and harpoon missiles that can be mounted on some of the jets. Models of ground vehicles include the predator battle tank and guardian battle walker.
Dazzle your friends and loved ones with the one-of-a-kind projects in Cards that Pop Up, Flip & Slide. A few simple cuts and folds are all it takes to create over twenty cards and envelopes with moveable parts. From pop-up trees to flipping leaves and sliding message panels, the mechanism that make these cards spectacular are easy to re-create or adapt to whatever suits your fancy!
Everything you need to get started is inside, including clear instruction, easy-to-follow patterns and introductory information on tools, materials and techniques. And every card featured is designed to fit inside a standard A-2 or #10 envelope, so mailing is as easy as sealing, stamping and addressing. Tips, tricks and ideas for personalization help you create unique cards that their recipients will remember for a long time to come.
"Art Lab for Kids encourages all ages to be fearless in seeking and nurturing their creativity. With lessons, inspiration, and advice, Susan Schwake gives you the tools to find and explore your artistic side." - Kathreen Ricketson, found and editor of http://www.whipup.net and http://www.action-pack.com
A refreshing source of ideas for creating fine art with children, Art Lab for Kids encourages the artist’s own voice, marks, and style. This fun and creative book features 52 fine art projects set into weekly lessons, beginning with drawing, moving through painting and printmaking, and then building to paper collage and mixed media. Each lesson features and relates to the work and style of a contemporary artist. Lisa Congdon, Megan Bogonovich, and Amy Rice are just a few of the artists included. The labs can be used as singular projects or to build up to a year of hand-on fine art experiences. The lessons in this book are open-ended to be explored over and over–with different results each time! Colorful photos illustrate how different people using the same lesson will yield different results, exemplifying the way the lesson brings out each artist’s personal style. Art Lab for Kids is the perfect book for creative families, friends, and community groups and works as lesson plans for both experienced and new art teachers. Children of all ages and experience levels can be guided by adults and will enjoy these engaging exercises.
Now, you too can collaborate with your little one on art masterpieces and decorative crafts, as well as play educational games. Whether you’re a parent, nanny, day care provider, or preschool teacher, you can benefit from this long list of activities to stimulate children’s minds and keep their hands busy for hours.
In this book you will find a wealth of ideas to share with your young child. Some of the activities require your close supervision. Many of the arts and crafts projects will result in beautiful seasonal decorations to display in your home. You will be astounded by the creations you can make with your preschooler, who will, alternatively, be enthusiastic about tapping their imagination, enhancing their knowledge, and most of all, spending valuable time with you.
The 103 activities are split into four main categories that correspond to the four seasons. Many of the projects can be done during any season, but the subcategories are themed. Here are what the subcategories look like:
The Best Way to Use This Book
Let’s Go Fishing
Pirates and Princesses
Let’s Go on a Safari
Gnomes and Fairies
Fourth of July
Let’s Be Detectives
Cowboys and Native Americans
Let’s Make Music
Snowmen and Penguins
With a focus on simple, elegant projects, the The Art of Paper Quilling offers paper crafters a complete technique guide along with step-by-step project ideas for making beautiful framed pieces, cards, gifts, and more. The designs are all built upon simple rolled coils of paper that when grouped together, form intricate flowers, graceful butterflies, and delicate scrollwork. Quilled designs can be framed or used to embellish greeting cards, books and journals, and many types of simple paper structures. Claire Sun-ok Choi is an expert paper artist who has influenced the revival of this fanciful art form with her inspiring exhibits and internationally known books./div
There's nothing quite like the happiness you get from making an animal face, flower etc from a plain square piece of paper.
Buy this book now, and enjoys hours of learning the art of Origami.
The author first shows you how to construct the Jet Tail, an important basic feature that is needed for many of the more difficult models diagrammed later. This is followed by detailed, step-by-step directions and diagrams for creating each of 12 different models: space shuttle, futuristic shuttle, flying wing, delta wing-jet, fighter plane, interceptor, double tail fighter, dart plane, fighter plane with engines, futuristic fighter, and two different jets.
The projects progress in level of difficulty; as you master the simpler models you will be developing the skills you need to assemble the more complicated craft. The book also includes valuable suggestions about types of paper to use, useful hints that help ensure success, and solutions to common problems paperfolders may encounter.
Origami Bonsai makes it possible for paper folders at every level to create unique botanical sculptures at home by folding delicate paper flowers and leaves and attaching them to natural branches.
This easy origami book contains: Multi-color photos and drawings Step-by-step instructions Explanations of dozens of folding techniques 3 hours of downloadable instructional videoIt also shows you how to select natural twigs, branches, and stones—and how to assemble them into a lifelike finished origami sculpture. To help in the creation process the book contains detailed instructions and numerous photographs of both works in process and completed origami bonsai pieces that are sure to have you crating your own decorative origami art in no time.
Origami flower projects include: The Ficus Leaf The Berlin Poplar Leaf The Black Eyed Susan The Foxglove The Buttercup And many more…
Claudia Hopf lives in Kennebunk, Maine, and has been creating papercuttings for more than 30 years. She is the author of Papercutting: Tips, Tools, and Techniques for Learning the Craft (978-0-8117-3269-7) and four other books on the subject. Her work has been exhibited in museums and shows across the country as well as Canada, France, Germany, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Africa, and Australia.
This all-inclusive origami paper craft kit with downloadable instructional video will teach you to create beautiful origami as if you are right in the studio. Through 30 step-by-step lessons, you will move seamlessly from origami beginning to intermediate all at your own pace.
Origami Studio Kit teaches an understanding of origami terminology, the ability to easily read diagrams, a mastery of fine techniques and bases, and discovery of tips, tricks and secrets of one of the world's most foremost folders. Although the easy-to-follow instructions make this a great origami for kids kit, it is also serious and challenging enough for adult learners looking to learn origami and get a solid foundation in the art of origami paper folding.
The origami kit includes: Full-color 72-page booklet Step-by-step instruction and diagrams 30 fun lessons Downloadable video with 3.5 hours of video tutorials Easy-to-follow demonstrations for each of the 30 lessonsNo matter your age, or previous paper folding experience, these projects and techniques will help you become a better origami folder.
Paper folding projects Include:Elsa's SwanJapanese Inflatable FrogPillow NoteLily FlowerBunnyStar Box and many more…
Don't dump your wastepaper into the garbage—it's time to fold! World renowned origami artists and award-winning authors Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander show you the way with Trash Origami. This origami book presents unique and fun projects from their Origamido Studio and from some of the world's best paper designers, including Nick Robinson, Herman Van Goubergen, and Rona Gurkewitz.
The origami models are presented for the reader who may have little or no previous folding experience, making it a great origami-for-kids book and an effective way to learn origami. However, experienced paper folders will also be intrigued by the novel nature of the folds and the unusual materials involved. The origami designs are made from old calendar pages, candy wrappers, envelopes, newspaper, postcards, paper grocery bags and more. The downloadable video tutorial will make the folding process clearer and aid folders of all skill levels. Also provided is a guide to everyday materials that have the most folding potential leaving readers inspired to design and display their very own "trash" origami.
This origami book features: Full-color, 95 page instructional book 25 unique origami projects Projects from top paper folding designers Clear, step-by-step directions Paper folding techniques and tips Accompanying downloadable instructional videoGet ready to look at the contents of your wastebaskets and recycling bins with a different sensibility. You'll never need to buy expensive origami paper again!
Origami projects include: Photo Cubes Candy Wrapper Butterflies Interlocking Flower Petals Custom-Bound Books And many more…
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The adorable designs in Little Crochet are worked in a range of washable fibers and vibrant hues that babies and toddlers are sure to love. Make tiny sweaters, dresses, pants, and accessories while exploring a range of construction techniques, including top-down cardigans, side-to-side sweater vests, motif-based yokes, and traditional seaming. Beautiful blankets, sweaters, soft toys, bibs, booties, and hats employ simple stitches that are sure to steal the show at baby showers. Whether you have a couple of hours or a couple of weeks till the baby's due date—you'll find the perfect project in this book.
And here's the best part: Little Crochet includes size ranging from 0–4+ years, so you can keep crocheting as the little ones in your life grow. Plus, Linda has included lots of wearable patterns for both boys and girls, with swatches showing alternate colorways sprinkled throughout. Each pattern is designed to spark your own creativity, complete with how-to instructions for adding your own crafty touches like sewing, embroidery, and appliqué. Work confidently from Linda's easy-to-follow instructions, clear stitch diagrams ,and schematics, and her illustrated guide to basic and advanced stitches and finishing techniques.
Whether you’re new to crochet or experienced with a hook, you'll find these little designs a joy to stitch and share.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Turn old books into personalized works of art with Altered Books Workshop. Altered books bring together a variety of mixed media and papercrafting techniques including collage, journaling, rubber stamping, embellishing and scrapbooking. The creative possibilities are endless - go where your imagination takes you!
Through 18 step-by-step demonstrations and 65 variation ideas, Bev Brazelton teaches you basic, intermediate and creative techniques for crafting unique altered books. You'll find helpful tips as you're guided through the process of altering pages along with captivating embellishment ideas such as adding doors and drawers to your altered books.
Whether you're a beginning crafter or a fine artist, Altered Books Workshop will give you comprehensive instruction and inspiration for creating multi-dimensional art that is a reflection of your moods, thoughts and life. Make your altered book the greatest story ever seen!
Collage has never been so fashionable! In Collage Couture you'll learn how to sketch fashion figures, create stylish dresses from patterned paper and apply a variety of textured backgrounds to your collage pieces. With styles ranging from cute to elegant and sweet to sophisticated, these mixed-media projects will transport your art from the studio to the runway!
Collage Couture features: 22 super-pretty projects, from collages on canvas to framed shadowbox art to gifts for your fashionista. Play with your materials - paper, paints, ink and markets - to create pieces you'll be happy to display and share. Illustrations and easy instruction for creating fashion sketches and silhouettes. And don't forget the details: learn how to add eyes, lips, hair and, of course, clothing! Tips and advice on setting the mood in your studio, from enhancing your art space with flowers and china to wearing a tiara as your work! Why not feel as pretty as your art? Indulge your inner girly-girl with Collage Couture!
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In Japan, paper and paper crafts are held in popular esteem. The originators of origami, the art of paper-folding, and kirigami, the art of paper-cutting, the Japanese also make their own paper, called washi. A colorful printed paper, washi is used to decorate everything from boxes to dolls. Noted for its strength, durability and flexibility, washi paper is available in a rich array of colors, textures, weights and patterns.
Japanese Washi Paper Crafts is a selection of seventeen washi origami designs for decorating commonly available objects, such as milk cartons, boxes and eggs, which can be used in home decor, as gifts, or for special occasions. Every project is shown with clear, step-by-step diagrams. Color photographs show completed projects, as well as imaginative ways for displaying the finished crafts.
Mormon Origami provides 25 simple to intermediate origami designs from the Book of Mormon and Church history. These designs can be used by teachers and parents as lesson handouts or activities to help children be reverent. This unique skill will entertain and help illustrate principles as you include these gospel-oriented designs in your lessons, activities, and everyday fun!