Inside you’ll find:
* Complete, step-by-step instructions for four multistory buildings
* Dozens of inspiring ideas to use in your own models
* Mini builds for a recliner, old-time lamp post, traffic light, and more
* A gallery of the authors’ designs
For ages 10+
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
Perfect for scrapbooking, Snowflakes You Can Make is a crafter's dream, and no classroom should be without a copy. The book contains 64 full size patterns, instructions for folding, cutting and decorating your snowflakes, and a complete index.
After spending years showing people how to make paper snowflakes and copying hundreds of patterns for them, Cindy Higham decided to put her patterns in a book for everyone to enjoy. She lives in Utah with her family.
Cell phone case
Daisy chain bracelet
Blooming beaded bracelet
Sports fan keychain
Rocker cuff bracelet
And many more!
Transform simple balls and coils of modeling clay into an awesome alligator, laughing lizard, magic trinket box, and other sculptures, signs, and ornaments! These full-color illustrations and clear directions explain basic techniques as well as every step of the crafting process for 24 projects, including a happy heart, snazzy snail, dancing polar bear, and other treasures.
Each project is graded according to level of difficulty and includes a list of materials consisting of colored clay and ordinary household items. The step-by-step instructions feature numerals corresponding to color photos that provide easy-to-follow examples. Crafters of all ages will adore these fun-filled projects and their products, which make charming keepsakes and unique gifts.
The incredible splendors of some of the worlds' most recognized architectural feats are brought to life within the pages of Origami Architecture. With this paper craft book, some card stock paper, and a hobby knife, anyone can build spectacular re-creation's of the most famous buildings in the world.
Based on the extraordinary models of world-renowned papercrafter, and origami artist Yee, whose own remarkable origami recreations of these very same models sell for thousands of dollars, these paper replicas are nearly as impressive as the original buildings. Yee provides detailed instructions on how to cut and assemble these architectural landmarks from around the world. Yee even engineered half of these designs so they could be assembled without having to use glue. The origami projects have a range of difficulty levels, from the relatively easy (Arc d'Triomphe) to the impressively sophisticated and intricate (The Tower Bridge). Once the structure is attached to the base not only will does it look amazing, but it can be folded up and taken anywhere.
This origami book includes: Over 900 photographs Full-color instructional assembly diagrams Brief histories of each building Downloadable CD content
Clay charms are taking the world by storm, and there’s no sign of slowing down for these bite-sized bits of fun! From Helga Jiang, creator of megahit clay charm instructional videos, these projects are handpicked for the best in clay-making fun. Easy to make and fun to wear, these addictive ideas will have you kneading, twisting, and shaping for hours on end. Learn how to create all sorts of charms, including:
And sixteen more!
And much more! Whether it’s micro-food or sweet animals, you’ll have plenty of projects to keep you busy. Deck your cell phone out with a cute skunk charm, or give a clay rainbow cake to your best friend—there’s a clay charm for every occasion! And with the simple instructions and pictures, there’s no way you won’t be able to master these charms. Helga will make you a clay charm whiz in no time!
Examples of projects include:
- Crystal Bubbles
- Dancing Rabbits
- Building Beans
- Magnetic Rubbing
- Stencil Leaves
- Magic Cabbage
- Marble Sculpture
- Paint Pendulum
- Ice Structures
- Bottle Optics
- Erupting Colors
1993 Benjamin Franklin Gold Award, Education/Teaching/Academic
1993 Benjamin Franklin Silver Award, Interior Design
1993 Benjamin Franklin Silver Award, Book Cover
1993 Washington Press Communicator Award, First Place Winner, Non-Fiction Book
Art activities include:
- Arm Dancing
- Chalk Stencil
- Fabric Transfer
- Bead Clay
- Puff-It Paints
- Sawdust Modeling
- Wire Sculpture
- Sprinkle Dots
- Nail Collage
- String Thing
- Color Spin
- Puppet Treasure Box
- Scribble Cookies
In her newest book, Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots, she presents 12 spirited, easy-to-implement ideas for theme gardens that parents and kids can grow together. Illustrated throughout by the author's own lyrical watercolors, each garden includes a plan, the planting recipe -- seeds, seedlings, and growing instructions spelled out step-by-step -- and activities. There's the Pizza Patch , a giant-size wheel garden planted in "slices" of tomatoes, zucchini, oregano, and basil. A Flowery Maze to get lost in. A Moon Garden of night-blooming flowers, including a moonflower tent. And Mother Nature's Medicine Chest.
Discovery Walks teach kids how the gardens work, and a chapter on gardening basics includes a child-friendly 10-Minute Plan for planting and maintenance, plus a list of the top 20 plants guaranteed to make gardeners out of kids.
Along the way, you’ll learn how to:
*Create special effects like explosions and flying minifigures
*Convey action and emotion with your minifigure actors
*Design sets for animation — make three buildings look like an entire city!
*Light, frame, and capture consistent photos
*Add detail and scope to your films by building in different scales
*Build camera dollies and rigs out of LEGO bricks
*Choose cameras, software, and other essential animation tools
Dive into the world of animation and discover a whole new way to play!
• A learn-to-sew book created especially for girls like you
• You can make awesome things to use, wear, and give like pom-pom earrings, bags, t-shirts, softies, and much more
• 30 projects to make yourself or with your friends
You can transform a batch of colorful polymer clay into a fantasy world right out of your imagination. You'll find basic techniques for sculpting 10 easy shapes that can be used to create dozens of different creatures, plus details for faces, eyes, noses, ears, mouths, hands, paws and feet.
You'll learn how to shape 30 detailed and colorful fantasy characters in all, including: Dragons and sea serpents Goblins and fairies Pigs and rabbits Birds and horses Ghosts, snakes, teddy bears and more! Bring your imagination to life today!
The joy in folding origami is often found in the deceptively simple magic of transforming a single piece of paper into a recognizable object. All too often, the steps it takes to transform paper into origami designs can be frustrating.
Story-gami Kit is an innovative new paper craft kit from world renowned origami artists, Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander who have created entire storylines around characters Righty and Lefty and their adventures climbing mountains, going on boat rides, and hanging out with bunnies. Each story's end results in a finished piece of origami, like an elegant butterfly, a jumping frog or a flapping bird and allowing anyone to discover the magic in creating something beautiful out of a simple piece of paper. Through the mnemonic of storytelling, LaFosse and Alexander make origami paper folding easy for those with any level of skill and a whole lot of fun. The unique method of storytelling makes this a great origam-for-kids kit and an excellent way to learn orgami.
This origami kit includes: Full color, 80-page origami book Clear step-by-step instruction and diagrams18 fun origami projects 90 minutes of downloadable instructional video Story-gami Kit is unlike any other origami kit. Children will love acting out the stories in the book as the fold their new origami creations!
Origami projects include: Penguin Tulip Plant With Blossom Tabletop Racing Duck Fortune Cookie Box Kanji The Dog And many more…
The possibilities are endless! Thinking beyond the box, kids can make a puppet stage, sports car, propeller airplane, robot, tin man costume, moon suit, giant dragon, miniature golf game, musical box band, and much more. It all adds up to enjoying a fun day in an earth-friendly way—a creative, environmental lesson that kids will love!
Over 4 million in print! Designed by leading experts, books in the Complete Book series help children in grades preschool-6 build a solid foundation in key subject areas for learning success. Complete Books are the most thorough and comprehensive learning guides available, offering high-interest lessons to encourage learning and full-color illustrations to spark interest. Each book also features challenging concepts and activities to motivate independent study, a fun page of stickers, and a complete answer key to measure performance and guide instruction.
Help your students learn the answers to these and other questions!
Written for educators, homeschoolers, parents--and kids!--this fully illustrated book provides a fun mix of projects, discussion materials, instructions, and subjects for deeper investigation around the basics of homemade flying objects. With the projects in this book, you can spend more time learning and experimenting, and less time planning and preparing.
Complete with download links to PDF templates that expand your teaching, this is your one-stop manual for learning about, interacting with, and being curious about airflow, gravity, torque, power, ballistics, pressure, and force.
In Make: Planes, Gliders, and Paper Rockets, you'll make and experiment with:Paper catapult helicopter--add an LED light for night launches!Pull-string stick helicopterRubber band airplaneSimple sled kite25-cent quick-build kiteAir rockets with a parachute or a gliderFoam air rocketRocket standsBounce rocketLow- and high-pressure rocket launchers
Girls, boys, and adults of both genders will appreciate these engaging projects, which require only common tools and inexpensive supplies. Whether used as a manual or simply read for the pleasure of a look back at the good old days, this book promises hours of enjoyment.
You’ll get a hands-on introduction to fundamental mechanical concepts like torque, friction, and traction, as well as basic engineering principles like weight distribution, efficiency, and power transmission—all with the help of Technic pieces. You’ll even learn how Sariel builds his amazing tanks, trucks, and cars to scale.
Learn how to:
*Build sturdy connections that can withstand serious stress
*Re-create specialized LEGO pieces, like casings and u-joints, and build custom, complex Schmidt and Oldham couplings
*Create your own differentials, suspensions, transmissions, and steering systems
*Pick the right motor for the job and transform it to suit your needs
*Combine studfull and studless building styles for a stunning look
*Build 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. What better way to learn engineering principles than to experience them hands-on with LEGO Technic?
New in this edition: 13 new building instructions, 13 updated chapters, and 4 brand-new chapters!
The step-by-step instructions are accompanied by charming drawings and photos that clearly illustrate each project. Girls and boys will be captivated by these antique instructions and plans, and adults will appreciate the projects' nostalgic appeal.
"I would definitely recommend this book for anyone wanting to get started working with clay. The instructions are clear and there are great pictures for every item." — DaVinci Homeschool Group
Transform simple balls and coils of polymer clay into fabulous wearable art! Just follow these full-color, step-by-step photos and clear directions to create more than 40 whimsical jewelry projects plus 10 types of beads. Playful possibilities include tempting food charms (cupcake, burger, and other favorite snacks); cute critter earrings and pendants (butterfly, dog, frog, penguin, and more); plus other fashionable tiny treasures.
Projects are graded according to level of difficulty, and each comes with a list of materials consisting of colored clay and common household products. Instructions feature numbers that correspond to color photos of easy-to-follow examples. Crafters of all ages will love these fun-filled projects and their charming results, which make great keepsakes and unique gifts.
"It's just an excellent book and so colorfully illustrated book with wonderful jewelry projects to craft up in clay. I would recommend this book for clay and jewelry lovers, it's perfect for everyone and so simple to create!" — Test Try Results
Also available in a bilingual Spanish and English version in eBook format, "Mudworks Bilingual".
1990 Benjamin Franklin Gold Award
1990 American Library Association (ALA) Starred Review
1995 ALA "Best of the Best" Books & Media for Children
Fun & Easy Origami is perfect for people of any age including the beginner paper folder or for those more advanced looking to expand their repertoire. This delightful paper craft ebook makes origami simple and includes a variety of animals and toys; from a flying fish, dragon puppet and birthday card to a dollhouse bed, coin trick and jump-up insect. Use it to craft eye-catching origami for your friends, to beautify your home—or as a wonderful gift for origami lovers.
All of the folds are simple enough to be origami-for-kids projects and are a great way to learn origami.
The origami ebook contains: 2 full-colored, 32-page booklets Clear step-by-step instructions Easy-to-follow diagrams 20 simple origami projectsFun & Easy Origami provides you this stunning collection of origami projects that will have you creating origami masterpieces in no time!
Origami projects include: Wind Toy Treasure Box Dragon Puppet Coin Trick UFO And many more…
These super imaginative, out-of-this-world projects will take your rubber band loom projects to the next level. Here are kid-tested step-by-step instructions and bright color photographs to show you how to make the coolest rubber band projects out there, including:
Bouquet of flowers
Decorated ponytail holder
Fashion jewelry stand
And many more!
There's no need for fancy materials: 101 crafty step-by-step projects will have your child turning humble household rubbish into amazing treasures. Create jewellery from paper, flower pots from plastic bottles, and shoulder bags from old jeans! Make It! is packed with facts on earth's natural resources and tips on recycling, too. From picture-frame collages to totally unique shadow boxes, this book has everything a creative child needs to find fun in every corner of his own home.
Jane Bull was one of the creators of DK's renowned Eyewitness series, and has written numerous crafts books for children, including Christmas Activity Book, Garden Activity Book, Cooking Activity Book, Halloween Activity Book,and many more.
Included in this invaluable book: step-by-step guides to pitching a tent, building an ice-yacht, shooting a bow and arrow, and fending off a shark attack. The Adventurous Boy's Handbook promises endless days and nights filled with orienteering, cowboying, sailing, and so much more. No boy should leave home without it!
Fun to make and wear, these bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and rings are a perfect project for your whole family to enjoy together. Wear them yourself or give them as gifts!
•Express your creative spirit! Make 26 colorful projects to use, wear, give, and brighten your space
• Make a quick and easy gift for a friend or for yourself. Choose a no-sew project like a colorful tasseled bead necklace or a cool notepad covered in your fave fabric
• Crafts to do with your friends or on the go—take them on vacation, to camp, or anyplace you go
And many more!
This collection of never-before-seen projects will have all of your friends begging for your Rainbow Loom secrets!
* Reversible Jake/Cake Plush
* Marceline's Axe
* Bubblegum's Like-Like Sweater
* Peppermint Butler Pillow
* Oh My Glob, Nail Art!
* Fionna and Finn Hats
* BMO's 8-Bit Fuse Bead Coasters
And so much more! What the lump are you waiting for? It's time to D.I.Y.!
The world-renowned authors of Extreme Face Painting are taking it back to the basics, with some innovative twists. All ages and all skill levels will learn the secrets to creating awesome face art with easy-to-find materials, friendly instruction for beginners, and fresh inspiration for more seasoned face painters. 40 all-new, step-by-step projects. Award-winning expert techniques for creating believable face paint designs. Beginners will learn to paint everything from simple flowers to a full Frankenstein face. Intermediate artists will learn techniques for creating the look of fur, the illusion of depth, and more intricate designs like and owl mask or a spitting cobra. So grab some supplies and get ready to put a new face on fun!
Loop your way to a cute ring
Weave a fishtail bracelet
Create vegetable garden charms
Use a fork to make a necklace
And much, much more!
From simple rings to funky goldfish charms, the looming-made-easy instructions allow anyone to master the Rainbow Loom. Create funky bracelets to stack on your arm, or surprise your best friend with a customized charm necklace. Spice up everyday household objects with Rainbow Loom accessories. Because the simple steps are paired with clear photographs, when in doubt, just look! Multiple project options give you the opportunity to find the best way of creating your rainbow collection. After all, every craftsman has a unique way of doing things. So bust out your loom and gear up for a heavy dose of color—The Ultimate Unofficial Rainbow Loom Handbook will turn you into a loomer extraordinaire.
Nature writer Gordon Grice, who started his first cabinet of curiosities at age six when he found a skunk’s skull, explains how scientists classify all living things through the Linnaeus system; how to tell real gold from fool’s gold; how to preserve butterflies, crab shells, feathers, a robin’s egg, spider specimens, and honeycombs; how to identify seashells; the difference between antlers and horns; how to read animal tracks. And then, what to do with your specimens, including how to build a cabinet of curiosities out of common household objects, like a desk organizer or a box for fishing tackle.
As loomers get more skilled, they are looking to go beyond bracelets—and charms are where it’s at! These little decorations can adorn bracelets, necklaces, or even shoelaces and zippers. And each project only needs one loom! This book will offer twenty-five original designs for all kinds of charms to make with Rainbow Looms, including:
Lock and Key
And many more!
Tired of the same old projects? Loom Magic Charms! will help you add that extra something to your Rainbow Loom designs!
What better way to learn than by doing? This thoughtfully conceived woodworking primer by educator Jerome E. Leavitt makes learning basic carpentry skills enjoyable and rewarding for boys and girls ages 8 and up. With special sections on basic hand tools, squaring a block of wood, and wood finishing, this unique how-to book presents step-by-step instructions for making 15 popular wooden items — all scaled to the beginner's capabilities: Sailboat, Clock Shelf, Bird Feeder, Candlesticks, Hot Dish Coaster, Towel Holder, Steamboat, Cart, Toy Sled , Birdhouse for a Wren, Book Rack, Shoeshine Kit, Table Lamp, Flower Box, and Tie Rack.
Carefully planned to appeal to young woodworkers, each project includes clear, simple directions, enhanced by clean, accurate diagrams and attractive line drawings. New carpenters will beam with pride and accomplishment at having constructed useful, tangible objects to keep or to give as presents to parents or friends.