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GamesDoney, MerylA step-by-step craft manual in the WORLD CRAFTS series which includes information about the countries and cultures from which the crafts originate. Suitable for National Curriculum Key Stage 2/3, with colour photography by Peter Millard.Search
Games For InfantsHall, JimThe innovative Leapfrogs” series helps the non-specialist infant teacher implement the physical education curriculum. Each title contains information on necessary subject knowledge, teaching strategies, progression and achievement, and assessment. Detailed monthly lesson plans and accompanying notes guide and advise teachers on lesson content, and on the process of planning, performing and evaluating, in line with national curriculum requirements. Games for Infants features stimulating ideas to help the teacher engage children in vigorous, enjoyable, varied and progressive physical activity, practising and developing ways of sending, receiving and travelling with a ball and other similar games equipment. It also stimulates running, chasing, avoiding, dodging and awareness of space.”Search
Games For JuniorsHall, JimThis is a series of teaching resources that will help the non-specialist junior teacher to implement the physical education curriculum. Each book contains information on necessary subject knowledge, teaching strategies, cross-curricular links, and assessment. Also included, detailed lesson plans and photocopiable activity sheets.Search
Gamester’s Handbook 2Phillips, Howard|Brandes, Donna|Tribble, Fanny“Gamester’s Handbook 2” is a collection of 89 tried-and-tested games for developing self-awareness, confidence, decision-making skills, trust, assertiveness, and just for fun. These games can help social inadequacy by developing co-operation within groups. Each activity promotes effective communication, particularly important with shy people who need additional encouragement. The ‘role playing’ aspects of many games provide the security which enables group members to develop their ideas and express themselves.Search
Gamesters’ Handbook: 140 Games For Teachers and Group LeadersPhillips, Howard|Brandes, DonnaThe games in this book offer a valuable source of activities, exercises and strategies for parents, group leaders, people planning parties, travellers, or anyone wishing to enliven any occasion they choose. These games are accessible to all, as they can be used with different levels of skill. The ability of many of our games to help people relax socially on both a one-to-one basis and with a group, encourages the use of games by teachers and group leaders. Accompanying notes are provided, outlining the value of the game in different developmental directions.Search
Gardens and ParksBaker, NickA practical guide for kids aged 7-11, this book focuses on projects you can do close to wherever you live. It teaches how to make a bird table, create a nesting box, make a rain gauge, a home for bees, track invertebrates, create a bug trap and preserve a spider’s web.Search
Gel CandlesConstable, DavidWhether you want to create the simple elegance of a crystal clear candle, the sophisticated allure of a glass full of bubbling champagne or the fun and fantasy of an underwater scene – you will find the way to do it within these pages. Using over ninety step-by-step photographs and a selection of innovative designs, David Constable illustrates his techniques – layering colours, adding glitter and perfume, embedding shells, flowers, keys and more. The visual beauty of these candles is delightful. They can be displayed in any clear container and they will enhance any room with their soft, luminous glow. This complete, practical guide, with expert advice from an experienced candlemaker and author, offers an inspirational collection of projects and ideas.Search
Getting Started With Seed BeadsWedekind, DustinSeed beads are basic, essential materials in a beader€™s stash, and this handbook gives beginning crafters a full course in how to work with them for great results. Seed beads come in a plethora of colors and materials and can be worked in an endless variety of stitches, which are taught in chapters that progress from introductory to more challenging. The more than 20 projects teach and then combine techniques in projects guaranteed to impress€”from a simple beaded tin to a ladder ring to a tubular peyote-stitch rope of beaded beads. There is also a section on shopping for beads and equipment that will make new initiates comfortable as they explore the potentials of beading with seed beads. Filled with information and inspiration, this clear guide is a catalog of colorful and creative possibility.Search
Giant Book Of Indoor GamesEldin, Peter|Osband, GillianGiant Book Of Indoor GamesSearch
Gifts and WrappingBOLTON, VIVIENNE|Limited, Parragon Book ServiceSearch
Go Out and Play!: Favorite Outdoor Games From Kaboom!Hammond, Darell|Rose, Julianna|KaBOOM!, |(Organization), KaBOOM!Go outside and play! Here, at your fingertips, are how to’s for more than seventy best-loved games, all set to spread the fun of active play to kids of all ages.Do you know how to draw a hopscotch grid? What€™s the silliest challenge in the game of sardines? How do you keep from being “out” in SPUD? Is there any way to escape the blob? This lively, infectious guide to games runs the gamut from classic to contemporary: kick the can, freeze tag, blindman€™s bluff, red light green light, four square, duck duck goose, and so many more. It€™s all sparked by KaBOOM!, a nonprofit with a passion for creating outdoor play spaces nationally and around the world. For KaBOOM!, play is serious business! So this guide also includes tips for adults on how to encourage and facilitate outdoor play as well as a wealth of resources on how to help create more play spaces in your own community.Search
Go Wild!: 101 Things to Do Outdoors Before You Grow UpDanks, Fiona|Schofield, JoYoung people these days are often homebound, entertaining themselves with the Internet, television, video games, and text messages, but completely disconnected from the reality of the great outdoors. Many have never experienced simple pleasures such as telling stories around a warm campfire, camping outdoors, or whittling a stick. Go Wild! is the perfect book for families with children ages 10 to 14 wanting to get in touch with the natural world. The authors describe a range of wild and fun adventures for families to share. Readers learn potentially life-saving skills that give them confidence, independence, and a sense of environmental awareness. Topics include building shelter, building a fire, foraging for food, cooking outdoors, tools and weapons, bushcraft skills, water and keeping clean, and safety. From making a catapult to catching crayfish, creating fire without matches to constructing a tepee, Go Wild! is all about thrilling activities, amazing discoveries, and young people having the time of their lives in the great outdoors.Search
Great Art AttackBuchanan, NeilThis is an activity book covering model-making, paint techniques, papercraft, cartoons, drawing and printing. Based on the TV series, it is packed with projects to make from everyday items. Turn a piece of clingwrap into a see-through picture, create a fantastic futuristic flyer out of old boxes and cardboard tubes, or transform an old lolly stick into a calligraphy pen. Each project has been tested to ensure that it works and is safe. It is accompanied by easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions.Search
Green Crafts For Children: 35 Step-by-step Projects Using Natural, Recycled and Found MaterialsHardy, EmmaGreen Crafts for Children From painted stones and a friendship bracelet to a simple dolls’ house and a driftwood boat, children will love the projects in this engaging book. All can be made from materials that are likely to be in the cupboard, found around the house or garden, or collected on walks in the park or at the beach. Full descriptionSearch
Grow Organic, Eat Organic: For Budding Gardeners and Cooks to Learn to Value the Natural World: For Budding Gardeners and Cooks to Learn to Value the Natural WorldMorton, Lone|Ursell, MartinA very special activity book with step-by-step guidance on growing vegetables, fruit and flowers in harmony with the natural world. Sections include sowing seeds, composting, recognising garden pests and garden friends and there area also delicious recipes to help you savour your own fresh food.Search
Hair PlaitingWatt, Fiona|Miles, Lisa|Evans, CherylFascinating facts, quizzes and things to make and doSearch
Halloween Designs, Vol. 14Hill, Elaine\n A beautifully illustrated collection of decorative Halloween motifs – bats, witches, ghosts, masks, pumpkins, lanterns and more. These original designs can be used by craftspeople, artists, needleworkers and all those interested in creating their own original ideas and projects.\nSearch
Handmade CardsCarter, TamsinA book packed with creative fun, showing children how to create their own handmade cards for any occasion. Step-by-step photography and easy-to-follow instructions show how to make handmade cards featuring Nazca Indian birds, fantasy planets, a Matisse collage, soccer goal, spooky wood and much more. This is a book filled with inspiration and creative fun. Step-by-Step Children’s Crafts is a fun series packed with colorful, stimulating ideas and helpful step-by-step instructions for a variety of activities and crafts. Each book shows how to create a variety of decorative, amusing and useful items including painted pots, mosaic pictures, posters, pirate hats, birthday cards and more.Search
How the Universe WorksCouper, Heather|Henbest, NigelAn introduction to the universe, with “hands-on” experiments and projects for all the family, using easy-to-find equipment and materials. Also suitable for Key Stages 2,3 and 4.Search
How to Make Friendship BraceletsFollet, VeroniquePreviously published in Great Britain: 1995.Search
I Can Grow Things: How-to-grow Activity Projects For the Very YoungWalton, Sally|Donaldson, StephanieBook has 16 enjoyable, attractive and stimulating projects that cover all the basic growing skills. The perfect starter book for ages 3-7 years — for older readers to use with minimum supervision, and for younger children to enjoy with adult help.Search
It’s a BitsaGoddard, PaulAccompanying a BBC1 series, this book gives step-by-step instructions for recycling everyday objects – milk cartons, old straws, cereal boxes, plastic bottles, string, glue – into wacky models.Search
Juggler, ABulloch, IvanProvides instructions and practical advice on juggling techniques, props, and performances.Search
JugglingGifford, Clive|Evans, Cheryl|Chaisty, Chris|Taylor, Kim|Moller, Ray|Allman, Howard|McNee, Ian#NAME?Search
JugglingGifford, Gill|Gifford, CliveFascinating facts, quizzes and things to make and doSearch
Knowhow Book Of Puppets: a Simple Guide to Making and Working PuppetsPhilpott, Violet|McNeil, Mary JeanDescribes the construction and operation of simple puppets. Includes suggestions for an open-ended play.Search
Let’s Create With PaintNone,Let’s Create With PaintSearch
Little Book Of Outside in All Weathers, TheFeatherstone, SallyGo out in the rain, wind, fog, snow and ice, as well as in the sun! This book will give you lots of ideas for play and activities in the rage of weathers experienced in our settings.Search
Living Willow SculptureWarnes, JonWillow is an exciting material to work with. It is adaptable, easy to work with, and it will grow in a range of soils. Its quick growth gives almost immediate results and, as there is a great variety of leaf shape and stem colour, structures look attractive throughout the year. Jon Warnes shows how to build a wonderful selection of decorative, functional and fun objects for the garden.Search
Magic Of Salt Dough, TheCasagranada, Brigitte|Casagranda, BrigitteUsing just flour, salt and water, you can cr eate a range of items in salt dough, all of which make ideal gifts. The projects are accompanied by step by step photogr aphs in full colour ‘Search
Magic TricksMcMaster, ShawnKidSource: Science Experiments is a comprehensive reference guide to science experiments. This title explores the history of science and describes the proper procedure for conducting an experiment. It features a variety of experiments from many fields of science, such as biology, geology, and chemistry. Fun sidebars on famous scientists are included, as well as a list of additional resources, a glossary, and an index.Search
Make It!Bull, JaneThis title helps your child turn trash into treasure with craft and activity expert Jane Bull – now in paperback! “Make It!” from activity expert Jane Bull, gets your child re-using rubbish to create amazing things. Think about all the stuff we throw away every day, like plastic drink bottles and metal cans, magazines and even clothes; they can all be re-used. There’s no need for fancy materials. Over 100 crafty step-by-step projects will have your child turning humble household rubbish into amazing treasures you’ll want to keep. Watch them create jewellery from paper, flower pots from plastic bottles and shoulder bags from old jeans. It is packed with facts on earth’s natural resources and tips on recycling too.Search
Making JewelleryGrisewood, Sara|Robins, JimThis step-by-step craft book shows how to make a huge variety of stunning and fashionable designs from a variety of materials including dough, papier mache, seed, shells and driftwood.Search
Making KitesMichael, DavidFocusing on kite-making, this is one of a hobby-and-craft series for beginners, offering an introduction to each topic as well as variations once the basic skills have been mastered. Step-by-step diagrams are included, together with colour photographs of the finished objects.Search
Making ModelsGrisewood, SaraSimple materials and comprehensive instructions allow the reader to make a Mexican village, a merry mermaid, everlasting food and a sun plaque. You can also learn how to decorate beads, badges, doors, tiles and much more.Search
Making WavesSonnet, Helen|Mosley, JennyParachute games are an exciting way to develop teambuilding, self-esteem, empathy, communication skills and emotional literacy. In addition, they are incredible fun! This work is a collection of games.Search
MarblingRougier, VincentA title in the CRAFTY HANDS COLLECTION, which introduces the painting technique of marbling. Demonstrates the veining of marble on paper, fabrics, objects and wallpaper with step-by-step instructions aimed at a wide range of abilities.Search
MasksBeaton, ClareA step-by-step guide to making masks for parties or for dressing-up. Beginning with a list of equipment and materials required, the reader is shown how to make masks such as a sun, a bag monster, a clown head and bug-eye glasses.Search
More Energizers and Icebreakers: For All Ages and StagesFoster-Harrison, Elizabeth S.If you are a teacher, counselor, peer helper, or group leader, these books — designed for groups of all sizes and ages — are for you. Instill motivation for your group through understanding, trust, and excitement! Create interest in your classroom through involvement, motivation, and interaction! Enhance orientation sessions and increase effectiveness in “getting to know you” activities with the myriad of energizers and icebreakers presented in these books.Search
MosaicBiggs, Emma|Hunkin, TessaThe Stylish & Simple books feature lots of s imple ideas, illustrated in full colour with clear step-by-s tep instructions. Mosaic can be used to embellish and enhanc e many objects and this guide shows how. ‘Search
Mosaic Art: Design and InspirationCheek, MartinAimed at people who have made small mosaics their hobby and are interested in tackling larger projects, this book combines the visual inspiration of a sourcebook with information about the creative process involved in making mosaics. Illustrated with examples of the author’s own work, the text explains the different elements to be considered when conceiving a new design as well as examining sources of inspiration and the materials involved. Many large indoor and outdoor pieces – for walls and floors – as well as smaller objects including tables, wall plaques and 3-D sculptures are included. A new indirect method using wire mesh is explained, step-by-step, for those who are interested in large scale worksSearch
Moving Cartoon Activity Book, TheJohnston, DamianShows readers how to draw their own moving cartoons. Inside the book, easy-to-follow instructions help readers create their own moving cartoons, with grids to draw action sequences, plus lots of ideas for things to make, from shadow puppets to flick books, kaleidoscopes and even phenakistoscopes.Search
My Craft BookA, Owen C & MurrayMy Craft BookSearch
Nature Crafts For Kids: 50 Fantastic Things to Make With Mother Nature’s HelpDiehn, Gwen|Krautwurst, Terry|Diehn, Gweb“Gr. 4-8. Combining challenging projects with scientific lore, and illustrating both with crisp color photography, results in an outstanding volume sure to capture the attention of youngsters seeking amusing and interesting things to do. This unusual craft book offers ideas for every season, most a step above those often found in similar books….Handy for science and art classes, this will also be a boon to club leaders looking for enticing activities for their members.”– “Booklist. “An inviting collection.”– “SLJ. .”..includes fantastic ways to explore the outdoors, including creating a bird feeder and bird nesting shelf.”– “Parent Life. 144 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 x 10.Search
New Craft Collection, TheLanzer, Harriette
No boring crafts here the publishers of this book have put together a book that will appeal to every type of crafter from tinsmithing to paper mache. This book contains old techniques that are used in totally new ways to make one of kind projects that you can personalize very easily. “Search
New Youth Games Book, TheArmstrong, Howie|Dearling, Alan|Armstrong, HowardBased on the successful “Youth Games Book” by the same authors, this work features over 200 games to encourage interaction between adults and young people. Intended for youth and social workers, teachers, parents and games enthusiasts, these games should help young people to: develop literacy and numeracy skills; increase creativity and imagination; improve communication skills; cope with tension and stressful situations; ease the process of meeting new people; build trust, sensitivity and understanding; develop self-awareness and social skills; and build confidence.Search
OrigamiStevens, CliveStep-by-step photography and easy to follow instructions show how to create an exciting selection of projects, from a simple fan or a penguin to a box that inflates when you blow it and a bird that flaps its wings. This book is an inspiring introduction to the traditional Japanese craft, full of ideas for creating colourful, fun projects from folded paper.Search
Paper Jewelry Book, TheWrobel, JessicaSixteen simple projects are presented by the author (a paper artist and teacher) as a step-by-step introduction to making paper jewelry. Necklaces, bracelets, pins and hair ornaments are all featured, as well as techniques for weaving and folding paper.Search
Paper MakingO’Reilly, Susie|Mukhida, ZulA history of paper making, which suggests paper projects for children to try. Illustrated throughout with colour photographs, a new title in the ARTS AND CRAFTS series. Designed to tie in with the two Attainment Targets of the National Curriculum for Art Key Stage 2.Search
Papier MacHeLynn, Sara|James, Diane|Moxley, SusanOne of the Jump craft series, this book uses a mixture of graphic photography and illustrations, and is all about papier mache and the many objects that can be made from it, including toys, jewellery, bowls, puppets, hats and masks. Other titles in the series include Paint, 3-D Paper, Fabric Fun and Models.Search
Papier MacHeBalchin, JudyLearn how to make papier m̢ch̩ bowls, boxes, frames and more. The basic techniques are followed by nine easy step-by-step projects with adult supervision boxes which indicate where help is needed. Templates are included Рand further ideas to inspire you to create more objects.Search
Papier MacHe: Lots to Do With Paste and PaperBawden, Juliet|Moxley, SusanpaperbackSearch
Parachute GamesStrong, Todd|Lefevre, Dale N.|Lefevre, DaleWith 60 parachute games and 120 accompanying photos, this book is a fresh source of ideas for elementary and middle school physical educators, recreation specialists, and classroom teachers. Readers will find information on how to adapt the games for any level of fitness or ability; how to successfully lead play sessions; and how to purchase, repair, clean, and store their parachute.Search
Parachute PlayMeynell,Parachute PlaySearch
Party Games Manageable Parties For Twos to TensAdamson, NicolaParty Games Manageable Parties For Twos to TensSearch
Planet OrigamiBiddle, Steve Biddle and Megumi|Biddle, Steve|Biddle, Megumi“PLANET ORIGAMI THE count down has begun. . . Join the space race to PLANET ORIGAMI with the cosmic collection of space-age paper folding projects. With easy-to-follow instructions, clear diagrams and inspirational photographs of the models-which include an extraterrestrial alien and an astronomical astronaut-you`ll be over the moon!”Search
Primary Playground GamesWeatherill, Cat|Stevenson, PeterScholastic Teacher Bookshop provides a wonderful range of titles reflecting current issues in education as well as the most popular primary curriculum areas. Teachers can browse through ‘The Bookshop’ and choose those titles that meet their particular needs and/or take their fancy! The varied format of titles in this series enables subjects to be covered in a way that is most appropriate to the content. “Primary Playground Games” provides a wealth of ideas for promoting positive play at playtime. The selection of games included, can all be taught easily and quickly by teachers or playtime supervisors. There are games for every age group across the primary age range and suitable for every type of playground as well as indoor games for wet playtimes. The games themselves require little or no special equipment – just the occasional piece of chalk or an old blanket. All they require is imagination and a few friends. All the games in this book have been vigorously tested by the author in schools and over the years she has played hundreds of games with thousands of children. She has worked with teachers and lunchtime supervisors, listening to their ideas as well as hearing their frustrations. She has researched into old games and fashioned new ones to suit today’s children. As well as ideas for games the book also includes sections on working with special needs, ideas for transforming your playground and practical solutions to common playground problems.Search
Puppetry: a Guide For BeginnersKruger, MarieSearch
Rainy Day FunEll, DavidRainy Day FunSearch
Ready, Steady, Grow!.Society, Royal HorticulturalThis title features cool gardening projects for kids, with the experts at the RHS. Get your child in the garden, get sowing and harvesting and they will learn to grow all kinds of plants, vegetables and fruits quickly and easily! No need to wait months for results: they’ll be able to follow the simple instructions to raise fantastic plants in twelve weeks or much less. Soon they’ll have tasty tomatoes and delicious strawberries, pretty marigolds and sprouting seeds ready to eat in a week. There are fun projects, too: from making a pizza garden and growing a fairy ring, to designing a wildlife windowbox. And you don’t even need a garden: there are lots of ideas for using containers, baskets and boxes. So get ready, get steady and get growing!Search
Recycled Crafts Box: Sock Puppets, Cardboard Castles, Bottle Bugs & 37 More Earth-friendly Projects & Activities You Can CreateMartin, Laura C.Corrugated Castle. Fancy Foil Fish Mobile. Paper Bead Bangles. Braided Rag Coasters. Old Shoe Flower Pots. Puppy Dog Sock Puppet. With a little imagination, just about anything we think of as trash can be transformed into an art project good enough to give as a gift or to keep and treasure yourself. Master crafter Laura C. Martin shows kids how to make art out of the paper, plastic, metal, and cloth we usually consign to the recycling bin or the garbage can.The way Martin sees it, just about everything around us holds artistic possibilities. Plastic picnic plates can be cut up to make a bouquet of flowers that will never wilt (and don’t need watering). Roll leftover gift wrap into tight tubes and cut it into small sections to make one of- a-kind beads. Decorate the sides of old paint cans with acrylic paint and tie sturdy rope to the handles to make a pair of stilts.Along the way, Martin offers sidebars on the history of rubbish and profiles of artists whose medium is junk. She passes along important lessons about being a good steward of the Earth. But the lessons are light and fun–never preachy.Fun for kids, perfect for involved and homeschooling parents, and ideal for schoolteachers who have seen their art supply budgets slashed, Recycled Crafts Box shows budding artists how to make something beautiful and save the planet at the same time.Search
Rivers, Ponds and LakesBaker, NickThis practical guide for kids aged 7-11 explains how water creatures get their air, how to rear pond snails, how to watch fish, and how to view plant structures using a torch and glass.Search
Scoubidou Fun TimeKemperman, Henk|Yoarra,Search
SeashoreBaker, NickA practical guide for kids aged 7-11, this book is an introduction to the different kinds of coastal environment, rocky shores, sandy shores, cliffs and estuaries, and also beach zones. The projects include making and using nets, traps, beach combing, and baiting for netted-dog whelk.Search
Silk Painting Made EasyPenny, Susan|Penny, MartinDecorate swaths of luxurious silk with eye-catching designs–easy-to-learn painting techniques and a host of templates make it simple. Embellish a scarf with grazing and lazing sheep, lush meadows, and brown hills. Reduce the pattern for a handkerchief or enlarge it for a bedspread. Or just paint a small picture of one sheep against a grassy background. A tartan cushion and tieback really dress up a chair or couch; choose colors to match your own decor. And there are many more! 64 pages (all in color), 7 1/2 x 10 1/2.Search
Simple Art Of Japanese Temari: 45 Traditional & Contemporary Designs, TheHerva, Dominique|Negaret, AlbanOffering a rich introduction to Japanese temari balls, this guide is a treat for embroiderers of all skill levels. Very little in the way of materials and equipment is needed for this traditional craft, and full-color diagrams are used to show the basic techniques needed to create 45 balls covered with geometric designs that glow with bright embroidery stitches€”some of which are enhanced with beads and metallic threads. For crafters who are ready to go off on their own after just a few projects, the handbook offers suggestions for using temari balls to make jewelry, key rings, and other decorative items.Search
Small Space GardeningEvans, HazelGood Housekeeping’ small space gardeningSearch
SoapmakerMorris, JanitaSoapmakerSearch
Start to BeadThomas, JillStart to Bead is aimed at 10-14 year olds who would love to be creative with beads. The patterns and projects included in the book are ideal for beginners, they are highly achievable using beads, threads and a few simple tools that are readily available through your favourite bead store. Once you have made a few projects from this book you will have learnt some basic beading techniques and will be able to create your own designs. Simple beading techniques are explained using clear instructions and step by step photographs, and only a few tools are needed to make the projects.Search
Start to EmbroiderBuckley, ClaireBags, purses, lucky charms and more! Claire Buckley makes embroidery fun for beginners; explaining how to make wonderful embroidered items in simple steps. Embroidery techniques are covered in an easy to follow section that leads into the projects.Embroidery is the wonderful craft in which fabrics are decorated with stitches, beads, sequins and other fabrics. This book will show you everything you need to start to embroider, and is perfect for beginners from ten to fourteen. There are only a few techniques to learn before you can get started producing wonderful embroidered bags, purses, lucky charms and more. There is nothing better than being able to say I made this!Search
Start to PatchworkNicholson, NancyMaking funky, stylish patchwork items is simple and fun. Nancy Nicholson teaches the basics and shows, in step-by-step sequences, how to create beautiful cushions, belts, birds, bags and more. These creative projects are designed with the beginner in mind and the techniques and stages are clearly explained.Search
Start to QuiltEdwards, MiriamStep-by-step photographs and easy to follow instructions make it easy for readers from ten to teens to start quilting. There are only a few stitches and techniques to learn and no advanced sewing skills are required. The bright, full colour photographs and funky design will inspire youngsters to make fabulous projects to show off to all their friends.Search
Stick Book: Loads of Things You Can Make or Do with a Stick, TheDanks, Fiona|Schofield, Jo“…while many projects have tangible payoffs — a sun clock, musical percussion sticks, magic wands and charcoal pencils pleased both the boy and me — each project seldom requires more than a page of description, even when providing actual learning opportunities within the fun.€ – Dallas NewsThe stick is a universal toy. Totally natural, all-purpose, free, it offers limitless opportunities for outdoor play and adventure and it provides a starting point for an active imagination and the raw material for transformation into – almost anything! As New York’s Strong National Museum of Play pointd out when they selected a stick for inclusion in their National Toy Hall of Fame, ‘It can be a Wild West horse, a medieval knight’s sword, a boat on a stream, or a slingshot with a rubber band . . .’ In this book Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield offer masses of suggestions for things to do with a stick, in the way of adventures and bushcraft, creative and imaginative play, games, woodcraft and conservation, music and more.Search
Sticks and StonesCrocket, Sharon|Crockett, SharonGet back to basics with indoor and outdoor activities for young people aged 10-14 years. Good play opportunities give children the chance to explore, examine, experiment and think whilst they are having fun. This book offers a range of ideas for challenging play activities which enhance young people’s play – indoors and outdoors.Search
Super Origami CraftsUrton, Andrea|Ghaffari, MichelleA collection of fifty origami projects, with step-by-step instructions and black and white illustrations, as well as a brief history of origami, and suggestions on how origami can be used for gifts and presents. Includes projects such as a zoo full of animals, a photo frame, and a hot air balloon.Search
Tie-dyeingBuchanan, CeliaTie-dyeingSearch
Tie-dyeingMcNeil, Mary JeanTie-dyeingSearch
Toys to Crochet: 25 Playful Projects to LoveGarland, Claire‘Toys to Crochet’ boasts an enchanting collection of lovable crochet toys that are sure to wrangle smiles from people of all ages. For children who love to dress up dolls, the book features a basic doll and bear, both with their very own character wardrobes. Bring the Serengeti into your home as a dapper giraffe in a jacket and a marmoset pair make loveable additions to an urban safari. For pint-sized toddlers, a Kangaroo change bag with baby joey pouch brighten up any nursery setting. Colour photography and easy-to-follow instructions accompany each project and templates/charts are provided where needed. If you want to make a unique gift for the child in your life, Claire’s inspirational patterns will inspire you to pick up your hook and start crocheting.Search
Traditional Indian DesignsPinder, PollyA beautifully illustrated collection of decorative Indian patterns and motifs. These classic designs will inspire craftspeople, artists, needleworkers and all those interested in creating their own original ideas and projects.Search
Usborne Big Book Of Papercraft, TheSmith, Alastair— A beginner’s guide to making attractive things from paper– Clear, step-by-step instructions guide you through all stages of each project– Wide range of projects includes paper planes, kites, puppets, greeting cards and paper masksSearch
Usborne Book Of Face Painting, TheChaudron, Chris|Childs, Caro|Caudron, ChrisLearn how to transform people into animals, monsters and clowns, or decorate faces with flowers, exotic scenes and stylish designs. The step-by-step instructions and technique tips in this title should mean even the complete beginner can be pleased with their results.Search
Usborne Book Of Fancy Dress, TheGibson, Ray|Chaisty, Chris|Moller, Ray— Step-by-step instructions outline simple things to make and do– All projects require minimal supervision– Shopping lists show what is needed for each project– “Beads, Bangles and Bracelets” was chosen as a Spring 1996 American BooksellerSearch
Usborne Book Of Paper Engineering, TheGifford, Clive|Woodcock, John|Allman, HowardThe Usborne Book of Paper Engineering is pac ked with amazing objects created from cut, folded and glued paper. Projects include imaginative pop-ups, creative boxes, pull-the-tab pictures and action models. ‘Search
What Will We Play Today?Larkin, Veronica|Suthers, Louie|Wade, Jan|Larkin, VeronicahWith 100 simple, memorable and adaptable games, this book encourages children’s physical, creative and language development. There are movement and action games, listening and singing games, and passing and falling games. Group sizes and possible age ranges are suggested for each game.Search
World Of Geekcraft: Step-by-step Instructions For 25 Super-cool Craft ProjectsBeal, Susan|Sauceda, Jay B.Geek meets craft in this fun collection of 25 kooky projects for geeks of any affiliation, from D&D dice earrings, Star Trek pillows, and Super Mario cross-stitch to Star Wars terrariums, a Morse code quilt, and much more! Organized by difficulty from “Not a Jedi Yet” to “Warp Speed,” World of Geekcraft covers a range of popular crafting techniques including beading, quilting, appliqué, embroidery, and needle felting. Best of all, it’s easy to get started with step-by-step instructions and handy templates included in the back of the book. With lots of photos and plenty of geekery throughout, this one-of-a-kind book shows that geek and craft go together like…pixels and cross-stitch!Search

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