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101 Dance Games For Children: Fun and Creativity With MovementRooyackers, Paul|Hurd, CeciliaEncourages children to develop their imaginations, social skills, self-expression, and coordination with a collection of 101 dance games that emphasize creativity, no-blame activities, working with a group, and more.Search
101 Things to Do On the Street: Games and Resources For Detached, Outreach and Street-based Youth WorkRogers, VanessaFirst published in 2000 by the National Youth Agency as Have You Ever– ? A Handbook of Resource Activities for Detached Youth Workers.Search
200 Braids to Loop, Knot, Weave & TwistCarey, JacquiExperiment with texture and colour to create gilded, beaded braids. Unlike shop-bought versions, yours can be custom designed to perfectly match your own unique craft projects. The main directory is a sumptuous collection of designs, organized according to structure, from twisted and knotted braids to more elaborate looped and woven pieces. Each braid features a close-up photograph, a recipe of materials and step-by-step instructions. All core techniques are clearly demonstrated with easy-to-follow photographs, and little or no equipment is needed. Previously published as The Braider’s Bible, ISBN 9781844481965Search
3-d Paper BookJames, Hannah Tofts~Diane|Tofts, HannahA series of practical books offering ideas created from simple, straightforward techniques. This particular book on 3D paper offers simple suggestions for the transformation of a flat piece of paper into something completely different by cutting, scoring, sticking and painting.Search
50 Activities and Games For Kids With AdhdQuinn, Patricia O.|Stern, Judith M.|Sternberg, KateFormerly titled “The Best of “Brakes” An Activity Book for Kids with ADD”, this activity book contains games, activities, and resources to help make life more manageable and fun for kids with ADHD. In its pages, kids will find practical advice from teachers, counselors, and other kids just like themselves for increasing success in school, making and keeping friends, understanding feelings, and dealing with siblings and parents.Search
75 Birds, Butterflies & Beautiful Beasties to Knit & CrochetStanfield, LesleyExpand your knit and crochet repertoire with this menagerie of miniature bugs and beasts – from creepy crawlers and weird wrigglers to beautiful butterflies and splendid metallic fish.Search
Activities All Year RoundMorrow, JanThis series is designed for anyone responsible for the care of children, particularly those in the seven to 11 age group. The books contain ideas for activities designed not only to keep children entertained but also to help them develop skills and ideas. The author has based the activities in this book around the cycle of festivals and celebrations which make up the year such as Christmas, Mother’s Day, Easter, Halloween and Bonfire Night. Many of the activities involve the whole family and the aim is, that the book can be referred to as and when the occasion arises.Search
All About Fabrics: Gcse Edition: An Introduction to NeedlecraftHolland, Stephanie K.Examines the qualities of different fibres and fabrics, and encourages students to use this information in selecting a fabric for a particular job.Search
All You Need to Know About Making Memory Album: a Treasured Heirloom to Create, Keep Or GiveWright, MaggieLet Maggie Wright help to create a beautiful illustrated memory album. She shows how to turn photographs into unique keepsakes that can be treasured for years to come. Contains over 70 step-by-step photographs and many innovative ideas for decorating each page. 122 color illustrations.Search
Amazing Origami For ChildrenBiddle, Megumi|BIDDLE, MEGUMI BIDDLE STEVESearch
Anti-colouring BookStriker, SusanAnti-colouring BookSearch
Art & Craft Adventures 2Carroll, Mary|Long, KatieLearn many exciting things to make and do. Designed for children aged 6 and over.Search
Art AttackBuchanan, NeilThis activity book is derived from the children’s television series, “Art Attack”. It contains 28 art projects, such as modelling a spooky castle or creating a dinosaur money bank out of household junk, with step-by-step instructions and useful craft hints and tips.Search
Art Of Pebble Mosaics, TheHowarth, MaggyFor those who would like to add interest to their garden by creating delightful pebble mosaics on paths, patios and steps, Maggy Howarth shows all the techniques involved.Search
Batik For ArtistsPiper, EloiseThis book features many batiks from Southeast Asia, India and China, as well as designs from Europe and North America.Search
Batik: Get Started in a New Craft With Easy-to-follow Projects For BeginnersCampbell, JoyBatik: Get Started in a New Craft With Easy-to-follow Projects For BeginnersSearch
Batik: Get Started in a New Craft With Easy-to-follow Projects For BeginnersUnknown, Author|Innes, MirandaBatik: Get Started in a New Craft With Easy-to-follow Projects For BeginnersSearch
Beads and WireSchulz, CarolynNine innovative easy-to follow projects show how to create a range of beautiful bead and wire items, from stylish jewellery and hair accessories to decorated pots, wind chimes and Christmas tree decorations.Search
BeadworkPowell, MichelleStep-by-step photography and easy-to-follow instructions show how to make a Bonsai tree, Indian wall hanging, African beaded curtain, Native American shaker and much more. This is a book full of creative ideas and fun.Search
Beautiful RagworkReakes, LizzieMaking hand-hooked rugs has been an immensely popular craft for centuries, and now a leading young textile artist has brought together a collection of stunning new designs. Using a range of recycled materials from nylon, cotton, lycra and crimplene to plastic bags, Lizzie Reakes has created twenty four exciting and original projects for you to recreate at home. From a classic heart rug to a child’s activity mat, a sentimental sampler to a muslin curtain and from a chair seat to a funky 70’s-style shoulder bag, her designs have a wit and originality that will inspire even the most reluctant needlecrafter to reach for their canvas. Each project is explained with clear step-by-step photographs and there are templates for over twelve of the designs. With its extensive guide to choosing materials and making the best use of colour, pattern and texture, this is the ideal book for every ragwork enthusiast. Each project is explained with clear step-by-step photographs and there are templates fro over a dozen of the designs. With its extensive guide to choosing materials and making the best use of colour, pattern and texture, this is the ideal book for every ragwork enthusiast.Search
Braiding: Beautiful Hair With Beads, Braids and BowsWadeson, JackiThe colour pictures and step-by-step instructions were very clear, however I remember being disappointed: the hairstyles described are quite simple, and really suitable for someone younger.Search
Can Do, Serious Fun: Games For 4-9sBurton, Dynamix & Phil|Dynamix, |Dynamix, (Dynamix)|Burton, Phil|(Firm), DynamixPart of the Can Do Series, this title shares ideas and tips to enable you to offer opportunities for successful games play. It includes games that: are fun; mostly require minimal planning and preparation; are fully illustrated; describe what you need, how you can do it and where it can lead; and, more.Search
Can Do: Eco-venturesWalker, Maggie|Kids’, Clubs Network|Sugar, Hannah|Network, Kids’ ClubsExplores the environment through imaginative sculptures, models and detective work. This book has been written so that adults can develop the activities with children or children can use the book for ideas to develop themselves. It is suitable for children aged 4-9.Search
Card Games: What Shall We Do Now?Garner, LynneThe ‘Out of School’ series is designed to provide adults involved in extended schools and wrap around care with simple, cost effective solutions to keep children interested, involved and learning. The series aims to offer resources that have a focuson enjoyment, and give priority to learning but without being just more school.Search
CelebrationsDeshpande, ChrisThis book is part of a series of craft books based on popular topics, in which the inspiration for children’s craft activities are stories, traditions and authentic crafts from around the world. Clear instructions and photographs explain how to make the craft objects shown, with plenty of ideas for children to carry out by themselves. At the back of each book there are suggestions for more things to do and a book list. This book looks at religious festivals throughout the calendar year and the crafts associated with them, including printing cards for Eid and making sugar fondant skulls for All Souls’ Day.Search
Chris Packham’s Nature HandbookPackham, ChrisExplore the wonders of the natural world with Chris Packham and the RSPB. The natural world is on your doorstep; whether you live in the heart of a concrete jungle, or on top of a mountain – so why not explore it? From woodlands to beaches, let Chris Packham take you on a sensory journey through some of the world’s key habitats. You’ll meet the wildlife that lives there and discover how the natural world really works. You can explore the sights, sounds and smells, learn about the plants, animals, weather and ecological processes at work and find out how to interact with the wild while still conserving it. It is packed with practical activities for every season and location, so you can learn about and engage with the wildlife around you; from raising butterflies from caterpillars to leaving a bucket of rainwater out to develop into an ecosystem.Search
Clay ModelingSpeechley, GretaIllustrations and step-by-step directions instructs reader in making nine clay models, including a flower pot, a pencil holder, and a bowl.Search
Clay Projects For ChildrenKrumbach, MonikaThis book is filled with clay projectsthat can be done with children from kindergarten age up through middleschool and perhaps beyond. The projects can be done in school or duringthe children’s free time. The projects range from the simple to themore complex. They are imaginative and fun to do. The book is aimed at the adult working with children but the projects do not require any previous pottery training on the part of the adult.Search
CollageBalchin, JudyPacked with stunning ideas and instructions for many different crafts and activities, each book in this series contains everything needed for these craft projects€”necessary materials, techniques required to build up skills, and specially selected projects showing how to create a range of decorative and useful items. Featuring crafts inspired both by past and contemporary styles, these books have colorful, step-by-step photos to illustrate every stage of the projects that ues materials that are inexpensive and easy to find. Step-by-step photography and easy-to-follow instructions show how to use collage techniques to make 10 bright and beautiful pictures, from shimmering sequin butterflies and a Roman dolphin mosaic to a sunflower with real seeds, an Egyptian dog, and a junk collage truck. This book is filled with inspiration and creative fun.Search
Cooking in a Can: More Campfire Recipes For KidsWhite, KateCooking in a Can is the perfect activity book for kids who love to camp and cook! The newest book in our successful children’s activities series, Cooking in a Can follows Cooking on a Stick (now over 63,000 copies sold), and introduces dozens of techniques for cooking outside. Author Kate White shows kids the beauty of cooking over a campfire, with dozens of delicious and easy recipes like Hot Rock Chicken and Wilderness Wonder Chocolate Cake. From cooking in a can to cooking in a paper bag to cooking on a rock, this activity book produces scrumptious results that kids of all ages will enjoy.Search
Cooking On a Stick: Campfire Recipes For KidsWhite, Linda|Lee, Fran6 X 8 In48 pages48 Full-Color illustrationsAges 7 To 11With These Sensible and Sensitive Safety-First Recipes, This Upbeat Book Guides Kids Through The Fun and Rewarding Process of Campfire Cooking. Whether They’re At A Campground With Other Campers, In The Forest With A Scouting Group, Or Simply In Their Own Backyard With Their Family. They’ll Become Familiar With All The Basic Methods For Successful Outdoor Cooking.Search
Craft Library: Fabric PaintsInnes, Miranda|Unknown, AuthorA creative, practical, and beautifully illustrated guide to the craft of fabric painting. Features a wide variety of techniques employed by leading textile artists, ranging from hand-painting, dyeing, and screen printing to silk painting and batik.Miranda Innes has an unrivalled insight into the craft world as the editor on Country Living magazine’s craft supplements.Search
Craft Workshop: Festival DecorationCivardi, Anne|King, PennyBeautiful and unusual craft objects from around the world provide inspiration for children’s projects. This text covers festival decoration. There are step-by-step instructions alongside illustrations of children’s work especially commissioned for the series.Search
Crafts For All AbilitiesMelville, SueColorful and fun, this book will appeal to a wide range of ages and abilities, but it is particularly suitable for anyone who may have limitations, including the elderly, the very young, or people with disabilities. It contains more than 20 projects€”from making papier mache bowls, to creating trinket boxes out of shells; greeting cards from raffia and flowers; and plaques from salt dough. There is also guidance on working with groups.Search
Creative Handmade PaperWatson, DavidDavid Watson develops the recycling paper theme in this delightful book. He shows how to make paper from both waste paper and natural materials, plus he gives advice on dyeing, scenting, and embossing.Search
Cultivating Creativity in Babies, Toddlers and Young ChildrenBruce, TinaShows how to promote creativity in children. This work explores the journey children take in developing their creativity, and helps child care students and practitioners to nurture creativity in babies, toddlers and young children. It also covers: discovering your own creativity; developing creativity in children; useful websites; and more.Search
Dream CatchersTso, Sylvia|Tso, Donald|Tso,The Tsos recreate the Native American tradition of making dream catchers–hoops hung by the Ojibway Indians on their children’s cradleboards to “catch” bad dreams. This book and kit includes all the materials children will need to make their own dream catchers, plus complete instructions. Full color.Search
Easy Carpentry Projects For ChildrenLeavitt, Jerome E.|Cunningham, Margrete|Leavitt, Jerome Edward“All projects have been pretested for school use and are suitable for youngsters.” €” Bulletin of National Association of Secondary School Principals.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 7 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.Search
Ecoart!: Earth-friendly Art and Craft Experiences For 3-to 9-year-oldsCarlson, Laurie Winn|Braren, L. TrezzoSuitable for ages 3 to 9 years, this work combines the author’s intuitive sense of each child’s need for self-expression and interaction with nature with her wealth of imaginative experiences. All the projects use recyclable, reusable, household materials and/or items found in nature.Search
Eco-friendly Crafting With KidsLilley, KateQuirky, colourful and fun projects for pre-school kids and their parents to make together. Small children love crafting and creating, and it’s educational as well as enjoyable – crafting can help develop fine motor skills and teaches small children to follow instructions and work alongside someone else. Kate Lilley’s hugely popular blog, Minieco, grew out of her desire to teach her own kids to be resourceful and use what’s around them for creative play. Parents and kids alike will love the 35 bold, colourful projects featured in the book and divided into sections that include Music, Nature, Sewing, Science and Recycling Bin. The final section contains a list of 50 quick boredom busters that harassed parents can pull out of the bag in an emergency!Search
EcologySpurgeon, Richard|Chan, K.|Spurgeon, R.Activities, experiments and projects give hands-on experience– Precise instructions help put the theories into practiceSearch
Encaustic Art Project Book, TheBossom, MichaelEncaustic art is fascinating, fun and so easy to do. Learn how to create vibrant wax paintings in no time at all.Search
Encaustic Art the Basic Techniques Of Modern Wax PaintingBossom, MichaelLearn to paint with wax on many varied surfaces. A great guide to the basics by Master Encaustic Wax Artist Michael BossomSearch
Energizers and Icebreakers For All Ages and StagesFoster, Elizabeth S.|Foster, Elizabeth SabrinskyIf you are a teacher, counsellor, peer helper, or group leader, this book designed for all ages, is for you. Instill motivation in your group through understanding, trust and excitement. Create interest in your classroom through involvement, motivation and interaction. Enhance orientation sessions and increase effectivenes in “getting to know you” activities with the energizers and icebreakers presented in this book.Search
Fantastic Rainy Day BookWilkes, AngelaFor those rainy afternoons, school holidays or the odd spare half-hour, this book aims to keep children of all ages and abilities happily occupied painting, building, making, baking, sewing and growing. It features over 60 projects, ranging from making shadow puppets, cooking muffins, and creating quick disguises to building a model castle from junk. The step-by-step photographs, easy-to-follow instructions, and photographs of the finished project guide from start to finish (including tidying up). Everything is made from cheap and readily available materials.Search
Fun and Games: Practical Leisure Ideas For People With Profound DisabilitiesDenziloe, JudyA practical and informative text full of recreational activities for people with profound disabilities. There is growing awareness of the important contribution leisure activities can make to the quality of life for disabled people and the role of leisure in integrating people into the community. This book covers a wide range of play and leisure activities for people who have severe or profound disabilities. It also covers issues which are of current and continuing concern, for example, whether adults play, the age-appropriateness of activities, integration and the use of community facilities. This book has practical step-by-step instructions and useful illustrations on how to make many of the ideas. Also included, together with further reading, are lists of useful addresses of organisations, manufacturers and suppliers.Search

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