101 Things to Do on the Street: Games and Resources for Detached, Outreach and Street-Based Youth Work Second Edition

 

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Rogers, Vanessa

101 Things to Do on the Street is packed with creative and innovative ideas for street games and activities to help young people aged 11–19 explore personal, social and emotional issues.Specifically designed so that few resources or props are needed, the activities included are all practical, easy to follow, and above all, fun. As well as helping young people get to know each other, they explore issues such as gender stereotypes, offending behaviour, values, trust and street safety. They also aim to improve skills such as teamwork, communication, compromise and negotiation. From role-play and arts and crafts to discussion and quizzes, there are over 100 ideas to meet the needs of young people who choose to meet on the street, which can also be adapted for use elsewhere. This second edition includes information on what detached and outreach work is, tips and ideas on how to get started, staying safe guidelines, and over 30 revised or new activities.This invaluable resource will be used time and again by detached and outreach youth workers, mobile projects, community development officers, street wardens, and youth offending teams – in fact anyone working with young people who needs tried and tested ideas for games and activities to engage and motivate outside of building-based provision. Search

50 Activities and Games for Kids with ADHD

 

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Quinn, Patricia O.|Stern, Judith M.|Sternberg, Kate

Contains games, activities, and resources to help make life more manageable and fun for kids with ADHD. This book contains 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

Activities All Year Round

 

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Morrow, Jan

This 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 You Need to Know about Making Memory Album: A Treasured Heirloom to Create, Keep or Give

 

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Wright, Maggie

Let 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

Anti-Colouring Book

 

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Striker, Susan

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Anti-Colouring Book

 

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Striker, Susan

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Art & Craft Adventures 2

 

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Carroll, Mary|Long, Katie

Learn many exciting things to make and do. Designed for children aged 6 and over. Search

Art Attack

 

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Buchanan, Neil

This 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

Backyard Play Revolution: How to Engage Kids in Simple, Inexpensive Outdoor Play and Increase Child Health and Motor/Sensory Development, The

 

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Sperling, Jason Runkel

In this eye opening, easy-to-follow, action-oriented book, Jason Runkel Sperling explains how to use screen-free, unstructured outdoor play and toys to increase early-age child learning opportunities and improve happiness for the whole family. You’ll learn: €¢ How to encourage your child to enjoy active, outdoor, screen-free play €¢ How to foster unstructured, child-led playtime €¢ The secret to making risky play work for your child €¢ Practical advice on how to pick the right toys and transform your backyard €¢ How to set up your backyard playspace and not break the bank €¢ And much, much more€¦ Follow one father’s entertaining and informative experiments to find play and toys that inspire his children to play outside, offline, and independently€”like children of past generations. Author Jason Runkel Sperling shares his six-year journey discovering the history of play, playgrounds, toys, and the role of adults in their children’s experiences, culminating in a revolutionary approach to backyard play. Full of humor, parenting insight, and in-depth research, Sperling’s book will change how you think about raising children, and how you organize your home. If you’re like the majority of parents today, you may have noticed the differences in modern childhood. Unlike every other generation, your children spend more time indoors, glued to screens, and are less active and free to roam than in any time in history. You likely have come across countless articles on the epidemic of child obesity and behavioral problems today, and perhaps you’ve heard that getting children to play outside is an easy and inexpensive remedy. You may already want to get your children to play outside, but nothing seems to motivate them. Or maybe you’re frozen with fear that they might get hurt if they go out. Plus, your backyard is manicured for adult enjoyment. So instead of heading outside, your children stay indoors, damaging their health, and driving you up the walls. You may have tried lawn games, sports equipment, remote control toys, or backyard arts and crafts, but nothing seems to hold their attention. And when you do spend time in the backyard, you always have to play with them. Or, perhaps you can’t stand the thought of your children not getting ahead€”so the children’s schedule is jam-packed with adult-led, goal-based activities outside the home. In other words, you’ve turned into the family chauffeur. Whatever happened to €œgo outside and play€? Raising children today is harder than ever before, but children haven’t changed all that much. The best way to get children to develop their imagination and creativity, motor and sensory skills, emotional and social intelligence, and every other physical and mental ability, is to get them to €œgo outside and play€ with open-ended, child-led play that can be enjoyed in the backyard. There are proven, evidence-based approaches for the role parents should take in facilitating this kind of play. And you can learn them quickly and apply them tomorrow. This doesn’t mean getting rid of every after-school activity, throwing away every toy in the house, or putting the kibosh on screen time forever. But it does mean making sure that children have active playtime necessary to prevent physical and psychological maladies. It’s vital, especially with early-age children, to give them the environment and support they need to develop. You don’t have to play with children every second, you just need to know the right kind of play and toys to provide and how to gently guide them. The Backyard Play Revolution is for parents from every background, regardless of location or income level, and is appropriate for backyards of any size. This book isn’t hundreds of pages long. You can read the whole thing the day you get it and take action the next day. Are you ready to profoundly impact your child’s life? Scroll up to the top of the page and get your copy of The Backyard Revolution now. Search

Backyard Play Revolution: How to Engage Kids in Simple, Inexpensive Outdoor Play and Increase Child Health and Motor/Sensory Development, The

 

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Sperling, Jason Runkel

In this eye opening, easy-to-follow, action-oriented book, Jason Runkel Sperling explains how to use screen-free, unstructured outdoor play and toys to increase early-age child learning opportunities and improve happiness for the whole family. You’ll learn: €¢ How to encourage your child to enjoy active, outdoor, screen-free play €¢ How to foster unstructured, child-led playtime €¢ The secret to making risky play work for your child €¢ Practical advice on how to pick the right toys and transform your backyard €¢ How to set up your backyard playspace and not break the bank €¢ And much, much more€¦ Follow one father’s entertaining and informative experiments to find play and toys that inspire his children to play outside, offline, and independently€”like children of past generations. Author Jason Runkel Sperling shares his six-year journey discovering the history of play, playgrounds, toys, and the role of adults in their children’s experiences, culminating in a revolutionary approach to backyard play. Full of humor, parenting insight, and in-depth research, Sperling’s book will change how you think about raising children, and how you organize your home. If you’re like the majority of parents today, you may have noticed the differences in modern childhood. Unlike every other generation, your children spend more time indoors, glued to screens, and are less active and free to roam than in any time in history. You likely have come across countless articles on the epidemic of child obesity and behavioral problems today, and perhaps you’ve heard that getting children to play outside is an easy and inexpensive remedy. You may already want to get your children to play outside, but nothing seems to motivate them. Or maybe you’re frozen with fear that they might get hurt if they go out. Plus, your backyard is manicured for adult enjoyment. So instead of heading outside, your children stay indoors, damaging their health, and driving you up the walls. You may have tried lawn games, sports equipment, remote control toys, or backyard arts and crafts, but nothing seems to hold their attention. And when you do spend time in the backyard, you always have to play with them. Or, perhaps you can’t stand the thought of your children not getting ahead€”so the children’s schedule is jam-packed with adult-led, goal-based activities outside the home. In other words, you’ve turned into the family chauffeur. Whatever happened to €œgo outside and play€? Raising children today is harder than ever before, but children haven’t changed all that much. The best way to get children to develop their imagination and creativity, motor and sensory skills, emotional and social intelligence, and every other physical and mental ability, is to get them to €œgo outside and play€ with open-ended, child-led play that can be enjoyed in the backyard. There are proven, evidence-based approaches for the role parents should take in facilitating this kind of play. And you can learn them quickly and apply them tomorrow. This doesn’t mean getting rid of every after-school activity, throwing away every toy in the house, or putting the kibosh on screen time forever. But it does mean making sure that children have active playtime necessary to prevent physical and psychological maladies. It’s vital, especially with early-age children, to give them the environment and support they need to develop. You don’t have to play with children every second, you just need to know the right kind of play and toys to provide and how to gently guide them. The Backyard Play Revolution is for parents from every background, regardless of location or income level, and is appropriate for backyards of any size. This book isn’t hundreds of pages long. You can read the whole thing the day you get it and take action the next day. Are you ready to profoundly impact your child’s life? Scroll up to the top of the page and get your copy of The Backyard Revolution now. Search

Celebrations

 

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Deshpande, Chris|Buren, Bp. James Heartt Van

This 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

Clay Modeling

 

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Speechley, Greta

Illustrations 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 Children

 

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Krumbach, Monika

This 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

Craft Workshop: Festival Decoration

 

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Civardi, Anne|King, Penny

Beautiful 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 Abilities

 

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Melville, Sue

Colorful 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

Cultivating Creativity in Babies, Toddlers and Young Children

 

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Bruce, Tina

Shows 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

Curious Kid’s Science Book: 100+ Creative Hands-on Activities for Ages 4-8, The

 

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Citro, Asia

What happens if you water plants with juice? Where can you find bacteria in your house? Is slug slime as strong as a glue stick? How would your child find the answers to these questions? In The Curious Kid’s Science Book, your child will learn to design his or her own science investigations to determine the answers! Children will learn to ask their own scientific questions, discover value in failed experiments, and €” most importantly €” have a blast with science. The 100+ hands-on activities in the book use household items to playfully teach important science, technology, engineering, and math skills. Each creative activity includes age-appropriate explanations and (when possible) real life applications of the concepts covered. Adding science to your at-home schedule will make a positive impact on your child’s learning. Just one experiment a week will help build children’s confidence and excitement about the sciences, boost success in the classroom, and give them the tools to design and execute their own science fair projects. Search

Easy Carpentry Projects for Children

 

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Leavitt, 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 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. Search

Energizers And Icebreakers For All Ages And Stages

 

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Foster, Elizabeth S.|Foster, Elizabeth Sabrinsky

If 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

Faiths and Festivals: Celebrations Around the Year Book 2: A Month-By-Month Guide to Multicultural Celebrations Around the Year

 

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Hart, Karen

Faiths and Festivals: Celebrations Around the Year Book 2: A Month-By-Month Guide to Multicultural Celebrations Around the Year Search

Fantastic Rainy Day Book

 

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Wilkes, Angela

For 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 Face Painting Ideas for Kids

 

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Wolfe, Brian|Wolfe, Nick

Design a silly face…or a scary one, or a fairy one, or anything else you can dream up!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! Search

Gel Candles

 

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Constable, David

Whether 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

Great Art Attack

 

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Buchanan, Neil

This 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

Halloween Designs, Vol. 14

 

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Hill, Elaine|Graham, John Rollisson|Leake, Bernard E.|Ryan, P. D.

\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.\n Search

Head Start to Learning

 

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Morrow, Jan

This series is designed for anyone responsible for the care of children. The books contain ideas for activities designed not only to keep children entertained but also to help them develop skills and ideas. In this book the author presents over 100 games and learning activities designed to be fun for young children as well as teaching them early learning skills such as reading, writing and mathematics. Each section has an introduction for parents and is divided into progressive stages for children and parents to follow together. Search

How The Universe Works

 

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Couper, Heather|Henbest, Nigel

An 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 Mobiles

 

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Pinder, Polly

Using fabric, feathers, and various other th ings, Polly Pinder shows how to make a range of mobiles, wit h step-by-step photographs illustrating each stage. ‘ Search

Juggler, A

 

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Bulloch, Ivan

Provides instructions and practical advice on juggling techniques, props, and performances. Search

Juggling

 

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Gifford, Clive|Evans, Cheryl|Chaisty, Chris|Taylor, Kim|Moller, Ray|Allman, Howard|McNee, Ian

— 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 Search

Juggling

 

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Gifford, Gill|Gifford, Clive

Fascinating facts, quizzes and things to make and do Search

Junk Book, The

 

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James, Diane

Suggests projects for making a variety of things using material that might be overlooked or thrown away, including paper, fabric scraps, broken china, and cardboard. Search

Knowhow Book of Puppets: A Simple Guide to Making and Working Puppets

 

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Philpott, Violet|McNeil, Mary Jean

Describes the construction and operation of simple puppets. Includes suggestions for an open-ended play. Search

Let’s Create with Paint

 

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None, |Drew, Helen

An illustrated guide to projects involving paint, from stenciled art boxes to colorful kites. Search

Little Book Of Outside In All Weathers, The

 

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Featherstone, Sally

Go 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

Magic of Salt Dough, The

 

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Casagranada, Brigitte|Casagranda, Brigitte

Using 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 Tricks

 

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McMaster, Shawn

KidSource: 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

Making Kites

 

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Michael, David

Provides an introduction to kite construction and directions for making various kinds of kites, including a two-stick kite, box kite, superstunter, and windsock. Search

Making Models

 

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Grisewood, Sara

Simple 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

Marbling

 

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Rougier, Vincent

A 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

Moving Cartoon Activity Book, The

 

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Johnston, Damian

Shows 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 Book

 

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A, Owen C & Murray

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New Craft Collection, The

 

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Lanzer, Harriette

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Puppetry: A Guide for Beginners

 

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Kruger, Marie|Goodman, R.

Puppetry: A Guide for Beginners Search

Rainy Day Fun

 

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Ell, David

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Recycled Crafts Box: Sock Puppets, Cardboard Castles, Bottle Bugs 37 More Earth-Friendly Projects Activities You Can Create

 

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Martin, Laura C.

Don’t toss those old sneakers into the garbage! Fill them with potting soil and transform them into clever, eye-catching planters. This fun activity book features 40 inspiring projects that will have you turning faded blue jeans, worn-out sweaters, and grocery bags into beautiful and functional objects. From mobiles made from scraps of tinfoil to paint-can stilts, Laura C. Martin’s engaging projects will not only get you crafting, but help develop a heightened awareness of the importance of minimizing waste.  Search

Simple Art of Japanese Temari: 45 Traditional & Contemporary Designs, The

 

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Herv, Dominique|Negaret, Alban

Offering 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

Sticks and Stones

 

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Crocket, Sharon|Crockett, Sharon

Get 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

Traditional Indian Designs

 

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Pinder, Polly

A 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 Book of Face Painting, The

 

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Chaudron, Chris|Childs, Caro|Caudron, Chris

Learn 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, The

 

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Gibson, 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 Book Search

World of Geekcraft: Step-by-Step Instructions for 25 Super-Cool Craft Projects

 

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Beal, 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, appliqu, 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